Article Archive

January 1, 2015

A deeper look into deep-cycle batteries

Many of us serious bass anglers know that the difference between a starting and a deep-cycle battery is more than what it says on the label. The internal design of […]
February 1, 2015
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Staying fit for better fishing

Bass fishing has changed considerably over the years. So have bass fishermen. A lot has been written about the mental and technical challenges faced by today’s bass fishermen. However, perhaps […]
March 1, 2015

Making Sense: Rick Clunn on the Sensory Side of Fishing

When Rick Clunn first began his decades-long path to becoming the greatest angler, according to an ESPN fan poll, he had some doubts about what competitive fishing was all about. […]
April 1, 2015

Bobby Lane talks braided line

When Randy Dearman won the Bassmaster Texas Invitational in March, 1993, little did the Texas pro realize how he had just altered the bass fishing landscape. Dearman won using braided […]
May 1, 2015
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Should I Stay or Should I Go

Fishing provides unlimited opportunities for showcasing decision making skills.  Beginning with pre-trip planning of map study, lodging accommodations and navigation of your travel route, to choosing a starting point on […]
June 1, 2015

The Ebb & Flow of Tidal Waters

Bass fishermen who are used to fishing primarily on lakes or inland rivers are often bewildered when they first try to fish tidal rivers. Fishing areas that had 3 or […]
July 1, 2015
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Denny Brauer’s scaled-down jig tricks

The finesse jig craze has just about every bass angler pitching a tiny jig to bass hideouts nowadays. Even Denny Brauer, a master of flipping and pitching with bulky jigs […]
August 1, 2015

Swimming Jigs with Dave Wolak

A buzzbait becomes a great option for fishing aquatic vegetation, especially in the fall. Its ability to ride high on the water with an upturned single hook prevents the lure […]
September 1, 2015
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Follow shad to more bass

Veteran tournament pro Mark Davis learned years ago he could not always depend on bass behavior to help him catch more bass. Studying the behavior of bass forage, however, such […]
October 1, 2015
Bassedge Jerry Dunn

Fall Froggin’

“Hot dang, fishin’ them frogs is fun,” joked Lonnie Stanley. However, no matter how much “foolin’” he was doing when he uttered that sentence, Stanley is dead serious about frog […]
November 1, 2015

The Nuts and Bolts of Fishing Jerkbaits

Jerkbaits: Virtually every bass fisherman has heard of them. However, not all fishermen actually use them. This is partially due to the perception they are only effective in very specific […]
December 1, 2015

Got Worms with Mike Webb

One of the most popular ways of fishing is by using live bait. It is a very successful way of fishing—especially when you are out with kids. Without a doubt—the […]
January 1, 2016

Using Routines And Rituals By Jay T. McNamara

Fishing is a complex sport. Regardless of how and where you fish, you regularly deal with tons of information, and a zillion variables all of which seems to matter! Trying […]
February 1, 2016

Crank It Up! By Aaron Martin

Studies indicate that crankbaits are the top lure choice for bass anglers. In fact, when looking into your tackle boxes and those of your fellow anglers you will most likely […]
March 1, 2016

Using A Fishing Log By Glenn Mann

For most of us, a day on the water is filled with a range of excitement. There is the constant anticipation with every cast that a big bite is only […]