How-To

Bass Tech Master Class with KVD

As you’re reading this, bass are in transition, migrating from wintering areas to pre-spawn and spawn habitat, signaling an end to difficult cold-water fishing conditions. What’s your early-season gameplan? Return to the same spots and do the same things you’ve

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Good Scent, Bad Scent, No Scent

So powerful is a catfish’s sense of smell (and taste) that they’re likely capable of perceiving their entire universe with their sniffers. Much the same way we observe four separate pine trees on a hill, catfish can likely smell four

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Early Season Jerk-Bait Bass

This past February, on a bitter cold morning better suited for hot coffee and a roaring fire, I met Elite BASS Pro Chad Grigsby at a just-opened Perkins to outline our plans for taping an episode of “Lake Commandos.” The

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Mine The Spring Bass Motherload

Spring is in the air, and with it comes the most enjoyable season for fishing. As everything comes alive, hungry bass take note, prowling the shallows in preparation for the spawn. Step one on their list is to eat everything

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Fishing Reel Bearings 101

When someone shops for a reel, they are bombarded by specifications and features that manufacturers paste in their ads, on boxes and the internet. One of the most important parts of your reel are the bearings. These little rings reduce

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Aim for the 02

Oxygen is diminishing, too. Some areas are completely void of oxygen, while other pockets have just enough to sustain life. So you migrate to where respiration is still an option.

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“Fresh Tires” – Keep Safe When Trailering

If you haven’t already thought about it, it’s probably time to start thinking about doing some maintenance on your boat. The off season is usually a time when goodies are bought and installed on our rigs; but we often overlook

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Seasonal Shifts: Jig It Where You Cast It Yesterday!

Fall’s wicked transformation into winter is the harshest of all seasonal shifts. One night of deep-space temps and the open water you were casting the evening before can turn into a skating rink. But even though the terrestrial atmosphere has

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Don’t Miss the Skinny Wasteland for Autumn Smallies

Cool days and even colder nights have water temperatures tumbling; bug hatches are coming to a halt. The once warm summer rains are turning bitter, too – crawlers and the like burrowing deep rather than getting washed into the drink.

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An Investment In the Future

Parents are busy people. We work. We shuffle our kids here and there. And at this time of year – when so many hunting and fishing opportunities exist – we occasionally find time to enjoy the sanctity of the great

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Lowrance Launches Structurescan 3D at ICAST 2015

Lowrance was another great company that did not disappoint for ICAST 2015. Lowrance has launched  Structurescan 3D for Lowrance and Simrad which adds a new level of imagery for anglers to take advantage of. Lowrance and Simrad Structurescan 3D Lowrance

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