Topics: Tips

Live bait

Mar 4, 2008

Fishing with live bait is another skill you may wish to master in your pursuit of the bass. Bass respond well to many forms of live bait and sometimes action can be faster than with lures. (But not always!) Huge bass have been taken on live bait. Many experts believe that a big, old bass may have "learned" to avoid lures, but it can't learn to avoid a properly presented live bait, since live bait is what it must eat to survive.

Lobbying 101: Tips for conservation leaders

Mar 4, 2008

Vern Wagner is Minnesota's conservation director and a gifted lobbyist and communicator. With state legislative sessions beginning this month across the nation, BASS Times asked Wagner to write the following article to help conservation leaders and Federation members lobby on behalf of their respective causes.)

Logbooks for bass

Mar 4, 2008

Today, many successful fishermen take full advantage of current technology to efficiently record, organize and retrieve vital information that can pay big dividends in the present and future.

Lures that attract and trigger

Mar 4, 2008

Ever wonder why a bass will sometimes rush up to a lure, and then suddenly turn away? Or why some lures seem to catch mostly small bass, while others have a reputation for catching lunkers?

Marty Stone's finesse flippin' strategy

Mar 4, 2008

When Marty Stone picks up his flipping stick, he throws out the rule book and turns this popular heavy-cover presentation into, of all things, a finesse strategy.

Marty Stone's finesse flippin' strategy

Mar 4, 2008

Marty Stone explains 'finesse flippin' which has served him well in tournaments.

New technique for the drop-shot rig

Mar 4, 2008

For years, finesse-type tactics and techniques were viewed with a certain degree of suspicion by anglers unaccustomed to light line and small baits. But as the "Western Finesse Wave" has swept the nation, so too has the willingness of power fishermen to adapt their methods to the other side of the ledger.

New water on home lakes

Mar 4, 2008

Most guides do know every inch of their home lake, but their always trying to find something new.

Night fishing for smallmouth

Mar 4, 2008

Listen to Jim Duckworth, one of Tennessee's most recognized fishing guides, discuss how nighttime can be the ultimate for catching smallmouth bass

Overgunning with crankbaits

Mar 4, 2008

In this article, you can read how when having the choice of an ever widening array of lures and tactics, sometimes just getting back to the basics with a little discernment and a little "old school" thinking is not a bad idea.

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