Topics: Tips

Shakey heads on the Delaware

Aug 1, 2014

The Delaware River does not have a big population of bass to begin with, and quality-sized bass are quite rare. So I believe we will see a lot of finesse approaches used.

Speak softly and throw a big square bill

Aug 1, 2014

Bass are not accustomed to seeing a square bill of this size. A big bait is sometimes your best choice.

Back to the bank

Aug 1, 2014

Every year about this time, I start to shift my focus from deep water to shallow water.

Soft plastics deserve TLC, too

Aug 1, 2014

Take time to protect your soft plastics from getting twisted or corrupted.

Winning is about recovering

Jul 30, 2014

I had an interesting experience the other evening that I thought might be worth writing about. It centers on the concept of recovery and how that affect the outcomes of bass tournaments.

Beginners: Pond fishing

Jul 30, 2014

Jerry McKinnis shows you how to fish a pond for bass.

The versatile worm

Jul 29, 2014

Most anglers have their favorite summertime lures, from deep diving crankbaits to spoons and jigs. Well, make sure you add “big worms” to the list because nothing tempts those summer deepwater bass like a 10-inch soft plastic.

Get dialed in on offshore action

Jul 26, 2014

This is the time of year when you’ll find me employing power fishing tactics on the offshore ledges throughout the South.

A crazy year for seasonal patterns

Jul 25, 2014

This has been a year of paradoxical shifts in the nation’s weather patterns, and it’s really affected our seasonal pattern strategies for bass fishing.

On the water ethics

Jul 23, 2014

For those of you who watched the The Bassmasters television show that covered BASSfest from Lake Chickamauga, you’ll have seen the KVD vs. Ike mini-confrontation. While I wasn’t involved, nor do I know all the details to comment on it directly, it did give me the idea for this column.

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