Hunters call it patterning—they pour over photos and topo maps and spend countless hours scouting to identify travel routes of animals, on both daily and seasonal timelines.
Ohio bass pro Frank Scalish is a hard guy to interview. He’s a heck of a nice guy and a phenomenal angler, but he cranks out so many cool tactics that it’s hard to keep up.
Largemouth bite best when water temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. They're most active under dim - light conditions.
When the bite is right on tailwaters, usually during spring or fall, most drifting anglers will catch at least a few smallmouths, and some will even stumble across giants.
The silver dollar-size bluegill fins in place at the gravel fringe. Although its eye stares like that of a doll, its body quivers with a lively spark.
It may seem like every bass in the lake comes down with a case of lockjaw during the passage of a cold front, it doesn't mean you can't catch fish.
It had rained hard the night before my striper trip—too hard, I worried as I drove to the river at 4 a.m.
For the past couple hours, Northland Fishing Tackle pro-staffer Travis Peterson and I have been a long cast out from a rock-studded inlet on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake. Midwestern modesty is giving us a little guilt trip for it, but we feel like smallmouth gods.
Without a doubt, lure makers have made note of anglers' growing obsession with smallmouth. In fact, the craze has influenced the quality and quantity of lures produced in some surprising ways. Get the inside scoop from a variety of lure makers in the smallmouth industry.
Brian Snowden reveals what you need to do to catch more bass now.
Sixty-seven lakes and reservoirs, in 19 states, hold specially tagged fish that could turn into cash or prizes for lucky anglers! Read on!
Use this map to key in on smallmouth bass spawning times for your geographic location.
Alabama guide and pro angler Jimmy Mason has been smack in the middle of the excitement surrounding this cool new way to catch bass.
Late spring and early summer provide some of the best opportunities of the year to catch bass in shallow water with a spinnerbait. The reason is because bream as well as shad, both prime forage for bass, have moved shallow to spawn, and bass are taking advantage of it.