Topics: Bill Dance

Here are the keys!

Apr 28, 2010

The seven keys to catching largemouth are: approach, depth, presentation, experiment, concentration, learning and confidence.

Things that escape and conquer

Apr 21, 2010

Invasive species are nothing new. A non-native creature gets introduced to the environment, throwing the natural system out of whack and causes a lot of problems.

Bass rods - the long and short of it

Apr 14, 2010

Of course, trends come and go in all things, even with fishing rods.But really, as for bass rods, the long and short of it is even in this forest of fish catchers, each rod design can have its place when it comes to a specific way of catching fish.

It all makes scents to me now

Apr 7, 2010

There's plenty of evidence that indicates the sense of smell plays a major role in the life of a bass. It should be obvious that you can improve your catches by using a lure impregnated with scents.

Elements for building better bass fishermen

Mar 17, 2010

Having confidence makes you stick with it. And we'll all agree the more time you spend in the boat, the better angler you will become.

Don't overlook the tried-and-true

Mar 4, 2010

What I am talking about is "re-discovering" an old lure, one that might have got buried in the tacklebox or that is hanging out in the garage.

The bottom line

Feb 18, 2010

I have found that bass will most often seek out a lake's hardpan surfaces of clay, sand, gravel, etc. They simply relate more to these firmer types of bottom surfaces.

Tanks for the myths

Feb 11, 2010

Personally, I don't buy a lot of what has been preached on the behavior of winter bass. And evidently, the fish on this trip (and many others I have taken) didn't either.

Patterns - Solving puzzles at the pond and beyond

Feb 10, 2010

There is no doubt that fine-tuning the pattern fishing technique is the real key to success, and you must be alert to recognize patterns within patterns.

Weather or not?

Feb 4, 2010

"There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong choice in clothes." I've fished in the worst of all extremes. Even the basic choice of whether to go or not is paramount.