Roland Martin's 101 Bass-Catching Secrets

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Roland Martin, the most successful bass fisherman in history in terms of tournaments won, is a prolific source of bass fishing wisdom and sure-fire bassing tips. Both practical and discursive, Martin not only discusses why bass strike, how to use live bait, plugs, and spinners, tricks for night fishing, and how to fish logs, weeds, rocks, and trees; he also recounts how he once fished five rods at once during a school feeding frenzy, and how fellow legend Bill Dance charmed him out of a spinnerbait and beat him ...

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Overview

Roland Martin, the most successful bass fisherman in history in terms of tournaments won, is a prolific source of bass fishing wisdom and sure-fire bassing tips. Both practical and discursive, Martin not only discusses why bass strike, how to use live bait, plugs, and spinners, tricks for night fishing, and how to fish logs, weeds, rocks, and trees; he also recounts how he once fished five rods at once during a school feeding frenzy, and how fellow legend Bill Dance charmed him out of a spinnerbait and beat him with it in a tournament. Full of information and great stories, Roland Martin's 101 Bass-Catching Secrets is the best guide available to help fishermen land more bass, and a revealing look at the exciting world of professional fishing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602392076
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/21/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,027,373
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 6.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Roland Martin is a nine-time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year and, for two decades, the host of Fishing with Roland Martin.
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Table of Contents

Introduction   Tim Tucker     xiii
Foreword   Roland Martin     xv
Nine Behavioral Reasons Why Bass Strike     1
Feeding     1
Reflex Action     5
Anger     7
Protective Instinct     10
Curiosity     12
Competition     14
Territorial Instinct     17
Killer Instinct     19
Ignorance     20
Lures and Live Bait
Plastic Worms     25
The Texas Rig     30
The Carolina Rig     46
The Weightless Spawning Rig     48
The Surface-Floating Worm     52
The Jig and EEL     54
Jigs: Big Bass Lure for All Seasons     58
Timberdoodling     64
Night-Fishing the Jig and Eel     69
Spinnerbaits     72
The Big-Bass Willow-Leaf Spinnerbait     84
Slow-Rolling the Stickups     91
Prodding the Weedlines     95
Ticking the Logs     100
Bumping the Stumps     104
Crashing the Willows     111
Pumping the Timber     115
Topwater Plugs and Buzz Baits     119
Zara Spook Survives Test of Time     126
Rapala Types for Spawners     129
Prop Plugs for Feeders     137
Drifting a Surface Bait     142
Buzzing the Cover     145
Swimming Plugs     150
Burning the Spot     152
Counting Down     156
Casting the Breaks     161
Crank Baits     164
Cranking the Creek Channels     170
Bump More Stumps     176
Ripping the Rip-Rap     179
Throwing into a Crowd     183
Running the Points     186
Working the Weedlines     190
Super-Deep Cranking     193
Jigging Lures     196
Tweaking the Grub     196
Jigging with Spoons, Worms, and Tailspins     203
Weedless Lures     211
Grazing the Grass     211
Gunk Fishing     217
Frogging the Pads     220
Live Bait     223
Drifting and Trolling Shiners     223
Running Shiners     235
Bullhead Minnows for Spawners     240
Crawdads for Kentuckies     245
Leeching Smallmouths     247
Technique Patterns     253
Trolling     253
Spoonplugging: Perry's Style     255
Troll That Worm     256
Spawning     259
Weightless Worming     261
Spotting Their Beds     264
Muddy-Water Spinnerbaiting     267
Flyrodding     269
Deer Hair for the Quiet Approach     273
Poppers: Attention Getters     276
Streamers for Aristocracy     279
Ultralight Tackle     282
The Gitzit for Visible Bass     284
Teeny Jigs on Spiderweb Line     287
Delicate Worming     291
Light-Lining With Heavy Tackle     293
Flipping     298
Busting the Cover and Floatsum     306
Dabbling the Trees     309
Flipping the Docks     310
Schooling     312
Start on Top     312
Follow Them Down, and Get Out in Front     314
Flowing Waters     317
Smallmouths in the Rapids     317
Tidewater Duck Blinds     322
Slack Water in Winter, Swift Water in Summer     323
Tide Creek Bends and Feeder Creek Bonanza     326
Hot-Water Discharge      330
Dead-of-Winter Delight     330
Night Fishing     332
Jitterbugging     332
Thumping the Blade     335
Worm 'em Up     338
Jiggerpoling the Monsters     340
Shallow Structure     343
Green Willow Trees     343
Worms in the Willows     344
Stickups     346
Wormers' Delight     347
Jigging the Shade     349
Emergent Weeds     350
Snaking the Grass     350
Jigging the Hyacinths     354
Reeds and Rushes     356
Man-Made Cover     358
Building Brushpile Condos for Bass     360
Veering is Vital     365
Cypress Trees     366
Bush-Rod Bonus     367
Skin the Knees     369
Fallen Trees     374
Bass Apartments     374
Flippers Fare Well     377
Deep Structure     380
The Value of Deep Structure     380
Points     387
Progress Deeper     387
Cast Your Bait to the Wind     389
Slither the Worm, Jig the Rig     391
Standing Timber      393
Timberline Treat     394
Points of Interest     396
Isolated Patches     398
Different Trees     400
House Foundations     402
Hotspot Hotels     402
Submergent Weeds     405
Edges are Everything     406
Points and Patches     408
Look for a Nook     410
Bars and Shoals: A Summer Place     411
Seek Sharp Drops     413
Roadbeds     415
... If They're Different     415
River and Creek Channels: Bass for All Seasons     417
Outside Bends: The Ultimate Find     419
Irregularities Ideal, Isolation the Key     422
Vertical Drops Spell Victory     425
The Loran C Advantage for Bass     426

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