The oldest lure style in your tacklebox may also be your best bet to catch a true giant this spring. The jig-and-pig is as timeless as it is effective.
As winter approaches, many fishermen resign themselves to the armchair until spring. For lucky anglers who live near a hot water power plant, the water never freezes so the fishing need never stop.
Everyone flocks to power plant lakes when it's cold, but they produce all year long.
Ken Cook, a former fisheries biologist and a Bassmaster Classic champion tells us about crawfish and crawfish lures.
In spite of this versatility, many fishermen regard spinnerbaits as seasonal tools and stow them away when the water temperatures drop. Brent Chapman, veteran Elite Series angler and nine-time Classic qualifier, has a different approach.
Some fishermen forgo the summer bite altogether and hang up their rods until cooler temperatures return in the fall about the middle of football season.
On July 11-13, 2008, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour returned to Waldorf, Md., to fish the Potomac River. Sixty-four disabled anglers from 27 different states rounded out the field that including 24 newly injured wounded warriors who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.
A darkening figure at the bow slowly guides his craft through the backwater maze of creek channel and weeds.
Japanese anglers are a remarkable group. In a land of highly pressured small lakes and fierce competition, they've produced some of the most enthusiastic and talented tournament anglers in the world. And, because of that pressure, limited access and competition, they're some of the most innovative, as well.
It's never really easy to fish in the cold of winter, but the Carolina rig can make it easier if you know how to use it.