The finer points of finesse swimbaiting

Jan 26, 2015

One of the things I’ve been doing the past few winters is fishing with downsized swimbaits.

Quick warm-ups: Friend or foe?

Jan 26, 2015

Warm spells, especially the extreme ones, can be your friend if you approach them correctly. They can be disappointing if you don’t.

Saving fish from discarded soft plastics

Jan 23, 2015

We all need to do a better job of cleaning up the debris we casually toss into the lake.

John Crews: Four baits for prespawn

Jan 23, 2015

Often the prespawn is characterized by unstable weather and moving fish.

Aaron Martens: Simplify and get fit

Jan 22, 2015

There is a fine line between eliminating what I won’t need and simplifying too much.

Big turnaround on Friday at the Open

Jan 21, 2015

I don’t think a man could live long enough to experience all the things that can happen when you fish bass tournaments. I really don’t.

The intimidation factor, part 2

Jan 21, 2015

Perhaps the most imposing figure in fishing is Denny Brauer. Although he no longer competes in the Elite Series, he left an indelible impression.

The flu is horrible

Jan 20, 2015

Even if it’s cold, you’re feeling bad or the water’s hard as a rock in your neighborhood, you can still work to improve your fishing skills.

Remembering Noreen Clough

Jan 20, 2015

There will never be another Noreen Clough. But we can all learn from this tenacious woman that barriers can be broken, seemingly insurmountable problems can be solved, and that life should be lived like there’s no tomorrow.

Tharp on Toho incident

Jan 20, 2015

The term “bass pro” is one that is thrown around pretty loosely these days. Sometimes it seems that everyone who has ever fished a tournament at any level considers themselves to be a “pro.”

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