I'm at Lay Lake trying to get ready for next year's Bassmaster Classic. Obviously, the fish will be responding differently in February, but I want to learn as much about the lake as I possibly can before it goes off-limits.
Here are a few tips to protect the most important parts of your body and increase your enjoyment when you're on the water in less-than-ideal conditions.
The leadhead jig works. It's one of the most versatile, precise tools you will ever tie on your line. Fishing a leadhead is more of an approach or system than it is just another lure. It's a method of presentation that can be as simple or as complex as the angler wishes.
Dedicated bass readers submit photos of their 'lunkers.' This album contains images submitted for the January 2010 instalment of the Lunker Club.
The latest rodmaking innovation — micro guides — is sure to become a widespread option, if not an outright design change, once anglers recognize the advantages these smaller guides offer.
I suppose every angler has a story about a fish that got away that sticks with him for years. I know that I do.
Visit spotted bass lakes during winter months and you'll probably see most anglers finessing dainty plastics over rocky points, along shorelines and down bluff banks.
Recreational anglers voiced their concerns about proposed restrictions on the use of lead in fishing weights and lures before the Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission during the agency's December public meeting.
Winter is beginning to settle into many parts of our country. That means less fishing and more dreaming about next year and what you're going to need to catch them come spring.
Mark Menendez walks you through the process of adding a rattle to a tube.