Topics: Tips

Berkley Tacklebox: How to use scented baits for cold water bass

Jan 23, 2008

After seeing what I have while fishing thousands of days in hundreds of tournaments across the country, I know that scented baits catch more fish. It's no secret, really, and nowadays pretty much every angler uses scented baits to his or her advantage.

Berkley Tacklebox: Berkley pros picks for Sooner Run

Jan 23, 2008

For the second year, the Bassmaster Elite Series schedule takes the world's top bass anglers to Oklahoma's Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Located in the far northeast corner of the state, Grand Lake draws in visitors, vacationers as well as full- and part-time residents from several states. But in addition to being a popular spot for the pleasure boaters, anglers flock to Grand Lake for some the state's best fishing.

Berkley Tacklebox: Why do bass eat plastic worms?

Jan 23, 2008

Having a curious mind can have its drawbacks. For me it's a particular nuisance when I'm fishing trying to focus on the task at hand. One minute I'll be casting to a log, intent on retrieving my lure, and before I know it the bait is sitting still while my mind races off reflecting on life's great mysteries.

Organize Your Tackle

Jan 22, 2008

Organizing your fishing tackle is really no different than organizing anything else you've got to have a system and stick with it. Discipline is as important as what system you use.

Organize Your Tackle

Jan 22, 2008

Most of us have more tackle than we will ever use. Regardless, most days we have trouble finding what we want, when we want it. We're disorganized.

Rods and reels for smallmouth

Jan 22, 2008

You can't buy much of anything anymore that isn't specially geared to a very particular purpose. It used to be that you went to the tackle store and looked at the fishing rods. Now you look at the bass rods or the muskie rods or the crappie rods.

Shallow or deep?

Jan 22, 2008

This is a supplement to the article Jerk Deep for a Change

VanDam: Cold water power fishing

Jan 22, 2008

Most anglers consider power fishing techniques only when the bass are full of vigor and attacking everything in sight

A Rig for All Seasons

Jan 21, 2008

Peter Thliveros and Carolina rigs go together like ham and eggs, Zell Rowland and topwater baits or Denny Brauer and black and blue jigs.

5 Simple Questions

Jan 21, 2008

Since I started doing this column for Bassmaster.com, I've been getting a lot of e-mails asking some very interesting questions. Some of the questions are so thought provoking that I've turned them into columns.

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