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Tackle & Techniques – Cold Water

Tackle & Techniques – Cold Water

Mar 17, 2013

“Everyone always talks about the great fishing of spring,” says Bill Dance. “Spring is one of the hardest times to fish because of the constant fluctuations and weather changes.”

Tackle & Technique – Ike on Swim Jigs

Tackle & Technique – Ike on Swim Jigs

Sep 1, 2012

“This (swim jig) is something that’s not talked about for a reason,” said Bassmaster Elite pro, Mike Iaconelli. “Because it’s an awesome fish catcher when fish get under and around cover!”

Small Waters Strategies – Shaky head & finesse

Small Waters Strategies – Shaky head & finesse

Jul 31, 2012

Finesse techniques like shaky head fishing and hair jigs catch hard-to-pattern post-spawn bass. Watch an exclusive video with the ever entertaining and informative Mike Iaconelli.

Post Spawn Sand Pit Bass

Post Spawn Sand Pit Bass

Apr 12, 2012

“It’s a post-spawn junk fish bite,” explained Mike Iaconelli, releasing a sand pit bass caught at VIP Adventures’ Lake #1. Ike was dead-on! Fishing with Ike and Boyd Duckett, we caught bass, including a number of four- to six-pound post-spawn fish, on new Berkley Havoc Bottom Hopper and Devil’s Spear soft plastics and Rapala DTs cranked through deadfall.

Tackle & Techniques – finesse

Tackle & Techniques – finesse

Mar 28, 2012

Bassmaster Elite Series angler Mike Iaconelli clears a major misconception about finesse rods and outlines the reasoning behind the four rods that cover nearly all his finesse situations.

Pond Hopping – Bass University

Pond Hopping – Bass University

Feb 1, 2012

A la Rodney Dangerfield, I went back to school this past weekend at Bass University, the educational road show run by bass pros Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek. It was an opportunity to spread the gospel of “small waters,” too.