After so many years chasing fish, you have to know I'm a have-tackle-will-travel bass angler. Still my favorite fishing holes remain those similar to the ones where I first wet a line — small creeks and rivers.
The metabolic rates of bass change during the months of extreme heat, and the bottom line is it is more comfortable for them to feed at night because they expend less energy.
Despite water conditions, to a fish it is always just another day in its life. It's up to you to get out there and figure out how to make them bite.
Ever noticed how just when you think you know all the rules required to catch bass, those darned fish go and rewrite the rulebook? As I have said before, that frustration factor is what makes bass fishing so special.
These days most anglers recognize that bass spend more time away from the shore than close to it. In fact, I suspect it's a safe bet, on any given day, that more bass fishermen fish open-water than along the banks.
if I did end up somewhere remote — in the famed Middle of Nowhere — and I had only one lure to take with me, do you know what it would be?
Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when you are trying to imagine what underwater structure looks like, a picture may be worth 10,000 words.
My cap, which became a signature of sort, also holds method to the madness. In short, I can see better while wearing it because my eyes are shaded.
it's true that, be it mono, braid or fluorocarbon, all lines have a place in your arsenal. Simply put, various fishing applications or techniques call for various characteristics in a line.
It's not easy, but fooling fish is fun when we pull it off. And all of us have to admit it doesn't happen on every trip, much less every cast. And all totaled, the fish win more times than we anglers do.