Bass and Illinois

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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
Bass are in ‘good old days’

Bass are in ‘good old days’

Science and opinions considered evenly, it’s quite possible Illinois is smack in the middle of a Micropterus salmoides renaissance.

June 2014
A Bass'n Plan: Open water tactics for 2014

A Bass'n Plan: Open water tactics for 2014

Top presentations for spring bass

May 2014
Study: Time in boat endangers nests of bass

Study: Time in boat endangers nests of bass

Bass anglers in the state have embraced catch-and-release fishing over the past two decades, a commitment to conservation that can also pay off with future catches of bigger fish.

May 2014