Time to Take Out My Winter YUMbrella

December 22, 2013

Winter is the best and hottest time for the YUMbrella Rig and other multi-rigs. The other day I caught three bass on one cast. One was over six pounds. The others were 3 1/2- and 4 1/2 pounders. That’s more than 14 pounds of largemouth bass on one solitary cast, thanks to the YUMbrella!


10 Wintertime Crappie Tips

November 22, 2013

Crappie bite all winter long. In fact, they school tighter when the water’s cold, so once you find them, you can sit over the school and pluck a limit in short order. Here are 10 tips to help you fill the livewell this winter.


Ten Tips For Better Winter Bass Fishing

November 6, 2013

Many anglers believe the fishing season doesn’t start until bass move up in the early prespawn, but the heart of winter is a great time to catch bass. Here’s how to catch more bass when it’s too cold to be fishing.


Find and Catch Topwater Stripers

May 10, 2013

Striped bass are schooling fish by nature, but when anglers talk about schooling stripers they’re usually talking about the melee that ensues when these predators push a school of bait to the surface. It’s a lot like a fireworks show, with explosions occurring in every direction. Fishing doesn’t get more exciting.


Catch More Bass From Riprap

May 8, 2013

Bass anglers often fly wide open right past one of the best locations on almost any lake, and it’s so easy to see that even non-fishermen know where to find it. It’s riprap, those rocks and chunks of concrete stacked along shore to prevent erosion, and there are a bunch of reasons bass love it.


Rowland On Post-Spawn Topwater Bass Fishing

May 3, 2013

When you see bass fry riding high in the water column, it’s time to fish a topwater lure. B.A.S.S. Elite angler Zell Rowland says the post-spawn is prime time for his style of bass fishing.


Guide To Frog Lures For Bass Fishing

April 18, 2013

There are hollow-body frogs, hard-plastic frogs, frogs that pop and spit, soft-plastic frogs…so many choices that anglers may have a difficult time selecting the right one for the job. Here’s a brief rundown of when and where to use each type of frog lure to catch big bass.


Three Best Lures for Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass

April 16, 2013

You’ve likely heard chatter about smallmouth bass growth rates in Lake Erie’s eastern basin and the big numbers of oversized bronzebacks caught-and-released by anglers each spring. Most of it’s true, there are few places on earth where you can catch as many big smallies as here, and it’s something you need to experience.


Jason Christie's Best Jerkbait Advice

April 12, 2013

B.A.S.S. Elite and FLW Tour pro angler Jason Christie learned the magic of jerkbaiting bass long ago and has been perfecting the art since. Here he outlines the keys to selection and presentation to put the jerk to work for you.


Bed, Bass and Beyond

April 8, 2013

Many anglers can’t figure out the human spawning process, much less that of a largemouth bass, but understanding when and where the fish spawn is essential to bass fishing success in the spring.


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