Fishing Tips, Tactics, and How To's

An excellent collection of fishing tips, fishing tactics, and fishing tricks for bass, and much, much more! Catch more bass with these fishing tips.

As you clock more and more bass fishing hours you will acquire a knack for choosing the right lure and technique for the right situation. The best advice is to examine the fishing conditions, ask for guidance from anglers familiar with the waters you are fishing, and, finally, to try many different lures and bass fishing techniques until you discover what works most effectively.
   Of course the real reason why we all enjoy fishing is the fun and camaraderie we experience with our friends and family. Some of the best fishing stories have nothing to do with how many fish were caught or what bait or technique was used. Use these fishing tips for bass to make those times more enjoyable.

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Soft Plastic Baits


    Grubs are tiny lures that can catch big fish, especially big smallmouth bass, but experienced anglers are finding they work just as well on largemouths.

    Tube Baits

    Learn new ways to fish tubes and gitzits. Read tips from all over the country!

    Soft Plastic Stickbaits

    Learn how to fish baits like the Senko, Slug-go, Fin-Esse and Fluke right here!

    Plastic Worms

    Find complete, in-depth information about fishing plastic worms right here!



    Jigs are one of the most productive baits today. We unlock the secrets to fishing jigs. Discover them inside.

    Topwater Baits

    Topwaters are among the most exciting baits you can fish for bass. We show you how to do it here.

    Crankbaits For Bass

    Catch more bass on crankbaits with these proven crankbait tips. We explain how and where to fish crankbaits for bass that will catch big lunkers!

    Spinnerbaits & Spinnerbait Fishing

    Ever wonder why you can't seem to catch bass on spinnerbaits? Or maybe you you're ready to step up to the next level. You've come to the right place!

    Vibrating Lures

    Here how to catch bass with Rat-L-Traps, Silver Buddies, and other crankbaits.

    Jigging Spoons

    Jigging spoons are structure lures most often used by experienced bass fishermen. They are one of the few bass lures that work well in...

    Swimming Spoons

    Swimming spoons are perhaps the most weedless of all lures, and should be fished where no other lure will go: in the thickest, sloppiest cover you can find. They're ideal for...

Fishing Equipment

    Fishing Knots

    Fishing Knot illustrations of all the most popular fishing knots with instructions to tie fishing line and tackle.

    Choosing Your Rods

    Today's fishing rods are designed to improve the angler's feel of biting fish...

    Fishing Reels

    Here we give you useful information for buying and maintaining your bass fishing equipment.

    Fishing Lines

    Most fishing lines used in bass fishing are nylon monofilaments, although cofilament, braided and fused lines such as...


    Tackleboxes come in many different sizes, shapes and styles. Here are the main types and how to use them.


    One of the critical elements of a fish-catching pattern is depth, and it is vital for fishermen to know the depth of the water beneath them...

Fishing Techniques


    Doodling is a worm fishing technique mastered and taught by finesse fishing guru Don Iovino.

    Night Fishing

    Find everything you need to know about night fishing for bass right here.

    Playing The Fish

    Once you've coaxed that bass into striking your lure, it's time to get it into the boat. Here's how to do it.

    Casting Principles

    The importance of accurate casting cannot be overstated. A few hours of backyard practice can make your time on the water much more enjoyable...

    Flipping and Pitching

    Flipping and pitching are used on inactive bass so a stealth approach and presentation is essential. They're best suited when...