Posts Tagged 'Largemouth Bass'

How and where do you catch big bass in Oklahoma? We asked the experts.

March madness will be happening any day now on Oklahoma lakes. March is big bass month in the state. Fifteen largemouth bass on the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s top 20 list were caught in the month of March. After the coldest Oklahoma weather in a century, the state’s lakes have thawed and the water is warming, which means the bass fishing will be heating up soon. “It doesn’t matter what that water temperature is, […]

Posted in:Bass Fishing

Changes coming to the black bass fishing regulations

The State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing changes to black bass fishing regulations that will affect both smallmouth and largemouth bass. There are an estimated 500,000 bass anglers in New York state. Black bass are the most popular and sought-after freshwater game fish in the country; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are 9.6 million bass anglers in the country. To read the entire article, please click on

Posted in:Bass Fishing

13-year-old fisherman enjoys ‘smallmouth surprise’

PROLOGUE: An anonymous Augusta area fisherman years ago decided the upper Savannah River shoals above Augusta would be just the place for smallmouth bass. He caught several of both sexes in a north Georgia lake, transported them alive and released them in that section of the river. A couple of years later, anglers fishing for other species began catching smallmouths, much to their delight. They thought the shoals area was the only section of the […]

Posted in:Bass Fishing

Bass fishing during the fall transition

With the fall season in full effect, any anglers looking to target largemouth bass will begin to notice fish habits changing as the temperature drops and will need to adjust their fishing styles accordingly. There are a variety of tactics for effectively catching bass this time of year. Under the right conditions, fall fishing can yield some of the best results all year. Austin Redding, a senior majoring in business and marketing, has been fishing […]

Posted in:Bass Fishing

Art Lander’s Outdoors: The largemouth bass remains most popular gamefish in Kentucky waters

The largemouth bass is Kentucky’s most popular gamefish. French naturalist Bernard Germain de Lacépède (1756-1825) was the first to publish information on this black bass in the scientific literature, based on a drawing and simple description obtained in 1802 from the Carolinas. He named the fish Micropterus salmoides, a combination of the Greek word for “small fin” and the Latin word for “troutlike.” But the poorly executed drawing and incomplete description so confused later naturalists […]

Posted in:Largemouth Bass

The 10 Hottest New Fishing Lures of the Year

Not even COVID-19 could stop ICAST—the annual fishing-tackle trade show—from happening. Granted, this year’s show “happened” virtually, but I was still able to get a sneak peek at the year’s best new freshwater and saltwater fishing lures for largemouth bass, walleyes, striped bass, and more. There is an exciting mix of brand-new baits, plus improved designs on proven fish-catchers. Here is our roundup on the 10 best new lures for the 2021 fishing season. It’s […]

Posted in:Bass Lures