Topics: Tips

KVD: Our infatuation with color

Jul 2, 2015

Does color really make a difference or is it just in our minds? I say, a little of both. There are a handful of basic colors that seem to work just about everywhere. But as we fish around the country, we discover that there are other colors you better have when you fish certain lakes. A good example occurred this year when we were at the California Delta, where red craw out-fishes everything else. In some situations water clarity dictates the appropriate color; some basic colors simply look more natural in different lakes. But that isn’t always the case.

Powroznik: Spinning reel success

Jul 1, 2015

Jacob Powroznik credits 75 percent of the money he's won as a pro fisherman to the versatility of a spinning rig.

Ike: Catch numbers this summer

Jun 30, 2015

Ike talks his favorite uses for summer stickbaits.

Hackney: Let's talk shallow summer bass

Jun 30, 2015

The best places are in reservoirs that have little or no current and that have thick vegetation along the shoreline.

Ish: Finding hot weather hawgs

Jun 29, 2015

How you approach July and August is largely about where you’re fishing and how much grass is growing in the water.

KVD: Those magical mayfly periods

Jun 26, 2015

Mayflies are just that – flying insects that emerge off the water’s surface, although most hatches occur in early June.

Christie: Bring on the smallmouth fisheries

Jun 25, 2015

I’ll make my tournament decisions based on what I see in practice, but going into the Lake St. Clair and St. Lawrence River events, I’ll have a general game plan off what I plan to throw.

Schultz: A need for speed

Jun 24, 2015

In tournament fishing, time is money. And any technique that can produce quality fish in a hurry offers a huge advantage — especially when you're dealing with large bodies of water.

Ike: Doing it all over again

Jun 23, 2015

It seems like every year lately — three to be exact — I find myself writing a column about how I’m up against it, fighting for a spot in next year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic.

Drop shotting with Chris Zaldain

Jun 22, 2015

Shaye Baker and Chris Zaldain go deep for a day of smallmouth fishing using a drop shot rig.

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