• Bass Fishing

    Bass pro Keith Combs landed this big 6-pounder with a topwater frog on a recent trip to Grosse Savanne Lodge in Cameron Parish, La., during Shimano’s “Cast Smarter” Media Conference.

    Get the jump on topwater frogs

    Elite Series pro shares his Top 3 tips for frog fishing
    May 14 at 7:00am
    Maynor Creek has been kicking out some very nice bass, and May is a productive month to catch some of these chunky largemouths.

    Fish Maynor Creek in May

    Drawdown, increase in cover has turned 500-acre lake around
    May 10 at 8:30am
    Ponds provide excellent fishing, but bass quickly learn to avoid capture.

    Bass learn to avoid capture

    How they learn remains a mystery, but it may help you improve your catch
    May 07 at 9:00am
    When clear conditions make the fish spooky, a finesse jig will still produce bites.

    Small bait ... big results - How to use a finesse jig to catch more bass

    Bigger isn’t always better — a down-sized finesse jig might be just the ticket for days when bass are playing hard to get. Here’s how the pros rig up to take them down.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Post spawn bass fishing on Pickwick Lake means finding fish in transition, which isn’t hard if you know where to look, like Lou Williams does.

    Pickwick Lake offers Mississippi anglers unusual post-spawn opportunities

    If you can keep up with smallmouths and largemouths that appear always on the move, you’re well on your way to conquering this Mississippi-Alabama-Tennessee reservoir
    May 01 at 7:00am
    At Okatibbee, Hunter Miles has a handle on post-spawn fishing, which usually means he has his hands on fish in May.

    What does May have in store for Mississippi bass fishermen?

    Young Collinsville, Miss., angler shares his strategy for putting late-spring bass in your livewell
    May 01 at 7:00am
    The Speed Scremer features “arms” that provide maximum action bass just can’t resist.

    Creme Speed Scremers

    Bass love the new soft-plastic creature bait
    April 23 at 9:00am
    Paul Elias recommends that you fish the Zara Spook, pictured here, or the Whopper Plopper, at first light.

    Fish for Bogue Homa post-spawn bass in April

    Start your day with topwater plugs, then seine the lake’s cypress trees
    April 12 at 9:00am
    Brock Mosley grabs a bass while fishing an Elite Series tourney last season. Being versatile has helped the young pro advance, and it’s his best advice for other anglers.

    Don’t forget those post-spawn Mississippi bass

    When bass come off their spawning beds, they can be fickle, but they can still be caught. This bass pro has some ideas on the subject.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Jimmy Mason holds up a 6-pound bass caught on a Bomber Jointed Wake Minnow at Wilson Lake.

    Bomber’s Jointed Wake Minnow

    Bass, redfish smash new topwater
    March 21 at 9:00am
    Paul Elias likes Bay Springs in March because bass will be moving shallow, and you never know whether you’re catching a largemouth, a smallmouth or a spotted bass when the fish takes the bait.

    Bay Springs’ bass triple play

    All 3 main black bass species — largemouth, smallmouth and spots — are March targets
    March 12 at 9:00am
    A proven prespawn pattern for Mississippi bass is swimming a lizard, which Gary Klein uses anywhere he fishes during this magical period.

    Punch your ticket for the bass buffet

    Spring’s prespawn period offers bass fishermen unique opportunities to catch active, hungry fish in shallow water. Make sure you don’t miss out.
    March 01 at 7:00am