• Man-made Structure
    • 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 employ.
  • Bed Fishing
    • It 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.
  • Deep Bassin'
    • Marc explains in some detail the technique for catching Bass that have gone deep for the winter and at other times.
  • Search 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 same strategy.
  • Drop Swimming
    • 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.   
  • Information Age Bassin'
    • Just 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?
  • Fizzing
    • The proper handling of bass is important as a conservation Fizzingmeasure. 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.

 


Copyright 2007 Marc Marcantonio