Standard weedguards are designed to be fished on lines from 15-pound-test on up. When you use those same jigs with lighter line, or when you start fishing deeper, that weedguard becomes, in effect, a fishguard.
"The Classic! Oh, man, that's a dream come true," Bobby said. "My ultimate goal since I was three years old was to make the Classic."
"When you see a shad separated from a school, you will see a little wake," explains Elite pro Brian Snowden. "The bass thinks the waking bait is an injured or separated baitfish. To a feeding bass, that's an easy meal."
As days grow shorter and air temperatures become more comfortable, the water temperature drops and baitfish get more active. Throw in a cool rain and substantial cold front and the game is on.
An understanding of the fall movements of bass and the proper approach to taking advantage of that predictability will pave the way to consistent success.
The slender, soft plastic swimbait with a vibrating paddle-tail has become the hottest lure this season on tournament trails nationwide.
In this article, you can read how Byron Velvick unlocks the secrets of Lake G in Bassmaster's "A Day on the Lake."
This is the so-called off-season for Gutierrez, a Bassmaster Elite Series angler and two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier who fishes tournaments only on his vacation time.
Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga promises to be a puzzle for many of the 55 amateur anglers in the Nov. 8-10 BASS Federation Nation Championship out of Kissimmee, Fla.
The quick hook change to which she refers involves swapping the front No. 4 treble hook with a bigger, heavier size. The idea is to add a slight amount of weight to the front of the lure — just enough to pull the nose down a fraction of an inch.