Tharp’s Big Weight System

Tharp’s Big Weight System

There’s no better way to consistently catch monster bags on tournament day than by extracting fish from the thickest cover on a lake, and there maybe no one better at it on either tour than Florida pro Randall Tharp. With a flipping stick in his hand flinging a...
Worming the Shaker

Worming the Shaker

Bill Lowen doesn’t like to talk about it on tour, but one of the best ways to fish a crankbait is not to burn it, or retrieve it a moderate pace, or even take it for a slow stroll. When pressured fish want a hard bait, but won’t bite when it’s just proceeding forward...
Mueller’s Classic Vibe

Mueller’s Classic Vibe

A month after the conclusion of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, the story of Paul Mueller’s valiant charge at the title, and eventual runner-up finish, has resonated throughout the bass world. By sacking a Classic record five-fish limit on Day Two, he bounced back from...
Bubble Your Way to Big Numbers and Big Bass

Bubble Your Way to Big Numbers and Big Bass

Connecticut angler Paul Mueller guides on Candlewood Lake, and he’s convinced that this year at least 30 to 40 of his clients landed their personal best smallmouth under his tutelage. Location and presentation are of course critical, but Mueller believes that his job...
Mueller Put a Ring on His Classic Quest ~ Reins Ring Craw

Mueller Put a Ring on His Classic Quest ~ Reins Ring Craw

The road to the Bassmaster Classic is not easy via any of the available paths, but the Federation route may be the toughest, at least in terms of sheer numbers. An angler has to qualify from his state, then be the top angler from his state at the Divisional, and then...
The Reins Advantage

The Reins Advantage

Tungsten weights are the same across the board, right? So why should you hunt down the ones from Reins, which may not yet be as easy to find as some of the “major” brands, and might even cost a few pennies more? The answers are simple and several, said South Carolina...