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Long casts can be difference-makers for fall fish, so make sure you’re properly equipped.

Sling ‘em far

16 hours ago
A jig is a very effective spotted bass bait because it casts well and quickly reaches bottom.

Keep the party going

August 15 at 7:00am
Time invested in thoroughly probing laydowns is usually rewarded.

Hot topics

July 15 at 7:00am
The ‘potato chip lip’ on Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad creates erratic movement gamefish just can’t resist.

Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad

'Potato chip lip’ is the secret to lure’s wobble
May 15 at 9:00am
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Combs landed this big 6-pounder with a topwater frog on a recent trip to Grosse Savanne Lodge in Cameron Parish during Shimano’s “Cast Smarter” Media Conference.

Get the jump on topwater frogs

Elite Series pro shares his Top 3 tips for frog fishing
May 14 at 7:00am
When clear conditions make the fish spooky, a finesse jig will still produce bites.

Small bait ... big results - How to use a finesse jig to catch more bass

Bigger isn’t always better — a down-sized finesse jig might be just the ticket for days when bass are playing hard to get. Here’s how the pros rig up to take them down.
May 01 at 7:00am

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May 01 at 7:00am

Marsh Man Masson scores personal best bass on Tchefuncte

Fishing trips don't start much better than this one
April 17 at 9:03am
With shad spawns occurring close to the final stages of the Toledo Bend spawn, docks are a popular option.

Meal delivery schedule

April 15 at 7:00am
New Iberia Bassmaster Elite Series pro Caleb Sumrall moves out of dead-end canals this month to catch post-spawn bass in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Caleb Sumrall’s gear

April 15 at 7:00am
Bass move to stretches of banks with a little current to find oxygenated water and feed up after the rigors of the spawn.

New cull system protects bass

April 15 at 7:00am
The Speed Scremer features “arms” that provide maximum action bass just can’t resist.

Creme Speed Scremers

Bass love the new soft-plastic creature bait
April 13 at 8:30am
The 2019 Bassmaster Classic will be contested on the Tennessee River out of Knoxville March 15-17.

2019 Bassmaster Classic set for Knoxville

Tennessee River to be featured in ‘Super Bowl of Bass Fishing’
April 11 at 1:53pm
One of Lebrun’s bed fishing strategies is to occasionally sub in a V&M Wild Craw Jr., a bait he described as having a lazy, irregular action, as opposed to the tighter look of the J Bug.

Toledo Bend Spawn: Phase 3

After a freezing winter and a wet spring, the spawn marches on at the Bend. Here’s the pros’ plan of attack in April.
April 01 at 7:00am