While largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) are perfectly edible (some would even say tasty), most bass anglers practice catch and release fishing. In principle, returning a caught fish to the water should allow it to live out the rest of its days and keep local gamefish populations robust. Continue reading Seven Tips To Help Save Released Fish→
You arrive at the lake, tie on your confidence lure and begin casting it in all the right spots to find hungry bass. You try the edge of a big weed bed, you work a long point near deep water and you even target a few scattered downed trees, but nothing works. You figure that the bass are simply not interested in that particular lure, so you switch things up and try your luck with a different lure. Continue reading Bass Techniques for Sharpening Your Retrieve→
Plastic stickbaits are one of those lures that often entice even the most reluctant bass into biting. They flutter and shimmy as they fall through the water, which makes them look like an injured or dying baitfish – a meal that few bass can resist.
While these simple-looking baits are not effective in every set of circumstances, they are reliable enough to command space in your tackle box on virtually every trip. Continue reading Soft Plastic Stickbaits→