Top 5 Baits for Potholes Reservoir in April

Hollow Bodied Frog While it can be a little "hero or zero", the hollow-bodied frog should always be...

Settling In

I retired some three years ago.  Although most of the readership hasn't quite reached that epic part of life, here are some thoughts: It...

Spawning Smallmouth – Lessons Learned

Below is a video summary of a why smalllmouth fishing on beds is not as easy as many make it out to be.  There...

Over Reacting

Prespawn and spawning bass enter a phase will they will NOT chase down a horizontal presentation. What was the "ticket" a week earlier, is...

Prespawn Staging(s)

Traditionally we are taught to think of the winter to spawn transition like this: Winter Prespawn (staging) Spawn But like so much of bass fishing lore, I think that sequence is an over-generalization at best, and at worst, just plain wrong.

Tackle Tuesday – One Treble Trap

A silent copper trap made of wood? All of our favorite things in a homemade bait.  As evidenced below, it works too.  We began converting...

Prespawn Preparation

The video details a systematic approach to locating potential prespawn areas using Google Earth.  Important points: This approach will work on any body of water...

Prespawn Boat Positioning

Secret Ingredients to a Prespawn Mix

How to Pace & Position When Fishing Shallow Cover

In a recent series, National Championship, I spent some time describing how important it was to work cover a certain way while flipping/pitching.  The video...

Why Big Smallmouth Are Different

Here's why trophy smallmouth are unique and what you can do to increase your odds of catching one.

Man vs Machine

1997 was an important year in technology. 

Getting Better in the Off Season

Learn four different areas that you can improve as a bass angler this offseason.

An Introduction to “Spot-Locking”

What I am about to share is liable to make some wallets a little lighter and alter some Christmas lists so I'll apologize ahead...

Swim Jigs for Summer Smallmouth

Yeah, you're right.  GOA has spent a lot of time talking about swim jigs this year.  We can't help it.  They continue to produce....

Smallmouth on the Inside Edge

First of all, we need to start off with a little myth-busting.  When it's hot and sunny and it's two o'clock in the afternoon...

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