• Know Fishing

    Dennis Pridgen caught these two nice bass at night.

    How to catch more bass in the dark

    After dark, summer bass become different fish
    July 15, 2016 at 9:00am
    The biggest bass are the first ones to make a big move as spawning patterns turn to post-spawn or even summertime.

    May: Time to cover lots of water for bass fishing

    End of spawn means challenge of scattered fish
    May 15, 2016 at 9:00am
    Dustin Wilks’ top five March bass baits are (left to right) lipless crankbaits, creature baits, spinnerbaits, bladed swim jigs and swimbaits.

    Top 5 spring bass baits

    This handful will catch them all in March
    March 15, 2016 at 9:00am
    The author has learned to catch bass the way they want to be caught, not forcing them into a box.

    Take advantage of the bass bite

    Get bass when the getting’s good — or weird
    January 15, 2016 at 9:00am
    The extreme backs of creeks will give up a lot of nice bass this month.

    Fish November patterns for bass

    Bass spread out this month, but they still bite
    November 15, 2015 at 9:00am
    A wood-filled creek produced this nice fall bass for the author.

    Tough? Go with wood

    Shallow wooden cover can solve tough bass
    September 17, 2015 at 9:00am
    The author in better days, before he got into his slump.

    How to shake a slump

    Sometimes, it takes some persistence — or golf
    July 16, 2015 at 9:00am
    The author caught this big spawning female in the shallows.

    The many stages of May

    This month presents opportunities, challenges
    May 14, 2015 at 9:00am
    Big bass can be caught in prespawn on a number of different baits if you present them in the proper situations.

    Overlooked March tactics

    There’s more to it than spinnerbaits, lipless baits
    March 18, 2015 at 9:00am
    Bass will bite through the winter under a variety of the right conditions.

    Don’t store your tackle

    January still offers some fishing opportunities
    January 26, 2015 at 9:00am
    Making an accurate cast requires releasing the spool or bail at just the right fraction of a second.

    Ping pong for more bass?

    Hand-eye coordination is key to improving
    November 27, 2014 at 9:00am
    Rem Morgan shows off a 6 1/2-pound bass caught in the shallows where you might not expect fish to be in the heat of September.

    Solve September’s riddle

    Transition time can be tough on bass fishermen
    September 25, 2014 at 9:00am
    A big, bulky worm like this 10-inch Culprit is a great bottom-bumping weapon for summer bass.

    Find current, find bass

    July’s heat forces anglers to find moving water
    July 28, 2014 at 9:00am
    The post-spawn period can produce some great bass for patient fishermen who know why fish act the way they do after bedding.

    Don’t hate the postspawn

    Bass are still biting; they need to be tempted
    May 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    March is a month when you can catch some really nice bass on both the upper and lower end of reservoirs.

    Time for the big move

    Bass will start heading for shallows in March
    March 28, 2014 at 9:00am
    What do you need to buy this winter that a bass will eat? Plenty!

    Survey your tackle needs

    Show season is time to replace and add stuff
    January 30, 2014 at 9:00am