Out With the Old Ways of Handling Deep Hooked Bass

by Rick Lawrence –  (A.K.A. The Fish-N-Fool) Too many anglers have been told for years that the best way to handle a deep hooked bass was to cut the line at the hook eye and let it rust out. I have for about the last 20 years never left a hook in a bass. I believe in that whole time I’ve been fishing I have only have killed one bass and that was because it got hooked in the gills and
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Slow It Down – Cold Water Bassin

by Rick Lawrence (A.K.A The Fish-N-Fool ) – The Largemouth Bass is a cold blooded creature, meaning that the fish’s body temperature will always match the water temperature. Like all cold blooded creatures its metabolism slows down as the surrounding water temperature becomes colder. When this occurs the Largemouth Bass has a greatly decreased energy level. As an angler you must take
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The Importance of Good Hooks & The Right Size Hook For The Job

By Becky Gardhouse –  There are so many hooks to choose from when you visit your local tackle store that it’s easy for some anglers to get overwhelmed. Hooks are hooks in some people’s minds. When choosing  hooks they figure they either need a big one or a small one depending on the fish they are pursuing. Many anglers miss the importance of not only using the proper size hook, but also
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