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Inside Bass Fishing Magazine’s June-July Issue

Inside Bass Fishing Magazine’s June-July Issue

With fishing tournaments back in full swing and the summer bite starting to heat up, now’s a good time to pick up a copy of Bass Fishing magazine for tips, tricks, gear reviews and all the bass fishing content our readers have come to expect from within its pages.

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Here’s a summary of what’s inside the latest issue from June/July:

 

Features

- Full Power Power-Fishing – MLF Bass Pro Tour pros Zack Birge and Ish Monroe give their thoughts on the potential of succeeding in the bass fishing world without ever having to fish finesse. If you have a penchant for power-fishing, this one’s for you.

- Mining Deep Current for Priceless Bronze – It’s not always easy to fish, but sometimes fast-moving water presents the best opportunities for catching big bags of big brown bass. From techniques and tactics to baits and best practices, Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit pro Scott Dobson and Canadian hammer Dave Chong spill the beans about how to mine that deep current for giant bronzebacks. 

- How Fish Learn – Former fisheries biologist TJ Maglio continues to pen highly informative articles about fish behavior to help you better understand where bass are and how to catch them. Learned behavior in pressured fish might just be the key.

- Pro Fishing Hindsight – The road to a professional bass fishing career can be long and arduous, with plenty of lessons to learn along the way. MLF Bass Pro Tour pros Jason Christie, Kelly Jordon, Jared Lintner and Justin Atkins along with Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit pros Miles Burghoff, Ron Nelson and Greg Bohannan give us an inside look at what they’ve learned and how they’ve learned it – a little later than they would have liked.

- Unlocking the Old Ball and Chain – The Carolina rig has been around a long time, but it’s just recently seen a resurgence in the professional bass fishing world, spearheaded by the likes of Pro Circuit pro Darold Gleason. Luckily, Lloyd Pickett Jr. has been dragging around the old ball and chain his entire career, and the pair delve deep into the secrets that could once again make the Carolina rig a tournament-winning staple.

 

Columns

- Newell’s Notes – John Cox is one of bass fishing’s biggest stars. The way he’s earned that title is just as impressive as all the wins he’s piled up and all the money he’s earned. To understand how and why Cox is who he is, Rob Newell takes a peek behind the curtain at the shallow-water power-fishing obsession of the angler known as “Tin Man.”

- Balog on Bass Fishing – Despite the inherent difficulty of making the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American, some anglers such as Lloyd Pickett Jr., David Wright, Robert Walser, Roger Fitzpatrick and Dennis Berhorst seem to have it all figured out. They explain how they’ve made a career of qualifying for perhaps the toughest championship event to conquer.

- Conservation – TJ Maglio double-dips into the realm of finding fish. In his Conservation column, Maglio details how to find and catch bass based on the forage they target.

- Tactical Bassin – When the sun comes up and the summer heat sets in, many anglers head back to the ramp. Tactical Bassin’s Tim Little and Matt Allen explain why that may be a bad idea. Finding fish in the midday heat is as easy as just knowing where to look.

 

And More …

- There’s more than one way to fish a frog. Editor-in-Chief Curtis Niedermier picks the brain of MLF BPT pro Jacob Wheeler about how, when and where to fish a frog.

- The wake bait doesn’t get much love on Northern smallmouth fisheries, but it really should – at least according to Pro Circuit pro Matt Stefan.

- Q&A: Dustin Connell explains how he was able to find success in the professional fishing world so early in life.

- Everything you need to know about crankbait design from master maker Cliff Pace.

- Product Review: Abu Garcia Revo Beast X.

- Winning tactics from all of MLF’s and FLW’s most recent events.

- A look at cool new gadgets, gear and tackle for your summer fishing trips.

- The Last Cast: Pro anglers are pretty great at catching fish, but everyone makes some mistakes. Top pros share a few of their more entertaining blunders.

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Dardanelle Midday Update – Day 3

Dardanelle Midday Update – Day 3

Championship Saturday of the Toyota Series Plains Division opener at Lake Dardanelle presented by Fish-Intel followed its pattern of the week with anglers failing to capitalize on sparse opportunities. READ MORE »

Detroit River Midday Update – Day 3

Detroit River Midday Update – Day 3

With the wind laying down a bit, the top 10 anglers in the Toyota Series Northern Division event on the Detroit River have been able to go wherever they pleased today. With crisp morning temperatures, plenty of sun and a north wind, the conditions have largely been quite good, with mixed results from the anglers. READ MORE »

Dardanelle Midday Update – Day 2

Dardanelle Midday Update – Day 2

Anglers said Thursday that current didn’t matter during the first round of the Toyota Series Plains Division opener presented by Fish-Intel at Lake Dardanelle, but apparently it matters more than they thought. READ MORE »

Detroit River Midday Update – Day 2

Detroit River Midday Update – Day 2

With strong wind from the north again, the Toyota Series Northern Division field was again confined to the actual Detroit River. On day one, the fishing was quite good, and several pros crossed the 20-pound mark and plenty of limits hit the scales. Today, things seem a little tougher. READ MORE »

Tommy Skarlis, 1965-2020

Tommy Skarlis, 1965-2020

FLW learned today that former FLW Walleye pro Tommy Skarlis of Denver, Iowa, passed away after a battle with brain cancer. He was 55. READ MORE »

Smith Wins Southeastern AOY

Smith Wins Southeastern AOY

Originally from Wisconsin and sometimes wearing a Green Bay Packers hoodie on stage, Dustin Smith doesn’t fit the mold of Toyota Series Southeastern Division Strike King Angler of the Year. Still, Smith hammered out a pair of top 10s and a 27th-place showing en route to the title, and his style of fishing was simply perfect for this season in the Southeastern Division. READ MORE »

Potomac Midday Update – Day 3

Potomac Midday Update – Day 3

Clouds have lingered throughout the morning, which most of the top 10 were thankful for as the bite has been better than it was during practice when conditions were calm and sunny. READ MORE »

Potomac Midday Update – Day 2

Potomac Midday Update – Day 2

Clouds once again greeted the field for day two of the Toyota Series Eastern Division event on the Potomac River and the fish were biting this morning. With low tide this morning around 8:40 a.m. ET – about an hour and a half later than yesterday – more anglers had time to capitalize on the strong bite revolving around that window today. READ MORE »

Potomac Midday Update – Day 1

Potomac Midday Update – Day 1

It was a gloomy start to the first day of competition for the Toyota Series Eastern Division event on the Potomac River, and though it seems like a fishy day, so far the fish don’t seem to think so. READ MORE »

2021 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Schedule

2021 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Schedule

The 26th season of FLW’s top professional circuit will feature six regular-season tournaments showcasing the best 150 anglers in the world competing for as much as $135,000 in a five-biggest-fish format on top bass fisheries at peak times. The 2020 season culminates in the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit TITLE presented by Toyota, where the top 50 pros will compete for as much as $235,000 in a catch, weigh, immediate-release format. READ MORE »

Wheeler's Wheelhouse

Wheeler's Wheelhouse

The past 20 months of Jacob Wheeler’s fishing career have been nothing less than incredible. In 2020 alone, the MLF pro notched a Bass Pro Tour win on Lake Eufaula, an FLW Toyota Series victory on Pickwick Lake, and dominated the first-ever FLW Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Super Tournament on Lake Chickamauga. READ MORE »

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 3

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 3

Cameron Foster began the final day of the 2020 FLW Toyota Series Southwest Division event at Fort Gibson Lake with an 11-pound lead. By 8:00 a.m., Foster had returned to the honey hole that brought him to pole position with $27,070 on the line for crossing the finish line. Thanks to a hot, early bite, Foster is now nursing a four fish total with at least one 4-pounder in the boat. READ MORE »

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 2

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 2

Competitors in the Toyota Series Southwestern Division event at Fort Gibson Lake awoke to a completely different waterway than the one they fished yesterday. While day one brought overcast skies and a bevy of baitfish to the surface, day two screamed bluebird skies from the start and has settled into a mostly sunny blanket of blue towards midday. READ MORE »

Fort Gibson Midday Update – Day 1

Fort Gibson Midday Update – Day 1

Day one of theToyota Series Southwestern Division event on Fort Gibson Lake is underway, as anglers largely from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas battle it out over an extremely low fishery. The waters at Fort Gibson, a nearly 20,000-acre reservoir along the Grand River, are sitting some 4 feet below average lake levels. Many local anglers report having never seen conditions this low, as submerged houses and a cemetery threaten to peak above the surface in some areas. READ MORE »

2021 Toyota Series Schedule

2021 Toyota Series Schedule

Registration for the 2021 Toyota Series will open in early November. Rules and registration dates will be announced soon. READ MORE »

Top 20 Set for Knockout Round

Top 20 Set for Knockout Round

The official name of the competition round that played out Thursday on the fourth day of the Tackle Warehouse TITLE presented by Toyota is “Qualifying Round,” but in reality, the name “Back Against the Wall Round” is probably more fitting.   READ MORE »

Mitchell Tops 100 Pounds on Day 1

Mitchell Tops 100 Pounds on Day 1

When it all comes down to it, tournament bass fishing is all about the numbers at the end of the day. And when you look at the digits next to Kurt Mitchell’s name after the first 7 ½ hours of the Tackle Warehouse TITLE presented by Toyota, even a casual fan can decipher that Mitchell had an astoundingly good day. READ MORE »

Insiders Watch List

Insiders Watch List

We gathered together a few pundits to take some guesses at who might come out on top at the TITLE. READ MORE »

Announcing the TITLE Groups

Announcing the TITLE Groups

The final event of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit season, the Tackle Warehouse TITLE presented by Toyota, features the top 50 pros in the Angler of the Year standings. They’ll all compete next week at Sturgeon Bay for a guaranteed check and a $200,000 top prize. READ MORE »

How to Follow the Tackle Warehouse TITLE

How to Follow the Tackle Warehouse TITLE

Because the event is a truly combined MLF and FLW event, with MLF officials and SCORETRACKER updates, there are some changes from how you’d follow a regular-season Pro Circuit event. READ MORE »