smallmouth bass records by state

Every Single State Smallmouth Bass Record, Listed

Smallmouth bass are hands down my favorite fish to target. Their looks, curiosity, habitat and ferociousness are a few reasons why they top my list. To put it simply, they’re just bad to the bone. Growing up, I mainly fished small creeks and rivers for bronzebacks. Anything over 16 inches was a dandy in my eyes and a new personal …

dead sticking

Long Live Dead Sticking: The Art Of Dead Sticking For Bass

Dead sticking a soft plastic is a cold water technique most bass anglers know will produce bites, but they rarely use. But, why? Well, first and foremost, the most useful skill in dead sticking is patience, which is a virtue. What Is Dead Sticking? The most simple explanation of dead sticking is Texas rigging a soft plastic, casting it to …

bass off the bottom

A 1-2-3 Punch To Catch Bass Off The Bottom

When bass are relating to the bottom – it’s important to strike a balance between maximizing fish catching appeal, and efficiency. Burn something over their heads and you won’t even pique their interest. Spend too long combing one area, though, and you could miss the fish altogether. Pulling bass off the bottom is tricky business. To strike that balance, try …

love ice fishing

I Love Ice Fishing Now

The last time I gave a take on ice fishing it was pretty negative. Temperatures were sub zer0, fish were not biting, the shanty couldn’t stand up to the heat, my eye lids froze shut, etc, etc. It sucked and I hated it and I never wanted to go again. But obviously I was going to go again, so here …

The 5 Best Ice Fishing Towns In North America

As winter fishing is in full swing in small towns across the ice belt, Shantytowns start popping up throughout the great white north. Here are MTB’s 2017 Top 5 Ice Fishing Towns: 1. Isle MN – Lake Mille Lacs In the land of 10,000 lakes you’d think it’d be tough to pick out a favorite fishing hole. But, surprisingly, this …

hog style baits

6 Ways To Rig Hog Style Creature Baits

Hog style creature baits like the Catch co. Gator Hawg and the Zoom Brush Hog used to be one of the most popular bass fishing bait styles in the game. They feature a slim profile, flapping arms, and a curly tail – all things that attract bass big time. In the last few years, however, they’ve been overshadowed slightly by …

5 Late Winter Bass Fishing Confidence Baits

Assuming there is unfrozen water in your neck of the woods; Late winter bass fishing can produce some of the most memorable catches of the year – particularly for trophies. Across the south, there are probably more lake records broken from January through March than any other time of the year. Because of the cold temps, late winter bass are …

double tailed grub

How To Fish A Double Tailed Grub

A lure from the Old West has become a staple of bass anglers throughout the country today: The double tailed grub. Double Tailed Grub Background Bobby Garland started the double tailed grub bass fishing craze in Arizona when he created the Spider Jig, the first skirted jig on the market. Since then, other companies have copied the Spider Jig design …