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What Makes a Good Bass Jig – Featuring Chris Love of 911 Custom Lures
For the better part of the last decade, Chris Love has been making custom jigs as the founder of 911 Custom Lures. Over that time, he’s developed some expert insights on what makes a great jig, and if you’re newer to jig fishing, the nuances may surprise you. We talked with him about those nuances…
The Different Kinds of Bass Jigs and How to Fish Them
Jigs are some of the most popular bass baits in the world. This is not for no reason. They catch fish. Big tournament bass are most often caught on a crankbait or a jig. Jig fishing has a bit more of a learning curve than cranking, and if you’re new to jig fishing, understanding how…
The Best Crankbaits for Every Season
Crankbaits can catch fish in all seasons if you have the right bait and the right approach.
Understanding the Different Spinnerbaits & Blades
If all the different customizable that exist within the world of spinnerbaits give you anxiety, you’re not alone. Between size, color, blade size, blade type, blade color, trailer, and more, there’s a lot that goes into selecting the perfect spinnerbait. Today, we’re just talking about blades, but hopefully we can help get started in understanding…
Fishing Science, Tips and Advice
Everything You Need to Know About Fishing Roadbeds
Roadbeds are my personal favorite type of offshore structure to catch bass off of. They’re how I learned how to catch bass offshore and one of the first things I try to find whenever I start examining new water. Bass love them, and if you’re new to offshore fishing, they are arguably the easiest offshore…
Tracking The Bass’ Prespawn Migration
The prespawn migration that bass undertake every spring comes with its challenges, but figuring it out can mean the best day of fishing of your life.
Everything You Need to Know About Fishing Points
What is a point? A point is an area of shallower water that sticks out into areas of deeper water. It’s the most common form of structure on most lakes, and bass love to call them home at many different times of the year. This is what a point looks like on a topographical map….
The Complete Guide to Pond Fishing
It’s an unfortunate fact that bass fishing anywhere near the highest level requires significant monetary input. Buying and maintaining a boat, traveling, entry fees, and keeping a stocked tackle box will really put the squeeze on your wallet. Trust me, I know. The good news is there are plenty of ways to catch bass, including…
Fishing Equipment Reviews
The Best Deep Diving Crankbaits
Summer is almost here, and with it will come big schools of bass getting down into the depths. Ever since it was popularized in the 2000s, deep cranking has been a favorite way to catch these fish for countless anglers, me included. I’ve thrown a lot of different types of deep crankbaits during the hottest…
How to Select the Right Gear Ratio Fishing Reel
What is a gear ratio? The gear ratio of a reel measures how many rotations of the reel’s spool are produced by one full turn of the reel’s handle. A 7.0:1 gear ratio reel will spin the spool 7 full rotations for every one turn of the reel handle. Why is gear ratio important? The…
Everything You Need to Know About the Carolina Rig
The Carolina Rig is one of the oldest techniques in bass fishing. It’s been catching bass longer than most people reading this article have been alive, and it still catches bass today. It can be annoying to tie, but it’s a relatively simple application that is a big part of the arsenal of anglers all…
Best Bass Lures for 2023
Updated for 2023 Part of our goal at BassBlog.org is to clear away the clutter (sometimes this is meant literally) and simplify bass fishing. If you’re new to the sport, you may find the sheer number of options in any tackle store to be anxiety-inducing. Most baits are really as good as you make them,…
Alec Lower is an amateur tournament bass angler and Raleigh, NC native. He was a national championship qualifier at North Carolina State University in 2016 and has a decade’s worth of tournament experience from eastern NC rivers all the way to the Tennessee River. BassBlog is a project designed to teach bass fishing from the ground up, focused not just on how to catch more fish, but the actual process or learning to do so.