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Max motion — How swim-head jigs increase bass bites

In a lake, there is no takeout menu, no vending machines, no Amazon. If you’re a bass, what you got is what you got.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Cypress swamp shakedown — Pro tips for bass fishing in flooded cypress trees

It’s the mall food court — the beach umbrella with that cooler full of snacks. For bass, we’re talking about cypress trees.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Other heavy finesse bass-fishing tactics

Drop-shots aren’t the only finesse rigs that can be beefed up to provide bass a bite-enducing curve ball. Here are some other options:

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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How to get bottom rigs unhooked when bass fishing

If the heavy finesse strategy has a hang-up, then we’ve punned our way into the explanation — hang-ups, snags, entanglements.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Opposites attract — Keys to ‘heavy finesse’ bass fishing

In the word association game, “finesse” and “heavy” are not typically connected. However, there exists a strategic melding of the two concepts in which “heavy finesse” tactics can yield big results in the bass-fishing world.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Get ’em out, get ’em up

For his butterfly jig action, Capt. Billy Wells uses a 5 ˝-foot Shimano Trevalla rod and Shimano Stella loaded with 80-pound PowerPro.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Reds of the rigs

Capt. David Iverson typically runs out of Red Pass and targets West Delta rigs in 40 to 50 feet for bull reds. However, when he’s up for a challenge and the weather permits, he’ll take South Pass out his favorite East Delta rigs, where close proximity to the Continental Shelf puts 300-foot water well within the reach of his bay boat.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How pros rig magnum worms

To get the most out of a big worm, Bassmaster Classic champ Casey Ashley suggests dropping down in line size.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Jigs for briny pigs — Primer on using jigs for offshore success

It’s a fact of life: Drop a piece of bait over any northern Gulf of Mexico structure from the Midnight Lump to the countless wrecks and reefs to the legs of any drilling rig, and something is gonna eat it.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Going big — Pro tips for fishing magnum worms

He’s not the fastest guy on the court, nor is he the flashiest. The center, the big man in the middle, has certain responsibilities, and when called on for particular duties, that size and strength play to his advantage

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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How to make the most of the shad spawn

When working docks, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mark Davis said it’s important to cover all the angles — down both sides of the walkway, across the face and tracing the T ends.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Follow-up baits important on fry-guarding male bass

Sometimes, a fry guarder will boil, follow or just push a bait without committing. Toledo Bend guide Darold Gleason said those fish are catchable — but you might have to work at it.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Spawn sensation — How to catch bass during the shad spawn

It might sound rude, intrusive, bad form, but in lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state it’s apparently just fine to interrupt the intimate moments of others.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Fry daddies — Best bets for catching male bass guarding fry

Ponder the local playground: Kids laughing and chatting as they enjoy swing sets, merry-go-rounds, play sets, etc., while parents watch with a blend of heart-thumping pride and diligent protection.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Top chinquapin baits

Aggressive and gluttonous as any schooling fish, chinquapin are hardly picky. Nevertheless, catering to their tastes and preferences will earn you more love.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Nighttime fishing for chinquapin

Panfish aficionado Glynn “Catch” Cormier reminds anglers not to overlook the species’ after-hours potential.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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