The Drop Shot is probably one of the most productive fishing techniques today and one that works just about anywhere in the country no matter the time of year. Although this technique is considered to have originated or taken off on the West Coast, primarily in the deeper reservoirs of California, it is believed to have been invented by the Japanese. Regardless, in the early 1990’s, Professional Angler Aaron Martens was the one credited for bringing this technique to the forefront of the bass fishing world when he began to win tournament after tournament using this technique in the deep,...
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Have you ever fished in murky waters or encountered a dirty flow right after a rain? Although that may not look too appealing to most beginner anglers, it can actually work in your favor for catching bass. It is true that bass that typically live in clear waters can experience a temporary shock to their environment when water suddenly rises or turns dirty. Bass that live in clear waters rely heavily on eyesight over other senses, so once the water gets dirty or muddy, it takes a little time for them to adjust. Bass still have to eat and, as...
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By Ron Johnson In this modern day of fishing, we have more tools at our disposal than ever to locate fish. Furthermore, the lures engineered today look and move so lifelike that it can be hard to separate imitation to the real thing. As a Tournament Angler and Fishing Guide, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting thousands of other Anglers every year. One of the questions I get asked about most often is if I believe fish attractants work.  I am always quick to respond with “ABSOLUTELY!” but then respond back by asking them the same question. Although some use...
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Now is the Best Time of Year to Fish! by Ron Johnson March is a great time to be in Arizona whether you are a resident or a visitor looking for a break from the long winter. While others are looking to play a round of golf or attend a Spring Training game, I get excited because this is my favorite time of the year to go fishing! The days are getting longer, the desert is heating up, and the fishing can be red hot now all the way through May.  This is often why most people experience some of their...
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How to Catch Cold Water Bass by Ron Johnson Cooler weather is FINALLY here!  After the long Arizona summer, most people welcome the cooler temperatures including me. Yes… temperatures will be cooling off, but the fishing can be red hot! If you’re one of those people who usually puts the fishing poles away during the fall or winter because you just can’t seem to catch them once the water cools, I recommend you give it another chance and I have some great tips on how to keep them biting. Fish will often migrate out of the shallows and head to deeper...
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