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  • Following the Migration of Winter Smallmouth with Luke Clausen

    Following the Migration of Winter Smallmouth with Luke Clausen

    Elite Series pro Luke Clausen talks locating and following the winter migration of smallmouth bass

  • Daily Limit of Smallmouth Bass to Drop to three in May

    Daily Limit of Smallmouth Bass to Drop to three in May

    Anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be able to keep three bass starting Saturday, May 27, when the bass harvest season begins. Catch-and-release bass fishing opens the same day as the walleye and northern pike fishing opener on Saturday, May 13.

  • Lake Folsom Fishing Report and Update

    Lake Folsom Fishing Report and Update

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    Fishing Report and Update from Lake Folsom | Water levels, Conditions, Temps, Hot Lures and More from Folsom.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2017

    Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2017

    Hi all, As we wrap up the fall season and get ready to jump into winter bassin’, I want to congratulate Angler’s Marine on their 30th anniversary of Bass-A-Thon. As always the “West’s biggest bass fishing show” did not disappoint. It is always one of the greatest bass events of the year. If you missed out on the action, you can catch up with some of the pros and vendors in the forums and you can stay tuned to WesternBass.com. We will be bringing the pro seminars to you on the site, courtesy of Angler’s Marine. We are anxiously looking ahead to the next sports show on the agenda – ISE Sacramento, coming Jan. 19 – 22. We are also excited as all of our tournament organizations get geared up for the new season. The tournament calendar can help you get your schedule together. As a Holiday bonus, WesternBass.com is serving up this extra issue of bass catching action to close out 2016. Check out the whole year in the WesternBass.com Magazine Library. Finally, I would like to congratulate George Kramer “job well done” on 20 years of Kramer Gone Fishing! George has decided to close down the blog and pursue more fishing time and also plans to continue writing on Westernbass. Enjoy!

  • Targeting Riprap for Fall Bass

    Targeting Riprap for Fall Bass

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    Fishing riprap shorelines is a great avenue to search out smallmouth and largemouth bass alike.

  • Snow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing

    Snow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing

    Bass Fishing in the Pacific Northwest. It turned out to be a great day and the smallmouth were biting on Long Lake.

  • Mille Lacs Lake to Be Open for Winter Walleye

    Mille Lacs Lake to Be Open for Winter Walleye

    Mille Lacs Lake to be open for winter walleye fishing Winter fishing limits 1 walleye, 5 northern pike per angler

  • Nearly a PB Smallmouth

    Nearly a PB Smallmouth

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    Earlier in the week I went out one day in the pouring rain and found some big fish, including a near PB for me.

  • Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance Tabs Glenn Walker as Inaugural Editor

    Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance Tabs Glenn Walker as Inaugural Editor

    Isle, Minnesota – The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance is excited to announce that it has hired Glenn Walker to serve as its editor for their soon to be launched membership e-newsletters.  The membership base for the Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance is approaching the 250 mark and will now be receiving a quarterly e-newsletter, with the inaugural issue being delivered mid-December.

  • Big Topwater for Smallies with Luke Clausen

    Big Topwater for Smallies with Luke Clausen

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    Who doesn’t love topwater fishing? All bass anglers love the explosion. The same can be said of the hard fighting smallmouth. Combining the two is even better and late summer and fall is the best time to get a big topwater smallmouth. Bassmaster Elite Series pro Luke Clausen shares some tips on how to catch more and bigger smallmouth this season.

  • Navionics Webinar | Swimbaits for Smallmouth with Tyler Brinks

    Navionics Webinar | Swimbaits for Smallmouth with Tyler Brinks

    There is no better lure than a swimbait for big smallmouth bass. Learn which type to use and how to get the big ones.

  • Navionics Webinar | Swimbaits for Smallmouth with Tyler Brinks

    Navionics Webinar | Swimbaits for Smallmouth with Tyler Brinks

    There is no better lure than a swimbait for big smallmouth bass. Learn which type to use and how to get the big ones.

  • Tubes for Clear Water Flippin' and Pitchin'

    Tubes for Clear Water Flippin' and Pitchin'

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    Fish on docks may relate to the side with the most shade, or they might position towards the back of the dock when there are no perceived threats. Other times, when a lake receives a lot of pressure, those fish may leave the area altogether.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2016

    Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2016

    I am certainly ready for a new season of bassin’ and hope you are too. I’ve been excited to kick off the year with coverage of the International Sports Shows in Sacramento and Scottsdale as well as the Fred Hall show. Stay tuned for upcoming tank seminars on WesternBassTV, if you missed the shows. This year, WesternBass was excited to bring site users video clips from our western anglers at the Bassmaster Classic. I will be watching and cheering them on throughout the year. I would like to congratulate Lowrance pro Edwin Evers for his outstanding win at Grand Lake for the Classic championship – 29 pounds! Wow! I would to like remind anglers that WesternBass offers many features on the site to make tournament planning easy. Under the Interactive tab, we have the Tournament Calendar and Special Events with Digital Guides for all of the Wild West Bass Trail events. Under the Delta tab, you will find moon phases, weather, water temps and tide charts to help plan a fun and productive day on the tidal water. Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your support of the site and the magazine. It is because of you and our sponsors that WesternBass is the place where fishermen talk. Wayne

  • Locating Smallmouth: Winter Migration

    Locating Smallmouth: Winter Migration

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    Smallmouth bass are a nomadic species compared to their largemouth cousins and tournament anglers frequently lament how often they move from one day to the next.

  • Male Smallmouth Bass Bear Eggs

    Male Smallmouth Bass Bear Eggs

    Researchers believe the condition results from agricultural runoff in the Missisquoi River watershed, an area where farmers already face scrutiny for phosphorus pollution that promotes blue-green algae blooms in Lake Champlain.

  • Tackle How-To: Pitching a Reins CrawTube

    Tackle How-To: Pitching a Reins CrawTube

    Bassmaster Elite Pro Paul Mueller discusses how to fish the Reins crawtube for largemouth and smallmouth bass

  • Finesse Fishing Smallmouth Bass- 3" Reins bubbling shakers

    Finesse Fishing Smallmouth Bass- 3" Reins bubbling shakers

    Bassmaster Elite Pro Paul Mueller discusses fishing the 3" reins bubbling shaker worm on a zappu cocho tungsen jighead

  • Understanding Winter Smallmouth Migration with Luke Clausen

    Understanding Winter Smallmouth Migration with Luke Clausen

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    Smallmouth prefer to spend time on flat surfaces looking for food. This is especially true of big smallmouth bass, where smaller sized fish spend most of their time on steeper banks.

  • The Blade Bait: A Notorious Smallmouth Lure #TBT

    The Blade Bait: A Notorious Smallmouth Lure #TBT

    Blade baits are notorious smallmouth lures. These baits are perfectly suited for cold, clear water, but they are often underutilized because of a lack of detailed information on how and where to get started.