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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.

2009 Bassmaster Northern Open #1

Apr 17, 2009

Mansue was working a slow-moving, bottom bait — but would not say what — along hard bottom near Havre de Grace, Md. Mansue says the winds helped to slow the current through his area, making his technique more effective.

Northern Open: Chesapeake Bay

Apr 17, 2009

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

Northern Opens: Chesapeake Bay

Apr 17, 2009

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

Spraying during the Spawn

Apr 17, 2009

Water bodies can become choked with both native and exotic plants, such as hydrilla and Eurasian water milfoil, and when that happens, the forage base bass depend upon will change.

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