Bedfishing obese smallmouths is a blast, but there’s nothing like the rush of a trophy bronzeback busting a topwater popper.
We all dream of finding unfished bass and having honeyholes to ourselves. But sometimes reality is just the opposite.
This season’s late spring delayed ice-out and kept water temperatures cold across the northern tier of the Bass Belt. While this could cause some bass fans to forgo crankbaits in favor of finesse, they’re still a top option for putting fish in the boat.