Bass

Luigi de Rose and high-water bass

Fishing high-water bass

by Luigi De Rose | June 15, 2022

Fishing during a flood wasn’t as easy as I expected. Finding the most productive bass areas is the key to a good day on the water.

flashed up swimbait for smallmouth

Customizing paddle tails

by Luigi De Rose | March 15, 2022

Although effective right out of the package, learning how to modify swimbaits is well worth the effort.

Winter fishing getaway to Florida

by Jeff Gustafson | December 30, 2021

One of the best things about competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series is hooking up my boat in late January and heading to Florida.

smallmouth thumb

Strategies for catching elusive smallmouth

by Tim Allard | August 23, 2021

Chinwag with smallmouth specialists and you can bet your favourite soft plastic they’ll tell you bass become conditioned to angling pressure.

bass with crayfish

Everything eats crayfish

by Gord Ellis | July 28, 2021

The crayfish is one of the most unusual and fascinating creatures that lives in freshwater. More or less a mini-lobster, this crustacean is a formidable creature to handle.

Three techniques bass anglers should master

by Luigi De Rose | July 16, 2021

These three casting tips are well worth the effort and will surely show a great return on your investment.

Add appeal to store-bought lures

by Luigi De Rose | July 2, 2021

If the bite has slowed to a crawl, a change may be in order. The quickest way to spice things up is by adding a hint of colour to your baits. Here are some of my favourite ways to customize.

Explaining the science behind the FMZ 20 bass season expansion

by Luigi De Rose | May 19, 2021

Science and public sentiment often clash when it comes to spring bass fishing, particularly on when the fish spawn.

Catch-and-release bass season underway in FMZ 20

by Editorial Staff | March 15, 2021

The new catch-and-release season for Lake Ontario smallmouth and largemouth bass is underway as part of changes to regulations in FMZ 20.