bass fishing catch and release

Catch & Release

In order to preserve the bass angling industry for generations to come, Angles & Lines supports “catch and release” fishing. Help support the effort by proudly displaying these free “catch and release” illustrations on your social media accounts. Facebook Cover Photo Twitter Header Photo Reach out on Facebook or Twitter to let us know you […]

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bass fishing in the wind

#14 – Fishing in the Wind

The wind is blowing across the water, your boat is drifting all over, and you’re having trouble making accurate casts. The bass probably aren’t even biting, right? Well suck it up. Bass are not bothered by the wind. Wind can actually create an ideal environment for bass to feed. Ok, you get what I mean. […]

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how to bass fishing palomar knot

#13 – Palomar Knot

The Palomar Knot is a great all-around knot. It’s simple, strong and suitable for most any fishing application. It isn’t perfect for EVERY situation, but this is a great one to use if your knot knowledge is limited. Here’s how to tie it: 1. Run the end of your fishing line through the eye of […]

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bass fishing crankbait beginner

#12 – Crankbaits

The crankbait, also called a plug, is another great beginner lure. It’s a hard-body bait typically made of balsa wood or plastic. A plastic or metal lip is sometimes attached to the front of the lure to help it dive and wobble in the water. Two or more treble hooks hang from most crankbaits. There […]

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#11 – Spinnerbait

The spinnerbait: a classic fish-catching machine. It’s extremely versatile and easy to use. Fish it fast or slow, deep or shallow. The basic parts of a spinnerbait have been labeled above. Although the lure may look complex at first glance, it’s fairly simple to understand. A bent wire arm connects one or more free-spinning blades […]

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soft plastic stickbait senko beginners

#10 – Soft Plastic Stickbait

If you haven’t started fishing soft plastics, you could be missing out on a huge opportunity to catch bass. A great lure to start with is the soft plastic stickbait, commonly referred to as a “Senko” (after the popular Gary Yamamoto lure). Rig this guy without a weight and it will slowly flutter and fall […]

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Happy 4th of July from Angles & Lines

What’s the single greatest fishing tip you could ever receive? Get out on the lake! Go fishing! There is nothing more valuable than time on the water. Celebrate this 4th of July weekend by fishing with a friend, a family member, a veteran, or put a rod ‘n’ reel in someone’s hands for the first […]

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seasonal bass movement

#9 – Intro to Seasonal Bass Movement

Intro to Seasonal Bass Movement By aspiring pro bass fisherman, Matthew Mattingly People always ask me, “How do you know where the bass move at different times of the year?” Keep it simple and think, “where would I be?” If it’s hot outside, you want to be cool. So where is the coolest water? Either […]

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bass fishing texas rig weightless rig

#8 – Texas Rig

The basic Texas Rig – Probably the most universal technique used to rig soft plastic lures. Every angler should have this one down. 1. Slide a small bullet weight onto your line and tie on the hook using a knot you are comfortable with. 2. Insert the hook point into the nose of the lure […]

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bass fishing polarized sunglasses tips

#7 – Polarized Sunglasses

The Importance of Polarized Sunglasses By Wes Park of New York Polarized sunglasses reduce sun glare on the water, allowing you to see under the surface. A pair of these lenses range from $15-$300 making them affordable to anyone. Here are some top reasons to utilize them. Help you identify different types of cover (weeds, […]

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