Vern Wagner is Minnesota's conservation director and a gifted lobbyist and communicator. With state legislative sessions beginning this month across the nation, BASS Times asked Wagner to write the following article to help conservation leaders and Federation members lobby on behalf of their respective causes.)
Today, many successful fishermen take full advantage of current technology to efficiently record, organize and retrieve vital information that can pay big dividends in the present and future.
Ever wonder why a bass will sometimes rush up to a lure, and then suddenly turn away? Or why some lures seem to catch mostly small bass, while others have a reputation for catching lunkers?
When Marty Stone picks up his flipping stick, he throws out the rule book and turns this popular heavy-cover presentation into, of all things, a finesse strategy.
Marty Stone explains 'finesse flippin' which has served him well in tournaments.
For years, finesse-type tactics and techniques were viewed with a certain degree of suspicion by anglers unaccustomed to light line and small baits. But as the "Western Finesse Wave" has swept the nation, so too has the willingness of power fishermen to adapt their methods to the other side of the ledger.
Most guides do know every inch of their home lake, but their always trying to find something new.
Listen to Jim Duckworth, one of Tennessee's most recognized fishing guides, discuss how nighttime can be the ultimate for catching smallmouth bass
In this article, you can read how when having the choice of an ever widening array of lures and tactics, sometimes just getting back to the basics with a little discernment and a little "old school" thinking is not a bad idea.
Many farm ponds offer fantastic bass fishing. They are scattered from coast to coast. A big percentage are overlooked and underfished.