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Big Worms Best for Spawning Bass in Deeper Water

Yamaha Pro Terry Scroggins Fishes More Slowly For Bass He Can’t See

The bass fishing world already knows how much Terry Scroggins likes to fish oversized 10-inch plastic worms during the summer months, but few realize the Yamaha Pro considers these his favorite go-to lures for spring spawning bass, too. 

“The 10-inch ribbon tail worm is just a good, all-around big fish lure, and this time of year, you’re definitely going to catch some big bass with it,” notes Scroggins. “If bass are spawning in slightly deeper water four to five feet deep where you can’t see them, there probably isn’t a more effective lure to use.


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Get Ready for Spring Stripers

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 2

It’s been a brutal winter for most of the Mid-Atlantic States, with record low temperatures and an amazing amount  of precipitation in the form of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Just what does that mean for spring striper fishing? If past experience is any indicator, fishing might get off to a slightly later start. The water will be a bit colder due to the spring snow melt, resulting in a rush of cold water pouring into the bays where the first bass of the year are usually encountered.


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Big Flutter Spoons Offer New Choices for Deep Winter Bass

Fishin' Vol. 8, No. 2

Yamaha Pro Kelly Jordon Hops Spoons Slowly Just Above The Bottom

If you caught 15 bass, each weighing between four and six pounds, on the first 15 casts you ever made with a new lure, wouldn’t that lure become one of your all-time favorites? Of course it would, which is exactly what happened to Yamaha Pro Kelly Jordon several years ago when he decided to tie on a big flutter spoon one afternoon at Lake Fork. Ever since that day, Jordon has kept a box full of spoons in his boat and ready to use, regardless of the time of year.


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Fish Crabs for Blackfish

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 1

It takes a tough fish to make its living eating critters encased in hard shells, but the pugnacious blackfish fits the bill.  Blackfish are also known as tautog or tog, shortened versions of the name given to them hundreds of years ago by the Narragansett Indians who called the fish tautauog. Whatever you call them, they are a popular fish for saltwater anglers in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states in fall, winter and spring, and with very good reason.


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Former Classic® Champion Pace Anxious for Competition to Begin

Fishin' Vol. 8, No. 1

After Missing 2014 Season Due to Injury, Cliff Pace is Ready to Fish Again


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Look for Vertical Structure, Vegetation When Bass Fishing This Winter

Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 13

Yamaha Pro James Niggemeyer Chooses Creek Channels, Points, and Rocky Banks in Cold Weather

 James Niggemeyer’s “to do” list for winter bass fishing is a short one. The Yamaha Pro looks for vertical structure that changes the bottom depth; he checks that structure for possible vegetation cover and he slows his lure presentation. It’s a strategy that has served him well during his career as both a professional tournament angler as well as a guide on Lake Fork, Texas.


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Introducing Women to Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 6, No. 8

So your wife, girlfriend or daughter wants to try fishing? How you handle her initial experience can make all the difference.


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Changes in Weather Often Mean Changes in Lures

Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 12

Autumn’s Cooler Temperatures Can Affect How Certain Fish Feed

Although cold fronts and other weather changes in the autumn months are seldom as severe as those occurring later in the winter, they can still change bass behavior very quickly. That’s why Yamaha Pro Marty Robinson always has several rods with completely different types of lures rigged and ready to cast whenever he goes fishing this time of year.


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Fall Means Frog Fishing For This Pro

Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 11

Yamaha Pro Dean Rojas has proven how versatile plastic frogs really are.

It’s a pretty safe bet that no professional bass fisherman looks forward to the cooling waters of autumn more than Yamaha Pro Dean Rojas. That’s because he knows October signals the beginning of the fall frog fishing season, and few understand how to fish the soft, hollow body plastic lures better than he does.


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Albie Time, Carolina Style

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 6, No. 7

November is the time to catch false albacore, and Cape Lookout is the epicenter of the shallow water action 


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