Go deep and then go deeper is my standard advice to anyone trying to catch a smallmouth bass. This year is different, though.
Having a good tournament is going to come down to whether or not you can find the right bass. By that I mean enough bass of the right size.
The idea behind the umbrella rig is to present multiple lures at one time — something few bass have ever seen unless they happen to share waters with striped bass where trolling is popular.
There’s never a time when matching the hatch is more important than in the summertime.
I've got a long road trip ahead ... and a summertime pattern for you.
Some of you are probably laughing. You’re thinking that I’ve stated the obvious. Maybe I have, but I get a lot of guys who come in off the water and ask me why they couldn’t catch them.
Anytime I work a promotion, whether it's large or small, I'm approached by young people wanting to know more on how to become a professional angler. And that's good.
If you launch a boat as many times as I do over the course of a year, you either get pretty good at it or you waste a lot of time and experience a lot of frustration.
At the end of the 2013 Elite Series, we see a shift from the largemouth fisheries that we had earlier in the year to a couple of predominantly smallmouth fisheries — the St. Lawrence River in New York and Lake St. Clair in Michigan.
This is probably what you've been waiting for all along in this series — coverage of the baits Mike Long prefers when chasing giant bass.
“There’s little time during a three-hour tournament to go looking for fish,” Scott Rook says. “You have to have a good idea of what the fish are doing and fish as efficiently as you can.”