Texas’ Guadalupe Bass

Texans are proud. They grow everything big in their big state — except Guadalupe bass. Though little is known about this agile, spirited fighter, Texans have every reason to be proud of their official state fish.

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Do Umbrella Rigs Really Work For Bass?

In October of 2011, pro angler Paul Elias blew away the competition at an FLW bass tournament. The bass fishing world went nuts because he took a radically different idea and approach to notch the victory. Additionally, many of the top 10 in the
tournament also were privy to this new technique. The dominating presentation was the Alabama-Rig, a miniature version of umbrella-rigs that many striper fishermen have been using for years. It’s a little over a year later now, so what have I learned about it?

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Hit The Rocks For Lunker Bass In The Tailraces

While many sportsmen spend their days pursuing deer, ducks and other game during the winter, a few hardy souls chase monsters of a different sort on the coldest days of the year. In the winter, before females swollen with roe drop their precious cargo,
bass reach their maximum weights for the year. In fact, record book bass frequently hit the scales between November and March in many states!

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Tips For Fishing Plastics For Bass

While fishing, I observe lots of angler behavior, and I can definitely say many people tend to fish plastics too fast — especially for bass — whether it’s a tube-rigged wacky or Texas-rigged. We need to slow down and try new techniques for retrieving a lure. Here’s how to find more success with your plastics.

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Best Bass Technique For A Youngster

Kids love catching fish and how they enjoy the fight of a bass! No matter the size, if they catch one they want another! This
may create a problem for the parents, however, because trying to find a simple, effective technique to make this possible may be a tall order.

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Texas Fishing: The Blue Jewel Of The Desert Produces Lunkers

Situated about 150 miles west of San Antonio and 425 miles east of El Paso, Lake Amistad spans the Mexico border about 12 miles northwest of Del Rio. The lake holds some lunker largemough bass and also produces good catches of striped bass and a few smallmouths. Learn more about the Blue Jewel of the Desert!

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