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THE LATEST BASS FISHING NEWS
From March until the end of the fishing season I'm going to have a wacky rig on deck. It's a really effective way to fish anytime the fishing is tough, or if the fish are up cruising banks. Anytime fish are about 5 feet deep or less, I can catch them on the wacky rig.
The "right" hair jig for smallmouths is a small 1/16- to 1/8-ounce marabou jig with a round or mushroom-shaped head. The jig is similar to marabou jigs used by crappie fishermen, but bass models will often have a larger, stronger hook and possibly a longer or thicker skirt. Naturally, anglers have their favorites, and there are subtle differences in jigs that make some better than others.
What makes Greg Hackney so good? How can David Dudley be so consistent? How does Mark Rose keep sponsors happy for years? What does it really take to be a top-100 pro?
In that 2002 event, I was qualified to win a life-changing $900,000 counting incentives. To finish second and win $110,000 while catching nearly 10 pounds more weight than my nearest competitor was all the incentive I needed to seek how to deal with letdowns.
You might not always catch bass as well as Bryan Thrift, but in early December you sure can fish like him by throwing the same three baits he usually has tied on when he's out fishing in the winter.
I just saw Hunter Shryock fishing off the beaten path, and he was targeting largemouth early on Day 1 of this event. At 8:30 a.m. he already had a five-fish limit and was looking to cull.
It always reminds me of the Beatles...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Variety. The word resonates with anglers choosing to fish the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Opens.