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Lunkers go on the hunt after the lights go out


One of my favorite things about nighttime bass fishing is that it’s another one of those opportunities to catch a real trophy sized bass. To this day, there are still not as many folks that go out night fishing as you would think… and in turn, there’s less pressure on bass.

Summer Nights


In the heat of the summer in many parts of the country, bass fishing during the day time can be brutal. In many lakes, ponds and even rivers, most bass have made transitions towards deeper and cooler water. During these times, I have found night fishing to be a great alternative to battling the scorching sun.

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Water

The ability to read water is not a mystical power or a special talent it is just being observant to the lay of the land. When we are driving to our fishing destination do we pay attention to the surrounding land hills, bluffs, mountains, or swamps... We should.


During the summer months, bass can be found at many depths. Although many fish move towards outside weed edges and deeper off shore structure, there's still a good population of skinny water bass for those who are willing to crash the shoreline cover.

Rod & Reel Selection

Choosing the right equipment doesn’t have to be that complicated. I will give you as much information on the three basic setups I think will give you a good start without costing you a fortune. I would suggest going with two bait casters and one spinning rig.

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Spinning Reel

Casting & Spinning Rods

“When you go shopping, pick up several rods and see how they feel in your hand. Buy what feels good and what you can afford. ”

Fishing Tackle

Plastic Worm Basics

Do you know the basics of worm fishing? Well you should... Arguably one of the most productive…

Increase Your Catch with…

If you have never thrown an LV Series lure from Lucky Craft then chances are you have missed tons…

CAPTAIN HOOK Basic Hook…

When I first started fishing about six years ago, I would walk into a tackle shop and be…

Early Spring Jig Combo

When early Spring arrives a lot of attention turns to a jig-n-pig combination for bass fish. This…

Spinnerbaits & Buzzbaits:…

When I saw my first spinnerbait, I found myself asking, "what kind of fish would be stupid enough…

Crankbait Fishing

If you never tried or have had little success using crankbait to catch bass, walleye or any of the…

Rigging Tube Baits

Gitzits or tube baits, as they are more commonly known, are without doubt the strangest looking…

Lipless Crankbaits: Worth A…

My first introduction to lipless crankbaits, was when I won twenty of them in a raffle on Lake…

Tools Or Toys ?

The other day while I was putting away tackle, I came across boxes full of lures and baits. They…

 

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Fishing Line Basics

Trying to make sense out of the many different types of fishing lines can be a bit overwhelming when you are just getting started bass fishing. There’s monofilament, fluorocarbon, copolymer, fused superlines, braided lines, hollow core braided line, etc. It’s…
Keitech Fat Swing Impact

The Seductive Swim Bait

To swim or not to swim, that's the question. When Swim baits first came out I was immediately hooked. They are such a versatile bait that covers all water columns. Been through the whole gamut of swim baits. I started with the Bass Trix, Huddleston and Bass…
Bass Feeding Zones

Vertical or Horizontal - Bass Feeding Zones

Want to learn how to quickly pin point the most productive feeding zone while fishing for bass? If you can master this one tactic, you will consistently catch more bass. One of the most important factors you can determine is if bass are looking for a…
Drop Shot Fishing

Drop Shot Fishing - Top to Bottom

The drop shot is a rig that every bass fisherman should know how to tie and fish. It is truly one of the greatest fishing techniques ever invented. There are many different ways to make a drop shot rig. This detailed article will break down the different…
White Bass

Summer Schooling

While most youngsters are enjoying school being out for the summer, there is another type of school going on, summer school. I don’t mean your traditional classroom education type of summer school, I am talking about summertime schools of sand bass fish and…

The New Technique Hump

So you spent the weekend reading about an interesting new fishing technique that’s all the rave on the bass fishing tournament trail. You go to your local tackle shop, pick up all the components necessary, call your buddy and head out on the lake. Your friend…

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Spring Fishing

Spring Fever

Spring bass
As the days begin getting warmer, spring fever kicks and its time to go bass fishing.…

Ice Out Bass Fishing

Ice Out Fishing
Tips for early spring largemouth bass fishing 1 to 4 weeks after a lake thaws out after…

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Bass Fishing
Not soon enough, the ice will be melting, the water will start to warm up from a uniform…

Know the Flow

Everyone thinks “a bass is a bass no matter where you go“; Lake Fisherman will say that…