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Finesse jigging secrets for quality winter bass, tips & tricks by central coast bass.

Last Grass Bass: Catch Big, Late-Season Largemouths Over Subsurface Vegetation

Bass love submerged aquatic grass--so much so that they cling to it even late into fall. As the water chills, the surface mats formed by this …

Jerkbaits And Crankbaits For Bass - In-Fisherman

Kevin Short gets after early spring bass with jerkbaits and crankbaits that he weights to suspend.<p>Springtime summons thoughts of mild weather and …

10 Top Spinnerbait Options - In-Fisherman

Spinnerbait options may have lost favor in some circles in recent years, but these versatile multispecies lures remain standout selections in many …

Catch Bass Under Bridges With These Tips from Pro Angler Aaron Martens

If you're not sure where to cast for bass on any given lake, head for the nearest bridge. Most bridges provide bass with deep water, shade, bridge …

Tube Baits: A Bass Fishing Lure For All Seasons

Bass Tube Kit<p>One of the most productive lures used for bass fishing in all seasons are tube lures.<p>They work great and they are so easy to use that …

The Best Google Earth Function For Bass Anglers

Good bass fishermen prepare in the offseason in many ways. Tackle preparation is the biggest, of course, but I know if you get one more lecture on …

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Bass Fishing Tip: Go Slow for Spring Largemouth

<i>Illustration by Samuel A. Minick</i><p>In early spring, bass move onto reservoir flats to warm up prior to spawning. They’re sluggish in cold water, so …

Gun Emergency: Fix Your Shotgun in The Field

<i>Photo by Bill Buckley</i><p>Several years ago I fell down a steep bank while on a deer hunt, launching my pump gun into the air as I flailed to keep my …

Predator Hunting: 3 Distress Calls that Will Bring Coyotes Running

<i>Photo by Franzphoto/Alamy</i><p>There's an incredible amount of calls for attracting coyotes. But when the typical rabbit distress screams don't work, try …

Rabbit Hunting: 5 Spots to Find Winter Cottontails

<i>Photo by Donald M. Jones</i><p>If you want to shoot a limit of rabbits, you need to find small openings in big, thick cover. Here's where to take a …

Winter Fishing: How to Catch Prespawn Bass with Crankbaits

<i>Illustration by Robert L. Prince</i><p>It's February, and your home lake is just a few degrees shy of freezing. Most bass fishermen would opt to drag a …

Swimbait Plans for Alpha Crappie - In-Fisherman

Not far from civilization there’s this little gem of a crappie lake—a small waterbody we call the Bee Hive. It houses some of the largest, angriest …

Essential Wilderness Equipment

If you were stranded in the middle of nowhere, your chances of survival would be significantly higher if you had this equipment with you. To me, …

Hunting in Alaska: Which Rifle to Bring?

The question is not so much what you'll be hunting as, will you be in bear country? I have hunted caribou in Alaska with a .270, .270 WSM, and 7mm …

Five Ways To Cut Down On Lost Birds

I mentioned earlier ("Are you a good shot") that I have participated in a FWS survey about my dove season. It asked how many doves I shot this year …

Sixty Uses For a Bandana - Preparing for shtf

Bandanas can have many uses in a survival situation, so keep a few in your bug out bag. Here are sixty uses for a bandana, leave a comment if you …

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter | Best Survival Water Filter

If you have been looking for a rugged, high quality water filter to include with your survival gear, you should consider the Katadyn pocket water …

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How to Navigate with The Stars and Find Your Way

Celestial Navigation has always been an interest of mine. Just knowing all that’s required is to look up towards the heavens and discern direction …