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  • Pre Spawn Bass Fishing With Topwater Frogs

    Pre Spawn Bass Fishing With Topwater Frogs

    Hawg on a Frog and other Bassin' Vids

  • Targeting Clear Water Bass in All Phases of the Spawn with Bryan Thrift

    Targeting Clear Water Bass in All Phases of the Spawn with Bryan Thrift

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    Bryan Thrift excels in different fishing situations across the country as he travels on the FLW Tour. When faced with clear water around the spawn, he relies on several techniques with a swimbait, wacky-rig and a shaky head being among his favorites.

  • Float-N-Fly for Pre Spawn Bass

    Float-N-Fly for Pre Spawn Bass

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    There are a few tricks of the trade that many pro fishermen want to keep a secret. The Float-N-Fly is one of them.

  • Pre Spawn Search Baits Talk with KVD, Roy Hawk, Greg Hackney and More

    Pre Spawn Search Baits Talk with KVD, Roy Hawk, Greg Hackney and More

    We’re talking about the pre spawn, that fickle period when bass stage outside their spawning grounds in preparation for the shallow surge spurred by warming weather and big moon phases.

  • Potential World Record Spotted Bass Caught in Northern California

    Potential World Record Spotted Bass Caught in Northern California

    Nick Dulleck of San Jose, Calif. landed the most recent potential world record spotted bass on February 12, 2017 while fishing Bullards Bar Reservoir. He caught it while fishing with a friend, Adam McAndrews. The spotted bass weighed in at 11-pounds, 4-ounces.

  • Brown Trout Spawn Underway

    Brown Trout Spawn Underway

    White River Brown Trout Spawn Update Leviathan class brown trout residing in the White River have responded to nature's call to procreate in mass on the flow's shoals. An incalculably valuable resource, successful reproduction is "money the bank" for the Southern fly fishing fraternity. Local reports of big sow browns on the "redds" are very encouraging.

  • Striper Spawn Slumped in 2016

    Striper Spawn Slumped in 2016

    Striped bass had poor spawning this spring in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay, state officials report.

  • Wiley X Supports National Sunglasses Day

    Wiley X Supports National Sunglasses Day

    June 27th is National Sunglasses Day, and Wiley X® is fully behind the need for this countrywide education program from The Vision Council and the message it strives to drive home — that Americans need to wear UV protective sunglasses every time they go outside.

  • Steep drop-off in fish making it to spawning grounds puzzles scientists

    Steep drop-off in fish making it to spawning grounds puzzles scientists

    That catch-and-release heyday for Senft was maybe 20 years ago, when American shad appeared to be on the rebound from a severe decline in their springtime spawning runs. Optimism abounded, as a big new fishlift hoisted more and more of them over the 94-foot dam on their way upriver to reproduce.

  • Wiley X Unveils New Eyewear Styles

    Wiley X Unveils New Eyewear Styles

    New Active Series, Climate Control and Changeable Series Models Offer Absolute Premium Protection for Wide Range of Activities

  • Black Bass Management Plan yields angler benefits

    Black Bass Management Plan yields angler benefits

    This photo taken by FWC researchers shows a pair of spawning bass. Researchers are evaluating in ponds and natural lakes the effect of catching and releasing bass from beds. Even after keeping them for an hour and releasing them more than 100 yards away, the impact on the fish population appears to be insignificant.

  • 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: Locating Bass in the Pre Spawn Feed

    Tackle How-To: Locating Bass in the Pre Spawn Feed

    Want to learn how to locate Pre-Spawn Bass? Travis is going to show you how using rip baits like Reaction Strike's XRM-80MD that was found in the January Bass Lucky Tackle Box. Get your first box for just $5 with promo code WBASS www.LuckyTackleBox.com

  • Tackle How-To: Locating Bass in the Pre Spawn Feed

    Tackle How-To: Locating Bass in the Pre Spawn Feed

    Want to learn how to locate Pre-Spawn Bass? Travis is going to show you how using rip baits like Reaction Strike's XRM-80MD that was found in the January Bass Lucky Tackle Box. Get your first box for just $5 with promo code WBASS www.LuckyTackleBox.com

  • Sherman Lake, Stripers and More

    Sherman Lake, Stripers and More

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    Striper anglers are now starting to pick up fish along the lower reaches of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. Lure tossers and bait anglers are both finding lots of small stripers with an occasional ten-pounder. Some of the more dedicated anglers have picked up some fish in the twenty-pound class already this year.

  • Maryland Striped Bass Juvenile Index on Chesapeake is Eighth Highest on Record

    Maryland Striped Bass Juvenile Index on Chesapeake is Eighth Highest on Record

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the 2015 striped bass juvenile index is the eighth highest on record. The survey, a measure of spawning success, found an average of 24.2 juvenile fish per sample, approximately double the long-term average of 11.9.

  • Support for Spawning Habitat Protection Zones

    Support for Spawning Habitat Protection Zones

    As a member of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Snapper/Grouper Advisory Panel, it's important to address the implementation of the Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 – Spawning Special Management Zones (SMZs).

  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2015

    Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2015

    Hi, First I Would Like To Thank You All For Supporting Westernbass and Our Sponsors. As You All Know, Our Sponsors Is What Makes This Magazine And All The Content FREE To You !!! The heat of the summer has finally hit us! We’ve already enjoyed some of the annual summer events with the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge on the Delta and the WON Bass California Open at Clear Lake and we still have several more to look forward to including the frog events. The California Delta will welcome TWO frog events this year. For 2015, the Snag Proof Open and Angler’s Press will hold separate frog events. The ever-popular, longstanding, ORIGINAL frog only event - the Snag Proof Open will blast off for its 14th annual tournament on the first weekend of August (1st and 2nd) as it always has. There are some changes to the Snag Proof Open format for this year. NEW for the anglers: - The event will be run by Randy Pringle and the BBT staff, who will be donating their time, allowing for a 100% entry fee payback. - Boat order will not be by signups. There will be a lottery draw for boat release order. - All entries received by July 15 will receive a FREE breakfast on Day 1 AND a FREE BBQ at weigh-in of Day 1. In this issue of the WesternBass.com Magazine, you will be able to find several tips to get a jump on your frog fishing as well as other summertime tips, tricks, techniques and other fishing news. STAY tuned to the site in mid-July as WesternBass will travel to Florida for the 2015 ICAST show. We will be there to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest industry innovations. Until then, enjoy the summer issue! Wayneg

  • Carolina Rig for Post Spawn Bass

    Carolina Rig for Post Spawn Bass

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The calendar said June 1, but the cold northeast wind, chilly rain and leaden skies seemed more like a bad day on the opening weekend of the April Keeneland meet. June finally arrived in Kentucky this week and water temperatures in lakes across the state inched their way up toward the high 70s.

  • Targeting Post Spawn Bass with 10 Inch Worms

    Targeting Post Spawn Bass with 10 Inch Worms

    Bassmaster Elite Series pro Skeet Reese talks how and why he targets post spawn fish with 10 inch worms.