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    Soft baits catch plenty of shallow, spring largemouths, but they’re not the only way to go.

    Three go-to hard baits

    Even when they’re shallow, bass will readily hit these lures
    April 01 at 7:00am
    A Buckeye Mop Jig (pictured) and a No. 7 Rapala Shad Rap are two baits all bass fishermen need to have tied on in March, when bass are really starting to feed and move toward shallower water.

    Must-have baits for March bass

    Make sure you have these lures tied on when you hit the lake this month for your best chance at truly big bass
    March 01 at 7:00am
    A Mop Jig is a big-fish bait, whether you’re fishing it in spring, summer or fall. Carry 1/4-, 3/8- and 1/2-ounce sizes in your tackle box to have all situations covered.

    5 bass baits you really need

    You can fill your boat with baits you’ll never use, or get these baits and catch fish
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Cool to cold weather brings out the best in landlocked stripers as they move into out of deep water.

    Special December offers

    Bass, stripers, even walleye are on same spots
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    The Storm 360GT Searchbait is a pre-rigged swimbait that comes with a rattle in the head, giving the bait more than just vibration when fall conditions make it the perfect bass bait.

    Time to pick a swimbait

    Fall conditions scream for a Storm 360GT
    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Swimbaits have plenty of action, which is needed when the water is dirty and bass have trouble seeing their next meal.

    Fishing high, dirty water

    Big storms make for full, muddy lakes. Don’t fret. Adjust.
    October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Somewhat dormant during the heat of the summer, largemouth bass begin to stir as September arrives, their movements driven by the weather and baitfish.

    September starts over

    The signs of fall fishing are upon us; learn them
    September 19, 2017 at 7:01am
    Largemouth bass are a tough sell in August, but understanding how current affects them is half the battle; the other half is coaxing them into biting.

    Understand current’s role

    Moving water is important to August success
    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    The author shows off a big, July bass that hit a Storm 360 swimbait.

    July: deeper is better

    Don’t be afraid to look for bass in deep water
    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    June is a fantastic month to catch largemouth bass across the Carolinas as fish recover from the spawn, move out on dropoffs and ledges and feed again.

    June is a bust-out month

    Recovered from the spawn, bass are hungry
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    This largemouth bass spawn may be over by May across most of the Carolinas, but there are plenty of bass still in relatively shallow water, and hungry.

    Don’t miss May’s magic

    The herring/shad spawn brings on bass fever
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    A jerkbait like this Berkley Cutter can produce nice April bass if you find them on the corners of little spawning pockets.

    Shallow is the way to go

    April is spawning month across the Carolinas
    April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    A lipless crankbait is a great search bait for prespawn bass because it can be fished in a variety of ways.

    Three bass baits for March

    Lipless baits, shallow crankbaits and jigs are tops
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    February bass will mostly be caught by baits retrieved above them because of their tendency to look toward the surface for food.

    Bass anglers, don't skip February

    Using the right lure is key this month
    February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Bass pro Davy Hite has retired from the Bassmaster Elite Series for a spot in the broadcast booth for The Bassmasters and Bassmaster LIVE.

    Time for another chapter

    Headed from bass boat to broadcast booth
    January 01, 2017 at 7:00am