Fish Facts: Largemouth Bass, a.k.a Ol’ Bucketmouth

Illustration by Duane Raver via USFWS
Among the more widely distributed game fish in North America, and now around the world, the largemouth bass is prized for its aggressive feeding habits and violent strikes. A big bass blowing up the water around a popper chugging across flat water is. . .
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“Bass-Bug Humbug,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply
Bill Tapply had some awfully strong opinions about what makes a good bass bug. Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel
“It is with some degree of trepidation that I approach the subject of artificial flies [for bass],” wrote James A. Henshall in his Book of the Black Bass, “for I am afraid that I hold some very. . .
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Classic Pro Tips: 7 Keys to Catching River Bass

Written by Winston Cundiff, All Water Guides
River bass require a specialized set of skills and tactics that are very different from those of trout fishing. All photos courtesy Winston Cundiff
I recently read a “how-to" article about bass fishing on the fly and watched an older video that put tournament gear fisherman alongside a fly guy in the Sacramento Delta. Both were very. . .
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Video Pro Tips: How to Locate Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass

As trout rivers warm in late summer, fly-fishing for trout can become downright dangerous for the fish. So many anglers turn their attention to local bass waters. In this great video from the . . .
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Video: “Airstreamer” by Todd Moen

Todd Moen of Catch Magazine has pulled another great video from the vault and posted it on Youtube. As usual, this one stars Brian O'Keefe, who catches some fine trout, bass, and carp in a . . .
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Master Class Monday: How to Catch Bass from Tough Structure

In this week's Master Class Monday video, Conway Bowman shows how to catch largemouth bass in "bad neighborhoods," using sinking lines to get down to where bass may be hiding. Catching . . .
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Podcasts: Catching Largemouth Bass in Rivers, with Winston Cundiff

Winston Cundiff with a beautiful Texas bass. Photos courtesy Winston Cundiff
When we think of largemouth bass, most of us either have a vision of a small farm pond or a big wide-open lake. But there are many excellent largemouth bass fisheries in rivers. And the . . .
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Top 10 Flies for Oregon’s North Coast

Written by: Ethan Barrow, Adventures Across Oregon
There are lots of opportunities within striking distance of Portland. Photos courtesy Adventures Across Oregon
When the vast majority of fly fishing destinations in the northern hemisphere are dealing with intense cold and/or snow, the watersheds in close proximity to Portland, Oregon are oftentimes. . .
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