Opening the big world of small waters fishing.

Destination – Frogfest results

Destination – Frogfest results

Sep 1, 2013

The first Nories Frogfest showcased two top bass waters and two top baits – and the frogging talents of top anglers!

Small Waters Strategies – Night Fishing

Small Waters Strategies – Night Fishing

Jul 21, 2013

Trophy bass hunter Mitch Looper hunts giant bass at night in small waters near his Arkansas home. Read his tips on how to tap the night bite for the biggest bass of your life.

Small Waters Strategies – post-spawn bass

Small Waters Strategies – post-spawn bass

May 15, 2013

“The easiest time to catch bass on topwater is when males are up protecting fry,” proclaims topwater Expert Zell Rowland. “During the post-spawn, This can be an easy time to catch the big ones, too!”

Small Waters Strategies – Spawn transition

Small Waters Strategies – Spawn transition

May 15, 2013

Late spring is a time of transition on most waters in the U.S. Bass and other species can be in pre-spawn, spawn or post-spawn conditions. Here are a few “indicator” signs of what stage your bass might be in and how to adjust accordingly with baits and presentation.

Birth of the Rapala Clackin’ Rap

Birth of the Rapala Clackin’ Rap

Feb 3, 2013

Crankbait guru David Fritts came to Rapala’s Mark Fisher with an old lipless crankbait that had a “baritone” rattle and a new idea. Thus was born the Rapala Clackin’ Rap and the Clackin’ series of lures.

Lipless crankbaits: XCalibur XR

Lipless crankbaits: XCalibur XR

Dec 2, 2012

Snowflakes flew off our baitcasters following a severe cold front that found us in sub-freezing temperatures and 20 to 30 mph winds for most of the day. Yet we caught 35 bass – about 25 of them by slowly retrieving these Xr lipless crankbaits just off bottom True, lipless crankbaits are bass killers in spring and fall. But more and more anglers are catching on every year to the fact that those rattling baits work effectively in all four seasons.