• Lunker Lines

    A buzzbait can drive bass trying to concentrate on making beds to bite.

    Bassing at Bogue Homa turns on in March

    March 13, 2013 at 9:00am
    While a lot of anglers wait for warmer weather to fish, Elite Series pro Paul Elias knows there is a lot of good fishing in February.

    Bass run big at Pickwick

    Smallmouths and largemouths are both biting right now
    February 13, 2013 at 9:00am
    Zeroing in on where bass are holding depends on the weather.

    Pet the Panther for big January bass

    A-rig, jigs, crankbaits all good choices this month
    January 14, 2013 at 9:00am
    December is not the time to stay home — there are big fish waiting to be caught at Pickwick.

    Target Pickwick in December

    Alabama Rig offers plenty of options
    December 17, 2012 at 9:00am
    Maynor Creek is an old reservoir, but it still holds some quality fish.

    Maynor Creek for November bass

    Three baits are key to cool-weather bite
    November 19, 2012 at 9:00am
    Bogue Homa Lake is known for a lot of smaller fish, but there are some big bass prowling about the reservoir.

    Bet on Bogue Homa this month

    Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, jigs are top lures
    October 15, 2012 at 9:00am
    September is a great time to be on Ross Barnett because fish will move shallow again to feed.

    Get shallow in September for Ross Barnett bass

    September 10, 2012 at 8:00am
    The Alabama rig is deadly when targeting schooling bass.

    Bass still biting in the heat

    Pickwick Lake anglers adjusting to schools
    August 13, 2012 at 10:00am
    Don’t sit at home when the sun goes down — head to Bay Springs Lake for some hot action.

    The dark side of Bay Springs Lake

    Night fishing can be very productive
    July 16, 2012 at 7:00am
    Work the ledges and bars along the river channel to put together hefty stringers.

    Fish Pickwick deep in June

    Get baits down to turn up big fish
    June 25, 2012 at 4:55pm
    A jig fished through the flooded willows on Lake Ferguson this month can produce jarring strikes.

    Two faces of Lake Ferguson in May

    May 01, 2012 at 4:21pm
    The author suggests using the Mann’s Baby 1 Minus after the shad spawn is over for the morning, and you’ve moved to fishing the lily pad stems.

    Fishing for April bass

    Alabama Rig a popular choice with anglers
    April 01, 2012 at 7:31am
    Maynor Creek Water Park is on a comeback, and March is the month you really can have a good time in shallow water there.

    Maynor Creek Water Park

    The best place to find bass this month
    March 01, 2012 at 3:16pm
    You may sneak up on a big bass at Ross Barnett this month, but more than likely the big fish of the day will be in the 3 1/2- to 5-pound range.

    Fish stems and rocks

    They hold the key at Ross Barnett
    February 01, 2012 at 7:19am
    More than likely you won’t catch a bass over 5 pounds at Bogue Homa, because it’s only been stocked for 4 years. However, you’ll catch plenty of 1 1/2- to 4-pounders.

    Lake Bogue Homa bass

    Find them in creek channels early in month
    January 01, 2012 at 1:00am
    Throwing 3 to 5 ounces of weight took a toll on Elias’ arm and back, but all the pain went away after he received the $100,000 check for winning the FLW Guntersville Lake Tournament.

    The $100,000 bass tactic

    Use it in December on Pickwick
    December 01, 2011 at 11:38am