Blade baits are the second major category of heavy metal baits. Unlike jigging spoons, however, blade baits are not generally used to catch schooling bass. They're at their best when used against scattered bass.
Put away your Metallica albums, the heavy metal we're talking about here consists of jigging spoons, blade baits and tailspinners. Save the headbanger music for your iPod or home stereo. Besides, the vibrations might scare the fish.
Sheri Glasgow on how to fish with seasonal patterns.
When I take people out night fishing in the summertime, they're usually surprised to see that I fish the shade — even after the sun goes down.
Here in the dead of winter you have to really be on your game to have a great smallmouth trip. In the spring, almost anyone can catch them. They're hungry and aggressive and more vulnerable than any other time of the year. In the fall,
In all of the "ball" sports, when the money is on the line, it's the ability to make the pitch, shoot the basket, sink the putt, or thread the ball between two defenders that separates the men from the boys, the professionals from the amateurs. The same is true for bass fishing, particularly tournament fishing, largely because of the way bass are made.
January is a hardscrabble month for many bassers. The water is cold (where it's not frozen over), and the perception is the fish are in a funk. Most anglers opt for the fireplace hearth over the casting deck as the preferred place to pass time during this first month of the year.
Hump / noun: something that protrudes from a form; in physical geography, a low, rounded rise of ground; in bass fishing terms, an underwater island or section of a lake bottom that rises gradually, signified on topographical maps as contour lines that create a circle or oval shape.
Big fish drive most bass anglers' fantasies, and throughout much of the country, February is the most likely month for catching that lunker of a lifetime. And the most likely place to do so? "Riprap banks," Denny Brauer answers without the least pause for consideration.<br>