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    Bass are keying on crawdads in February, so go with baits in crawdad colors: reds, browns and golds.

    Go slow, don’t stay home

    February can wind up being a great month
    February 23, 2015 at 9:00am
    Go through your tackle box this month and see if there are any lures or colors you need to fill in the gaps.

    Down time is for tackle

    Organize, clean and head for a fishing show
    January 29, 2015 at 9:00am
    Split the screen on your depth finder when doing winter preseason scouting to get a better idea of what you’re idling over.

    Be a December fish scout

    Learn your electronics and lakes at same time
    December 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    When water temperatures get down to 50 degrees or below, a jig can be your best bet for winter bass.

    Be a weather watcher

    Don’t miss chance to catch fish on warm days
    December 25, 2014 at 9:00am
    A jerkbait like an X-Rap can be a real weapon in November and December when bass suspend around schools of baitfish.

    For November bass anglers, it's time to fish, or cut bait

    Whatever your plans for winter, be prepared
    November 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    A big Mop Jig is a great bait to target bass in October when they’re feeding on crawfish.

    October: Great jig month

    Pay attention to places crawfish are living
    October 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    A crankbait is the No. 1 tool to catch plenty of October bass.

    Crank up an October bass

    Focus on creek channels for best fall success
    October 27, 2014 at 9:00am
    A crankbait that dives to the depth bass are holding can be an effective tool to take suspended fish.

    September: moving month

    Baitfish, bass begin that migration toward fall
    September 29, 2014 at 9:00am
    Small topwater baits, prop- or popper-style, can be deadly on big fish in the shallows this month.

    A surprise topwater time

    Big bass will head for the shallows in August
    August 29, 2014 at 9:00am
    Bass may move closer to the surface in August on some lakes, but you’re more likely to have success fishing in deep water.

    Pay attention to details

    August can be tough unless you know your stuff
    August 26, 2014 at 9:00am
    Bluegill will gather in areas where mayflies are hatching, providing excellent fishing opportunities.

    Do the mayfly dance

    For bluegills or bass, follow the fluttering flies
    July 31, 2014 at 9:00am
    June bass are likely to be ganged up on offshore structure, the perfect situation for fishing a crankbait.

    Crank ‘em up in June

    Diving baits are perfect for schooling bass
    June 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    On North Carolina lakes, June is a fantastic month to catch largemouth bass because they’re hungry and they’re not particular about the baits they’ll bite.

    June can be best month

    Bass are hungry, hitting anything, anywhere
    June 26, 2014 at 9:00am
    Davy Hite uses a Mop jig when he locates bass feeding on spawning blueback herring.

    Time for a herring high

    Take advantage of bluebacks for great bass
    May 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    Shallow, April bass are usually suckers for a topwater plug fished above their heads.

    Topping out in April

    Shallow bass are the ticket to fishing this month
    April 29, 2014 at 9:00am
    Small crankbaits will likely play a big role in bass fishing this April, thanks to what appears to be a delayed spring.

    I might enjoy this April

    Cold winter, late spring could delay shallow bite
    April 29, 2014 at 9:00am