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Three New Lure Recommendations for Early Spring Bass’n in Ohio

One of the benefits of writing for FLW Bass Fishing magazine is that I get to sample a lot of new and innovative lures.  Here are three lure recommendations that I’m confident will put more bass in your boat this spring. Duo Realis Vibration 68 Lipless Crankbait – This lipless bait is a game changer

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Special Spring Discount on Alien Labs Bottom Buster Shallow Water Anchor System

Although at the current moment the weather in Ohio doesn’t feel very spring-like, the reality is that it’s mid March, and our bass will soon be moving shallow in preparation for the spawn.  A tool that can significantly enhance your ability to target these skinny-water fish is a shallow water anchor system. This week, Ohio Bass Blog sponsor Alien Labs is

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Knox Marine’s 2014 Spring Open House

Knox Marine will be hosting its annual Spring Open House event on March 15th and 16th at its sales and service facility located on the banks of Knox Lake in Fredericktown, Ohio (Directions). The Spring Open House is an excellent opportunity to meet the friendly staff of Ohio’s best bass boat dealership and service department, while checking out Knox’s full selection of

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Ohio’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Teams – 2014 Edition

Competitive bass fishing is perhaps the fastest growing sport in college athletics.  With more than two hundred schools competing nationwide, and several televised national championship events that boast prizes in the range of $100,000, the sport is undoubtedly here to stay.   In 2014, there will be a competitive tournament circuit called the Ohio Collegiate Tournament Series, which is open to any Ohio college that fields a bass fishing team.  The

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The 10 Week Winter Fishing Check List

It’s that time of year again, when all your brain wants to think about is fishing – but you can’t go. Here’s my winter preparation check list to help you get your fix.  Ten tasks over the next ten weeks will get you to the start of the season here in Ohio.  Click here to download

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Coping with the Cold

Most bass fishing articles suggest that the best solution for dealing with the winter doldrums is to stay indoors and take care of offseason equipment maintenance.   While I agree that servicing your reels, cleaning the cork handles on your rods, and replacing the rusted-out treble hooks on your crankbaits are all important tasks that need to

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Fall Trapping for Greens and Browns

Whether you’re targeting largemouth or smallmouth, a rattle trap is arguably the most effective late Autumn lure choice for loading the boat. There are a lot of trap models available, and each brings its own unique characteristics.  From my experience fishing Ohio waters in the late fall, I’ve found that it’s important to experiment with size, color and

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More Fall Buckeye Bass’n Action

Cooler nights mean one thing – bass are moving shallow and feeding aggressively.  Anglers are catching big bass in the shallows, keying on wood and dying grass with jigs, soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits.  And with a warming trend forecasted for this week, the bite should really kick into gear.  Here are some photos from the past week of bass fishing

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Ohio Next Generation Trail Aims to Increase Youth Participation in Bass Fishing

Beginning in 2014, Ohio’s “next generation” of bass anglers will have the opportunity to compete in a newly formatted tournament circuit that aims to increase youth participation in bass fishing, while maintaining a fun and educational backdrop. The Ohio Next Generation Trail (a U.S.A. Bassin affiliated organization) will be offering a five-tournament series that pairs an adult with a youth under

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The Alien Labs Bottom Buster

For a $249 investment, there are very few bass fishing tools that can redefine an angler’s ability to catch fish.  The Alien Labs Bottom Buster, a manually operated shallow water anchoring system, is one of them. Shallow water anchoring systems have transformed the way bass anglers can attack shallow cover.  Although there are a number

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