The Vibrating Jig is also referred to by many as a Chatterbait style jig since Z-man first came out with their popular design. The jig itself consists of a skirted jig with a smaller flat blade in front of the head that causes extreme vibration, action, and attention to this presentation. It is a very versatile bait that can be used to mimic, shad, crawfish and even bluegill. As with most lures, I try to throw my vibrating jig to match what I feel is the best thing the bass are feeding on at the time. In addition, I...
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Things change so fast this day in age when it comes to technology, and it is no different when it comes to the sport of fishing. Every year innovation changes the way we do our research of lakes and has made the job of locating fish much easier year after year. In the last 15 years or so, we have seen technology in fish finders and chart plotters advance so fast it takes almost all the guesswork out of finding fish and structure. Not too long ago most anglers relied on 2D sonar to drive a boat around an area...
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Without a doubt, the Crappie is one of the most popular of all the Panfish species around the country. No matter where you live, you are most likely to find Black or White Crappie in a lake close by. They are not only a fun panfish to target, but these speckled beauties are one of the best tasting which is why they are highly targeted.  Although plentiful in most bodies of water they live, this does not mean they are easy to catch.  One of the best times to target Crappie is in the Fall or Winter months. Like most...
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Now that fall is finally upon us the days get shorter, the nights get cooler, and the bass fishing just gets better. This is the perfect time to grab a couple of rods and tie up a few crankbaits. As this transition period from summer into fall takes place over the next few weeks, bass will move around quite a bit and most likely close to any school of baitfish. Tying up a deep, medium, and shallow crankbait will give you the versatility to cover different depths when looking for bass. Cover water and turn that fishing reel is the...
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We all know that fishing topwater lures in the summer can be fun. Who doesn’t love watching bass explode on the surface crushing your lure? There is a certain level of excitement and rush an angler gets when a fish strikes a topwater lure that is unmatched by any other bait. There are a lot of surface lures to choose from. They all have a time and place for when they excel. Topwater poppers, walking style lures, frogs and buzzbaits are all summertime favorites, but don’t overlook the prop style lures. The prop style lures spit water as they move...
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