Topics: Tips

Ike: Doing it all over again

Jun 23, 2015

It seems like every year lately — three to be exact — I find myself writing a column about how I’m up against it, fighting for a spot in next year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic.

Drop shotting with Chris Zaldain

Jun 22, 2015

Shaye Baker and Chris Zaldain go deep for a day of smallmouth fishing using a drop shot rig.

Keeping your bass boat alive, part 6

Jun 18, 2015

This month's installment shows how to install a fuel/water separator and a water pressure gauge.

Preuett: Using swimbaits to target bigger bass

Jun 18, 2015

One of the most popular lures in all of bass fishing right now is the swimbait.

Schultz: Topwater turning point

Jun 17, 2015

A long time ago, some anonymous angler figured out how to entice these lock-jawed largemouth into biting — simply by allowing a soft-plastic lure to lie motionless, sometimes for 30 seconds or more.

Keeping your bass boat alive, part 5

Jun 11, 2015

Mark Hicks shares the steps for renewing the gel coat on a bass boat.

Palaniuk talks cranking for smallmouth

Jun 10, 2015

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.

Christie: It's time to find offshore fish

Jun 3, 2015

It’s not the Bassmaster Classic, but this week’s BASSfest on Kentucky Lake has kind of a mini Classic feel.

Hackney: Selecting the proper jig, part 2

May 27, 2015

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.

Ike: Fishing grubs, part 2

May 26, 2015

There are three basic styles of grubs — curly-tail, boot-tail and straight-tail.