Slinging Soft Swimbaits For Green-Backed Bass

Soft swimbaits are a great addition to your
arsenal when targeting largemouth bass. Fish jump all over these life-like
lures … and that means more bass in the boat for you. And like me, they may
just challenge to become the No. 1 technique in your bag of bass tricks!

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Best For Bass: Baitcasting Or Spinning Gear?

With so many different rods available, it’s not likely that a beginner can properly match up the right rod/reel combos with their fitting application for bass fishing. Here are some guidelines from sportsmansguide.com’s pro bass expert Jim Moynagh that will help you with the first step — deciding between baitcasting and spinning rods.

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Bass Spawning Process Starts With Increased Sunlight

If you’ve got the winter blahs right now, don’t let it get you down, because you may have noticed the days have gotten longer since the winter solstice on December 21. And trust this: bass have noticed, too! But when those photons fire in the big helium sphere we orbit, striking Earth eight minutes later, something profound happens – – chemical reactions start to stir the primordial instinct in bass to procreate.

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Bass Fishing Success: It’s In The Genes

Are some fish inherently easier to catch than others are, and could there be a genetic basis for it? New research by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says yes. The results were confirmed by good old-fashioned hook-and-line, backed up by leading-edge science — DNA analysis.

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Growth Rates Same For Catch-And-Release Bass

The benefits of catch-and-release fishing are self-evident — you keep fish, big and small, in the fishery for the next time around. And science has shown proper handling ensures the fish will be there for the next tournament. Next, professors of fisheries science at Texas Tech University, Gene Wilde and Kevin Pope, took the science a step further. They asked: how do largemouth bass growth rates respond to catch-and-release?

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