Picking Colors For Crankbaits

No doubt, crankbait color matters! Sure, I would rate the actual running characteristics (depth, wobble, profile) of a crankbait ahead of color in matter of importance; but color is the final “deal-sealer.” Here’s what colors to use and when to use them.

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Spinnerbait Basics

No other bass lure has the versatility of spinnerbaits. However, not just one spinnerbait work in all fishing situations. That is why an angler needs to learn how to select/change a spinnerbait. Here’s what you need to know before you hit the water in search of old bucketmouth.

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What Does It Take To Be A Pro Fisherman?

How many club and weekend fishermen have dreamed about becoming a full-time professional fisherman? It’s a lot, judging by the large number of questions I field on this topic. A common question I hear at seminars is: “what does it take to be a professional fisherman?”

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Choosing A Crankbait Fishing Rod

No matter what fishing technique you use, matching the right rod to the technique significantly impacts the success an angler will experience. Poor matches cause broken lines, poor hooking, inaccurate casts, and a decrease in efficiency.

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Getting More From Rapala’s Minnow Baits

Experienced anglers realize that just about every lure can be “adjusted” to better suit the immediate situation at hand and thus increase the lure’s effectiveness. Here’s a couple of tricks that I have learned regarding Rapala’s minnow baits that have helped better my catch.

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Lake Minnetonka: Still Going Strong

After fishing six tournaments in the South this year with minimal results, it sure was nice to spend eight days in a row out on Lake Minnetonka located in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minn. I caught more and bigger bass than I had at all of the other places combined!

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Understanding Spawning Largemouth Bass

In the world of bass fishing, the arrival of spring means spawning bass. Understanding this important life event will equip an angler with the knowledge to read the spawn and make the necessary adjustments in fishing technique to catch fish.

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Some Common Weeds And Their Relationship To Largemouth Bass

In any body of water that has substantial aquatic vegetation, you can bet you’ll find bass in those weeds. But not all species of weeds are the same, and bass will prefer one type to another at different times. By learning when to key on a specific weed, you’ll be able to boost your catch significantly.

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