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...
Approaching Laydowns with the ima SquareBill

Approaching Laydowns with the ima SquareBill

When Bill Lowen and the ima engineers developed the shallow-diving Square Bill crankbait to be the ultimate heavy cover grinder, they made it as snag-free as any lure with two sticky-sharp trebles can be. As a result of its unique design, it comes through rock, wood...
Victory at School

Victory at School

As summer transitions into fall, bass anglers increasingly encounter schooling action from bass who are putting on the feedbag and putting a scare into the local baitfish populations. When the fish start busting the surface, most weekend warriors attack them with...
Wacky in the Wind

Wacky in the Wind

ZAPPU Inchi-Wacky At an Elite Series event on Bull Shoals Reservoir in Arkansas earlier this year, Kurt Dove suspected he’d have to rely on finesse tactics. His hunch proved correct as many anglers in the top ten fished small tubes or shakey head worms. “It was super...