Topics: Bill Dance

A home range for hawgs?

Sep 29, 2010

The question of whether or not largemouth bass exhibit a home range tendency, is something anglers have debated for ages. Do largemouth bass have specific places they routinely hang out, if not call home?

Choosing lures effectively

Sep 23, 2010

For a beginning angler, I believe cramming a tacklebox with one size and color of a number of baits is a mistake. A much better approach is to select a couple of different types of lures and learn to work them to perfection.

Let's myth-bust some bass tales

Sep 8, 2010

Anglers are known for stretching fish tales to the limits, so it's no surprise our sport has more myths than our tackleboxes have baits.

Summer strategy for the shallow-minded

Sep 1, 2010

In the dead-of-summer sun-scorching days, going against what you think you know and fishing extremely shallow in extreme heat pays off.

Tread carefully or end up all wet

Aug 25, 2010

It's not as if I'm a stranger to the field of fishing-related pratfalls by any stretch of the fishing line or imagination. My fishing mishaps and/or "misery" have been well documented.

Don't be 'lead' astray

Aug 18, 2010

I think this called-for ban on the use of lead in lures and ammo is misguided at best, and honestly, it's downright unreasonable.

Make fishing and hunting state rights

Aug 11, 2010

For most Americans, the opportunity to participate in these great sports is a privilege — not a right. And that means this privilege could come under attack, or perhaps even be taken away, by anti-hunting and fishing groups.

Go with the flow

Aug 4, 2010

I think the bass bite is best when the current first arrives in an area. Any time you fish ledges or drops, look for those areas with features that differ from the norm.

Never abandon ship (or bass boat)

Jul 21, 2010

As it turns out, the fish had not quit biting. They had simply moved to deeper water. It happens all the time.

Common sense screams for sunscreen

Jul 7, 2010

the truth of the matter is sunscreens are products you need to consider using year-round in most places. This is especially true you are a fisherman.

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