When four-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Dave Wolak sees matted grass, he's in his comfort zone. At times, he seems so in tune with heavy vegetation bass that it's almost as if he can see what's going on under the canopies.
Listening to Elite Series pro Mark Burgess describe his favorite shades of his go-to soft plastic color, green pumpkin, is like listening to him read off a restaurant menu.
Mark Burgess, who learned to fish on New England smallmouth factories like New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee, says not all smallmouth bass are created equal
Gary Klein used his three decades of experience adjusting to skittish fish and changing water levels at Lake Gunterville. Massive storms cause a tremendous amount of current in the lake forcing the anglers to adjust as the tournament progressed.
Adjusting to the prevailing light involves a "fishing in the moment mentality, according to Gary Klein. If an angler is convinced that there are fish in an area, he will keep refishing until he figures it out.
Gerald Swindle shares his science and what to look for when fishing the backwaters. He describes where to fish, adjusting to the wind, baits to use and other variables.
Probably the best time to fish a tailrace on Southeastern reservoirs is in the summertime. Then oxygen levels are at their lowest on the lakes. So what you have is one big comfort zone, an area with cool water and plenty of oxygen, a magnet that attracts both small and spotted bass and sometimes largemouth.
Learn how hard cover and current can help to find the spotted bass as Greg Vinson shares his expertise. If he knows where a school of outsized spots is located, he'll "camp out" on them.
Greg Hackney give tips on getting Back to the roots
Greg Hackney gives tips on Stumpfield sweet spots