Volume 14 Number 10 - May 2012
|Cats in the cracks
Channel catfish stack up along Pickwick Lake’s rocky banks this month, and this veteran guide provides tips on filling your ice chest.
As much as he likes to catch giant catfish, there’s not much that makes four-time national catfish champion angler Phil King from Corinth happier than watching a 7-foot Cabela’s Fish Eagle spinning rod double over under the weight of a feisty ...
|Crappie Hotspot Series – Pickwick Lake
Pickwick crappie are there for the taking. With these 10 spots, take your pick of how you want to catch them.
In the early 1970s, a young bass angler by the name of Bill Dance, hosting his own TV show on national television, brought Pickwick Lake to the forefront of American anglers’ attention.
Each week, his television audience tuned in to ...
|Get the drop
Tweaks and tips to improve your dropshot presentations for more bass.
When bass respond to factors such as weather or fishing pressure by playing hard to get, anglers can often tempt those tough bites with a dropshot. The basic rig is pretty simple, and the action, well, there’s not much to it. However, you’ll ...
David A. Brown
Get the drop on these predators for some fun off-season hunting.
Shot Risher has a great vantage point from the seat of his tractor to see just where his hay mower is cutting. Since some of his fields are quite large, it takes several minutes to make a pass. Starting at the outside and working toward the center, ...
Get more explosive topwater bites by using these frog-fishing tactics.
Pete Ponds spotted a flash and swirl that sent a school of small fry skittering across the top of the water. The Bassmaster Elite Series pro instantly sailed a Scumdog Walker Frog past the small fry and started working the lure back in a walk the ...
Michael O. Giles
|Lipstick on a frog
Adjusting amphibian imposters amplifies their effectiveness.
Double nickels, 55 — that’s the water temperature mark that Jackson angler Alfred Williams eagerly awaits each spring. That, he said, is the threshold for his favorite largemouth bass tactic — frogging.
An old-school bass buster with ...
David A. Brown
| Learn how to maximize your drop-shot prowess to put more bass in the boat this month.
Photo By David A. Brown
|As Big As they Grow
Crappie bite started early
Managing the data — Part 3
Two faces of Lake Ferguson in May
Dog tracking made easy
|Sound & Sea
May is the right time
John E. Phillips
The Ruger SR40c
Feed deer now with spring plots
John J. Woods