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Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Louie Stout

Top strategies for catching bass in the shallows

Of course, we all know that bass numbers increase in the shallows during the spring. However, not all bass make the move from spring shallows to offshore areas during summer months.

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Tips and tricks for mastering forward-facing sonar

Forward-facing sonar (FFS) can be a polarizing topic among anglers. Anglers who have embraced the new technology love it. Those who haven’t fear its potential negative effects on fish numbers.
In case you haven’t followed the latest craze in electronics, FFS is a transducer that mounts on the electric motor shaft or a standalone shaft. It sends information to a compatible sonar graph that displays fish swimming, suspended or near the bottom a great distance from the boat.

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A look at some top tactics for bass in the grass

Up north, anglers refer to vegetation as weeds or weedbeds. Down south, and increasingly across the bass belt, anglers generically call all weedbeds “grass.” So for fun, let’s talk tactics for chasing “bass in the grass.”
For starters, show me a lake anywhere with grass, and I’ll bet my favorite $25 crankbaits that it’s loaded with bass.
That’s probably the case with just about all of the natural lakes across the northern region and a big reason why bass fishing has grown exponentially there.

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The accessible Niagara River is an awesome angling opportunity

Sure you’ve heard of Niagara Falls – as a romantic destination or a place for death wishers to tumble from within barrels over the massive falls.
But what you probably didn’t know is that one of America’s best and diverse fisheries lie downstream of this national treasure. Especially during the early spring, when catching big smallmouth bass, trout and salmon, muskies, and walleyes are all possible – and during the same day!

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Northern tactic earns Canadian Jeff Gustafson Bassmaster Classic victory

The coveted Ray Scott Bassmaster Classic trophy is heavily adorned with famous southern anglers, but the 2023 version now carries the name of a northerner – and a Canadian at that. 
Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson not only gave fellow Classic contenders on the Tennessee River system a lesson in precision finesse fishing, but did it with the “moping” tactics he’s perfected through fishing northern smallmouth waters for decades. The Kenora, Ontario pro led wire-to-wire, just as he did on the same fishery during a Bassmaster Elite event held there in 2021.

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Here are some winning tournament strategies for the weekend bass angler

You can go anywhere on the internet and get tips from pro anglers about fishing and tournament strategies for multiple-day events.
But what about the weekend guy who works all week and then shows up at the local one-day derby?

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