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Pro patterns: spinnerbaiting

Apr 21, 2009

"Stone Cold Marty Spinnerbaiting" is a pattern that will keep you ahead of the crowd in spring, and, when conditions are right, it can win a tournament, too.

Pro patterns: Comb the grass

Apr 21, 2009

As a young pro, Bernie Schultz worked with the designers at the Hildebrandt Lure Company to create the perfect spinnerbait for fishing emergent and submerged vegetation.

2009 Northern Open #1, Lunkers

Apr 21, 2009

Prouty found an old shipwreck off a deep point in about 16 feet of water. A part of one bulkhead was at about 8 feet, less than that when the tide was out.

2009 Northern Open #1, How They Did It

Apr 20, 2009

To a man the anglers said they were clueless as they made final modifications to their tackle. Despite that, however, three anglers were able to rise to the top of the field.

Art of the swimbait

Apr 20, 2009

When I think of a swimbait I think about an artificial lure that mimics a baitfish. It's a lure that's characterized by a lifelike action and a lifelike appearance.

Swimming Jig May Be Top Technique

Apr 20, 2009

The pros have been swimming jigs, fishing them 8 to 10 inches under the surface over submerged vegetation, around laydowns and through other shallow cover — and they're catching a lot of bass.

Northern Open: Chesapeake Bay

Apr 18, 2009

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Northern open on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It is the third day behind the scenes.

Northern Opens: Chesapeake Bay

Apr 18, 2009

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Northern open on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. You will see the third day weigh in.

Northern Open: Chesapeake Bay

Apr 18, 2009

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Northern open on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It is the third day on the water.

2009 Elite Series Dixie Duel

Apr 17, 2009

Recent rain brought the river up but did not muddy it; and while bass are still in the prespawn stage, fair weather and warming temperatures have been predicted and should start pushing bass shallow.

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