A Hawg Trough Ready for Any CPR Tourney

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Anyone planning on fishing small boat tournaments is likely to learn most use “Catch, Photo, Release” a.k.a. CPR as the preferred fish registration method. Bass tournament events based on CPR takes fish conservation to the next level since the bass is quickly released to the water with far less stress than traditional live release events.

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As I learned more about CPR events and noticed many target small boat anglers, I decided to get re-involved with CPR bass tournaments this season. The more I looked at different tournament trails, the more I learned a specific type of measuring board Continue reading

How To Select the Right Hard Bait for Any Season

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With the myriad of bass lures on the market today, it’s sometimes a wonder that any weekend  bass angler can make the proper bait selection when hitting the water.

Even if narrowing the field down to just hard-bodied baits like topwaters, crankbaits, minnow baits, etc., the variations are almost endless!

Though this video focuses on Lucky Craft lures, take a moment and listen to how Continue reading

Selecting The Right Soft Plastic Lure Color

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yamamotocolorsIt doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned or newbie bass angler, selecting the right soft plastic lure colors is often a difficult task.  When you consider the variety of colors lure manufacturer’s offer, it’s no wonder we sometimes feel perplexed.  This is definitely the case for the new bass angler, especially one trying to build their tackle assortment for the first time …

After coming across this video from Yamamoto Custom Baits (YCB), it seemed a great way to introduce all of us to a fairly simple approach to soft plastic lure color selection.

For those of you unfamiliar with Continue reading

Carolina Rig Basics for Deep Water Bass

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carolinarigstdMany bass anglers focus their fishing attention in relatively shallow water depths (<10 feet) for one of two basic reasons:

1)      the waters they fish are primarily that shallow or

2)      they are not comfortable with fishing deep water.

Though the second reason may involve a lack of confidence in finding bass holding structures in deep water, often times it relates to a lack of skills in deepwater presentations techniques.

Probably the most basic of deep water bass fishing methods involves using a simple system called Continue reading

Wacky Worm Fishing for Bass

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Many new bass anglers are constantly on the look-out for different bass fishing lures and methods for rigging them.  One of the apparently simplest bass lures to use can often be a tad more difficult for many fisherman who are just starting to try them out … these baits are basic plastic worms.

Almost from the first time we hear of plastic worms, it conjures up images of the first “live bait” many of us fished with … the ever-present earthworm!

So it’s easy to see why many new plastic worm fishermen think it should be a snap to use the artificial version right Continue reading