Latest Content: Tips

Irreplaceable pork

Mar 4, 2008

In the summer of 1920, long before science and clever minds brought us the first plastic worm, Alan P. Jones Sr. and Urban Schreiner, avid bass anglers from Fort Atkinson, Wis., fashioned the original pork frog.

Ish and his 'cheat rig'

Mar 4, 2008

Ish Monroe explains why his 'cheat rig' works better if the sun's out.

It's all in the head

Mar 4, 2008

Ask a bass fisherman who cut his teeth on a clear water lake to name his go-to lure the one he turns to when he can't catch a fish on anything else — and the odds are he'll quietly say it's a leadhead jig teamed with some kind of plastic body.

Jerk it! Roll it! Kill it!

Mar 4, 2008

If you've ever spent much time on Lake Texoma, you understand how frustrating it can be trying to catch the finicky bass living around the lake's dozens of docks and crowded boat stalls.

Jerkbaits, rocks and grass

Mar 4, 2008

Now that jerkbaits have become established as essential bass lures, a consensus exists among many respected anglers regarding when and where to cast these baits for optimal success.

Laydowns top to bottom

Mar 4, 2008

Fallen trees provide all-important cover for fish and visible, identifiable targets for fishermen. Some, however, are better than others.

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.

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