My Favorite Deep Baits
Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

My Favorite Deep Baits

With the fish moving off shore and the spawn slowly turning to post spawn I thought I would give you my favorite baits that I use when the bass move deep as we progress into […]

Fishing Tips

Boy Howdys For Early Season Bass

“This is my new favorite topwater lure,” Tim Mann said, showing off a Chrome/Black Boy Howdy before casting is just past a stick-up beside a seawall in a canal. Mann, who is long-time tournament bass […]

MyFWC - Shiners and Structure For Bass
Fishing Tips

MyFWC – Shiners and Structure For Bass

Lake Istokpoga has become one of the most productive trophy bass lakes in the country following major habitat enhancement programs by the FWC. Anglers can be extremely productive fishing this revitalized habitat using shiners, if […]

Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Fall Dock Fishing

The in-between time of year generally falls in the fall when the water is still warm and the bass are acting like its mid-summer. Bass become real finicky in this time of the year as […]

Bass Fishing

Ditching the Pistons for Pedals

People may think that being an Elite-level bass fisherman is easy. They fish for a living, right? That, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. Doing what it takes to fish at this level requires […]

Bass Fishing

Don’t Overlook Causeways

“If you think about it, every fish that migrates up and down this creek has to go through that little gap,” Jimmy Mason said, as he pitched a War Eagle Heavy Finesse Jig to the […]

Downsizing in the Fall
Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Downsizing in the Fall

It’s common every year as the bass make changes in their locations and the fall weather starts to set in fishing gets tougher. This change is constant throughout my many years of history, the fall […]

Prime Hopper Fishing
Fishing Tips

Prime Hopper (grasshopper) Fishing

Fly fishermen know…………….. Whether to target trout, smallmouths, bluegills or largemouths, they turn to a lot of grasshopper-imitating fly patterns during late summer and continuing into fall. Grasshoppers and other terrestrial insects fairly commonly find […]

What's Up With Double Digit Bass
Bass Fishing

What’s Up With Double Digit Bass?

Note: Berkley’s Dr. Keith Jones is one of the foremost authorities on . He knows the answers to questions most anglers can only offer a guess. Most anglers have never caught a bass weighing double […]

CATCH FISH ON THE WEEDLINE
Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

CATCH FISH ON THE WEEDLINE

Summer has arrived pretty much everywhere in fishing country.  The spawn is over, so the fish, regardless of specie, are doing one thing:  They’re either eating, or they’re looking for something to eat.  If you […]

Slow Down for Winter Bass
From The Desks of the ODU Writers

Slow Down for Winter Bass

By Best Bassin’, Billy “Hawkeye” Decoteau and Zman Lures. Bass are cold-blooded creatures, meaning as the water temperature drops lower and lower, bass move slower and slower! Add in some ice chilling water temperatures and […]

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ODU’s Last magazine covered bass, walleye, panfish & a bunch on waterfowl – Don’t miss out

Link to this edition of ODU Magazine – https://www.odumagazine.com/Magazines/ODUOctoberFishing2016/ Call this fall edition of ODU Magazine a double barrel edition, with 130 pages of fishing and hunting coverage. Packed with 26 articles from open water […]

Crappie Baits for Bass
Bass Fishing

Crappie Baits for Bass

July in the northeast, especially New England can be feast or famine. Factor in abnormal weather changes running temperature gauges to peaks and valleys anglers often get exhausted changing baits in attempts to trigger a […]

Deep Drop Panfish
Top Fishing Headlines

Deep Drop Panfish

  After a full summer of chasing ‘glamour fish’—the bass, walleyes, and trout of the world—a dude dubbed Mr. Bluegill is certainly ready to call an audible. Not that Captain Troy Peterson doesn’t constantly keep […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

FISHING MISSISSIPPI RIVER POOL 13

The Mississippi River extends the entire length of Illinois varying fishing opportunities in the various pools formed by navigational dams. For bass fishing probably the best pool is Pool 13 which extends from Lock & […]

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Fishing Tips

Northland RZ JIG

Always let jig hit bottom before you start your retrieve. Remember, fish generally hit a jig on the fall! The RZ JIG® is the most reliable, versatile artificial fishing lure on the market today! Jigs […]

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Bass Fishing

KINKAID LAKE BASS FISHING

Usually thought of as a muskie and largemouth bass lake, Kinkaid does have a growing population of smallmouth bass. Due to the heavy recreational boating traffic in summer, the best opportunity for catching a lunker […]

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Drop-Shot Rigging For Crappies

Drop shot rigging is a staple presentation of serious bass fans from coast to coast, but it remains a largely overlooked option for anglers pursuing other species of gamefish, including crappies. That’s unfortunate, because in […]

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Boat News

Fishing In The Third Dimension

Sonar has been opening anglers’ eyes to the underwater world ever since Lowrance first made waves with its iconic “little green box” back in 1957. In the years since, fishermen have enjoyed a steady stream […]