A collection of articles and tips for boaters.

Boat Safety Equipment

Running a high performance bass boat is a fun way to cover water effectively in a short period of time.  However, in order to enjoy your

high performance machine there are a couple of safety pieces that you need in your boat just in case a situation occurs where you  may need it. Life Jackets are the most important necessity to have in the boat. Whether it’s a foam jacket or a Automatic PFD, a life jacket could save your live if you get thrown out, if the boat sinks or for any reason where you have to get into the water.  A life jacket will keep you head up and out of the water so you can work on trying to get to safety.  

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Reading Water

How many times do you have to fish in an area or new body of water and wish you could see the bottom? I bet if you could you wouldn't be as afraid of fishing new bodies of 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.

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Approaching New Water

For those of you who regularly travel to new water to bass fish, or participate in tournaments that frequently bring you to unfamiliar impoundments, you are probably familiar with the overwhelming feeling of; "what do I do now?" Well, to offer some consolation, there are several steps you can take to combat this all to familiar problem, many of which are much easier than one might anticipate. First of all, quite possibly some of the most important steps you can take to prepare for new water, can be taken days or weeks in advance to physically traveling to your new destination. I consider these steps a form of "bassin' reconnaissance", that will, if done correctly, eliminate a whole lot of unproductive water.

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Night Time Bass Fishing In the heat of the summer in many parts of the country, bass fishing during the day time can be brutal. With air temperatures that can rise well...
Man made swamps, every county has a few. Rivers and streams that have been dammed in one spot or another; creating a pool of water for industry,...
Night Time Bass Fishing In the heat of the summer in many parts of the country, bass fishing during the day time can be brutal. With air temperatures that can rise well...
Man made swamps, every county has a few. Rivers and streams that have been dammed in one spot or another; creating a pool of water for industry,...
Weedless Frogs   Summertime on the Mississippi river means one thing, weedless frogs.  Lily pads, eel grass and any  other submerged vegetation that line the ox bows ,...
So what is a ditch and how do I find them?  Ditches to put it simply are depressions in the bottom.  Some people also call them a "hole".  Ditches can be...