Bass Fishing

Be patient and catch more bass on topwater

The fog is lifting off the surface of the calm lake, and the sun still hasn’t peaked above the tree line. These are perfect conditions for working a topwater plug near the shore for bass. Nothing is more exciting than calling a bass up to smash a lure on the surface. […]

Bass Fishing

Skipping jigs

If you’ve ever seen an angler that really knows how to skip a jig under a boat dock, you’ll see why they are so good at catching bass around these structures. […]


Faulty grounding often the culprit with boat trailer issues

Anyone who tows a boat trailer often enough either has, or will, experience issuess with the trailer’s lights. Either one turn signal doesn’t work, the brake lights don’t work, they work intermittently, or they show no signs of life at all. A number of factors could be the problem, and more often than not, one specific culprit is to blame. […]


How to tune a crankbait

When it comes to fishing with crankbaits, bass pro David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., is about as good as it gets. He would rather fish a crankbait than any other lure, and he has one tip that he said can make everyone a better crankbait angler. […]

Freshwater Fishing

‘Clean and healthy’ catfish baits

Many hardcore catfish anglers have favorite baits they swear by over all others. A variety of live baits, cut baits, stinkbaits and homemade concoctions are on the list of baits many outdoorsmen use to pursue Mr. Whiskers — but Mike Spinks of Sumter, S.C., has branched out in other directions when searching for the perfect catfish bait.  […]