Greg Vinson Answers the 20 most asked questions.
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?
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.
"Call me Ishmael." Those words opened Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. In one sentence, Melville began to paint an image of a man completely involved in the search for the white whale that haunted his dreams. Melville's narrator is a man not quite in step with the rest of society. He's a sea captain and would rather be on the water than the streets. His quest to find and harpoon the Great White Whale is his only motivator. Ishmael is a man obsessed.
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.
In the dead-of-summer sun-scorching days, going against what you think you know and fishing extremely shallow in extreme heat pays off.
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.
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.
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.
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.