Matt Herren rigs his boat right for shallow water and packs a push pole too. He also recommends that you keep as quiet as possible.
This time of year can be a smallmouth fishing dream come true — if you know what you're doing, that is.
Hiroshi Shimotahira tells the story of how he caught a bass that was 71 centimeters (27.95 inches) - a miracle. It is the largest bass in Japan caught by artificial lure and is a dream come true. He still cannot believe this miracle happened to him.
If I had to pick just one thing that most casual smallmouth anglers struggle with, it would be that they aren't as good as they need to be at fishing deep water. That's the problem, and luckily there's a cure.
In this article read about the ultimate shallow water finesse bait , soft stickbaits that catch bass when other lures won't. Bass just can't seem to resist them.
Read about John Powell, one of BASS' first members and Tournament Trail stars, and his 16 year professional fishing career.
In this article, you can read about how Marty Stone's two decades on the tournament trail have made him a big believer in matching lure color to light conditions.
In this article, you can read about Trip Weldon, one of central Alabama's most talented bass anglers and his analysis of the upcoming 2002 Bassmasters Classic on Lay Lake.