While bass living in those waters have the same basic needs, catching them requires an understanding of the differences in how fish live and feed in such dissimilar environments.
If you can figure out what the fish like, and you can't buy it, you might just have to develop it yourself.
In this article, you can read how three veteran anglers, each a former Tournament Trail winner, are fishing diverse cover in three different seasons and catching their bass using the same lure and technique - swimming a jig.
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 Monroe explains why his 'cheat rig' works better if the sun's out.
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.
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.
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.
Fallen trees provide all-important cover for fish and visible, identifiable targets for fishermen. Some, however, are better than others.
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.
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.)