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Bass Fishing

Bass are one of the most sought after game fish in North America as well as many other parts of the world. When people think of bass they think of a tough fighting, tail dancing, big fish. Bass put up some of the best fights in the game. They can leap right out of the water and will surely make your drag scream. Bass come in a variety of sizes, and catching a trophy bass can be a rewarding experience. Bass are great tasting fish, and are not overly difficult to target if you know what you are doing and have the right equipment. Our comprehensive tips and guides will go over the details of what gear you need and how to target them. We’ll  teach you exactly how to find trophy bass and how to land them one after the other.

Bass Fishing Tips

October 20th, 2020
When Do Largemouth Bass Spawn? What You Need to Know to Make the Most of Mating Season

The spring spawn initiates the most predictable movement of largemouth bass all year, and locating big bass during the mating season is as close to a sure thing as you can get. But many anglers struggle either because they don’t understand the spawn very well, or because they’re unsure how to capitalize on a fishing […]

October 22nd, 2020
Drop Shot Tips

Related: Top choices for drop shot rods! What is Drop Shotting? The Basics A drop shot rig suspends your hook above a weight. It’s a simple idea with some profound consequences. Unlike standard worm fishing, the weight--rather than your line--is taking the abuse of the bottom. Right there, you’ll find this yields more bass, more […]

January 6th, 2021
Hook Size For Bass: Picking the Right Hook Size for Bass

Hook sizing can be confusing, and for new anglers, there’s certainly a temptation to assume that big bass demand massive hooks. But an oversized hook is almost never a good idea, and from poor action to spooked fish and missed strikes, a hook that’s too large just won’t work very well. Too small isn’t good […]

January 6th, 2021
How To Jig For Bass: The Next Generation of Jigs Explained 

If you think jigging for largemouth bass involves a naked lead head and a curly-tailed grub, you’re behind the times! Undoubtedly effective year ‘round, jigging works wherever you find bass suspended in the water column or hunting near the bottom. It’s also an excellent tactic for teasing a hard strike from heavy cover. But there’s […]

January 6th, 2021
Bass Fishing Rigs: Rig Like A Tournament Pro

As any bass fishing veteran can attest, an excellent worm rig has won more tournaments than anything else, hands down. And while there’s no one rig to rule them all, with just a handful of tried-and-tested options, you can improve your odds of catching trophy largemouth. Want to learn more? Keep reading! Gear-Up for Bass […]

January 7th, 2021
Can You Eat Largemouth Bass: Yes!

Can you eat bass? The short answer is yes. But be aware that keeping largemouth can be contentious, and most serious bass anglers frown on the practice, preferring catch and release. Related: Bass Fishing Tips, Types of Bass, Best Time To Fish For Bass Why Catch and Release Started Strict catch and release for bass […]

January 7th, 2021
Best Live Bait For Bass: Alive and Kicking

Never underestimate using live bait for bass. You’re not going to see many live crawfish or shiners on the tournament circuit, but that’s not because they don’t work. In virtually every tournament, live bait is illegal, to say nothing of the endorsement issue! The truth is that live bait works as well or better than […]

January 7th, 2021
Best Time To Fish For Bass: Catching Largemouth By Season

Consistently catching largemouth bass demands on more than just the right tackle. Savvy anglers know that understanding seasonal bass behavior can be the difference between an exciting weekend on the water and going home disappointed. If you do well all spring but start to strike out when the heat rises, or find that summer’s fine […]

January 7th, 2021
Bass Fishing Tips: How to Catch Bass In The Spring & Summer

Largemouth bass. These two words are enough to send a shiver of excitement up an angler’s spine. If you’ve ever tied into a big female, watching her leap clear of the water in an effort to throw your hook, you know why. That first glimpse of a fantastic fish, the rush of excitement when your […]

January 7th, 2021
Connecting Braided Main Line to Leader: Best Knots for Bass Fishing

If you consider finesse presentations for largemouth bass, it seems that a majority of anglers--pros and amateurs alike--have turned to braided main line attached to a fluorocarbon leader. There’s no questioning the effectiveness of this choice--assuming you’ve mastered a good fishing knot to connect the two! Simple physics is working against you, and the knot […]

January 7th, 2021
Fall Bass Fishing Tips: How To Catch More Bass In The Fall

As the days shorten and the air grows crisp, it’s a sign that magic is happening below the surface of your local lake. Fall is here, and as water temps plummet, largemouth shed the lethargy caused by the summer’s heat and begin feeding in earnest. For anglers in the know, fall can be the most […]

January 11th, 2021
Types Of Bass: Positive Identification and Species Information

When anglers hear the word “bass,” it’s fair to say that they generally think smallmouth or largemouth. That makes sense: these are the two species fishermen across the country are most familiar with. But the bass family--including the genus Micropterus and Morone--is a lot broader than that! In fact, there are 14 recognized species of […]

Bass Tackle Reviews

October 22nd, 2020
Best Bass Fishing Line: Braid, Mono, and Fluorocarbon Compared

Largemouth are America’s #1 game fish for a reason, and the heart-pounding excitement of fighting your first 10-pounder will hook you for life! But with increased fishing pressure, busier lives, and less time to spend on the water than we’d like, tackle choice is critical to make the most of every opportunity. And among the […]

October 23rd, 2020
Best Jig Rods for Bass: Our Favorites Reviewed

Flipping, casting, swimming, dragging--jigs can do it all! It’s no surprise, then, that they’re a popular choice for largemouth, especially in high summer when the vegetation gets thick. Because you can run jigs in weedless versions, and because they’re ideal for pitching into nearly impenetrable cover, they let you fish places that other lure choices […]

January 6th, 2021
Best Bass Fishing Reels: Our Favorites Reviewed

To the uninitiated, one reel is pretty much like another. But for bass anglers, the differences are critically important--and easy to recognize. As any old hand on the lake can explain, the wrong reel will cripple your casts, hobble your retrieves, and have you spending more time clearing bird’s nests than fishing. But which manufacturers […]

January 7th, 2021
Best Lures For Bass: Exploring The Best Options

There’s no one lure or technique that can catch largemouth day-in and day-out. That’s a simple fact. Instead, seasoned anglers know that they need a variety of lures to consistently fill their livewells, and you’ll find that their tackle boxes and bags are packed with any number of options, each geared to a different situation, […]

January 7th, 2021
Best Spinning Reel For Bass: Spin-in a Largemouth

While baitcasting reels dominate the tournament scene, plenty of anglers already know that good spinning reels are more than up to the task for largemouth.  And if you just don’t care for baitcasting reels, shy away from buying new rods to fit them, or want a one-rod solution to all your fishing, a spinning reel […]

January 7th, 2021
One Rod To Rule Them All? Best Bass Fishing Rods Reviewed

Bass fishing demands an almost bewildering range of techniques--and the tackle to match. That’s why it’s easy to find dedicated anglers who pack dozens of rods in their boats. But for most of us, spending thousands on rods isn’t in the cards, and especially if you’re new to chasing largemouth bass, you probably need one […]

January 11th, 2021
The Best Flipping and Pitching Rod - Buying Guide and Reviews of the Top Sticks

There are many fishing rods on the market that are great for flipping and pitching. However, some that market themselves as suitable for flipping are less-than-ideal for the job. Given this, we’ve reviewed some of the top options on the market to help you make a wise purchase. We’ve listed our winner, along with the […]

January 11th, 2021
Best Drop Shot Rods for the Money: Our Favorites Reviewed

Drop shotting is one of the hottest techniques for bass. It offers a subtle, finesse presentation of a worm that largemouth can’t resist. In fact, you can work the edge of a weed bed that’s been hit hard by other anglers and still hook a big one! But because this technique demands a finesse presentation, […]

April 4th, 2021
Best Spinnerbaits for Bass - Color, Vibration, and Flash

Spinnerbaits are special. Not only do they offer nearly endless options for customization, but with the right know-how, they can also be the ultimate tool in a bass angler’s tacklebox. But to new anglers and old-hands alike, they can be a high mystery, and from blade shapes to color combos, there’s a lot to learn […]

April 4th, 2021
Lily Pad Madness: Best Topwater Frog Lures Reviewed

Some of the most exciting bass fishing of my life has happened around lily pads. I’ve worked a clear Heddon Torpedo into a ferocious leaping strike. I’ve pulled a across pads and into the water with deadly results. But nothing I’ve tried matched the awesome attraction of a frog or the heart-stopping moment when a […]

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