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When smallmouth are a drag 

JVD’s postspawn pattern for bronzebacks is a tournament-tested winner  Last summer, Jonathon VanDam found  himself in a St. Lawrence River slugfest  with a familiar foe. Going into the final  day...

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Bernie’s top trio for topwater targets 

Nine-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Bernie Schultz has three favorite topwater lures to target April bass  Visual targets. That’s what Bernie Schultz says you’re looking for during spring. Depending on your local latitude, April and...

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Jerking channel swings

The Minnesotan shares a Missouri trick for seducing prespawn bass on highland reservoirs Seth Feider loops his fingers around the jerkbait, twisting a thin fluorocarbon line into a shark knot...

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Power up your shakeyhead

Jesse Wiggins is pioneering a heavy metal movement with mega worms and 1/2-ounce shaky heads Jesse Wiggins felt a slight pressure under his line beneath the warm, Florida sun. He watched the thin...

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Fishing the winter drawdown

Knowing the plans for preventing floods in the spring can improve your chances of catching wintertime bass on man-made reservoirs. Reservoir authorities annually draw down lake levels during the winter...

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Fishing light line around docks

If Justin Lucas were going big-game hunting, he’d probably head into the woods with just a pocket knife and a plan and emerge with dinner and a trophy. That’s effectively...

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How to fish blade baits

Blade baits are thin metal lures that sink fast, vibrate frantically on retrieve and are capable of catching bass at extreme depths. They’re most commonly used by smallmouth anglers in...

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