Hunters know that the difference between a successful hunt and coming home empty-handed usually hinges on the ability to get close to the quarry without being detected. When it comes to shallow water bass fishing in clear lakes, the same rule applies. Slammed lids, dropped rods, trolling motors cranked on high and sonar pings can all turn feeding bass into fleeing bass.
Jon Bondy explains how to be a cold weather warriors.
When you think of team sports, bass fishing isn't at the top of the list. It isn't on the list at all.
Bassmaster Elite Series has seen the resurgence of the braided line.
When it comes to finding active bass on large bodies of water, one of the standard mantras often heard from pro anglers is, "If you find the forage, you've found the bass."
Many bass anglers have a strong affinity for topwater lures. There's something addictive about watching a bait that is gurgling, sashaying, and spitting across the water's surface disappear in an angry boil. The thrill of the strike may be enough to entice the weekend bass angler to throw a topwater lure even when conditions are no longer prime.
Watching Kevin VanDam fish during the postspawn and summer months on lakes like Kentucky and Guntersville, it would appear to the untrained eye that the Michigan pro is lost, helplessly flailing at open water.
When it comes to professional bass anglers well versed in the art of tempting big bass with spinnerbaits, the initials KVD are at the top of the list.
Describing techniques in various water conditions and depths Gary Klein shares his flat fishing expertise. Baits vary when targeting different species as well.
Fishing riprap helps Stephen Browning to get his season back on track. Browning is one of two anglers to weigh in a limit all four competition days as he fished his way to fifth place.