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Underspin swimbaits

Much of the success that Texan Chris Zaldain has had fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series can be credited to his mastery of swimbaits. While this is no secret, you may...

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How to pick the right jerkbait

During the past few years, jerkbaits have been flexing their muscles in major tournaments more than ever before. Even so, few anglers take full advantage of what long minnow lures...

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Wintertime spinnerbait fishing

Greg Hackney is well known for his love of dissecting shallow-water targets with his flipping stick. But as one of the most consistent anglers on the Bassmaster Elite Series, he...

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How to fish gravel bars

I do not mind admitting that when I grab that last Chick-fil-A waffle fry, the first thing I do is turn the bag upside down to salvage those chipped and...

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Pitching lightweight baits

Every so often someone coins a phrase for a bass fishing technique that is so descriptive it accurately defines the method. Good examples are the terms flippin’ and pitchin’. Bassmaster...

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Finnesse rigs to catch more bass

Social skills 101 tells us it’s usually a big disconnect when the conversation turns heavy. But for bass anglers, it’s the exact opposite. Why? Because the spectrum of techniques for...

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Schooler strategies

No angler wants to admit they got schooled; but schooling the schoolers — yeah, that’s fuel for the fire. Schooling activity has probably accounted for an inordinate number of chiropractor...

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The second topwater season

The first topwater blitz of the year happens in springtime during the prespawn and immediate postspawn phases. The topwater bite subsides in summertime, but it gets back into full swing...

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