Bass Fishing

Shoot that thang!

If skipping simply frustrates you — or perhaps you’re teaching kids or other beginners — don’t fret; take a page from the crappie angler’s handbook and “shoot” your baits under the cover.  […]

Bass Fishing

When it’s time to change your fishing line

Changing line needn’t be a hassle; you simply have to control the situation. Line-stripping tools facilitate removal, but if you use the hand-wrapping method, keep your wrapped fingers spread, as relaxing them allows you to easily remove all that old line you’ve bundled. […]

Inshore Fishing

Go long, heavy with tackle for popping-cork rigs

Throw your popping cork rigs on 7- to 7 1/2-foot medium-heavy spinning gear. The longer rod helps you with greater casting distance and you can achieve greater backcast clearance with the cumbersome rig. This helps prevent accidental snaggings, entanglements and any cast-killing drag. […]

Bass Fishing

Blueback blues

Blueback herring, those high-strung gypsies known for their notoriously unpredictable ways, can be the boon or the bane of Lake Murray fishing. […]