When you spend more than 20,000 miles a year with bass boat in tow, you learn important tricks that keep you safe, comfortable and efficient.
Because hollow, weedless frogs and solid plastic toads excel in shallow grass, many anglers think they are interchangeable. They are wrong. Frogs and toads are two very different lures and presentations. The question is, when do you frog and when do you toad?
When fishermen first saw the image clarity of Humminbird's side imaging in operation, the first question was, "Why isn't this level of definition available in down-looking sonar?"
'Tis a noble and heroic thing, the wind! Who ever conquered it? Herman Melville
Lunker: 8 pounds, 7 ounces (largemouth
My one that got away happened during a 2007 Bassmaster Major at Oneida and Onondaga Lakes. It was the first round of the finals, so there were only 12 of us fishing the whole course. I had qualified fifth by throwing a 1/2-ounce football jig on Oneida Lake. After Oneida, we moved the whole tournament over to Onondaga Lake, which none of us had ever been to before.
Football jigs grabbed national headlines when Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mike McClelland used a Jewel Heavy Cover football jig and Zoom Baby Brush Hog to lap the field at the 2006 installment of the Sooner Run.
As far as I'm concerned, this is your best chance to catch the biggest smallmouth of your life. But before we talk about that, I want to say something about safety.
One of the mantras that I live by is that preparation is more important than game day. Usually that means putting in your time on the water scouting before cutoffs and then buckling down during the actual practice days.
Megabass USA, the North American arm of Japan's foremost innovator of specialized fishing tackle, announced the composition of Megabass' 2011 pro staff. The highly accomplished team includes Aaron Martens, who will fish the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series, the PAA Series and the FLW Opens; Luke Clausen, who will compete on the FLW Tour as well as in the FLW Opens and the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens; and Randy Blaukat and Shinichi Fukae, who will fish the FLW Tour, the FLW Opens, and the PAA Series. The four tour-level pros will be actively involved in product development, working closely with Megabass engineers to develop products tailored to the needs of anglers in the United States.