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Quick Guideline for Choosing Rods

Quick Guideline for Choosing Rods

Bass fishing rods have come a long, long way since the days of the 6-foot trigger handle. In fact, most (including myself) would cringe a little at...
Why is Reel Speed Important?

Why is Reel Speed Important?

Why is Reel Speed Important?   Over the years, reel manufacturers have raced to create the newest, fastest reel on the market. And sure, there is ...
Pre-Rut Tactics with Ben Van Devender

Pre-Rut Tactics with Ben Van Devender

  This time of year the evidence of buck activity begins to explode.  Scrapes and rubs are popping up all in buck travel corridors, and hunters f...
Soft Plastic or Jig?

Soft Plastic or Jig?

One of the great debates within the fishing world: when, where, and why should I choose a plastic bait over a jig (or visa versa)? While I haven...
How to choose your Jerkbaits?!

How to choose your Jerkbaits?!

  “Jerkbait” is one of those terms that you’re going to hear a lot over the next few months. As the baitfish concentrate and the bass key in on t...
Fall Transition

Fall Transition

  “Come gather 'round peopleWherever you roamAdmit that the watersAround you have grownAccept it that soonYou'll be drenched to the bone.If your...
3 Tips for Dock Fishing

3 Tips for Dock Fishing

There are few things more appealing to bass anglers than docks, though many times we waste too much time casting lures at them only to be left bewi...
Schooling Bass

Schooling Bass

  We’ve all been there at some point. Just minding our own business, not catching anything at all, and a school of feeding bass will pop up out of...
2 Must Know Knots

2 Must Know Knots

  While all fisherman know how to tie a knot, I feel it is often an overlooked aspect to bass fishing. We like to focus on the newest rods, reels,...
5 Tips for Fishing Laydowns

5 Tips for Fishing Laydowns

  There is something about bass fishermen and the allure of a fallen tree in the water! We know that they hold bass, bait, as well as provide cov...
The Basics: Bladed Jigs

The Basics: Bladed Jigs

  Bladed jigs have risen to the spotlight over the past several years, and for good reason. When the Original Chatterbait was first released, I re...
Why You Should Be Using Swim Jigs

Why You Should Be Using Swim Jigs

  Throughout my time in bass fishing, as I mentioned last week, there have been baits and techniques that I was rather resistant to. Swim jigs do...