search bait

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 …

spring fishing

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 …

spring crappie

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, …

prespawn topwater

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 …

curly tailed grub

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 …

tubes for crappie

How To Use Mini Tubes To Catch Tons Of Crappie

With its plain appearance, the plastic tube bait hardly looks like a lure diverse enough for anglers to catch crappie in a variety of ways. However, savvy anglers know the ordinary looking plastic tube has more to offer than meets the eye. Lure manufacturers have turned the tube bait into a more versatile lure by offering it in assorted sizes …

early season crappie

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 …

bass boat essentials

Bass Boats 101: The Absolute Essentials For Your Boat

So, you’ve been looking at bass boats. Now what? You already know the look and feel of the boat, but what else do bass boats need to accessorize and help you catch the most fish? A bass boat with a high-powered outboard engine will get you quickly to your favorite fishing spot, and that is just the beginning. Once you …