Surely you have heard the adage “Ten percent of the fishermen
catch ninety percent of the fish?” Success in fishing can be
achieved by luck, but that ten percent consistently put bass in
the live-well because of knowledge, the skills to make the proper
lure presentation, and the ability to make good decisions about
where to fish, which lure to choose, and which retrieve to
doesn’t matter if we are talking smallmouths, largemouths, or
spotted bass, one thing is certain; at any given point a bass is
doing one of three things: eating, resting, or spawning. Sure,
there are other activities in a bass’ life, but even those are
associated with these three primary activities. This article
deals with the latter of these activities, spawning.
- Marc explains in some detail the technique
for catching Bass that have gone deep for the winter and at
and Destroy Summertime Bassin'
We hardly noticed that the
afternoon heat was above 90 degrees that day, as we spent more
time moving than we did sitting. Our strategy was simple;
cover as much water as possible and pick off a bass here and
there. Fishing lots of territory paid off. No matter
where you fish in the USA, if bass have moved into a summertime
pattern you will likely increase your success by employing this
- QuickDrops Prostaffer Ron
Hobbs Jr. has further refined the DropSwimming technique, and
consequently has won many tournaments including back-to-back
“Big Bass Blasts” on Lake Washington, and multiple AOY titles
using this technique.
look at any Sunday newspaper advertisement section and you will
see the toys that people crave are electronic. These high-tech
electronic marvels are just what you would expect in an era
where “information” rules. This Information Age is defined by
cell phones, notebook computers, MP3 players, and other
electronic gadgets. Why should fishing toys be any different?
proper handling of bass is important as a conservation
As anglers it is important to be informed how take care of our
resource. Most know that in the summer it is important to
provide well-aerated, cool water, but don’t realize how to care
for bass caught during the winter.