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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3 Ways to Use Old Plastic Rigs

Sweet and Weedless Carolina Rigs You think the Carolina Rig is a super-slow technique involving barely noticeable pulls of the rod and pauses long enough to read a chapter of Steven King’s new novel, “Dr. Sleep.” Heck, sometimes your pauses are long enough you actually fall asleep. There are times when you do need to go slow with this rig,

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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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On Top for the Fall

  Josh Unruh showing his catch. by Josh Unruh   The air temperatures are getting lower and the sun is setting earlier. This can only mean one thing…fall is here! And with fall comes an exciting time in the bass fishing world…topwater time! With bass starting to feed up for the winter anglers can find themselves caught up in of

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