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All Fishing: Browsing ALL Tips (ALL 156 ITEMS)
All Fishing Tips Authored by Bass Pro Shops:

 Bass Pro Shops
Trailer Safety (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Tips for towing.

Buying an Anchor? (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Here's what to look for.

No Livewell? (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Install one yourself.

Caring for Your Boat Cover (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Simple maintenance can go a long way!

Recharge ASAP (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Extend your boat battery's service life.

Voltage and Thrust (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Trolling-motor battery requirements.

Fishfinder Basics (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Understanding your graph.

Structure and Sounders (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Locate structure under your boat.

Scales: Spring vs. Digital (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Which scale is right for you?

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!

Peacock Bass (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Persistence pays with Tucunare.

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."

Spool It Yourself (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Spooling a casting reel.

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.

The Long & Short of Muskie Trolling (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Muskie Trolling and Lead Length.

The Krill Advantage (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Unmatched fish-catching appeal.

Slip Bobber Size (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Match bobber size to your presentation.

Trolling for King Salmon (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
When trolling for king salmon, size does matter.

Trolling Variety (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Let the fish tell you what they want!

Leader Savvy (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Successful rigging with trolling flies begins with the length of your leader.

Trolling Dipsy Divers (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Cover a greater vertical range.

Bottom Bouncer Weight (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
How heavy should my bottom bouncer be?

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

Which Harness Blade Style? (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Blade styles affect performance.

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

Trolling Crankbaits (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Determine the proper depth when trolling crankbaits.

Braided Line and Knots (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Superglue those knots!

Monofilament Fishing Line Basics (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Benefits and limitations of mono.

Why Stainless Steel Rod Holders? (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Superior value over the long term.

Supercharging Bait with Oxygen (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Maximize your bait's appeal.

Fish Netting Tips (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Tips to get you catch in the boat unharmed.

Dipsey Disc Tips (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Tips on using directional diving discs.

Gear Ratio Matters (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
High- and low-speed reels cover different situations.

Muskie Rod Length (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Added length helps increase casting distance and boatside reach.

Don't Waste Time Fishing Dead Water (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
How high-speed reels make fishing more productive.

Coldwater Fishing (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
What to do when a cold front hits.

Spooling Braided Line (Author: Bass Pro Shops)
Tips on Spooling Braided Line

All 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

Summer Sun (Author: Penny Berryman)
Protect yourself from the sun when fishing this summer.

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

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.

All 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.

Versatility and Balance (Author: Rick Clunn)
Keep things as simple as possible by sticking to the things you do best.

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

All 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!

Catfish (Author: Bill Dance)
Catfish offer big game thrills close to home.

Becoming A Better Fisherman (Author: Bill Dance)
Remember, there's a lot more to fishing than just catching fish.

All 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.

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

All Fishing Tips Authored by Kerry Earnhardt:


Kerry Earnhardt
Preparing to Win (Author: Kerry Earnhardt)
The right preparation makes all the difference when winning is on your agenda.

All 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.

All Fishing Tips Authored by David Fritts:


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

Dog Days of Fishing (Author: David Fritts)
How to focus your fishing to beat the heat.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Tim Horton:


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

All 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.

Sunfish Action (Author: Jimmy Houston)
The hottest action will occur during their spawning time around the time of the full moons of April through June, depending on your latitude.

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.

Don't Be Afraid To Be Different (Author: Jimmy Houston)
Sometimes picking up a few extra bites is as simple as going against the rules and being a little different.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Mike Huffman:


Mike Huffman
Line Up for Success (Author: Mike Huffman)
Today’s fly angler is blessed with a wide range of fly line options.

Baetis/Blue-Winged Olive (BWO) (Author: Mike Huffman)
Tips on fishing the Baetis/Blue-Winged Olive (BWO) mayfly hatch.

Winter Tailwater Fishing (Author: Mike Huffman)
Consider tailwaters for your next winter trout destination.

The Right Tying Tools for the Job (Author: Mike Huffman)
Quality fly-tying tools will produce better results and a more pleasurable tying experience.

Sharpening Your Fly-Fishing Skills (Author: Mike Huffman)
Books and DVDs are effective tools for propelling your fly-fishing journey.

Tying the Clouser Deep Minnow (Author: Mike Huffman)
Tips on tying the world-famous Clouser Deep Minnow

Tying Wet Flies and Nymphs (Author: Mike Huffman)
Expert tips on building effective wet flies and nymphs.

Tying Dry Flies (Author: Mike Huffman)
Basic principles for effective dry-fly construction

Fall Tailwater Trout (Author: Mike Huffman)
Seasonal tips for fishing tailwaters

Summer Inshore Fly Fishing (Author: Mike Huffman)
Focus your efforts for inshore fly-fishing success.

Sun Protection (Author: Mike Huffman)
Stop UV destruction, use sun protection products

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

All Fishing Tips Authored by Keith Kavajecz:


Keith Kavajecz
Weather Conditions and Walleye (Author: Keith Kavajecz)
The good, the bad and the ugly.

Spinner Rigs Components (Author: Keith Kavajecz)
Building a better Spinner Rig.

World Record Walleye (Author: Keith Kavajecz)
Trophy walleye waters are the best bet for a new world record.

Early Winter Walleye (Author: Keith Kavajecz)
Catch winter-feeding walleye.

All 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.

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

Fishing For Cats (Author: Stacey King)
Increase your odds for a catfish by focusing on where you fish.

Pattern Fishing (Author: Stacey King)
When you catch a good fish take note of the conditions because other could be in the same type of areas.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Wally Marshall:


Wally Marshall
Crappie Creek Channels (Author: Wally Marshall)
Bluff ledges and creek channels are prime locations for fall crappie.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Wally Marshall:


Wally Marshall
Fall Crappie Fishing (Author: Wally Marshall)
Tips for finding crappie in the fall.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Wally Marshall:


Wally Marshall
Good Time for Crappie (Author: Wally Marshall)
Fall can be better than spring for crappie anglers.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Wally Marshall:


Wally Marshall
Catching Slabs (Author: Wally Marshall)
Crappie are special prizes because they are abundant and always ready for a tussle.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Wally Marshall:


Wally Marshall
Cold Crappie (Author: Wally Marshall)
Find crappie in their winter hot spots.

River Crappie (Author: Wally Marshall)
Mr. Crappie's tips to catch more fish.

All 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.

Sucker Fish (Author: Jerry Martin)
Sucker fish -- a tasty dish!

Finding Pike (Author: Jerry Martin)
Eliminate unproductive areas and you increase your odds dramatically.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Gary Parsons:


Gary Parsons
Walleye Tips (Author: Gary Parsons)
How to get your offering into the fish zone.

Summer Walleye (Author: Gary Parsons)
Try these overlooked areas for summer 'eyes.

Spoon-Fed Walleyes (Author: Gary Parsons)
Experiment with lure size and retrieve until you start catching fish.

Summer Walleye Places (Author: Gary Parsons)
Gary Parsons tip for summer walleyes.

Hard Water 'Eyes (Author: Gary Parsons)
Go under the ice to catch more fish.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Angie Ryan:


Angie Ryan
In the Bag (Author: Angie Ryan)
The inexpensive way to protect your gear.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Jim Ryan:


Jim Ryan
Bow Fishing Tips (Author: Jim Ryan)
Bowfishing is a great way to keep your shooting skills sharp.

All 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.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Mike Webb:


Mike Webb
Panfish Facts (Author: Mike Webb)
Panfish are abundant, pretty easy to catch, good to eat, and they are all mighty fun to catch for kids and adults alike.

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.

Fishing Guides (Author: Mike Webb)
Quick tips for selecting the right fishing guide.

All Fishing Tips Authored by Larry Whiteley:


Larry Whiteley
Fall Fishing Tricks (Author: Larry Whiteley)
Try these tricks on your next fall fishing trip.

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

Ice Fishing Tips (Author: Larry Whiteley)
Rigging tips and strategies for hardwater anglers.

Trout Tricks (Author: Larry Whiteley)
Observe conditions before casting.

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

Crappie and Lure Color (Author: Larry Whiteley)
Keep experimenting until they tell you what they want.

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.

Female Impersonators (Author: Larry Whiteley)
Biologist discover a third type of male bluegill.

Did You Know? (Author: Larry Whiteley)
Check out these interesting fish facts.

Gaining Knowledge (Author: Larry Whiteley)
One of the best ways to learn is to find a mentor.

Jigging For 'Gills (Author: Larry Whiteley)
The right baits for catching lots of bluegill.

The Right Stuff (Author: Larry Whiteley)
Learning to fly fish is no harder than any other kind of fishing if you start with the proper equipment.



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