Does color really make a difference or is it just in our minds? I say, a little of both. There are a handful of basic colors that seem to work just about everywhere. But as we fish around the country, we discover that there are other colors you better have when you fish certain lakes. A good example occurred this year when we were at the California Delta, where red craw out-fishes everything else. In some situations water clarity dictates the appropriate color; some basic colors simply look more natural in different lakes. But that isn’t always the case.
Jacob Powroznik credits 75 percent of the money he's won as a pro fisherman to the versatility of a spinning rig.
Ike talks his favorite uses for summer stickbaits.
The best places are in reservoirs that have little or no current and that have thick vegetation along the shoreline.
How you approach July and August is largely about where you’re fishing and how much grass is growing in the water.
Mayflies are just that – flying insects that emerge off the water’s surface, although most hatches occur in early June.
I’ll make my tournament decisions based on what I see in practice, but going into the Lake St. Clair and St. Lawrence River events, I’ll have a general game plan off what I plan to throw.
In tournament fishing, time is money. And any technique that can produce quality fish in a hurry offers a huge advantage — especially when you're dealing with large bodies of water.
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.
Shaye Baker and Chris Zaldain go deep for a day of smallmouth fishing using a drop shot rig.