• Is Bigger Always Better ?

    Big Swimbait

    I'm pretty much willing to bet that nearly every angler reading this article, at one point or another, has heard the cliché "Bigger baits catch bigger fish". But does this hold true in every situation? As a Long Island angler, I seriously doubt it! Time to face facts, bigger isn't always better. So with that in mind, we ask ourselves, what are we left with? Answer; finesse! Finesse, a word that many long-time, traditionalist bass anglers cringe at the sound of, has brought about a revolution in the way many anglers approach bass fishing. 

  • Mini Lure Box Review [VIDEO]

    We found these great little compact fly fishing boxes that can be used to make the perfect mini bass fishing lure kits. Compartments are all separated, so you don't have to worry about cross contamination. What's awesome is that you can set up a bunch of different kits (i.e. Grubs, Drop Shot, Finesse worm, etc.) and either bring them with you bank fishing, or, they make for easy access on your boat. Instead of having to walk back to your tackle compartment on your bass boat, you can keep one of these in your pocket and never have to take your foot off the trolling motor if you break off and need to tie on a new rig.

  • Rigging Tube Baits

    Texas Rigged Tube

    Gitzits or tube baits, as they are more commonly known, are without doubt the strangest looking lure ever invented.  A truly perfect lure that can be used for flipping, pitching, Carolina rigging, Texas rigging and the list goes on.  The Gitzit was invented by Bobby Garland and was made available to the public in 1964.  

     

  • Shaky Head Jig Fishing [VIDEO]

    In this video, Brendan C. shows you how to rig soft plastics on a Shaky Head Jig and teaches you the basics of Shaky Head Fishing.  When fishing gets tough, a Straight Tail Worm rigged on a Shaky Head Jig is a great option to help you put some bass in the boat.  The Shaky Head Rig is a must have if you're fishing as a non-boating or co-angler.  Its subtle stand up quivering action makes this finesse technique one of the best for finicky bass.

  • Slump

    Bass Boat

    One of the biggest lures of bass fishing is the competitive nature of the sport. At any level, it's competing against the fish on an afternoon out, your buddy on a Saturday morning or in the structured setting of a professional tournament, it is competition in a pure form. This fact causes us to occasionally encounter the malady that every competitor, in every sport has to face "The Slump." Like the slumping baseball player who is a half a blink slow on a fastball, guessing wrong on the curve and when he does make solid contact hits it directly at the waiting fielder, we can fall into the same rut.

  • Wacky Worming

    Wacky Rig

    Over the last three years the most consistant bass fish catcher I have used has been the "Wacky Worm," a.k.a. "Jersey rig" or "Wacky Rig". The rig that most people look at and say how can that silly little worm catch anything? Well, once again it does not matter what we as the fisherman think looks good, but rather what Mr. Bass thinks that matters.