Bass

Bass Bed Fishing Strategies

This video illustrates the approach I take when bed fishing bodies of water with creeks, canals, and channels for bass. The equipment I used during the video is a 7-ft spinning rod medium action, Shimano Sahara, 12-lbs Fireline Crystal braid (no leader).

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42 Pro Anglers Expose 3 Aspects They Look For In a Spinning Reel

Picking out the right spinning should not be hard or time consuming, should it?
We have, after all, access to forums and fishing articles. But why is that if you are looking for resources about spinning reels, the first websites that pop up are internet tackle stores. Every single one of them tend to be filled with hyped up reel descriptions. If you finally manage to stumble upon one informative guide about buying the right spinning reel, they tend to be short, superficial and on top of that represent only one author’s opinion.

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Fall Brawl – Part 2

In part one of the Fall Brawl article I wrote last month I talked about shallow water fishing for fall smallmouth, in this second part we are going to look at going deep and fishing vertical.

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A Deadly Combo for Big Fish – How To

Bladed baits, at one time, were a staple in most anglers’ tackle boxes.

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Cracking The Code: Late Season Bass

Southern Ontario tournament angler, Chris Huskilson has a few approaches to finding active Smallmouth (and Largemouth alike), as do I, so let’s delve into it. Chris explains, “I target Smallmouth that will tend to move up on shallow, rocky structures (4’-6’ in depth) that are feeding on schools of baitfish.”

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Swiss Army Bait? New Creature Trumps All

Evolve Bait Co.’s KOMPAK CRAW, a veritable Swiss Army bait that fishes more than a dozen ways—for both power and finesse.

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Fall Brawl! HOW-TO

As the temperatures begin to drop, many anglers fear that colder weather means less fishing opportunities. The truth is, autumn is one of the best seasons for aggressive smallmouth bass. As the water cools, fish begin to feed aggressively, packing on the pounds for the long, cold winter. Shallow water smallmouth can be caught on both big and small lakes, providing everyone opportunities for bruiser bass. For the purposes of this article I will be specifically referring to clear water, natural lakes such as Erie, Ontario and Simcoe etc.

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My Fall Smallmouth Pattern

Fall fishing is the best time of year, it’s where you can go out and catch your personal best just like I did this year. Cold weather, wind, rain, and even snow, if you haven’t put your boat away, you too have the chance to catch a fish of a lifetime!

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Finding Fish in Transition – How To

Typically, as fall arrives, many of us head for the tree stand or blind, turning our attention to birds and bucks. Yet, what’s happening on the water this time of the year can be equally as awesome as what’s happening in the field.

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5 Fish, 34lbs of Bass

I had an awesome day on the water with my good friend Sean Blucher. All the pieces came together and the parade of giants was on. We do this trip every year – Sean caught the giant for the past

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Learn From Your Livewell! – Quick Tip

Recently, a good friend ( and AnglingAuthority.com Contributor) and I participated in a local bass tournament. It wasn’t a body of water we fish frequently, so we pre-fished and developed a pattern we gained confidence in.  We did well in the tournament

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