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how to catch bass in cold weather
Written by Hank Parker

 

There's nothing like a warm February day to get you fired up about the upcoming fishing season. But, many anglers overlook the effect that cold water has on fish. While bass are anxious to move into spawning areas, most of their movements are controlled by water temperature in early spring.


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FEED 'EM A CREATURE<
Written by Tom Melton (The Fisherman Magazine) • 2011

As Long Island’s freshwater bass season gets underway, local lakes and ponds on Long Island begin to get cluttered with milfoil, hydrilla and lily pads...
                                                    
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CRANKING: BANgING FOR FALL LARGEMEOUTHS<
Written by Tom Melton (The Fisherman Magazine) • 2011

In this year’s Bassmaster Classic, Kevin Vandam walked away the winner by concentrating his efforts on a small area within 50 yards of three other top competitors....

                               
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THE ALMOST FORGOTTEN SPINNERBAIT<
Written by Tom Melton (The Fisherman Magazine) • 2013

One of the first lures I ever tossed for large- mouths was a spinnerbait.
It was back in the early 70s at Blydenburgh Lake with an ice hockey friend of mine, John Spampinato....
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selecting jigs and trailers<>
Written by Jay Stiklickas • 2012
With such a wide variety of jigs and trailers that can be used, which one should you use?        
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The Bug of the Mud <>
Written by Dan McGarry • 2011
Before Jerry Thompson (Jerry Thompson was synonymous with lunker winner; Jerry was a big fish specialist and when he was hot no amount of weight in a morning weigh-in was enough. Jerry was famous for big fish, big tournament weights, and his dips when he spoke at meetings) moved to North Carolina, he had a get rid of excess tackle at a sale at our monthly meeting....
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Jigs and Bass fishing
Written by Dan McGarry • 2011
As everyone knows that has fished with me, I love jigs!!!! Yes, I think that highly of them, and they have rewarded me with lots of bass over the last 10 years. As bass baits go the jig has replaced the plastic worm as my number one go to bait. Jigs are in a family of lures called jump baits, that is they are baits that are worked up and down in the water column....

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Wacky worm
Written by Dan McGarry • 2011
Over the last three years the most consistent bass fish catcher I have used has been the "Wacky Worm," a.k.a. "Jersey rig". The rig that most people look at and say how can that silly little worm catch anything? Well, once again it does not matter what we as the fisherman think looks good, but rather what Mr. Bass thinks that matters...

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A Senko a day ...
Written by Steve Socko

Through the fifty plus years of tournament bass fishing, a “new” lure or technique comes along every year. I’m sure all of you can remember the very first time you were introduced to a slug-go, gitzit, stickbait or jig, etc...

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