Jeff Sprague on the Versatility of a Swim Jig
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 Fall Crankbait Options
Mike McClelland explains that “fall” is actually three different mini-seasons, and explains which crankbaits he uses for each “season” of the fall bite.
How Watson Whacks ‘Em on Topwaters in the Fall
James Watson shares how he whacks ’em on topwater during the fall season.
OTT DEFOE: How I Catch ‘Em During the Fall Drawdowns in East Tennessee
Ott DeFoe dishes about how he catches them when fall hits his favorite east Tennessee reservoirs
Mike McClelland’s Fall Topwater Baits
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: Smaller Swimbaits, Even Crappie Jigs, Help Me Get Bit in the Fall
David Dudley explains why he downsizes his swimbaits and even reaches for crappie jigs when fall rolls around.
EDWIN EVERS: Let’s Focus on Some Keys for Fall Transition
Edwin Evers is gearing up for fall fishing and sharing his keys for the seasonal transition.
Skeet Reese on How to Use the VesselView Mobile App
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’s Turn Radius Tips for Tight Spots
Fletcher Shryock details how to use trim and turn radius to your advantage without all the forwarding and reversing.
Edwin Evers Runs Upriver for Late-Summer Success
Edwin Evers shares tips on how and where to get more bites while you’re waiting for the water temperatures to cool.
1 Bait, 5 Reasons: Casey Ashley’s Favorite Creature Bait Will Get You More Bites
Casey Ashley relies on the Z Craw Jr. for multiple reasons.
JEFF KRIET: Why a Tube Should be on Your List of Summertime Baits
Jeff Kriet breaks down why he likes to use a tube setup during the summer months.
Randy Howell on Prop Pitch for Hot Summers
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.
John Murray’s Topwater Secrets
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: 3-in-1 Rivers
Edwin Evers divides rivers into three key area types in his latest Angler Column.
MICHAEL NEAL: Prepping for Both Smallmouth and Largemouth
Neal gears up for six weeks of tournament fishing.
BRENT CHAPMAN: Northern Fisheries are My Cure for Summertime Heat
“My solution to fishing in that heat is simple: head north.” Brent Chapman shares how he beats the heat during summer.
Klein on Speed Reeling: ‘One of my Favorite Ways of Catching Fish’
“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.
Mercury Pro Tactics: Sturgeon Bay
BRETT HITE: Sorting Out the “New Lake” Effect
Brett Hite is experiencing “new lake” conditions on some of his most familiar local Arizona fisheries.
SKEET REESE: Revisiting Clear Lake and the California Delta
“It’s been a long time since I got to creep through some of my favorite California fishing haunts like Clear Lake.”
Evers’ Keys to Choosing Crankbait Colors
Follow Kenney’s Keys to Locate, Catch Bass in the Grass
Kenney shares his key insights into catching bass in the grass.
MIKE MCCLELLAND: This Season, I’m Back to the Way I Like to Fish
McClelland is off to a better start in 2020 than he was in 2019.
Bertrand’s Keys to Choosing the Right Swim Jig
Shallow Cranking is Horton’s Spring Go-To for Both Numbers and Size
Shallow crankbaits are important tools in Tim Horton’s arsenal in the spring.
GREG HACKNEY: My Baits to Get Bites in Each Stage of the Spawn
Hackney explains which baits he likes to use in each phase of the spawn.
Tips from a Smallmouth Fanatic
Springtime is primetime for smallies according to JVD.
Mark Daniels, Jr. Adds “Alabama Shake” to his Swim Jig Repertoire (And so Should You)
Fishing a swim jig the Alabama way can be done any time of the year.
Jason Christie Shares Three Things You May Not Know About Frog Fishing
Here are three of Christie’s discoveries your frogging education may have missed.
Mercury Pro Tactics: Lake Fork
Mercury Pro Tactics: Lake Okeechobee
Here’s what some Mercury Pro Team anglers learned that will help them during Stage Two competition on Lake Okeechobee.
Mercury Pro Tactics: Lake Eufaula
KEITH POCHE: Here’s Why I’ve Made the Move to Aluminum for 2020
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.
MARK DANIELS, JR: Learn How to Play My Kind of Video Games
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.
LUKE CLAUSEN: Trying to Get Back to Winning Ways
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.
Biffle Bug Crash Course with Tommy Biffle
McClelland’s Next Crankbait Class: Keep Crankin’ into Winter
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.
Follow Casey Ashley’s Advice for Cold-Water Success on Highland Lakes
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.
Christie Focuses on Water Clarity for Cold-Water Spinnerbait Success
One of Jason Christie’s biggest weapons is the spinnerbait, and he feels that it’s one of the best ways to catch big fish during the winter, if the conditions are right.
Drop-Shot 101 with Aaron Martens
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.
Open Water and Squarebills: Howell Hints How to Hammer Fall Bass
Mercury pro Randy Howell gives his tips on how to catch fall bass.
Mercury Strategy Moment: Upper Mississippi River
JASON CHRISTIE: It’s Time to Go Back to a High-Risk, High-Reward Attitude
Mercury pro Jason Christie is ready to get back to a high-risk, high-reward mentality for the 2020 Bass Pro Tour season.