In this edition of Ask the Anglers, we find out who served as fishing role models for several Bass Pro Tour pros.
Follow along as Birge shares three rules for breaking down a new body of water.
Mercury pro Kevin VanDam took home the Stage Four win thanks to his decades of experience and perfected crankbait system.
“Stealth” approach, swim jig come into play when conditions are tough
There was way more nuance to the Mercury Pro Team member’s pattern of slinging a crankbait and a jig than meets the eye.
When, why and how light line, small baits are the way to go on Tennessee River, Chickamauga
Team Mercury pro Randy Howell says that locating clean water and being diverse will be important keys to his success on the Harris Chain this week.
We caught up with Mercury pro Zack Birge for a quick update on the keys to a successful event on Lake Chickamauga.
Reports from Mercury Pro Team anglers indicate that there are plenty of willing bass, but finding the right size will be the biggest challenge.
James Elam writes how he’s ready to return to Lake Travis, a place he landed a 9-2 just a few years ago
Big bass and big money are the themes this week at General Tire Heavy Hitters Presented by Bass Pro Shops.
Chris Lane shares his favorite topwater baits for big springtime bites.
Luke Clausen relied on his instincts to contend for the championship trophy on Sam Rayburn.
Mark Daniels Jr. shares his process of locating concentrations of mobile springtime bass.
Dustin Connell started the week fishing shallow, but won REDCREST on an offshore jerkbait bite.
You’ve likely heard the term “practice while I compete.” That’ll never be truer than it will this week on Lake Eufaula.
Skeet Reese’s 27-pound day on Lake Okeechobee – and his Pro Circuit win – came on a fishery that he’s fished surprisingly little.
“When the water is cold, they’ll crush an A-rig when they won’t hit anything else.”
Fletcher Shryock shares his simple approach to wintertime Florida fishing.
Blade baits and tail spinners have been hot sellers at Michael Neal’s bait shop in Dayton, Tenneesee.
As a 40-plus-year veteran of tournament bass fishing, Gary Klein has one of the deepest bags of gear tricks of any angler on tour.
“One thing I know is that if I can get my bait into places that other people can’t, I’m going to catch more bass.”
Texas is a bucket-list destination for any bass angler and MLF pro Ott DeFoe has seen a lot of success there over the years.
Brent Ehrler shares lessons learned on California’s Lake Perris that boosted his drop-shot game.
In this Mercury Pro Team Know-How, Jeff Sprague details some features that make this bait a go-to, and how he likes to fish it.
Mike McClelland explains that “fall” is actually three different mini-seasons, and explains which crankbaits he uses for each “season” of the fall bite.
James Watson shares how he whacks ’em on topwater during the fall season.
Ott DeFoe dishes about how he catches them when fall hits his favorite east Tennessee reservoirs
Mike McClelland details why he turns to topwaters, why he downsizes his baits, and the four baits that he relies on most when the leaves start to turn.
David Dudley explains why he downsizes his swimbaits and even reaches for crappie jigs when fall rolls around.
Edwin Evers is gearing up for fall fishing and sharing his keys for the seasonal transition.
In this Mercury Pro Team Know-How, Skeet Reese walks you through how he uses the app to make sure his motor is competition ready.t.
Fletcher Shryock details how to use trim and turn radius to your advantage without all the forwarding and reversing.
Edwin Evers shares tips on how and where to get more bites while you’re waiting for the water temperatures to cool.
John Murray has been drop-shotting for nearly 20 years and knows the importance of choosing the right weight.
Casey Ashley relies on the Z Craw Jr. for multiple reasons.
Jeff Kriet breaks down why he likes to use a tube setup during the summer months.
In this Mercury Pro Team Know-How, Randy Howell offers some advice on propeller-pitch adjustments that can make some major improvements to your outboard’s responsiveness.
Anyone who knows John Murray knows he loves topwater fishing. Check out some of Murray’s topwater tips and tricks in his latest Mercury Pro Team Know-How.
Edwin Evers divides rivers into three key area types in his latest Angler Column.
Neal gears up for six weeks of tournament fishing.
“My solution to fishing in that heat is simple: head north.” Brent Chapman shares how he beats the heat during summer.
“From lines in to lines out, I guarantee nobody reeled as many yards of line as I did,” said Gary Klein of his speed-reeling tactic at Heavy Hitters.
Brett Hite is experiencing “new lake” conditions on some of his most familiar local Arizona fisheries.
“It’s been a long time since I got to creep through some of my favorite California fishing haunts like Clear Lake.”
Kenney shares his key insights into catching bass in the grass.
McClelland is off to a better start in 2020 than he was in 2019.
Shallow crankbaits are important tools in Tim Horton’s arsenal in the spring.
Fishing a swim jig the Alabama way can be done any time of the year.
Springtime is primetime for smallies according to JVD.
Here’s what some Mercury Pro Team anglers learned that will help them during Stage Two competition on Lake Okeechobee.
Keith Poche is heading into the 2020 Bass Pro Tour season with an aluminum advantage. Find out why the Mercury pro made the switch from fiberglass to an aluminum boat.
MLF pro Mark Daniels, Jr. is an avid “video game” angler, using his electronics to his advantage. Through the years, he’s learned a few tricks that may help improve your video game fishing.
A lesson learned over the course of many years during Luke Clausen‘s professional career is that fishing is hard. Hear from the MLF pro about how he intends to tackle the 2020 season with a winning mindset.
According to MLF pro Mike McClelland, it’s not the calendar that determines when, where and how he fishes a crankbait, but the conditions that greet him when he shows up at the lake in December and January.
Largemouth and spotted bass are the primary targets Casey Ashley is hunting for on highland lakes. During the winter months, bass tend to be heavier, really healthy, and not far from their summer haunts.
MLF pro Aaron Martens – whether he wants to be or not – is known around the bass-fishing world for his mastery of the drop-shot technique.
Mercury pro Randy Howell gives his tips on how to catch fall bass.