Star Tron Pro Patrick Pierce Comes Clean About Ethanol
There's a lot of misinformation out there regarding fuel, fuel treatments, and ethanol. Star Tron Pro Patrick Pierce helps us sort out the truth and protect the HUGE investment many of us have made in outboard motors. If you own a boat you need to see this!>>
Bring On The Worm Burner
Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Worm and Magnum Speed Worm
Topwater toads and buzzbaits shouldn’t be the only things buzzing across your lake this spring
SPRINGTIME BRINGS ABOUT a renewal of the outdoors. Lakes thaw, plants turn green and wildlife becomes active once again. In waters everywhere, bass and baitfish resume a more active predator/prey relationship. Many anglers take advantage of this activity by tossing topwater baits such as toads and buzzbaits. But, where grass is present, there’s an easier way to get bit: by buzzing a worm. Buzzing worms are easy to use, totally snagless and provoke smashing topwater strikes. “It’s called buzzing a worm because that’s what you’re doing — working a worm along the surface like a buzzbait,” Jacksonville, Fla., pro Patrick Pierce explains. “But, it’s more subtle than a buzzbait, won’t get hung up as easily and is easier to use. It’s darn near idiot-proof.”
Common Sense Helps Fight Gas Costs
Tournament season has begun and anticipation is high with thoughts of a fresh start with a new year, but with that comes one nagging twinge of anxiety.
Gas prices are increasing due to unrest in the Middle East. Just last week, the price of a barrel of oil topped $103 for the first time since 2008. The Associated Press has reported that Libya’s output of production is down by at least 750,000 barrels per day from its usual 1.6 million barrels, according to the International Energy Agency.
The price per gallon for gas and diesel fuel in much of North America, Europe and Asia has jumped significantly in just the last few weeks. It’s not surprising to see an extra dime or nickel, or more, on the gas station sign prices from one day to the next. Some predictions put prices for gas at $4 or more by summer.
The Venerable Jig for Fall Bass
Capt. Bert Deener
Jigs, the rubber or hair-skirted, not-too-spectacular-looking lures, have been around almost since bass fishing began. Until recent years when anglers started winning big tournaments, they flew mostly under the radar. Only a handful of serious anglers understood just how versatile they were. Being a bass tournament angler and jig manufacturer—my company is Bert’s Jigs & Things—I am privileged to design jigs for both professional anglers and weekend warriors from around the country. Three jig patterns stand out for fall bass fishing.
Shallow Cranking in Spring
Few presentations trigger bass strikes more effectively in shallow water than quickly retrieving a rod-thumping, wide-wobbling, shallow-diving crankbait. The lure looks so inviting that few fish can resist its appeal. Patrick Pierce, B.A.S.S. Central and Southern Tour bass pro from Jacksonville, Florida, uses shallow cranks as one of his primary tools to bring quality sacks to the scales during spring.