Bass

Jeff Elliott
By: Jeff Elliott

Braided Line on Everything

Fishing places that are full of grass I feel the choice becomes simple for line choice. One type above all others is the absolute strongest, most abrasion resistant, and the absolute best choice for winching fish out of heavy cover, braided line.

Jeff Elliott
By: Jeff Elliott

The Powerful Ned Rig

The Ned is a super simple presentation, just a jighead and plastic. It's non-threatening size and shape doesn't replicate anything a bass eats specifically but could be a ton of potential prey items.

Brandon Card
By: Brandon Card

Bottom Composition Matters, Underwater Cameras Can Help

As a pro angler, I use my Lowrance electronics every single time I am on the water. They are great at locating fish and structure, but when combined with my FishSens SondeCAM HD Underwater Camera they can show everything. A camera is a great tool for someone who wants to better understand what they are seeing on their electronics and for me, it helps get a clear picture of one of the most important things in bass fishing: bottom composition.

FishSens Staff
By: FishSens Staff

Targeting Spawning Bass: Are They Going to Bite?

This time of year, anglers all over are fishing for bass they can see in the shallows. Some bass will be easy to catch and some are nearly impossible, like those that are in the act of spawning instead of just guarding their beds. There are a few things that I do to determine if the fish is going to bite and if they are worth spending time fishing for.

Brandon Card
By: Brandon Card

Douglas Lake Bassmaster Open Recap

I was really excited to see Douglas Lake on the Southern Opens schedule for this year. Douglas is a lake that my brother and I have fished heavily over the past few years since I got out of college. In my opinion, it is the best offshore lake in east Tennessee. I moved to the lake a year ago in part to hone my offshore fishing skills.

Brandon Card
By: Brandon Card

Key In On Spawning Smallmouth With These Tips

Smallmouth are an aggressive species compared to a largemouth and even more so when they are protecting a spawning bed. Fishing for spawning smallmouth is one of my favorite ways to fish and I have found that finding them is harder than actually catching them. I have also found that where they spawn varies greatly depending on where you live.