Largemouth Bass

May 7, 2022
In the spring many anglers have their eyes set on fishing for striped bass, shad, and other early season bites, but there is a very rewarding method of fishing that’s often overlooked by anglers…
April 8, 2022
When I gather my gear to head out on my kayak for some spring largemouth bass fishing, I take a few surefire baits with me. But before we get to the subject of baits, a few words about tackle. I use…
March 15, 2022
My earliest memory of catching a largemouth bass is fishing from the shoreline on a small pond near my home when I was a 10-year-old living in Leavenworth, KS. I walked down to the pond carrying my…
March 1, 2022
You say you did not partake in the ice fishing season and you’re sick and tired of sub-freezing temperatures, not to mention cold winds and being bottled up inside? Us too — thank goodness we’ll soon…
February 11, 2022
Largemouth bass will bite all winter long, but they tend to sit near bottom along ledges and edges in deep water most of the day. And thanks to their lethargic behavior in the chilly water, they aren…
December 21, 2021
Blade baits and largemouth bass in the Mid-Atlantic zone… hmmm. I always thought it was a Mid-South, cold weather Tennessee Valley type of gig for deep-water spotted bass, and maybe some white bass…
October 6, 2021
You say you want to tie into some late season largemouth bass before cold weather slows down the bite? Fishing a Ned rig will help make it happen — here’s the drill: Get in on the bass bite, before…
August 30, 2021
More than two decades ago famed bass angler Ned Kehde, of In Fisherman fame, created the now classic “Ned rig” for finesse bass anglers and multi-species fishermen. Basically, it’s a light jig head…
April 9, 2021
As water temps creep up, we’re hitting that time of spring when largemouth bass anglers often get frustrated — very frustrated. With the pre-spawn phase coming to an end and the bass bedding down,…
March 14, 2021
The bass namesake is one that is shared by many species of fish, but none are quite as coveted by countless anglers as the largemouth bass – including many anglers who enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing in…
February 3, 2021
Spring largemouth bass fishing is right around the corner, and rainy days can trigger awesome bass bites in freshwater venues - especially if you tweak your tactics to fit the bill. What’s the number…
January 10, 2021
As long as the fresher headwaters of tidal creeks and tributaries doesn’t freeze solid, a mixed bag of crappie, perch, pickerel, and bass awaits. One under-utilized method of prospecting for winter…
December 17, 2020
Pop Quiz: When does Chesapeake Bay fishing season end? A. In November B. In December C. In December or January, depending on the weather D. Never! Yes, bass are on the menu when winter fishing…
December 5, 2020
When most anglers are stowing their tackle for a long a winter nap I’m getting mine ready for the next kayak fishing outing to a local lake, pond, or stream. I fish year-round and in most all weather…
November 20, 2020
Many of us cruise down the DelMarVa peninsula on a regular basis during our fishing endeavors, whether it’s to hit a Chesapeake Bay fishing hotspot or reach the beach for some saltier action. But…
September 3, 2020
The wacky worm may look a bit silly, but it’s a proven way to get largemouth biting. If you haven’t tried fishing a wacky just yet, follow this basic procedure. Hook the worm right in the middle;…
February 28, 2020
Many anglers look forward to the bass spawn and the ice had not been off the small lake more than two or three days, but I just had to try and see if I could catch a decent largemouth bass a bit…
March 13, 2019
It’s still cold but temps in the mid-50s and bright sun has you itching to hit the water, you don't have the time to drive to one of the top spring perch run hotspots, and the wild trout are off…