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Topwater modifications you can do yourself

Mar 4, 2008

One of the great appeals of fly tying is that the craftsman can design and build a lure that fits a specific situation.

Topwater time

Mar 4, 2008

Catching bass by any means is fun. But most anglers will agree that those crashing a topwater plug are as good as it gets. Unfortunately, as many have also discovered, there is a rather narrow window of time when surface baits will be the most effective lure.

Tournament Lessons

Mar 4, 2008

Davy Hite pays very close attention to what the fish are telling him.

Tournament Lessons

Mar 4, 2008

Scott Rook unexpectedly found himself in deep water and ended up catching his limit in only 30 minutes.

Tournament Lessons

Mar 4, 2008

Sometimes, says Oklahoma pro Kenyon Hill, it's better to zig when everyone else zags, a lesson he learned at the Lake Dardanelle Elite 50 last spring near Russellville, Ark. Randy Howell won the event by swimming a jig through the shallows. In fact, just about all of the E-50 pros were targeting the grass, fishing tube baits, jigs and anything else they could swim through the leafy cover. Hill was doing the same thing throughout practice and was catching a few fish. But it didn't feel right.

Tournament Lessons

Mar 4, 2008

Peter Thliveros offers tips on Fall pattern fishing.

Tournament Lessons

Mar 4, 2008

2002 Bassmaster Open winner Woo Daves says just switch tactics if the bass stop biting in your spot, don't leave.

Trailer hook tricks of the pros

Mar 4, 2008

Scott Rook, professional angler from Arkansas, recalls numerous examples of how trailer hooks have helped improve his catch rate, but none are as memorable as what he and other pros call the "buzzbait tournament" held on Lake of the Ozarks in 1998. It was the second year Rook fished BASS tournaments, and it turned out to be a major turning point in his career.

Troubleshooting electronics

Mar 4, 2008

Simplicity can be a wonderful thing, unless you want to see vivid images scrolling across a screen or a plethora of other data that today's wonderful electronics can provide.

Tubin' bass: No stone unturned

Mar 4, 2008

Jack Raymond explains what belly boating is.

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