Bass Fishing

Vanishing act

A few years ago, I was fishing for smallmouth bass with Steve Quinn, a fisheries biologist and editor of In-Fisherman. We had caught plenty of fish throughout the sunny day. In the middle of the afternoon, we began fishing a bank that was partly shaded. I could easily see large rocks and boulders 5 feet deep in the clear water. […]

Bass Fishing

Bet on Pickwick’s ledges during June

Pickwick Lake is a great ledge lake. Although you primarily will be fishing for and catching largemouths there in June, when you get a strike, you don’t know what you’ll reel in, because all types of fish and baitfish will be running those ledges. […]

Bass Fishing

Creme Speed Scremers

Dusty Anders of Deville was excited when he called an outdoor writer in early February.

The 50-year-old firefighter, an avid bass angler and part-time fishing guide, had just boated an 8-pound bass on one of his favorite new soft plastics. […]

Bass Fishing

Summertime bass care

It’s June and the waters where our sportfish live have warmed into the 80s. Although temperatures a little above 80 degrees approximate the preferred temperatures for bass, anglers intending to keep fish alive in livewells need to understand that these fish not only have to be given good conditions to survive livewell confinement, but they also have to recover from the stress of capture, primarily the oxygen debt that results from playing the fish until it can be landed.  […]