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.
Tim Horton launched his boat just below the dam on Alabama's Lake Wilson. He had just been crowned the 2000 B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, and we were headed out on a photo mission to catch a few smallmouth.
For two days we struggled. From morning to evening, bass chased tiny forage all around us but wouldn't strike lures that typically work so well at Lake El Salto.