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Best Bass Rods Under $100

The 2020 fishing season will be long remembered for all its high and low points. Early on in the pandemic, several jurisdictions closed access areas or even banned fishing. Guides were not allowed to take customers in some states, as well. But once saner heads...

Topwater Fishing Tips for Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass

This time of year is great for topwater fishing, especially for largemouth and smallmouth bass. This is some of the most explosive fishing action you can have all year! This is a relatively easy way to catch fish. You're bait doesn't get snagged up because you're...

3 Smallmouth Lures for TOUGH Bites

What's the best solution for a tough smallmouth bite? Minnesota guide Brad Hawthorne harkens back to their favorite treat: a nice, juicy leech. In this video, he shares his three favorite leech imitating jigs/plastics you need to try next time you're chasing...

Bass Tubes: The Nuclear Bomb of Smallmouth Fishing

There’s one lure, bass tubes, that consistently catches smallmouth bass everywhere you go. It’s not new and sexy like the Spybait, it’s ugly and it’s been around for a LONG time. Why is it so successful? It closely mimics many of their favorite treats, whether that be...

Frog Fishing Bass with Popping & Walking Frogs

One of the biggest things about frog fishing is understanding the cadence of what the fish are willing to bite. Sometimes I'll fish this bait really fast and they come out and plow it. Other times, we have to sit there and intermittently stop the bait to get the fish...

River Smallmouth Bass Fishing (Understanding Current)

All over North America, river smallmouth bass fishing can be absolutely phenomenal if you know where to look. Smallmouth bass love fast-moving water – rivers, creeks, anything that has moving water. Many smaller rivers have tons of smallmouth. On some of the smaller...

Find Fish Fast with Swimbaits (Multi-Species)

If you want to find fish fast, it's tough to beat a swimbait, no matter what species of fish you're targeting. They work in almost any situation and the rigging options are endless. We use them for walleyes, smallmouth bass, pike, and they become massively important...

Finding Lake Vermilion Smallmouth in Shallow Water

We’ve filmed on Lake Vermilion several times in the past, primarily for walleye and muskies, but today we’re on a little bit of a different mission. We’re actually hunting one of our favorite fish species and that’s smallmouth bass, although we could get a few...

Largemouth Bass Prespawn Tactics

With weather conditions stabilizing following a turbulent spring, largemouth bass are moving shallow in earnest, feeding aggressively prior to constructing nests for spawning as the water temperature rises above 60º F. In most cases, bass gather in areas with some...

Jika Rig — Tips for Rigging & Fishing Success

The Jika Rig offers a different way of presenting soft plastics to bass, and one of our favorite baits for this rig is the tube.  Tube fishing is one of the best ways to catch smallmouth bass. In fact, if you ask Al Lindner, he'll tell you a green pumpkin tube is his...
Best Bass Rods Under $100

Best Bass Rods Under $100

The 2020 fishing season will be long remembered for all its high and low points. Early on in the pandemic, several jurisdictions closed access areas or even banned fishing. Guides were not allowed to take customers in some states, as well. But once saner heads...

Topwater Fishing Tips for Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass

Topwater Fishing Tips for Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass

This time of year is great for topwater fishing, especially for largemouth and smallmouth bass. This is some of the most explosive fishing action you can have all year! This is a relatively easy way to catch fish. You're bait doesn't get snagged up because you're...

3 Smallmouth Lures for TOUGH Bites

3 Smallmouth Lures for TOUGH Bites

What's the best solution for a tough smallmouth bite? Minnesota guide Brad Hawthorne harkens back to their favorite treat: a nice, juicy leech. In this video, he shares his three favorite leech imitating jigs/plastics you need to try next time you're chasing...

Bass Tubes: The Nuclear Bomb of Smallmouth Fishing

Bass Tubes: The Nuclear Bomb of Smallmouth Fishing

There’s one lure, bass tubes, that consistently catches smallmouth bass everywhere you go. It’s not new and sexy like the Spybait, it’s ugly and it’s been around for a LONG time. Why is it so successful? It closely mimics many of their favorite treats, whether that be...

Frog Fishing Bass with Popping & Walking Frogs

Frog Fishing Bass with Popping & Walking Frogs

One of the biggest things about frog fishing is understanding the cadence of what the fish are willing to bite. Sometimes I'll fish this bait really fast and they come out and plow it. Other times, we have to sit there and intermittently stop the bait to get the fish...

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