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Elite pro John Crews helped design a dropshot rod with a counter-weighted butt section and a conveniently placed weight holder.

The right dropshot outfit

February 15 at 7:00am
Quiet, protected areas off main creeks will be popular spawning waters.

Maximum motion tempts prespawners

February 15 at 7:00am
Bassmaster Elite pro Aaron Martens bases his dropshot bait selection on water temperature.

Drop by design — The ins and outs of dropshotting for bass

Dropshotting might seem simple, but understanding how to make small adjustments to match specific situations can put more bass in the boat. Here are the pros’ tips.
February 01 at 7:00am
When big bass move shoreward for the spawn, pitching heavily weighted plastics around trees, bushes and any cover is a good bet for picking off staging fish.

Lunker mentality

Spawning activity typically cranks up across Toledo Bend this month. Use–––– these tips to take advantage of some of the best bass fishing all year long.
February 01 at 7:00am
The Atchafalaya Basin water levels are at rock bottom, but bass are already in very shallow stained water readying for the first wave of the spring spawn.

Basin low, bass gearing up for spawn

Water temps approaching magic number
January 27 at 9:40am
Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

The Super Sally

One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
January 15 at 9:00am
Chad Wiley works to land one of the bass that crushed his jig at the edge of the reed beds in Black River Lake.

Always bet on Black

Even in tough wintertime conditions, Black River Lake in central Louisiana can deliver bass — if you crack the code.
January 01 at 7:00am
Toledo Bend guide Dennis Tietje knows that water temperature dictates crappie location.

Warm up to winter crappie

When baitfish go deep in colder months, crappie follow them. Try these tips to load up on winter slabs.
January 01 at 7:00am
Needle nose and split ring pliers are invaluable for hook change operations.

Tools and tactics

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
The unique action that balsa creates proves irresistible to bass in shallow or deep scenarios.

Bettin’ on balsa - Benefits of balsa crankbaits to catch bass

Natural wood crankbaits should definitely have a place in your lure arsenal. Keep these tips in mind to boat more bass this fall.
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Bassmaster Elite pro Kevin VanDam likes to add one hook while removing another simultaneously.

Hooking it up - How to change hard bait hooks

Changing the factory hooks on your hard baits is an easy way to tweak your lure’s performance — and put more bass in the box.
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
New Iberia's Caleb Sumrall earned a slot in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series by winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship at Lake Hartwell over the weekend.

Sumrall earns coveted 2018 Bassmaster Classic berth

New Iberia angler wins B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, vows to fish 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series
October 23, 2017 at 11:31am
Despite its length, you can still connect on the hookset with the Mag 12.

The Mag 12 Buzz Worm

Foot-long offering from Mister Twister creates big bass buzz
October 15, 2017 at 9:00am
Football jigs are one of the favorites for probing creek ditches.

Carolina concepts

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am