Fred Roumbains shows us how to use a punching stopper to fish mats.
Simply getting a strike isn't good enough for me. I want the right kind of strike, the kind in which the bass gets the bait deep into its mouth and stays hooked up all the way to the boat.
Astros pitcher LaTroy Hawkins recently hosted his second charity event to benefit LifeLine Youth and Family Services.
Nicholas got his first buck. He was hunting with my brother-in-law, Russ Campbell, when, late in the day, just about the time they were thinking abut packing it in, a nice buck came into their area. Nicholas stayed calm, took his time and made a clean 130-yard shot with his muzzleloader. That's a heck of a shot for any hunter, much less a young man trying to kill his first buck.
Now that we're well into fall, a lot of the bass that were shallow and chasing bait a month ago are now more dispersed. They're still chasing baitfish, but since the baitfish are more spread out, so are the bass.
Spinnerbaits are a staple in every successful angler's tacklebag. As every angler knows, they'll catch bass right out of the package. At times, however, small modifications will make a big difference in your catch.
When I'm smallmouth fishing in cold weather, you'll almost always see me using a shad imitation rather than a crawfish imitation. The reason is simple. Bass feed a lot more on shad when the water's cold than they do on crawfish.
Lake Hartwell, the site of the 2008 Bassmaster Classic, and the surrounding area may be getting some significant upgrades for recreational anglers.
Bassmaster Elite Series angler Jeff Reynolds is a meat-and-taters kind of guy. He's an Oklahoma cowboy who listens to George Strait, deer hunts when he's not fishing and loves flipping a jig.
I think one of the biggest mistakes most anglers make is that they carry too much tackle with them in the boat.