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Great Lakes smallie fishing

Mar 1, 2011

It's one thing to have the knowledge to fish for smallmouth bass in the Great Lakes at this time of year; it's another to have the tools. Below is a list of tackle that bass fishing pro Joe Balog and TV host Mark Davis depend on for their bronzeback fishing

Guide To Soft Plastic Tails

Mar 1, 2011

<photo1>The business end of a soft plastic lure is its tail. It's the part of the bait that first attracts the attention of bass and, through its writhing, waving, fluttering, flapping or shaking, entices it to actually eat the lure.

Hackney's heavy-duty spooning

Mar 1, 2011

When bass stack up on river ledges in summer, Greg Hackney knows he might have to finesse finicky fish into biting. But there's nothing dainty about his tackle or his approach.

Jerk deep for smallmouth

Mar 1, 2011

There's nothing new about jerking a minnow-style lure. But how is it that jerkbaits have become everyone's "secret weapon" lately?

Junior angler catches state record

Mar 1, 2011

Located in the Panhandle Plains Region, O.H. Ivie Lake covers some 19,000 acres and is home to some of the bigger bass in our country. It's also the favorite fishing spot of 11-year-old Andy Ortega, holder of the Texas State Catch and Release Record Largemouth Bass (length) -- youth and adult.

Ohio River pollution

Mar 1, 2011

CINCINNATI &#151; The mighty Ohio River rises in downtown Pittsburgh and flows 981 miles to its confluence with the Mississippi River at Cairo, Ill. Flowing through heavily populated and industrialized areas, it collects an unsettling array of contaminants.

Perry's influence on the bass fishing world

Mar 1, 2011

Read the full article about Buck Perry on page 10 of the July 2010 issue of BASS Times. Below is more information about Perry's influence on the bass fishing world.

Power drop shotting with KVD

Mar 1, 2011

Leave it to high octane Kevin VanDam to turn a slowpoke finesse tactic like drop shotting into a power fishing presentation.

Rigged up for creature baits

Mar 1, 2011

The same rod-and-reel setup an angler is likely to prefer for pitching, flipping or fishing Carolina rigs will suffice for creature baits.

Seeing spots

Mar 1, 2011

<photo1>When Mike Bucca goes fishing, he sees spots.