Topics: Tips

Drop shotting the skinny water

Mar 4, 2008

Though Kile is skilled in the light-line methods he learned in his home state of Arizona, he's equally comfortable fishing thin, murky water, with a flippin' stick and heavy string.

Fast baits

Mar 4, 2008

Nobody likes to fish slow, here are some tips from the pros on how to speed fish with fast baits for slow fish.

Finesse jigging

Mar 4, 2008

In the not-too-distant past, the mention of the word "finesse" to bass anglers would be followed by snickers. Anglers pictured wimpy rods and tiny baits hardly the image hard-core fishermen wanted to project.

Finessing creature baits

Mar 4, 2008

Soon after large creature baits proved their stuff, lure makers introduced downsized versions. Do they measure up to their larger predecessors?

Fish structure correctly

Mar 4, 2008

Joe Thomas gives us tips on locating structure and how to fish it properly.

Fishing cover correctly

Mar 4, 2008

There are days when bass roam far from their home base in a brushpile or weedbed, but more often, you've got to hit or penetrate the cover with your baits to catch fish.

Fishing line

Mar 4, 2008

Most lines used in bass fishing are nylon monofilaments, although recently manufacturers introduced braided, gel-spun polyethylene a superstrong, superthin fishing line. Monofilament and "multifilament" lines have very different properties.

Float trippin' for smallmouth

Mar 4, 2008

It's no wonder so much attention has been devoted to such classic smallmouth lakes as Champlain, St. Clair, Dale Hollow and Pickwick. Those big bodies of water surrender some truly monster-size bass.

Footloose for big bass

Mar 4, 2008

In this article, you can read about the advantages of bass fishing on foot or footloose bass fishing.

Getting more from superplastics

Mar 4, 2008

Caution, before you use the new elastomeric superplastics do your homework, it's totally different than what you're used to.

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