Bass Fishing

Stressed bass: Run or hide

Largemouth bass can be finicky, temperamental creatures under the best of circumstances. When the effects of environmental stressors are added, catching them can seem nearly impossible. […]

Big Bass

Trophy bass: Proper catch-and-release handling techniques

Catching a true trophy largemouth is the lifelong goal of countless bass anglers, and if you’re ever lucky enough to get your hands on a certified 10-pounder — especially if you want to catch and release the fish — proper handling techniques will definitely increase its chances for long-term survival. […]

Bass Fishing

Swim a jig for extra bites

Jigs are regularly tied on by bass fishermen year round, but they are especially important tools during the spring. Hopped and crawled along the bottom, they imitate the movements of a crawfish, a favorite food of largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass. […]