• Bass Fishing

    Pete Ponds uses his own designed Pete Ponds Finesse Swim Jig from Talon to catch bass at Barnett Reservoir when the shad begin to stack in the pad fields.

    Bass chasing shad — that’s a good thing

    October 13, 2017 at 7:00am
    Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff

    How to catch more fish with Rat-L-Traps

    Alter lure for use around hard structure
    October 05, 2017 at 11:00am
    Small ditches off a larger creek can be highly productive.

    ‘Digging’ the ditches

    Locating the travel lanes bass use each fall isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. But if you can figure out where they’re moving and gathering, you’re in business.
    October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Anything unusual in a field of matted grass is worth your attention.

    Frog fishing tackle

    Make sure your gear is up to snuff
    September 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Ott DeFoe likes grass edges in low-light conditions.

    Best topwater frogs for different applications

    There’s no one frog for everything, so choose wisely
    September 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Although you’ll catch a good number of 1 to 1½-pound bass using these tactics in September, you may get a really good bass, like the one pictured here.

    Bet on your most-dependable lake

    September bass fishing great at Bogue Homa
    September 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    There’s a frog for every situation, whether bass are feeding on amphibians or finfish on top.

    Maximize your frog’s mat mayhem

    Make your frogs more effective by targeting your casts.
    September 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Creature baits that resemble invertebrates are good alternatives for the voracious appetites of marsh bass.

    Best baits for marsh bass

    Crawfish imitators take top spot
    August 23, 2017 at 7:00am
    Big worms around lone cypress trees are the ticket for big bass on cypress lakes.

    Target lone cypress trees for big bass

    Toss a big worm for big results.
    August 17, 2017 at 7:00am
    Tommy Boutwell has been catching largemouth at Jeff Davis Lake near Prentiss early in the morning to beat the heat, and has been doing so on Prototype Lures' new buzzbait.

    The ‘buzz’ at Jeff Davis Lake

    Go early, beat the heat, and throw buzzbaits
    August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm
    Pegging a worm weight is easy with tailor-made pegs. Slide your line into the loop at the end of the peg loop. Grab a peg and slide it onto your line. Thread your weight on then slide the peg back to the top of the weight and you’re ready to go.

    “Pick” your peg

    August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    A go-to bait all summer long is a topwater like a Heddon Zara Spook.

    Top summertime lures — a pro’s picks

    August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Alabama rookie Dustin Connell bested the Bassmaster Elite field this past spring at Barnett Reservoir by finding areas of less-pressured fish on the upper reaches of the Pearl River.

    Rez fares well on Elite stage

    August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Kevin VanDam is fond of Texas rigging a big worm for summer use, but he’ll reach beyond the ribbon and curl tail styles and put the chunky Strike King Bull Worm into duty.

    Long, lanky and in-demand

    Summertime is the right time to throw big worms
    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Dry conditions create clear water, which tends to push bass deeper into structure in Mississippi River oxbow lakes.

    Finding lunker bass in August’s hot water

    Elite pros like Cliff Pace tell you where and how to catch them.
    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am