West Virginia Angler Lands New Muskie State Record

All it took was 15 minutes and some major luck for Chase Gibson to land a new West Virginia muskie record. The fishing guide caught the new state-record muskellunge, which weighed 39.6 pounds and measured 54 inches long, on Burnsville Lake on April 30.  The crazy part? He threw it back. The day began like… Continue reading West Virginia Angler Lands New Muskie State Record

Net Results | Bass Angler Magazine

Photo courtesy of Frabill By Mike Gnatkowski The two most critical and exciting junctures when fishing are at the strike and when the fish comes to net. If the fish strikes aggressively and the hooks are sharp, the fish gets hooked solidly and battling the fish is largely a matter of rod pressure and patience.… Continue reading Net Results | Bass Angler Magazine

Back Seat Power-Shotting | Bass Angler Magazine

Josh Unruh showing off what he caught. by Josh Unruh The dog days of summer are now here and bass are getting lazy. Long, hot days and increasing water temperatures keep bass tucked away in thick, matted vegetation which offers shade and cooler water. This usually means it’s time for the two “F”s of bass… Continue reading Back Seat Power-Shotting | Bass Angler Magazine

Making A Point | Bass Angler Magazine

It’s a partly cloudy day/late afternoon, with the “clear” water flow coming out of the top left corner (North West) of the diagram and exiting to the bottom right (South East), can you pick the best possible seasonal spots to investigate? Have fun! It Depends On: various forms of shade and water dynamics you deal… Continue reading Making A Point | Bass Angler Magazine

KVD’s Sleeper Bass Crankbait | Bass Angler Magazine

There’s likely hundreds of thousands of crankbait variations when you factor in colors and sizes. So needless to say, it’s impossible for any of us to try them all. Even certain companies now have too many baits to sample top to bottom. But we have to be careful not to overlook the obvious. Take Strike… Continue reading KVD’s Sleeper Bass Crankbait | Bass Angler Magazine