4 All-Pro Tips For Fishing Bucktail Jigs

During those halcyon days of bass fishing in the 1960s, bucktail jigs and a pork split tail eel was the deadliest combo for bass. Although feather and hair have been replaced by silicone or living rubber skirts for flipping, casting and finesse jig tactics, jigs adorned with animal hair or feathers still shine in certain situations, especially during winter on …

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3 Jig Techniques To Catch Winter Bass

When the water turns cold, the leadhead jig becomes one of the most appealing lures to lethargic bass. Jig techniques can vary, but three big ones can definitely help you have a good day during the winter bass chasing months. During the winter, anglers can throw a variety of jigs designed to trigger a strike from even the most sluggish …

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The 5 Best Ways To Fish A Hard Bodied Jerkbait

Originally designed as a floater, the hard plastic stickbait variety of jerkbaits gained more versatility when savvy anglers and lure manufacturers converted it into a neutrally buoyant lure for winter fishing. Available in a large selection of colors, sizes and diving distances, rip-style jerkbaits offer bass anglers more options than just the winter tactic for suspending bass that has made the …

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Know Your Fishing Rig: When To Throw A Carolina Rig Vs Texas Rig

Determining when to use a Carolina rig or a Texas rig often comes down to a matter of speed. The basic Texas rig with its weight nudging up against the soft plastic lure is most effective when presented to a specific target such as shallow vegetation, flooded bushes and other types of cover. The compact, weedless setup allows anglers to …

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How To Catch Bass In Submerged Vegetation

To use an old analogy, largemouth bass and submerged vegetation go together like peas and carrots. No matter where you live, if there is some kind of vegetation present, you can bet old Mr. Green Lips will be hanging around. Submergent vegetation provides bass a sense of security, and an easily available supply of forage species in the form of …

Ledge Fishing 101: How To Catch Offshore Bass

In recent years, “ledge” fishing has become a buzzword in bass fishing circles. In the broadest sense, ledge fishing is really just a way to describe offshore bass fishing on impoundments that have a river channel, and thus the “ledges” they refer to are actually just the banks of the old river channel. Like any non-flooded river system, the channels in …

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Using Crankbaits To Catch Trophy Panfish

Whether you’re talking about hunting, or fishing for any species, there’s always a distinct subset of the population pursuing them that is dedicated to trophy hunting. Bow hunters routinely pass up good bucks each season on their quest for a trophy – and subsets of bass, walleye, and musky anglers are equally dedicated to quality over quantity. The same things applies …