Bass and Illinois

Title Issue
Nesting bass appear unaffected by angling

Nesting bass appear unaffected by angling

A unique study on the effects of tournament-style fishing on nesting largemouth bass has thus far found no reason to close Illinois lakes to spring tournaments.

March 2016
U of I: Tournament bass not stressed in livewells

U of I: Tournament bass not stressed in livewells

University of Illinois does study to determine stress on fish in livewells.

February 2016
Fishing for fall bass? Don’t forget the docks

Fishing for fall bass? Don’t forget the docks

Docks draw baitfish on sunny days; baitfish draw bass

September 2015
Five top fishing presentations for late summer bass

Five top fishing presentations for late summer bass

Largemouth and smallmouth bass won’t fall into a strict pattern in September, so have these five techniques in your angling arsenal.

August 2015
Fishing tips: proper handling for fish catch and release

Fishing tips: proper handling for fish catch and release

Having the proper tools and tackle will help you become more efficient and effective when practicing catch and release this open-water season.

May 2015
The science behind catch and release

The science behind catch and release

I recently had the privilege to attend a lecture on the science of catch and release by Dr. Steven J. Cooke, who is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair of Environmental Science and Biology at Carleton University

April 2015
Jerkbaits the ticket for spring bass fishing

Jerkbaits the ticket for spring bass fishing

When Minnesota’s early catch-and-release bass season opens May 9, don’t forget to tie on a jerkbait

April 2015
Spring bass tend to be attracted to crankbaits

Spring bass tend to be attracted to crankbaits

Crankbaits are a great lure to start with for spring time bass.

March 2015
How to Catch a Bass as Big as a Damned Mailbox

How to Catch a Bass as Big as a Damned Mailbox

Winter is here. For those of us who prefer soft water over hard, it will be months before we can enjoy our craft. Unless we travel.

January 2015
What angler doesn’t know can hurt him, smallmouth catcher discovers

What angler doesn’t know can hurt him, smallmouth catcher discovers

The hand-written note was as inconspicuous as your typical letter to the editor submission

June 2014