Bass

Lake Vermilion Resorts
The Best Rod, Reel & Line for Jerkbait Fishing

The spinning reel vs. baitcaster debate has raged on for years and years. Some presentations have obvious answers: dropshots require spinning equipment, deep crankbaits require baitcasting gear.   Other presentations aren’t nearly as cut-and-dry, coming down to the personal preference of the fisherman. One of the most hotly contested areas of this debate is jerkbait [Read more…]

Lake Vermilion Resorts
Why Your Jerkbaits Should Be Bright and Have a Feathered Treble

Most of the top anglers will tell you that “color” is one of the last things they consider when they are choosing a lure — focusing on things like action, speed and depth range instead. While we aren’t arguing against that approach, you can’t ignore color altogether because it can make a big difference in [Read more…]

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Explore Alexandria
Your Outboard Might Actually Be Attracting Fish

Believe it or not, in some situations, your outboard might actually be attracting fish to your lure. We’ve seen many times in the past how jerk-trolling behind a running engine outproduces a lure flung out far away from the boat. This can be true for bass, pike, muskies and even walleyes, although to a lesser [Read more…]

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A 1-2-3 Punch for Spring Smallies

When you’re out on the water chasing smallmouth bass during the spring prespawn period, it’s hard to top a jerkbait when the fish are active. In the video above, Al Lindner breaks down his 1-2-3 punch for jerkin’ spring smallies.     For more videos tips like this, Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

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Travel Manitoba
Ice-Out Smallmouth

After ice-out, smallmouth bass begin making tentative movements atop hard-bottomed structures in the main lake. Cast neutrally-buoyant crankbaits, using slow retrieves with frequent pauses.

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For those who think the “Glory Days” of fishing are behind us, we couldn’t disagree with you more! For someone looking to get into the sport, this is hands-down the best time to do it. Between advances in fishing technology, smarter fisheries management, the availability of information — the list goes on-and-on — anglers today [Read more…]

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Welcome to episode #14 of #AskTheBuzz!   On this episode, I sit down with Mike Hehner and we answer the following question:   5:35 – I’ve had fair luck with jigs and wax worms for crappies. When is a proper time to use crappie minnows? 8:18 – Do you think underwater cameras scare fish away? [Read more…]

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