Now that we're well into fall, a lot of the bass that were shallow and chasing bait a month ago are now more dispersed. They're still chasing baitfish, but since the baitfish are more spread out, so are the bass.
Spinnerbaits are a staple in every successful angler's tacklebag. As every angler knows, they'll catch bass right out of the package. At times, however, small modifications will make a big difference in your catch.
When I'm smallmouth fishing in cold weather, you'll almost always see me using a shad imitation rather than a crawfish imitation. The reason is simple. Bass feed a lot more on shad when the water's cold than they do on crawfish.
I think one of the biggest mistakes most anglers make is that they carry too much tackle with them in the boat.
In this gallery you will see the pros towing their boats
Of all the different techniques and presentations that make up finesse fishing, I consider drop shotting special. It's effective in both shallow and deep water; in clear, stained or dirty water; and in open water or thick cover
In this promo Kevin VanDam talks about the importance of organization.
First of all, we should cover the best time of year to use the float-and-fly. After years and years of using the method, I've determined that it works best whenever the water temperature is below 55 degrees.
Fred Roumbanis shows you how to modify a wake bait.
Fishing for fall bass can be confusing. These fish migrate back into creeks this time of year, following schools of shad and feeding ravenously to build energy reserves for winter. But as the baitfish roam around, the bass do likewise, and finding and staying in the action can be mystifying for some anglers.