• Lunker Lines

    Big bass aren’t as active during daylight hours in the summer, so a nighttime assault is warranted — and much more comfortable.

    Summer’s ‘Black Ops’

    Fish at night to beat the heat and catch big fish
    August 06, 2012 at 10:00am
    When deep water lacks oxygen in the hottest weather, bass will move shallow, even though the water is hot.

    Shallow bass in August?

    Lack of oxygen will push fish out of deep areas
    August 06, 2012 at 10:00am
    An 11-inch Trigger-X Hammer worm (top) is huge compared to a standard 6-inch plastic worm.

    Put the ‘Hammer’ down

    Summer is time to pick up a super-sized worm
    July 01, 2012 at 8:56am
    Bass usually don’t head to deep water until July, but they’ve been a month ahead of schedule all year. So fishing deep, open water might be the ticket this June.

    The calendar is lying

    It’s supposed to be June, but it’s fishing like July
    June 29, 2012 at 9:45am
    Shad-colored crankbaits should be a presence in any bass fisherman’s tackle box in June.

    The Attraction of June

    ‘Tops’ in the morning, crank the rest of the day
    June 01, 2012 at 9:37am
    Concentrate on main-lake points in May if you want to take advantage of the blueback herring spawn.

    Mining the herring spawn

    May is the month to find bass with bluebacks
    May 01, 2012 at 4:54pm
    Davy Hite puts the clamp down on a Lake Greenwood bass that hit a floating worm.

    Floating or ‘fluttering’

    April is prime time for these ‘special’ plastics
    April 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    A reel with a different retrieve ratio is called for when you’re fishing different baits.

    One speed fits all?

    When it comes to matching lures, speed kills
    April 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    A spinnerbait is a versatile weapon that should occupy an important place in every bass fisherman’s tackle box, especially during the spring prespawn period.

    Be sharp with your blades

    Know where, when, how to fish spinnerbaits
    March 01, 2012 at 3:32pm
    As the prespawn approaches, big female bass like to stage around cover such as vegetation, brush, stumps or trees in shallow water close to deep water.


    Key on those places to find staging bass
    February 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    Big female bass will stage on steep banks when they make their first move out of deep water this month. content dictates

    The weatherman rules...

    February fishing depends on warming temps
    February 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    When buying hard baits, make sure you buy baits that will run to different depths, especially the ones you’ll spend the most time fishing.

    ’Tis the season to be jolly

    It’s boat show/fishing show season!
    January 01, 2012 at 9:25am
    Striped bass aren’t slowed down by cold water, in fact, they are much more active when the water temperature drops to 50 degrees or lower.

    Have a holiday striper

    Topwaters, swimbaits, bucktails are effective
    December 01, 2011 at 2:19pm
    A crankbait is a great tool to catch bass in November, when they’re bunched up, relating to baitfish in transition between seasons.

    Crank yourself up a bass

    November is time to keep ‘plugging’ along
    November 01, 2011 at 12:11pm
    Deep-jigging with a spoon along edges of a river channel is often a great way to  catch a big stringer in November as the water cools and bass move back to deep water.

    Harvest your largemouths

    Just about anyway, anywhere you want
    November 01, 2011 at 10:03am