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Fishing line

Mar 4, 2008

Most lines used in bass fishing are nylon monofilaments, although recently manufacturers introduced braided, gel-spun polyethylene a superstrong, superthin fishing line. Monofilament and "multifilament" lines have very different properties.

How to find and catch stream bass

Mar 4, 2008

In this article, find where to look for bass,and how to evaluate the location in order to pick the best lure.

Live bait

Mar 4, 2008

Fishing with live bait is another skill you may wish to master in your pursuit of the bass. Bass respond well to many forms of live bait and sometimes action can be faster than with lures. (But not always!) Huge bass have been taken on live bait. Many experts believe that a big, old bass may have "learned" to avoid lures, but it can't learn to avoid a properly presented live bait, since live bait is what it must eat to survive.

Lunkers on top

Mar 4, 2008

Aviolent topwater strike is unquestionably one of the supreme thrills in bass fishing. Of course, any bass taken on the surface is fun, but nothing can compare to that magic moment when a "great ol' big 'un" sucks in your topwater offering!

Lures that attract and trigger

Mar 4, 2008

Ever wonder why a bass will sometimes rush up to a lure, and then suddenly turn away? Or why some lures seem to catch mostly small bass, while others have a reputation for catching lunkers?

Marty Stone's finesse flippin' strategy

Mar 4, 2008

When Marty Stone picks up his flipping stick, he throws out the rule book and turns this popular heavy-cover presentation into, of all things, a finesse strategy.

Marty Stone's finesse flippin' strategy

Mar 4, 2008

Marty Stone explains 'finesse flippin' which has served him well in tournaments.

Metal bait primer

Mar 4, 2008

Metal bass lures have been around for decades, yet a surprising number of Bassmasters have either never fished them, or have experimented with them only briefly and without success.

Smallmouth in murky water

Mar 4, 2008

Veteran smallmouth guides answer Don Wirth's questions about locating these fish.

Spawn-time smallmouth

Mar 4, 2008

Many bass anglers agree that smallmouth represent our sport's greatest challenge — their propensity for deep water and offshore structure makes these fighters notoriously hard to find and catch.