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Bass Fishing: Browsing ALL Tips (ALL 83 ITEMS)
Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Bass Pro Shops:

 Bass Pro Shops
Lead or No Lead? (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Keeping anglers at the forefront of wildlife conservation.

Drop Shotting (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Tactics for deep, suspending fish.

Flipping to Dock Dwellers (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Add distance to your cast!

Increase Your Catch (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Check hooks, knots and drag tension to increase your catch!

Fishing the Float 'n' Fly (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
The Float 'n' Fly puts monster smallies in the boat when nothing else will!

Buzzbait Follow-up Lures (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Try these follow-up tactics.

Versatile Spinnerbaits (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Don't get stuck in a rut -- change it up!

No-Brainer Baits (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
You can't fish a prop bait wrong.

All-Year Jerkin' (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Jerkbaits are great search baits when fishing new water.

De-Tuning Hardbaits (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Put your lure in the strike zone.

The Whims of Fate (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Why do hot lures fall out of the limelight?

Crankin' Ledges (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Big cranks and bluff shorelines.

KVD on Blades (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
"The blade is THE lure to trigger coldwater strikes."

Fishing Line Basics (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Consider the conditions and the situation when choosing line.

Don't Throw Caution to the Wind (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Avoid the overhead long bomb.

Employ the Flip-Flop (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
When fish become wary...

Good Pitching (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Develop your pitching arm.

Drop Shotting Bass (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Keep your bait in the strike zone.

Fine-Tuning Your Reel (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Adjust spool tension to the weight of your lure.

Sound Strategy! (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Add sound to make your bait more appealing.

Mono vs. Braid (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Monofilament and braided line guidelines.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Penny Berryman:


Penny Berryman
Changing Colors (Author: Penny Berryman)
Light penetration, water clarity affect color visibility.

Fishing Stumps (Author: Penny Berryman)
Don't pass up these largemouth magnets!

Shortcuts To Find Bass (Author: Penny Berryman)
Shortcuts to save you time when your time is limited

Bass Tricks (Author: Penny Berryman)
Tips for taking more bass!

Flexibility (Author: Penny Berryman)
Making longer casts and fishing deeper into cover will help you hook more fish.

Cold Weather Bass Baits (Author: Penny Berryman)
Tips for lure selection.

Conquering Fear (Author: Penny Berryman)
Lose your fear of hanging lures and catch more fish.

Improving Your Odds (Author: Penny Berryman)
Keep records and catch more fish.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Rick Clunn:


Rick Clunn
Swimming Spoons (Author: Rick Clunn)
There's nothing like a bass smashing your swimming spoon to raise your heartbeat!

Topwater Bass Tactics (Author: Rick Clunn)
Tips for tempting bass with topwater baits.

Bass Follow Fence Rows (Author: Rick Clunn)
Old fence rows serve as migration highways.

Pattern Fishing (Author: Rick Clunn)
Pattern fishing works on all fish and several patterns can exist at once.

Using a Crankbait (Author: Rick Clunn)
Crankbait Quandaries: When Bass Hold Deep, Go After Them

Fishing Resolution (Author: Rick Clunn)
Learn to fish for bass.

The Strike Zone (Author: Rick Clunn)
How and what to fish your first time on new water.

Grubbing For Bass (Author: Rick Clunn)
What is the one lure that can be fished in more ways than any other -- the grub.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Bill Dance:


Bill Dance
Fishing Points for Bass (Author: Bill Dance)
Points are important structures when targeting fall bass.

Strike Zone (Author: Bill Dance)
Figure out the personality of the fish you're after, find their strike zone, and you could hit a home run.

Little Water, Big Bass (Author: Bill Dance)
Small waters equal big summer bass!

Fish the Fall Flats (Author: Bill Dance)
When you want a big largemouth, focus on the flats.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Woo Daves:


Woo Daves
Brush Fishing (Author: Woo Daves)
Woo's tips for finding the most productive brush.

Replica Fish Mounts (Author: Woo Daves)
Thanks to today's skilled taxidermists, you can have your trophy on the wall and in the water!

River Bass (Author: Woo Daves)
Here are some great places to find and catch bass in rivers.

Wade Fishing (Author: Woo Daves)
Wade fishing is fun and productive for the hot days of summer.

Spooky Bass (Author: Woo Daves)
Too much rattle can spook fish under certain conditions.

Cold Weather Bass (Author: Woo Daves)
Winter warriors adjust their tactics for the cold.

Points (Author: Woo Daves)
Just remember to fish slow, no matter what you're using.

Fish Talk (Author: Woo Daves)
Learn to talk to other fisherman.

Presentation (Author: Woo Daves)
The right retrieve for big bass.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Edwin Evers:


Edwin Evers
Fall Bass (Author: Edwin Evers)
Tips for fast-action fall fishing!

Find Big Bass (Author: Edwin Evers)
Try these structures for big summer bass.

Bass Bites (Author: Edwin Evers)
Four tips for more and bigger bass.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by David Fritts:


David Fritts
Pattern Fishing (Author: David Fritts)
A new system to help you catch more fish.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Tim Horton:


Tim Horton
Bass Tricks (Author: Tim Horton)
Bass fishing tactics for low-visibility conditions.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Jimmy Houston:


Jimmy Houston
Hire a Guide (Author: Jimmy Houston)
Most fishing guides give you an honest day's work for their fee.

Soft Plastic Stick Baits (Author: Jimmy Houston)
These tantalizing baits draw strikes, so pay attention and be ready.

Fishing Home Water (Author: Jimmy Houston)
Think your local waters only hold small fish? Think again.

Smart Fish (Author: Jimmy Houston)
Like humans, some fish are smarter than others.

Cold Front Presentation (Author: Jimmy Houston)
You have to adapt to the weather and concentrate on presentation to be effective.

Christmas Tree Fish (Author: Jimmy Houston)
Don't just take that old tree to the dump!

Whites On The Run (Author: Jimmy Houston)
As white bass await their spawn, anglers can increase their catch.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Mike Huffman:


Mike Huffman
Travel Storage Systems (Author: Mike Huffman)
Packing Tips for Traveling Anglers

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Stacey King:


Stacey King
Stop Fishing (Author: Stacey King)
Halt your retrieve when fish follow but refuse to strike.

Jerkbait Fishing (Author: Stacey King)
Do the jerk for post-spawn bass.

Barometer Bass (Author: Stacey King)


Fish Condos (Author: Stacey King)
Move the fish into their new condo and stop by for a visit.

Best Bass Month (Author: Stacey King)
Bass are very aggressive at this time of year, but they are also likely to be very scattered.

Get Cranky (Author: Stacey King)
Cranks are great for finding scattered fish.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Jerry Martin:


Jerry Martin
Wobblers (Author: Jerry Martin)
When you retrieve one of these lures by a largemouth, smallmouth or muskie, the wobbling action entices awesome surface strikes.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Kevin VanDam:


Kevin VanDam
Sound Advice (Author: Kevin VanDam)
Be as quiet as you possibly can.

Rocks and Stumps (Author: Kevin VanDam)
Learn why you should be targeting these "resting" areas for big bass.

Fishing Windy Banks (Author: Kevin VanDam)
Some great info on how to fish those windy banks in spring.

Water Maps (Author: Kevin VanDam)
Good maps make a difference.

February Bassin' (Author: Kevin VanDam)
Fishing in February: Temperature and Clarity Define Prespawn Fishing

Binge Feeding (Author: Kevin VanDam)
Hot spots for summertime bass.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Mike Webb:


Mike Webb
Bluff Ledges (Author: Mike Webb)
Check out these vertical structures for late-fall and early-winter bass.

Weed Fish (Author: Mike Webb)
Practically every species of fish likes to spend time in the weeds.

Boat Docks (Author: Mike Webb)
Docks are a great place to find fish.

Big Bass (Author: Mike Webb)
Remember those little forgotten or ignored spots.

Bass Fishing Tips Authored by Larry Whiteley:


Larry Whiteley
Taking Kids Fishing (Author: Larry Whiteley)
Getting kids hooked on fishing is a gift of immeasurable value.

Bronzeback Time (Author: Larry Whiteley)
Fall is a magical time of year for river smallmouth fishing.

Fake Fish (Author: Larry Whiteley)
If your taxidermist is any good, you won't be able to tell the fiberglass replica from the real fish.



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