• Bass Fishing

    Bassmaster pro Jordan Lee doctors his frogs before he feels they’re ready for use.

    Slow up for the blow up

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Learn to flip and pitch with the bait in the hand you use to reel so you don’t have to transfer the rod between hands. It’s during that transfer that you can miss a subtle bite.

    Stay on the right side

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Ken Covington, known by many as the “Minnow Man,” raises minnows and wholesales them to bait shops all over Mississippi and Alabama. He also enjoys using his products to catch big bass. 

    Can’t catch bait? Then buy it

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Paul Elias likes to pitch a jig into the thickest hydrilla he can find, let the lure sink to the bottom, hop it off the bottom two or three times, reel the bait in and make another pitch.

    Lake Okhissa for June bass

    June 08, 2017 at 9:00am
    On highly pressured waters, bass get large by surviving capture and release.

    Summertime bass care

    June 05, 2017 at 9:00am
    Pausing a frog over an obvious “blow-up hole” is a good way to tempt another strike from an active area.

    Pro-Grade Frog Tips

    Working hollow-bodied frogs like the best
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Mike Iaconelli believes minding the details can greatly improve your flipping game.

    Pro-grade flipping tips

    Tips from top pros to improve your presentations
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Bob Ponds is the dean of striper fishing on Ross Barnett. He trolls to locate a school then casts to them.

    Earning Stripes

    Few freshwater fish can match striped bass’ size, power
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Writer Mike Giles was using live bait at sunrise in June when he caught this healthy largemouth.

    Live bait = Big Bass

    Shiners, shad and bream even playing field among anglers
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Making parallel casts keeps your bait in the strike zone longer.

    Staying up on current events

    May 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    This pair of female largemouth was captured during an electro-shocking sampling at a U.S. Forest Service lake in Mississippi. The combined weight exceeded 16 pounds, and both were returned alive.

    Top public bass waters

    All areas have May hot spots nearby.
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Crankbaits allow you to cover water and maintain contact with the riprap.

    Tips to finding bass on riprap

    Randomness of rocks helps pinpoint hot spots
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Presenting multiple lures into a single bed can increase your chances of making a bass bite.

    Load up a bed with lures and get bit

    Spawning bass can’t stand multiple baits resting in their beds for very long
    April 18, 2017 at 6:00am
    Adding an accent color to the very tips of your craw’s pinchers can lend a dose of realism.

    A dash of color

    April 15, 2017 at 7:00am