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Tackle tips for bass fishing in grass

FLW Pro JT Kenney likes a bladed swim jig around prespawn grass, but if the fish aren’t fully committed — maybe because of post-frontal blues — he finds himself missing a lot of short strikes.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Adjust to prespawn bass-fishing volatility

When a cold front boogers up the prespawn scene, colder temperatures and bright, bluebird conditions will push the fish back off their staging positions.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Veggie variables — How to fish for prespawn bass

Grass equals bass — yep, we got that. But getting to know the specific makeup of vegetation is essential, especially during the early spring before the it grows tall and thick. 

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Moving up — How to catch prespawn bass

There’s a fine line between prespawn and spawning movement — get it wrong and you’ll be wasting time by fishing ahead of or behind the fish.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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The right tackle for nail-weighted worms

Kevin Hawk fishes his nail-weighted worms on light line and a spinning rod to better handle and feel the finesse presentation.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Grubs on umbrella rigs

Discussions of grubs cannot exclude their group presentation on the umbrella rig. Although banned in Bassmaster Elite and FLW Tour competition, the multi-armed “egg beaters” remain a vital tool for bass anglers from fall through early spring.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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How to use a nail weight with a swimbait

Sticking small, thin weights into slender worms influences fall rates and bottom orientation, but that’s not the only use for this tackle tactic.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Great with grubs — Bass-fishing tips for grubs

They’re kind of like the short stop of your tackle box, only without all the glamor and star power. Indeed, grubs are a multi-talented category of soft plastics whose lack of fanfare starkly contrasts their versatility.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Nail it — How and why to use nail weights when bass fishing

You’ve heard of “controlled aggression.” Well, you can call this aggressive finesse.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Pro tips for choosing winter crappie-fishing spots

Unlike the warmer months, when scattered crappie create the opportunity to pick one or two here and there and piece together a decent day, Toledo Bend guide Dennis Tietje said the late fall/early winter period calls for a higher level of discernment.

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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How to detect light crappie bites

When cooler temperatures have those crappie biting lightly, strike detection becomes paramount. That can be challenging on a good day, but in windy conditions it’s critical that you don’t let the blow rob you of opportunities.

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Boat position key to post-front bass fishing

With ultra-clear and often eerily calm conditions, bluebird days mean spooky bass that’ll be even less tolerant than normal to intrusion.

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Top post-front bass-fishing lures

Here’s a look at some of the dependable post-front bait options:

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Crappie on edge — Best winter crappie-fishing tactics

December has Dennis Tietje on edge, and it’s not because of any Christmas rush.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Bluebird blues — Expert tips for bass fishing after a front

As the year draws to a close, you can count on weather fluctuations, compliments of cold air masses descending from the north.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Bridge tactics to catch more bass

A bridge is what? The roadway/walkway, the pilings that support it and some kind of embankment, right?

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November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am
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