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 any other for 19-year-old Gibson,

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The Must Have Lures | Bass Angler Magazine

BAIT #1 The flipping jig has been a tried and true staple for bass anglers for many years, but for some it has fallen by the weigh side for Texas-rigging a variety of soft plastic baits. Although the Texas-rig may sometimes garner more bites, the jig is commonly referred to as a big bass bait. The bigger profile and different

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GET THE NET!! | Bass Angler Magazine

Written by James Hill One of the biggest mistakes someone can make is jabbing at the fish as it gets close… GET THE NET!! We’ve all said it or have gone fishing with someone who has said it. Shoot, sometimes we even scream it like a war cry going into battle! Those three; three letter words. We just can’t help

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An Over-Looked Crank | Bass Angler Magazine

By: Steve Pennaz When you fish against a guy like Tony Owens, biologist with the Texas Freshwater Fishery Center in Athens, Texas, you pay attention to the little things or you get left in the dust. Tony not only lives bass every day at his job, he regularly fishes tournaments in East Texas and knows how to catch fish. But

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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. The most tenuous moment is

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A Little More Vibration | Bass Angler Magazine

By Mark Lassagne Two 10’s in one day on one bait – you can’t ignore it. Five years later this bait still puts big ones in the boat. At the Classic several years ago BASS Elite pro Guy Eaker was telling me about this small plate he put in front of his worm to make it shake back and forth

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Tricks For Boating Bass | Bass Angler Magazine

06/24/201503/24/2020 Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Tips for July   A trick to use in stained or muddy water or at night when bass can’t see as well is to use big lures that displace water and creategood vibrations. Another trick some fishermen use is to put a little more bend in the blade of a spinnerbait

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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 fishing…frogs and flipping. To some,

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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 with at the time you

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Summertime Frog Fishing | Bass Angler Magazine

When the water is warm the big bass are eating! Some of the most exciting fishing you could ever have is right in front of you, topwater frog fishing! With a little patience, confidence and the right equipment provided to you in this article, you will be ready for hand to hand combat with big fish, heavy cover, and shallow

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