• Fish Like a Pro

    Colorado, Indiana and willow-leaf blades give spinnerbaits different actions that excel in situations that are widely different.

    A spinnerbait primer

    When do you use which blades, trailers, etc.?
    November 27, 2013 at 3:00am
    Dave Wolak catches plenty of big fish on his three jig trailers.

    Playing the jig game

    Wolak’s trailers give looks for different situations
    September 26, 2013 at 9:00am
    Catching a 6-pound bass is fun any way you can do it, but especially fun if it’s with a bait or technique you really enjoy.

    How to fish? The fun way

    Don’t push those techniques you don’t enjoy
    July 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    Take care of the bass you catch and release and you’ll have them to catch and release again and again.

    Why fish slime matters

    Make sure your bass releases are all healthy
    May 08, 2013 at 9:00am
    Big bass moving in to spawn are at their most vulnerable during March, because they’re feeding so heavily preparing for the spawn.

    March is tough to beat

    Big, hungry bass moving up are on the menu
    March 08, 2013 at 9:00am
    Once you locate fish in an area, working slowly with a jig can produce some great catches.

    Keep it simple in winter

    Look for deep drops, fish vertically and slowly
    January 07, 2013 at 9:00am
    When water temps reach the magic level, you’d better be holding onto your rod.

    Magic fall number is 60

    When water temperature gets there, watch out
    November 12, 2012 at 9:00am
    Dustin Wilks helped design Culprit’s Incredi-Craw to fill a hole in his arsenal.

    Cut down on your junk

    Find your go-to lures, buy them, stick with them
    September 24, 2012 at 10:00am
    Any number of factors may go into a bass striking a lure when it’s not hungry.

    Draw the ‘right’ reaction

    Feeding a bass that isn’t hungry is a real art
    July 30, 2012 at 7:00am
    A frog bait is extremely effective around heavy cover when bass are on a topwater pattern.

    Why May is my favorite

    Topwater action is second to none on NC lakes
    May 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    Lunker bass are on the move this month from deep water to the shallows, becoming active and more likely to make a mistake and swallow your lure.

    Big-bass month is here

    Your best chance to take a lunker is in March
    March 01, 2012 at 9:01am
    Aluminum jonboats can be a pleasure for bass anglers.

    Boat-buying advice

    What do you need? What can you afford?
    January 01, 2012 at 1:00am
    A warm day, a big spinnerbait and a good plan can result in a big bass — sometimes unexpected, sometimes not.

    Rollin’ slow in December

    Take your time and get that biggest bass
    December 01, 2011 at 12:07pm
    All postspawn bass aren’t hard to catch, but at some point in the weeks after the spawn, they’re all hungry.

    'Buzz' away those postspawn blues

    May 24, 2011 at 11:44am