If you're an avid angler, chances are you have visited one of the 500 major reservoirs in this country. According to a 2001 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey, 85 percent of the nation's anglers fish on lakes, reservoirs or ponds, excluding the Great Lakes. For those of you that frequent impounded waters, it should come as no surprise that catch rates of bass are not what they used to be on many of these reservoirs.
Recreational anglers continue to get a bad rap. In a day and age when animal rights groups, like PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), have launched massive anti-fishing campaigns, misinterpretation of questionable research serves only to fan the embers.
Crank it up. That is the advice of some of America's brightest fishing minds when it comes to locating and catching bass throughout the entire spring fishing season. When the throes of winter begin to loosen their grip, and both bass and bass fishermen begin thinking shallow, many abandon crankbaits — particularly when the spawn approaches. And that is a major mistake, because these diving plugs can be productive during each phase of spring.
Scott Rook vividly remembers one bass he encountered during a Bassmaster Top 150 tournament in Georgia a few years ago.
It was a brutally hot morning on Lake Eufaula, but Davy Hite hardly seemed to notice. The 2001-02 CITGO BASSMASTER Tour was winding down, and the personable South Carolina pro was putting the finishing touches on perhaps his most satisfying career achievement.
In this article read about the ultimate shallow water finesse bait , soft stickbaits that catch bass when other lures won't. Bass just can't seem to resist them.
Darryl Burkhardt says that knowing which jigs to use is second nature to tournament pros,
What's not to love about spring? After all, the fish are shallow, vulnerable and sometimes easy to catch. It's a time when the odds clearly shift in favor of fishermen or at least it seems that way.
Walt Disney World's captivating "Where Magic Lives" theme strikes meaning with all who visit the popular central Florida destination. The place where kids of all ages come to meet their favorite Disney characters, like Mickey Mouse, also has a touch of hidden magic for bass fishermen.