Bass Fishing

Angler in boat holding smallmouth bass
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Dawn-to-Dusk Summer Smallmouth Bass Strategies

June 21, 2020
Start and Finish the Day Fishing Bold We’ve all seen an epic smallmouth bite at sunrise. A lot of times it involves topwater baits and schools of fish trying to outdo one another in their acrobatics…
Muskie angler at Lake Shelbyville holding a muskie
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Best Places to Fish in Illinois: Lake Shelbyville

June 18, 2020
Lake Shelbyville is one of Illinois’ premier fishing resources and is recognized for its largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, muskie and walleye opportunities. Crappie are the main attraction on…
Angler in kayak holding bass above the water
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Why Fish for Bass From a Kayak?

May 7, 2020
Kayak Fishing for Bass can be Easy and Extremely Fun to Do By Joshua Workman Whether you’re looking to expand your bass-fishing horizons beyond the bank, test new waters or experience the sport in…
Bass angler at Lake Sidney with spotted bass
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Best Places to Fish: Lake Sidney Lanier, GA

April 18, 2020
Weather Patterns and Water Clarity are Key Factors for Anglers Fishing on Lake Sidney Lanier For those that like to target crappie, bass, walleye and more, Lake Sidney Lanier delivers.Lake Sidney…
Two bass anglers on Kentucky lake, one with a bass
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Best Places to Fish in Kentucky Lake: Kentucky & Tennessee

April 6, 2020
Kentucky Lake is the western boundary of the 270-square mile Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. It is recognized as one of the nation's top fishing lakes for largemouth and crappie…
Lady angler at Lake Fort holding up a larg white bass
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Best Places to Fish in Texas: Lake Fork Reservoir

March 27, 2020
Lake Fork is regarded as one of the premier largemouth bass fisheries in the state of Texas and for the entire country. Created in 1980 by the Sabine River Authority, the lake provides ample cover…
Open mouthed bass with lure inside
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How Mike McClelland Turns Cold Water Fish Into a Hot Bite!

February 28, 2020
Depending on where you are at, the early season fishing depends predominantly on water temps and fish behavior. Major League Fishing Pro and Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s National Pro Staff member, Mike…
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Heading South to Fish? Learn How to Battle Florida Cold Fronts

December 26, 2019
Are you thinking about heading south to fish this winter? Many of you do, and Florida is the destination for many snowbirds. The Sunshine State offers some of the best fishing in the world, and it’s…
News & Tips: Tactics for Wintertime Largemouths
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Six Fishing Tactics for Wintertime Bass

December 23, 2019
A frigid wind swept across the gray waters of the large impoundment as a pair of anglers cast their lures towards a sunken island. It was the middle of winter. The weather was nasty, their fingers…
Angler on a lake reeling in a fish from his kayak
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Kayak Bassin’: 3 Can’t-Miss Finesse Jig Fishing Presentations

July 28, 2019
A Kayak has Many Perks for Fishing Bass Being able to access remote waters and sneak-up on fish are particularly advantageous. But, even on secluded lakes teeming with bass, the fish don’t always…
Women standing with a large white crappie from Lake Conroe
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Best Places to Fish in Texas: Lake Conroe

July 26, 2019
Strategy and Fishing Tips for Locating and Catching Fish in Lake Conroe Lake Conroe was created in 1973 by impounding the West Fork of the San Jacinto River. Originally created as a water supply,…
Major League Fishing Pro James Watson standingon a boat with a largemouth bass
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Watson’s Spoon Jacking Post-Spawn Fishing Rig and Tricks (video)

July 8, 2019
MLF Pro James Watson knows that one of the most effective baits to fish during the post-spawn is a floating worm. That said, the bite only lasts for a week before fish get even more hungry. This is…