Sometimes, says Oklahoma pro Kenyon Hill, it's better to zig when everyone else zags, a lesson he learned at the Lake Dardanelle Elite 50 last spring near Russellville, Ark. Randy Howell won the event by swimming a jig through the shallows. In fact, just about all of the E-50 pros were targeting the grass, fishing tube baits, jigs and anything else they could swim through the leafy cover. Hill was doing the same thing throughout practice and was catching a few fish. But it didn't feel right.
2002 Bassmaster Open winner Woo Daves says just switch tactics if the bass stop biting in your spot, don't leave.
Scott Rook, professional angler from Arkansas, recalls numerous examples of how trailer hooks have helped improve his catch rate, but none are as memorable as what he and other pros call the "buzzbait tournament" held on Lake of the Ozarks in 1998. It was the second year Rook fished BASS tournaments, and it turned out to be a major turning point in his career.
Simplicity can be a wonderful thing, unless you want to see vivid images scrolling across a screen or a plethora of other data that today's wonderful electronics can provide.
Jack Raymond explains what belly boating is.
Crawfish are everywhere! Learn their habits and behavior to know why their the bass' quarry.
No artificial bait is better represented on the shelves of your local tackle store than shad. In big water it's the meal of choice for bass.
Bass and sunfish are forever linked as predator and prey, and there's a good reason for that.
Read how Robert Lee begins with one basic rule when fishing tidal waters. "When the water comes up, the fish move up. When the water goes back down, the fish move back down." In tidal water tournaments, Lee always likes to find a group of fish and stay in one main area, following the fish up and down with the changing tides.