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For February, jigs and bass are winning combo

I think February is a perfect month to fish a jig and crawfish trailer. The water temperature is usually in the low 50s, which is perfect jig weather. Itís a perfect time to catch a big sack of fish in a tournament or catch the trophy of a lifetime. Itís a great time to catch a big fish, and a jig is the perfect bait for a big fish. The two sort of go together.Read More...
February 02, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Boat-show season might be special this January

I look forward to January every year. Really. No lie.

No, I donít look forward to fishing in January. Itís really, really cold. The bass are lethargic. Striper fishing is pretty good, but youíve been doing it for two months.Read More...
January 06, 2009 at 10:21 am

Holiday stripers can be a real blast

The days when I can actually get on the water and fish for fun are especially precious to me, so Iím thrilled when the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays roll around. They give me plenty of opportunities to take my sons fishing. I can put the deer stand aside or a couple of days and unwind and just have a good time.Read More...
November 25, 2008 at 4:05 pm

November is great topwater time

Like most fishermen, catching bass on topwater baits is my favorite way to fish. Itís the most exciting kind of fishing ó to see a bass come up and blast a lure that youíre working.Read More...
October 21, 2008 at 11:01 am

Get cranky for fall largemouths

A number of different things contribute to make crankbaits the most productive baits for bass in the fall ó baits that I always have tied on.Read More...
September 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm

You can catch suspended bass

Fishing for bass in many of our South Carolina lakes this month poses a problem. The water is super clear, because weíve gone through a dry summer, but the weather is starting to cool, and the nights are getting longer.Read More...
August 25, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Murray will be tough on FLW pros

Even though Lake Murray is my home lake, Iím not so sure Iíd like to be on the water in the middle of this month when some of my buddies are there.Read More...
July 22, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Fishing line is not created equal

I can only imagine what it must be like to walk into a tackle shop to buy fishing line these days. There are a zillion different brands and types of line: superlines, monofilament, fluorocarbons. If I were to walk into a Wal-Mart or a Bass Pro Shops and look at that whole wall of line, Iíd almost get confused, and I think Iím about as up-to-date as you can get. The average guy who walks in and sees 40 different brands and types of line can be confused. Easily.Read More...
June 24, 2008 at 10:15 am

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