The December edition of the award-winning Bassmaster Magazine is in BASS member mailboxes now. A must-read by pro anglers and their fans, the 11 annual issues are considered the most popular benefit of BASS membership and continue to provide tips and strategies that help anglers reel in big catches. To join BASS and start receiving Bassmaster, visit A special rate of $15 is being offered now.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING MADE EASIER Rods, reels, tackle bags, accessories and line – the choices are endless. Bassmaster editor James Hall and senior writers Steve Price and Louie Stout sort out all of the options. There are loads to choose from.

DESTINATIONS. The 14 lakes at Bienville Plantation in Macon, Ga., and Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona offer some of the finest fishing in the country for anglers to catch bass – all of the time.

ANGLER’S WORKBENCH. Changing the bearings on your boat trailers doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. Bassmaster writer Peter Mathiesen shows you how to do it in an hour for less than $25.

HOW TO USE A STICKWORM. This bait – which resembles a long worm – is perfect for long casts and is irresistible to bass. Bassmaster writer John Neporandy reports.

TOP 10 TIPS. Creek and river channels are the underwater freeways for bass, but often are underutilized by anglers who do not understand how to fish them. Bassmaster senior writer Tim Tucker – with the help of Bassmaster Elite Series pros – offers the top 10 tips to fishing them.

JUST THE FACTS. Do you want to give new life to old lures or attempt to catch a record-setting fish and put your name in the history books? Bassmaster Magazine explains how.


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