When it gets down to the nitty-gritty, you can have every aspect of fishing covered the right rod and reel, good line, an effective lure and a solid pattern that will give your thumb the sandpaper look of a grizzled veteran but without the proper hook, and a sharp one at that, you're not going to catch many fish. It's as simple as that! Trying to land a fish without a good hook is like trying to cut a steak with a butter knife.
From Alaska to Florida and Maine to New Mexico, fishing holes of all kinds are waiting for you. All you have to do is know how to find them, and if they're on private property, know how to gain permission to fish them.
Day Two on Lake Dardanelle delivered some harsh blows to some pros.
Remitz believes the football-style jighead has been a success on the tournament scene recently because of its ability to proficiently probe deep structure.
"Now this pattern may not always be that good, but it's very consistent. In summer, flipping and pitching around deep docks is by far my favorite technique."
The B.A.S.S. pros talk about how they balance work, fans and home life.
The B.A.S.S. pros talk about their fellow angler Dave Wolak.
The B.A.S.S. pros talk about how poker night can help them unwind and build comradery.
The B.A.S.S. pros talk about how important fans are to the suture of the sport. Spectators can actually be out on the water during many of the B.A.S.S. competitions.