Recently I've added a few things to my fishing equipment that were well out of my comfort zone, and I think each of them helps me.
It’s Christmas Day. I hope Santa Clause was good to everyone, and to those you care about. That’s important, you know. And, I hope everyone takes a minute or two — actually, we should all take a lot more time than that — to reflect of the real meaning of Christmas.
Byron "BJ" Haseotes has signed with Bass Kandi Baits of Lake Charles.
This former Classic champ and AOY says you can leave most of your baits at home in the winter. All you need are jigs!
Go ahead, drink in the sight of these unusual baits and digest the unorthodox methods the pros employ to catch bass with them.
Whether you should flip or pitch jigs or soft plastics depends on several factors, including cover, forage and water clarity. Ultimately, you have to let the bass decide, according to Matt Lee.
In today's tackle market, anglers have access to all types of swimbaits ... hundreds, in fact. Some are molded from plastics; others are crafted from wood; still others combine these materials — all to form an artificial lure that can swim through the water like a live baitfish. They obviously sell well, as virtually every tackle outlet on the planet offers them. The reason? Swimbaits catch fish!
“There’s little time during a three-hour tournament to go looking for fish,” Scott Rook says. “You have to have a good idea of what the fish are doing and fish as efficiently as you can.”
Last week I participated in an outdoor writers' junket on Mille Lacs Lake in northern Minnesota.
This assortment of soft plastics is hand-poured in Del Rio, Texas, by big bass and conservation guru Carl Wengenroth.