Reading Your Mapping
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Reading Your Mapping

While todays mapping has improved drastically; as everything from coloring to contours to self-recorded detail are available you still must understand what you’re seeing on your screens. That for many can be a challenge so […]

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Big Fish Anyone

Warm days are not necessarily your best winter time fishing; I understand the winter can be harsh on the body but if you want the best big fish days on the water you probably need […]

Transition from Fall to Winter
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Transition from Fall to Winter

As we see the colder temperatures set in for the winter the bass will once again make some changes in their daily habits; the water temperatures will drop substantially forcing them to look for warmer […]

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The Fall Fishing Begins

As the water temperature drops down to the fall fishing temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees its time to understand the patterns that develop and the keys that drive the bass to the shallows. As […]

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Some Things You Must Try

One of the conditions we see on a regular basis in the fall is clear water although this year has been more rain, the reason being is generally we do not see a lot of […]

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Some Fall Fishing Changes

Habits change in the fall these changes and these pattern movements in fall fishing occurs more in how the largemouth bass changes their habits, and why they relate to open flats more than any time […]

Some Late Summer Time Tricks
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Some Late Summer Time Tricks

With the heat, lake of oxygen for the fish and just mainly uncomfortable days the heat of the summer can be torture but there are some tricks to make life a little easier out there […]

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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 […]

Get use to Change
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Get use to Change

As we have all seen the days of fishing our local lake with you and few other fishermen have turned into high pressure lakes and has changed drastically over the past few years; going to […]

Make Some Changes
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Make Some Changes

As the summer moves on to the fall of the year, changes may make you change, and some changes do not. The one big similarity of summer to fall is the mid-day heat leaving the […]

Vertical jigging Tips
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Vertical jigging Tips

As summer progresses and we start to see the water get really-warm from top to bottom the fish many times move into the deepest parts of many reservoirs forcing you to look for deep fish. […]

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Vertical Jigging Tips

As summer progresses and we start to see the water get really-warm from top to bottom the fish many times move into the deepest parts of many reservoirs forcing you to look for deep fish. […]

Summertime Shadows
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Summertime Shadows

It’s no secret that the heat of the summer forces you to look for different structure and find something that is a reason for fish to hold on a spot. If your observant enough you […]

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Keys to Deep Fishing

As we progress further into the deep bite, there are some keys to getting bit and I will try to give you my ideas on making the ledge bite pay off for you. The first […]

Worm Fishing and Fall Rate
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Worm Fishing and Fall Rate

As we progress into the summer months fishing turns to some-kind of worm fishing; its probably the oldest of the artificial bait presentation and one that works and has forever. One of the keys to […]

The Asian Carp are Coming
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The Asian Carp are Coming

If you’re a boating enthusiast of any type and enjoy the lakes in North Alabama like Guntersville, Wheeler, Pickwick and others; beware the Asian Carp are on their way. I’m not talking about the carp […]

Frustrating Snags
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Frustrating Snags

As the fish move shallow for the spawn and we all start our run to the banks and hard cover it’s inevitable that your bait is going to get hung up at some point during […]

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Key Pre-Spawn Locations

As you start your day searching for pre-spawn bass it’s important to remember that there are visual keys to look for; let your eyes be your partner and don’t ignore what your seeing as you […]

The Patterns of Patterns
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The Patterns of Patterns

With all the constant change that occurs on our lakes during the spring its good to have a pattern that addresses all the confusion that the fish go through, and it takes some of the […]

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The Calm Water Demon

There is no doubt that when you find calm, dead or clear water all combined on the same day on any bass fishing adventure you have found some of the toughest conditions to catch fish. […]

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The Swim Jig

With the evolution of baits every year some become more popular than others but nothing in the last many years has taken off like the swim jig; there are some very good reasons. Popular baits […]

The Magic of Lipless Crankbaits
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The Magic of Lipless Crankbaits

With the best of the rattle bait time of year upon us; it’s good to understand how and what makes this a magical bait, what presentations work and when is it most effective. These are […]

The Shaky Head Craze
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The Shaky Head Craze

Regardless of your fishing preferences you can’t deny the explosion of the Shaky Head throughout the bass fishing industry. The feeling out there is when everything else fails you, fish a Shaky head, the many […]

Cranking Can Be Frustrating
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Cranking Can Be Frustrating

With the winter time being one of the ideal crank bait time of year a noticeable problem with using a crank bait especially in cold water is the fact that you lose fish from the […]

Regimented Big Bass Habits
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Regimented Big Bass Habits

Winter is big bass time of year and understanding their habits and regiments are a big part of finding those big females. While we all dream of that big bass it takes some studying of […]

bladed jig
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Keys to Bladed Jig Fishing In Winter

When the winter comes and your favorite bait is some sort of bladed jig the presentation changes to adapt to the winter conditions. If you’re fishing the late fall transition you will quickly see that […]

The Many looks of Worm Fishing
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The Many looks of Worm Fishing

As the fall fishing continues to mask a slow presentation I thought I would give some detail on the many ways to fish a worm. There is no doubt we have advanced the presentation over […]

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My Favorite Bait Time

With the colder water ahead we are gaining ground on the time of year my favorite bait produce some great catches. I know lots of folks don’t really work spinner bait as it gets colder […]

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Keys for Locating Winter Bass

Although fall fishing is still upon us; the weather will change the patterns from fall bass fishing to winter bass fishing quickly it will just take a few cold nights. As this change occurs your […]

Finding Big Bass
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Finding Big Bass

It’s always a puzzle to figure out where the bigger bass go, why are they difficult to find and what keys should you look for to find the bigger fish? These questions have been out […]

Records Don’t Lie
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Fishing Data and Records Don’t Lie

Over the many years I have been fishing I have always keep information on my fishing trips giving me nearly 25 years of details from baits to weather to fishing depth and more. The advantage […]

Downsizing in the Fall
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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 […]

The Advantage of the Snell Knot
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The Advantage of the Snell Knot

There are not many times in fishing when a knot can make a big difference in catching or missing a fish except in heavy grass. Sure the knot is always important it has to be […]

Fishing in the Rain
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Fishing in the Rain

As we approach the fall and what might be considered a time of year where hurricanes and tropical storms cross the country we will see days where fishing in the rain will happen if you’re […]