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Locating August Smallmouth

Matt Straw - August 07, 2018

Like many experts we know, bass don't stop biting during the dog days.

Snapping a Tube Finds Aggressive Smallmouth

Joe Balog - August 06, 2018

Given the chance, I think most bass fishermen would rather catch big smallmouths than big

Best Chatterbaits for Bass

Steve Quinn - July 30, 2018

My father named this lure the ChatterBait. While reeling it in, he said it was enough to make his teeth chatter.

Tactics for Summer Smallmouths in Big Water

Matt Straw - June 28, 2018

Walled in by green, I let the stream have its way with my kayak. And I cast topwaters, waiting for smallmouth bass.

The Greatest Bass Crankbaits of All-Time

Steve Quinn - June 21, 2018

In no particular order are 8 all-time greatest bass crankbaits.

New Topwater Lures With Exceptional Qualities

Steve Quinn - June 04, 2018

Surface lures get old but they never die. From wood whittlers of yore to the high-tech CAD men

Tips for Bass Fishing at Night

Chris Schneider - June 01, 2018

On any given day, nighttime offers some of the best opportunity for catching a big bass. Fishing

Solving Postspawn Bass

Pete Robbins - June 01, 2018

When bass flood the banks in the spring to spawn, they can be easy pickings for skilled anglers.

How to Catch More Creek Smallmouth

Jim Gronaw - May 21, 2018

Throughout the U.S., plenty of smallmouth water resembles trout streams more than "classic"

Smallmouth on Light Line

Matt Straw - May 21, 2018

Smallmouth bass guide Chris Beeksma doesn't hesitate to pursue outsize bass on light tackle. Scan

Rigging Soft Bass Baits Correctly

Matt Straw - May 15, 2018

Head first, casually swimming along,balanced, symmetrical, sipping plankton yet poised to flee

Topwater Lure Secrets for Bass

Jim Edlund - April 26, 2018

Plunk! Twitch . . . Twitch. Then, like a sucker punch in some dimly-lit barroom, chaos ensues.

Trophy Smallmouth Fishing on the Great Lakes

Steve Ryan - April 14, 2018

The Great Lakes warp our perspectives on the size of trophy smallmouth. Across North America, most

Best Bass Lakes Today

In-Fisherman - April 09, 2018

Sponsored by Ariens   Picking top bass lakes can be challenging. After all, anglers look

The Effects of Cold Fronts on Bass

Dr. Hal Schramm - April 04, 2018

I admit my past skepticism about the effects of cold fronts on bass. Some of my hesitancy to buy

Reading River Levels for Smallmouths

Matt Straw - March 26, 2018

About 2,500 years ago, Heraclitus wrote, "It is not possible to step twice into the same river."

Fishing Bridges for Bass

David Brown - March 22, 2018

Constant, steady, dependable, changeable. You know the drill: pick the word that doesn't belong.

BIG Baits for Big Bass

Steve Quinn - March 20, 2018

"The mouths on these bass are bigger than a paint can," explains guide Andrew Grills when clients

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