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Complete Your #MTBSlam To Win $100 in Free Tackle!

The #MTBSlam is a contest combining our two favorite things: Fishing and Free Tackle. We have had thousands of entries over the years, and are going to start announcing the winners each month right here on the blog! #MTBSlam Rules Entering the MTB Slam is easy. All you have to do is get a Mystery Tackle Box, get out on …

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How To Use Search Baits To Find Bass Quickly

Any time you are fishing unfamiliar waters you should try a search bait to find bass quicker. A search bait is any lure you can use at a fast clip to help you cover water quickly. Some of the pros’ favorite lures for covering water quickly include spinnerbaits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerkbaits and walking topwater plugs such as a Heddon …

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Top To Bottom Spring Fishing Tips To Catch You More Bass

Spring fishing is equal-opportunity time for all bass anglers. During this season, bass are feeding heavily at every depth and attack a variety of lures as the water warms. Action lures such as crankbaits and spinnerbaits produce most of the time, but when the water temperature lingers below 60 degrees and during cold-front situations later in the spring, bass prefer …

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Pennsylvania Man Catches Potential Record Breaking Palomino Trout

Little Lehigh Creek in the Allentown Parkway in Pennsylvania on April 9, a man made a run at the record books. Mychael Althouse reeled in an (unofficial) 13 lb 11 oz Palomino which (if confirmed) would have been the new state record in Pennsylvania, eclipsing the 13 lb 8 oz mark. Since the previous record was caught by a kid …

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Spring Crappie Tips To Catch Slabs All Season Long

Find a shallow brush pile and drop an anchor. Cast out a minnow with a bobber and start hauling in  spring crappie. Springtime crappie fishing used to be that easy, but heavy fishing pressure has caused many anglers to change tactics. Prime spawning spots get worked over daily. If you’re the first angler to dunk minnows at one of these spots, …

How To Catch Bass In Flooded Bushes And Submerged Timber

Although it spends most of its time on dry ground, a bush serves as a prime piece of property for bass under the right circumstances. Flooded bushes are bass hideouts and one of the best places to look for bass in the spring. Water fluctuations on reservoirs frequently change the shallow-water residences of bass throughout the year. During low-water periods, …

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Prespawn Topwater Tactics: The What, Where, When, and Why

Catching bass with any technique is definitely fun, but having a big one explode on a top water is what most serious fisherman live for. For many anglers, the top water bite is something that is reserved for the post spawn period when the water has begun to warm into the 70’s. Everyone has been there. You make it to …

River Fishing Tips: How To Find Bass In Rivers

Watching the river’s current flow is the key to river fishing for bass on nearly any system in the country. Most anglers hone their skills on lakes, so it might take some retraining when they have to fish for river bass.  The most important lesson in adapting to river fishing is discerning the differences between a lake and river. It’s easier …

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The 6 Best Lakes In California For Trophy Bass

1. Clear Lake Covering 43,663 acres, Clear Lake is California’s largest inland lake, with most of its shore lined with docks, pilings, piers and other man-made, fish-attracting structures. Tules, large boulders, submerged brush, hydrilla and other vegetation also contribute to providing outstanding cover, making this an excellent lake for landing trophy-sized largemouth bass. * Fishidy Tip for Clear Lake: “Pay …

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8 Jig Fishing Tips To Catch Bass On The Rocks

The versatility of a jig with a weedguard makes it the ideal lure for tempting bass holding around rocks. Jig fishing is never a bad call when trying to dig bass out of cover, but these are your best options for targeting bass on the rocks. Bass crave rocks especially in springtime, because the rocks absorb heat from the sun …