101 Bass Fishing Tips: Twenty-First Century Bassing Tactics and Techniques from All the Top Pros

101 Bass Fishing Tips: Twenty-First Century Bassing Tactics and Techniques from All the Top Pros

by John Neporadny

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101 Bass Fishing Tips: Twenty-First Century Bassing Tactics and Techniques from All the Top Pros by John Neporadny

John Neporadny is an expert bass fisherman, and he’s here to offer his secrets and those of other fishing greats on hooking hawg largemouths in 101 Bass Fishing Tips. The latest techniques and tactics are revealed in this book full of tips from the top touring pros. The best competitors of the Bassmaster and FLW circuits share their secrets on how to catch largemouth bass throughout the year on various bodies of water.

Learn how to select the right tackle and lures so you can fish just like the pros. Bass fishing’s elite anglers also discuss how to find fish on structure such as drop-offs, ledges, points, and flats. They also describe their tricks for coaxing bass out of weeds, bushes, stumps, docks, and other types of cover.

Beginners and advanced anglers alike will discover a treasure trove of valuable information they can apply on their favorite waters to catch America’s most popular game fish. Full of information and great stories, 101 Bass Fishing Tips is the best guide available to help fishermen land more bass and is a revealing look at the exciting world of professional fishing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620877920
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 778,367
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Neporadny, Jr. is not only an experienced bass fisherman, having been a guide on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks for many years, but an accomplished writer as well. His articles have appeared in Bassmaster, B.A.S.S. Times, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Bass Club Digest, North American Fisherman, Bassin’, In-Fisherman, and many more. He is the author of The Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Guide.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Rods, Reels, and Line

1 Picking a Baitcast Reel 4

2 Spinning Reel Options 6

3 Casting Rod Choices 10

4 Spinning Rod Considerations 10

5 Pros' Rod and Reel Combos 12

6 Monofilament or Fluorocarbon? 14

7 Applications for Braided Line 16

Chapter 2 Defining Structure and Types

8 Get the Drop on Bass 20

9 Ledges for Summertime Fun 22

10 Pinpointing Bass on Ledges 24

11 Score Big on Humps 26

12 Bluff Points for Winter Bass 28

13 Points for Post-spawn Bass 30

14 Channel Swinging 32

15 Dissecting Flats 34

16 Boat Ramp Hotspots 36

17 Tailrace Tactics 38

Chapter 3 Defining Cover

18 Rock On for Bass 42

19 Single Rocks for More Bass 44

20 Bald Spots for Weed Bass 46

21 Weeding Out Fall Bass 48

22 Standing Timber Tricks 50

23 Visualizing Laydowns 52

24 Stamp Bumping a Crankbait 54

25 Drop Shotting Stumps 56

26 Knocking Docks for Summer Bass 58

27 Fall for Dock Bass 60

28 Target Isolated Flooded Bushes 62

29 Brash Up for Post-spawn Bass 64

30 Drop Shotting Brush Piles 66

Chapter 4 Seasonal Movements

31 Transition Banks for Pre-spawn Bass 70

32 Cranking Banks for Pre-spawn Bass 72

33 Spawning Locations 74

34 Tracking Post-spawn Bass 76

35 Cranking Shallow for Summer Bass 78

36 Summertime Worm Spots 80

37 Sight Fishing for Summer Bass 82

38 Tracking Early Fall Bass 84

39 Following the Fall Migration 86

40 Fall Migrations on Highland Reservoirs 88

41 Fall Migrations on Lowland Reservoirs 90

42 Autumn Sight Fishing 92

43 Stay Shallow for Yuletide Bass 94

44 Probing Winter Hideouts 96

45 Figuring Out Winter Warm-Ups 98

Chapter 5 Presentations

46 Tried-and-True Texas Rig 102

47 Tiny Weights for Texas Rigs 104

48 Carolina Rigging after the Spawn 106

49 Split Shotting for Shallow Bass 108

50 Rattling Drop Shot Rig 110

51 Super-Sizing Baits for Drop Shots 112

52 Jumbo Drop Shot for Offshore Structure 114

53 Alabama Rig Options 116

54 Shaky Head Choices 118

Chapter 6 Soft Plastics

55 Swimming a Worm 122

56 Buzzing a Worm 124

57 Dead Sticking a Lizard 126

58 Plastic Lizards for Spawning Bass 128

59 Captivating Creatures 130

60 Craw Worms Imitating Shad 132

61 Soft Jerk Baits for Cruisers 134

62 Dead Sticking Soft Jerk Baits 136

63 Two-Way Tube 138

64 Grubbing for Bass 140

65 Stick Worm Basics 142

66 Stick Worms for Spawning Bass 144

67 Backward Stick-Worm Rig 146

68 Plastic Frog Explosions 148

69 Buzzing Toads 150

70 Shallow Swimbait Tactics 152

71 Deep Swimbait Tricks 154

72 Hard Versus Soft Swimbaits 156

Chapter 7 Hard Baits

73 Jigs for All Seasons 160

74 Cold and Hot Jig Tricks 162

75 Swimming Jigs in Weeds 164

76 Light Football Jigs for Spring 166

77 Slow-Rolling Spinnerbaits 168

78 Summertime Spinnerbait Slinging 170

79 Waking a Spinnerbait 172

80 Bottom-Bumping Crankbaits 174

81 Kneeling and Reeling 176

82 Allure of Lipless Crankbaits 178

83 Suspending Stick Baits for Lunkers 180

84 Vertical Spooning 182

85 Tight-Lining Tailspinners 184

86 Speeding up Spooks 186

87 Popping a Topwater 188

88 100-Degree Topwaters 190

89 Understanding Buzz Baits 192

90 Early Start on Buzzing 194

91 Chattering Baits for Bass 196

Chapter 8 Bass Knots

92 San Diego Jam Knot 200

93 Double-Strength Palomar 202

94 Non-slip Loop Knot 204

95 Two-Line Connection 206

Chapter 9 Bass Homework

96 Researching Unfamiliar Waters 201

97 Predicting Seasonal Patterns 212

98 Keep Electronics Simple 214

99 Side-Imaging Settings 216

Chapter 10 Furthering Your Bass Education

100 Back to School 220

101 Learn from a Bass Club 222

Index 224

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101 Bass Fishing Tips: Twenty-First Century Bassing Tactics and Techniques from All the Top Pros 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives so many great tips for bass fishing i would recomend it to a friend