Given the chance to fish for smallmouth bass immediately before and after the spawn, it’s always a safe bet that Brandon Palaniuk will be slinging crankbaits.
It’s not the Bassmaster Classic, but this week’s BASSfest on Kentucky Lake has kind of a mini Classic feel.
I struggle with the definition of a swim jig because, really, you can swim any jig you want. All you have to do is raise your rod tip and crank fast.
There are three basic styles of grubs — curly-tail, boot-tail and straight-tail.
Bass fishing is about making adjustments to various conditions that confront an angler throughout the day.
I think the biggest thing that determines my overall approach to practice is the tournament format – is it a multi-day event or a single-day shootout?
April showers bring May flowers is an age-old expression, but for Bassmaster Elite Series pro Terry “Big Show” Scroggins, it’s more like “spring rains put bass in the bushes.”
A grub will catch any predator that swims. That includes stripers, wipers, crappie, bluegill and flatheads.
With the spawning season fading throughout most of the Southern states, heavy rains and flooding conditions have opened a different set of opportunities for anglers.
Like a lot of things, however, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.