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Pattern of the Week: Beaver Lake, AR

Pattern of the Week: Beaver Lake, AR

The pattern used to win last weekend’s FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake, AR – an upland reservoir – was remarkable for two reasons. Winner Matt Arey: a) specifically avoided clear water; and b) fished a jig the entire time. Do jigs work on Beaver? Sure. They catch bass. But this time of year on […]

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
How the Classic Should Be Won

How the Classic Should Be Won

According to BassGold of course. Check out this SWEET infographic:

February 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Positive Visualization Helps BP Bass-Fish

Positive Visualization Helps BP Bass-Fish

Brandon Palaniuk knows the mental part of professional tournament bass fishing can be as important as the physical part, so he relies on a technique known as ‘positive visualization’ to carry him through the tough days of competition. It’s something the Yamaha pro learned as a wrestler, and he continued it when he began fishing […]

February 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
How Gville’s ‘Trap Fish Got Caught

How Gville’s ‘Trap Fish Got Caught

At last weekend’s Rat-L-Trap-only tournament on AL’s Lake Guntersville, the air temp was in the single digits at launch and the water temp was in the 30s. Not exactly optimal for a crankin’ bite, but it was Rat-L-Traps only so the anglers had to make it work – and they did. The tournament was won […]

January 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Feb-Mar Gville Patterns in for Classic!

Feb-Mar Gville Patterns in for Classic!

Over the past couple weeks we’ve uploaded 40 patterns spanning several trails and years in preparation for the Bassmaster Classic. Very cool info. We’re always stoked to see what BassGold shows. Word is BassGold’s Jay Kumar should be in the Classic War Room again, talking about what BassGold shows of course, plus some other stuff. […]

January 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
BassGold Preview: Oakley BBT at Fort Gibson

BassGold Preview: Oakley BBT at Fort Gibson

Fort Gibson Lake, OK – Oct. 26-27 If you ever had a shot at winning a big-bass tournament, this might be it. Because according to the pattern info in BassGold.com, this time of year Fort Gibson typically isn’t a big-bass lake – but the fish are biting. In other words, you could get into lots […]

October 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
BassGold Preview: Oakley BBT at Douglas

BassGold Preview: Oakley BBT at Douglas

We’ve been previewing the awesome Oakley Big Bass Tour events all year – previews on the Oakley BBT website here. This time we’re also posting the preview here. Enjoy! Douglas Lake, TN – Oct. 19-20 Two great things about this time of year at Douglas Lake are: It’s the fall, so the bass should be […]

October 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
BassGold Preview: Oakley BBT at Guntersville

BassGold Preview: Oakley BBT at Guntersville

We’ve been previewing the awesome Oakley Big Bass Tour events all year – previews on the Oakley BBT website here. This time we’re also posting the preview here. Enjoy, and if you’re fishing Gville this weekend, go get ‘em! Lake Guntersville, AL – Oct. 12-13 Who wouldn’t want to be fishing Guntersville this weekend: big […]

October 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
2 Shallow Tactics for Summer

2 Shallow Tactics for Summer

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Terry Scroggins likes to fish shallow in summer. When it comes to mats, most people go right for the thickest stuff. But Scroggins finds plenty of fish hiding near the outskirts of mats. “Those are great ambush points and it’s cover that often gets overlooked because they’re small isolated patches, usually […]

August 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Summer Riverine Reservoir Tips

Summer Riverine Reservoir Tips

In the context of the upcoming FLW Cup on the Red River, we asked three pro anglers from Texas who have a lot of experience on the Red River what they thought about the winning tactics and the challenges the FLW competitors will face. Here’s what B.A.S.S. anglers Alton Jones and Matt Reed, and B.A.S.S./FLW […]

August 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kelly Jordon: Following Summer Bass

Kelly Jordon: Following Summer Bass

In the hot months of summer, Kelly Jordon follows fish from shallow to deep during the day, a technique he learned during years of guiding at Lake Fork, TX. “The key to following bass in summer is fishing an area that has some type of route, like an old roadbed, a treeline or a creek […]

July 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Finer Points of Punching Mats

The Finer Points of Punching Mats

Two bass fishing tactics are commonly used to pull big bass from massive grass mats: Throwing a frog for those fish willing to smash through the “roof,” and punching through the grass for those holding below. If bass aren’t hitting the top, the choice is already made. Put up your dukes and start punchin’. Endless […]

June 6, 2013 | By | Reply More