Bass Fishing tips and tactics by tournament professionals and bass guides specializing in the Potomac River and Upper Bay rivers. Be sure to visit our forums as they have exclusive VIDEO ARTICLES on certain lakes and topics. For more access register in our forums.
Nanticoke River Hotspots The Nanticoke River is located in both
Lake Musconetcong Lake Musconetcong is located in northern New Jersey, between Sussex and Morris counties. It is actually part of Hopetcong State Park, and doesn't receive the notariety of its bigger brother Hopetcong or Greenwood Lake or any of the central Jersey...
Secrets Of The Chesapeake Bay Revealed The Upper Chesapeake Bay has been receiving a lot of notoriety over the last few years due to the improved catch rates and overall weight increases reported in the tournaments. While the true river rats have known of this bass fishing hotbed for...
Fishing Soft Plastic Spider Grubs Delaware and Maryland Ponds, Lakes, and Rivers are receiving more and more pressure as each year goes by, not just from weekend anglers, but tournament fishing as well. If you apply some new tactics with these spider grubs, you can be more..
Topwater Baits For Huge Bass There are a lot of baits that take big largemouth bass, but to me, nothing is more fun than seeing a huge bass hit a topwater bait. The excitement that is produced when a big bass explodes on a buzzbait or
Fishing The Power Drop Shot Rig Most people believe that the drop-shot rig is only for finesse fishing, but there is more than one way to skin a cat! (or Fish), as the case may be. The new Power Drop-Shot style started by Kotaro Kiriyama, is fast becoming the way to bigger and..
Greenwood Lake, New Jersey Greenwood Lake is located in both New Jersey and New York. There are several launching ramps throughout the lake located in both states. The ramps are well maintained, and can accommodate both large and small boats. In the southern end of the lake.
Jig Fishing Techniques For Big Bass Today's soft plastic lure market is booming with new styles and colors of baits, but when you are looking for the biggest bite of the day, the fish that consistently win tournaments then anglers in the know go to the bait that has been proven over..
Bass Tactics For Delaware's Lums Pond Lums Pond, located just off Rt. # 71, in Kirkwood Delaware, is a 190 acre state park, with a very shallow launching ramp, and has room for about 25-30 vehicles with trailers in the main lot by the launching ramp. There is a daily fee at sate parks.
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The Articles Below are on the Potomac River in Maryland and other techniques
Tackle and Equipment
X POINT HOOKS WHY WE USE THEM!XPoint is the Hook for Record Bass • 4 micro cutting edges insure structural integrity and strength. • Perfect, straight points are always parallel to line of pull.
Are you still a little skeptical? Then take a look at some recent research.
In the winter of 1996 a major surgical needle manufacturer let us use their lab to test the penetrability (sharpness) of various "ultra sharp" hooks. (This is a public company whose needles go for over $100 each!) The hooks tested were of the same wire diameter and finish - the only difference was the design of the points.
The results surprised everyone involved! The next best was a top needle point brand design from Japan. It took 350 grams of force to penetrate from the tip of the point to the tip of the barb. The XPoint took only 50 grams. That's Seven Times Sharper!
Using Pro's Soft Bait Glue to save money and time.
I am writing this article more towards the Jr. Bass Anglers as well as the young adults that have been bitten by the bug....More.
Ye Old Tackle Box, Feature Article
Eye Protection means the right glasses.
Got reel problems, troubleshoot them here.
Here is a really neat lure retriever that won't break your bank account.
Understanding Buzz baits for more big fish.
To catch big bass in the spring, or any time by Doug Hannon.
Kevin Van Dam,rather unusual fishing tip
Tuning a Crankbait for more depth.
The Trilene Knot is a strong, reliable connection
Floating Worms for Spring time fishing.
This tip will help you fish in heavy grass.
Fishing Hot Water Lakes in Texas, by Tom Lester.
The Palomar Knot will keep you connected to the fish.
A unique post-spawn pattern that works well.
How to fish Strange Waters or new lakes.
Tips on Topwater fishing, the ultimate experience in bass fishing.
Here are some More Topwater Tips.
Trapping a Bass is easy and very productive, article by Tom Lester.
There are several ways to fish a Tube Jig to get more bites.
Some great winter time tips for passing the cold wintry days away.
How heavy of weight do I use when fishing a plastic worm?
Fish Habits and Habitat
Reflex Action Bites from bass, by Roland Martin
Air Bladder pressure.
Calculate the weight of your fish with this handy formula.
tip from Ray Scott
Boat safety, by Bass Coach Roger Brown.
CO ANGLER TIPS
Co-angler practice in depth
Should co-anglers tow their own boats to tournaments or practice with a pro?
3/1/04 - Rob Newell
The Co-angler's Clinic: Co-angler etiquette
The Co-angler's Clinic: Get the Net!
The Co-angler's Clinic: Packing a manageable amount of tackle
The Co-angler's Clinic: The importance of the pre-tournament meeting
The Co-angler's Clinic: Arriving at the tournament site
The Co-angler's Clinic: Packing for a fishing tournament means careful planning
The Co-angler's Clinic: Analyzing the amateur experience
Prepping for long runs
Fish FLW Outdoors events as a co-angler long enough and you will eventually draw a pro making a long run. Runs of 35 to 45 minutes are common on many lakes, but on bigger waterways, some anglers will run two hours one way to get to a hot spot.
3/10/03 - Rob Newell
Nuts-and-bolts tackle should be versatile for bass fishing
Unlike the pros, who carry the entire Wal-Mart fishing aisle in their boat, co-anglers are limited to a tackle pack of their favorite baits. The problem arises when a pro begins to r
1/6/03 - Rob Newell
Within the pro/co-angler format, there exists certain etiquette ï¿½ unwritten rules of behavior ï¿½ that co-anglers should be aware of. Co-anglers who have been competing for a while are familiar with these conventions. However, it is unfair to expect new co-anglers to understand these unwritten rules. So this installment of The Co-angler's Clinic will spell out some of these unwritten rules.
2/19/02 - Rob Newell
Get the net!
ï¿½Get the net!ï¿½ They can be the three most exciting words uttered in tournament bass fishing. However, for a novice co-angler, those three words can also stir feelings of sheer terror in a tournament setting. This is especially true if the fish to be netted is a gargantuan largemouth, worth $100,000 and a lifetime of recognition for your pro partner.
2/5/02 - Rob Newell
Packing a manageable amount of tackle
One of the most difficult decisions a co-angler can make is what tackle to pack for a day of fishing with a pro. Although many co-anglers have a penchant for bringing the better part of a tackle store with them to a tournament, tackle must be scaled down
1/17/02 - Rob Newell
The importance of the pre-tournament meeting
Whether it is the FLW Tour Championship or a BFL divisional tournament, every FLW Outdoors event begins with a mandatory meeting where contestants are briefed about rules and pros are paired with co-anglers. The pre-tournament meeting also provides information that is critical for co-anglers such as reports on off-limit areas, legal size limits and flight times.
1/2/02 - Rob Newell
Arriving at the tournament site
FLW Outdoors tournament locations are as varied as the American landscape itself. From sleepy towns in the country to the urban landscape of mega-metropolises, FLW Outdoors co-anglers must be prepared for nearly every type of venue.
12/19/01 - Rob Newell
Packing for a fishing tournament means careful planning
To a certain degree, bass anglers are all wired the same way. For example, when we pack for an impending bass tournament, our brains lock on rods, reels, and, of course, lures ï¿½ all of those essential lures. However, somewhere between the pork chunks and
12/4/01 - Rob Newell
Analyzing the amateur experience
Feature takes close look at amateur side of tournament bass fishing