April 24, 2019

A review of wind’s impact on catch rates was completed by comparing catch percentages during particular wind conditions with the overall frequency of that condition during the time period of the study.  As an example, if wind did not impact catch rates, we would expect...

January 30, 2019

The pre-spawn period typically occurs in water temperatures between 48-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Warming springtime waters begin to drive physiological changes in big bass that force the fish toward shallow water. This time period which can last anywhere from a few weeks...

October 3, 2018


The fall provides anglers with some of the most predictable fishing of the year.  Throughout most of the summer, forage fish such as threadfin shad have spent much of their time roaming offshore portions of lakes freely feeding on an abundance of algae.  Much of th...

September 12, 2018

Saddles/Feeding Benches 

One of the more impressive big fish strategies I’ve come across over the years I learned from California big bass fisherman Tom Young.  Tom is one of the old grey beards in California who has been targeting huge bass since the introduction of th...

September 5, 2018


Like the proverbial troll, giant bass often make their home around bridges.  In fact, the largest bass caught in recent history, which tied George Perry’s World Record bass of 22lbs 4oz. was caught in 2009 under a bridge by Manabu Kurita on Lake Biwa in Japan....

April 13, 2018

  • The chart below shows the approximant lifetimes odds of catching a 10lb+ largemouth bass by state.

  • A lifetime of fishing has been defined as 16 outings per year over the course of 60 years.

  • Odds developed through a size distribution model statistically ca...

April 10, 2018

Kevin VanDam recently published an article for Bassmaster Magazine that outlines the importance of moon phases for predicting largemouth bass movement during the spawn.  The article can be found here. I’m a huge KVD fan, but this is one case where I believe anglers hav...

April 9, 2018

This giant 15.25 lb bass was caught by Dr. Joe Lambert on Camelot Bell in Coolidge Texas.  Awesome footage of the release!  Congrats to the angler!

March 29, 2018

  • Photo shows a Florida-strain bass (18lbs) compared to a northern-strain fish (12lbs) caught from the same lake 10 years apart.

  • Max size potnetial for Florida-strain bass:  22lbs+.

  • Max size potential for northern-strain bass 15lbs.

  • Florida-stain bass...

February 17, 2018

The following was written by Justin Furnace and posted on the Texas Fishing Forum in April of 2016.  For those unfamiliar, what follows is a firsthand account of one of the best days of bass fishing that has ever occurred.

The Nuclear Day

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