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Line type for a newbie bass angler with baitcaster 
Q. Never been big into bass fishing but want to give it a go.. Got an Abu ProMax combo and have no idea what type of line to use. Being inexperienced …

Lure Fishing Help 
Worms help a lot when catching smaller fish but what are some plastic worms that are just as good as worms for catching smaller fish?

Hard To Catch Bass 
Hey guys i have a question for you, this has been driving me crazy. I live close to a gravel pit where there are 2 ponds which have lots of fish including …

Baitcaster Question 
Q So I just bought the Bass Pro Tourney Baitcaster Combo. When cast it I press the button and hold my finger on the spool , then release and when it …

Big bass in small pond 
Q. In my front yard I have a small pond which is a home to many bass, but one particular bass in there could possibly be the state record. Does anyone …

What spinning reel to use for pan fish to saltwater speckeled trout? 
I will be going to Texas on a camping/fishing trip. I was wondering what spinning reel would be good to fish for small pan fish to saltwater speckled …

Smallmouth vs Tiger Bass 
Q. How can you tell a smallmouth bass from a tiger bass? Is there a way to tell if the small mouth bass is female or male? A. First of all that …

Panama Peacock Bass 
I'm going to Panama just after Christmas this year. I would like to try fishing for Peacock Bass. What kind of equipment should I use? I may stay if the …

How do you figure out if there are bass in a lake? 
Q. There is this big lake up the road from my house and it has a lot of cat tails and frogs and such. The only fish I have ever caught out of it were …

Fishing Next To Cattails 
What types of lures would you use for fishing next to cattails with water 3-4 feet deep in murky water? Hey Brad, The first thing I would try is …

What rod and lure should I set up on my Quantum SL100HPT Smoke PT Baitcast Reel 
I just bought a Quantum SL100HPT Smoke PT Baitcast Reel 7.0:1 ratio and trying to figure out the proper rod, string, and lure for it. I like fishing soft …

Spring Bass Fishing 
What is the best lure to use during Spring for bass fishing? Wow...that is a wide open question, but thank you for visiting our site! Personally, …

Bass Fishing In A Small Pond 
Q: When bass fishing in a small pond with all the trees and brush, what would be best lures or bait to throw during spawning? A: Hey Bailley. First …

Fishing Standing Timber 
One of the lakes that I visit is Dripping Springs Lake in Oklahoma. This lake is fed by a natural spring, and also has THOUSANDS of standing timber in …

Shaky head rigging options  
I have been fishing the shaky head a lot lately. Most of the time I have been fishing with ZOOM trick worms/ finesse worms/u tail worms. I've been doing …

How to rig soft plastic worms? 
What is the best way to rig a worm to catch the most bass? I know there is bass in the lake I fish but I was not able to catch any. Then I tried using …

Where is a good place to buy a shaky head hook that has a spring and a special standup weight? 
I want a shaky head hook that has either no paint or black paint. I want the weight to be kind of flat on the bottom to make the worm standup in the water. …

Using a steelhead rod for large/small mouth bass fishing Not rated yet
Q. I moved from the Puget Sound area and have a very nice Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 6500 and a nice steelhead rod setup that I love, and has caught me …

What is the best gear ratio for peacock bass. Not rated yet
Q. I am going peacock bass fishing soon. I am confused on gear ratio for the best way to not wear my self out. What is the best gear ratio for my fishing …

Replacing old lure hooks Not rated yet
Q. I was gonna replace the treble hooks on my lures, but I've noticed that a lot of my lures don't have split rings. How do i replace them? A. Hey …

Best method for changing lures rapidly/using split rings Not rated yet
Q. I have been fishing for about 2 years and I'm mostly self taught. I have bought about 5 Rapala lures (xrap, xrap shad shallow, jointed, skitter …

Rod and Reel Gift? Not rated yet
My husband loves bass fishing and we live on a lake. I want to buy him a nice reel and rod for his birthday and I am getting more and more confused looking …

Private residential lake fishing Not rated yet
Q. I live on a private man made lake surrounded by houses, concrete bottom covered in dirt and some weeds. The water is extremely dark and stained blue …

Best action for baitcasting? Not rated yet
Q I am going to purchase a new baitcasting rod for fishing small/medium sized crankbaits and spinnerbaits mostly in 3/8 oz size and the occasional 1/2 …

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To Use Light Wire Jig? Not rated yet
Q. Last year I had a blast fishing for bass with a 5'6 ultra light rod with a fast action tip. Of course I miss some hook sets but now wonder with this …

Will Striped Bass "hold over" in fresh water? Not rated yet
I fish a 200 acre lake in the Greater Boston area for both largemouth and smallmouth bass. In mid-July of this year, I had a fantastic 4 hours of …

Using snap swivels with spinnerbaits Not rated yet
Q. I fish small waters from a belly boat (float tube) and can carry only 1 rod. Due to these limitations, I use a snap for ease of changing lures to …

Summer bass fishing. NOT CATCHING FISH NEED HELP?! Not rated yet
Q. Hi, Well it's summer again down here in Virginia. I went fishing today didn't get a single bite! I really need help, It was supposed to rain but it …

Fishing extremely heavy milfoil, tough bite! Not rated yet
Q. So I have a local pond is about 20 acres in size, pretty clear water down to about 4 feet, and then the milfoil gets so heavy you could walk on it. …

Hook Penetration Not rated yet
Q. Its June here in IN, pitching a baby br. hog set hook loose fish after short fight look at lure no penetration going on with other buds r they clamping …

Using a leader with braided line? Not rated yet
Q. Should you use a fluorocarbon leader with braided line or tie it directly to the plastic worm? A. The plain and simple answer is yes. You …

Why largemouth bass won't bite! Not rated yet
Q. I fish creek beds during the spawning season. I can see the male and female swimming together but they aren't interested in any of my bait? A. …

Using a Fish Finder Not rated yet
Q. When using a cheap fish finder, how do I know if the images of fish on the screen are actually fish and of what species? A. That is a really …

Cold Water Bassin Not rated yet
Q. What should I fish with for largemouth bass in 45 degree water with rocks and timber? A. There are a lot of factors to consider in trying to …

Peacock Bass in Panama Not rated yet
Q. I'll be in Panama the 1st couple weeks of January. I have many lures used for Lahontan cutthroat trout 5-10 lbs. What would you suggest for Peacock …

Wheelchair Accessible Bass Fishing Not rated yet
Q. I use a wheelchair and I'm looking for a good accessible place to fish. Can you help? A. Hi Edward, I've been trying to think of any areas …

Catching active and inactive bass on plastic worms Not rated yet
Q. I live in Florida and just started fishing with plastic worms and i wanted to know what is a good way to rig your plastic worm to catch both active …

A pond devoid of bass? Not rated yet
Q. Recently found a pond that must be 50 yrs old, man-made. Severely overgrown with trees & bushes, some access points natural some I made. Anyway, …

Are lizrads good bass bait? Not rated yet
Q. I live in Florida and am wondering if live lizards(not salamanders) are good bass bait. The lizards are called brown anoles and I caught a bunch …

Territorial Bass Not rated yet
Q. Are bass territorial or do they relocate a lot in order to eat baitfish, etc. I ask this question because I have caught the same largemouth bass …

Largemouth Bass Lures Not rated yet
Q. What do bass like to bite the most plastic baits, cranks baits, or top water? A. Hey John, I wish the answer was as simple and to the point …

Selecting A Baitcast Reel Not rated yet
Q. I need to know what is the best gear ratio on a baitcast reel for throwing crankbaits and is there a certain brand thats the best for this situation? …

Why the big largemouth won't bite where I fish? Not rated yet
Q. Where I fish we never catch big bass...only the small ones bite... Why? A. There are so many reasons why this could be and to properly answer more …

Sound and Bass Not rated yet
Q. Would a bass be drawn to sounds like from a dog whistle? I heard that sharks are. A. Hi Gregory, My immediate response is sure they are. As …

21 ft deep spot in lake loaded with fish and no bites! Why? Not rated yet
Q. I fish a nice size lake in Florida and there is a spot 21 ft deep. Most of lake is 10' deep . This one spot 21' deep is loaded with fish on my fish …

Fishing Fluke baits. Not rated yet
Q. What is the best way to rig a Fluke bait with a weighted hook? A. That really is a great way to fish a Fluke. It can be a little tricky to get that …

Kansas Limit On White Bass Per Day Not rated yet
Q. I am trying to find out for my dad what the limit is for white bass in a day, either in pounds or number. Please let me know thanks. A. Wendy, it …

Fishing Line Leaders Not rated yet
Q. Why do bass fisherman use leaders? For example, the reel's full of braid and you have a fluorocarbon leader. A. Specific to your example above, …

Bass Fishing and Turtles on Logs Not rated yet
Q. What does it mean when you are bass fishing and seeing several turtles either sunning themselves up on logs or on the shore. Is this an indication …

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COLOR SELECTION Not rated yet
I would like to know what colors to throw on sunny days and cloudy days and colors to throw in clear, stained, and muddy water. Hi David, The simplest …

Best Way To Tell White Bass From Hybrid Striped Bass Not rated yet
What is the easiest way to tell a white bass from a hybrid striper? Hi Roy, I have attached a picture for reference. The big one you see there is …

Whats the best size rod to use for bass fishing? Not rated yet
I do most of my fishing in a river. What is the best size rod to use for bass? I use a baitcast reel. Hi Floyd, The most common rod size for baitcasters …

Bass Fishing watershed lake Not rated yet
I recently started bass fishing in a 700 acre water-shed lake near Chapel Hill, NC. The lake is normally 3-6 feet deep near the banks with the deepest …

Largemouth Bass Giving Birth Not rated yet
How do Largemouth bass give birth? Well we talk about Largemouth Bass here but usually involving the fishing of. But hey, if we can find the answers …

I'm catching only small bass out of my 7 acre lake! Not rated yet
With the exception of a bass I hooked and lost in early June I estimated would have been 6 lbs minnimum, I have been catching bass between 9 and 12 inches …

When is it too hot for Bass Fishing? Not rated yet
When the hot summer days are here, when is the best time for bass fishing? Hey James, Great Question. I'm not sure if any one time is better than …

Bass Fishing Stained Muddy Bottom Waters Not rated yet
What are the best lures and colors to use in brownish waters with muddy gray bottoms? I just started fishing the Altamaha river in Brunswick, Georgia. …

White Bass Lures Not rated yet
What are some good white bass lures so i can catch a lot of white bass? Hey Corbin, I myself have had a ton of success with a simple grub attached …

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