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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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The 3 Best Ways To Rig A Curly Tailed Grub

The curly tailed grub has probably caught more fish than any other plastic lure in existence. It’s got a subtle, undulating action that can accurately imitate just about anything fish eat. Crawl a brown or pumpkin grub along the bottom, you’ve got a crawfish. Wind a white one higher in the water column, and you’ve got a spot on shad …

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3 Ways To Find And Catch Early Season Crappie

Like many other freshwater species, the warming temperatures and longer days of spring mean one thing to crappies: it’s time to get ready to spawn. In preparation, this time of year huge schools of early season crappie start moving toward the shallow bays, flats, and undeveloped shorelines that they will eventually spawn on later in the spring. Because they’re on …

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How To Choose The Proper Fishing Line For Your Technique

There is fishing line available today for nearly every situation bass anglers will encounter. You now have the option of trying monofilament, fluorocarbon or braid, so you have to decide which type of line is best for your style of fishing. Monofilament Fishing Line The best multipurpose line is monofilament.  It has been an all-around great bass fishing line for years …

11 People Who Should Have Just Gone Fishing

Everyone needs hobbies. There are hours and hours of your life to fill and occasionally, we fill those hours with something OTHER than fishing. That can be great! Figure out a good balance and do a few other things with your life. But from time to time, we definitely regret the decision and realize, “man, I should have just gone …

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The Best Bass Fishing Lakes of 2016

2016 was an awesome year for bass fishing. The weather was relatively normal, the bite was on, and the catches were abundant. These rankings were compiled with input from anglers who hail from all across the nation, voting on lakes they both live near, have traveled to, and have on their own bucket lists. Without further ado, we present the …

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3 Pro Tips For Fishing In The Rain

One of the realities of fishing is paying attention to the weather forecast. High air temperatures bring humidity, and humidity brings thunderstorms. While we by no means recommend fishing around lighting, we strongly recommend you don’t call off your next trip just because it’s raining. Rain breaks up the surface, creates current, and flushes nutrients into a waterbody – which …

The 7 Best Ways To Catch Deep Water Bass

With the summer in full swing, water temps in most bodies of water are nearing their seasonal peak. Warmer water carries less oxygen, and for that reason, bass in many lakes and reservoirs across the country take a summer vacation and head out to the depths. In addition to more oxygen, deep water usually harbors more baitfish, and also provides …

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4 Innovative Lures Changing The Way We Fish

The game has changed. As a part of natural evolution and overfished public spots, catching bass today is harder than ever before. Most of our most popular gamefish have seen some sort of crank, spinner, swimbait, and any other standard presentation. This is leading to necessary innovations in fishing, changing up standard presentations just enough to lure unsuspecting bass into biting. …