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Seasonal Fishing Patterns

There are certain things every good angler should know, and that is how fish react to weather. Although no one will ever truly master the art of Seasonal Patterns, a better understanding of them will make you a better angler. Below you will find links to articles on all the different seasonal patterns, as well as, general weather related articles for those special weather events. We will constantly be updating these links as we find them on the web, but if you have an article you would like to submit, we welcome it. Just send it to us at Contact Us, and we will try and get it on as soon as possible.

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Spring Fishing Patterns

"Late Spring Bass Fishing" by Don Wirth
Bass

Pro bass angler Randy Howell explains why many bassers have trouble putting together a viable pattern in late spring and offers some sage advice. ReadGo

"Overcoming Spring's Greatest Bass Fishing Challenges" by Don Wirth
Bass

Florida pro Shaw Grigsby and Alabama pro Gerald Swindle reveal how they deal with all the negatives that the spring season is notorious for dishing. ReadGo

"Overlooked Spring Bass Hotspots" by Don Wirth
Bass

Where will you be fishing this spring? ReadGo

"White Bass Spring Run" by Wade Bourne
Bass

When the "run" is on, its a time when anglers can catch white bass until their muscles quiver from exhaustion. ReadGo

"Tackling the Bass Spawn" by Tom Cannon
Bass

When the Bass are "locked on" the fishing gets great. ReadGo

"A Great Way to Catch Pre-Spawn Bass" by Don Wirth
Bass

This do-nothing method requires lots of patience, but it'll put fish in your livewell from late-winter through spring. ReadGo

Springtime Bassin!
Bass
By Charles Stuart
Spring Tips for up north ReadGo

Spring has Sprung
Bass
By Dan McGarry
Getting started with spring or post-winter and pre-spawn fishing. ReadGo

Spring Fever
Bass
By Tom Lester
Hunting season is over its time to go fishing. ReadGo

Early Spring Jig Combo
Bass
By Dan Galusha
The jig has long been a favorite, and rightfully so, as it is a great producer for lunker bass. ReadGo

Springtime Bassin’ is Just Around the Corner
Bass
By Tom Lester
Time to dust off our gear and head to our favorite lake. ReadGo

Post Spawn Blues-What to do!
Bass
By Sherry Ruslink
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Spawn! It Can’t Get Any Better Than This!
Bass
By Sherry Ruslink
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Prespawn Bass
Bass
By Sherry Ruslink
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Spring Bass Migrations
Bass
Tony Couch on BassFan
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Hard to Soft in Spring
Bass
Keith Green on BassFan
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Early Spring Jigging
Bass
Chuck Economou on BassFan
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Sight Fishing Basics
Bass
Randy Howell on BassFan
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Summer Fishing Patterns

"Catching Summer Bass in the Shallows" by Don Wirth
Bass

Tired of bucking wakes from ski boats and personal watercraft out on your deep main-lake fishin' holes? Our experts will point you to shallow-water spots guaranteed to yield more pleasant and productive summer bass outings. ReadGo

"Add Pounds to Your Stringer" by Don Wirth
Bass

Try these prespawn tips from some of the best pros and guides in the business to tap into a way-bigger class of bass. ReadGo

"Best Bets for Big Summer Bass" by Don Wirth
Bass

We've corralled five bass experts to take you on a milk run of the choicest summer hotspots. ReadGo

Summer Schooling
Bass
By Tom Lester
Schooling bait equals schooling bass ReadGo

Dealing with Summer Heat
Bass
By Ken Nance
How to take care of yourself in summer heat ReadGo

Turn the Monkey into a Limit
Bass
By Jeff Price
Tips for weekend tournament fishing ReadGo

Bass Seek the A.C. in the Summer Heat
Bass
By Danny Russell
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Flipping the Grass-A Summertime Tradition
Bass
By Jeff Buchanan
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Lizard Your Way to Summertime Bass
Bass
By Michelle “Fishstix” Fitch
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Summer Grass Bass
Bass
Dave Lefebre on BassFan
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Strokin’ Structure
Bass
Dan Morehead on BassFan
Fishing deep structure ReadGo

Cranking In Early Summer
Bass
David Fritts on BassFan
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Carolina Rigs For Hot Water
Bass
Homer Humphreys, Jr. on BassFan
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Summer Worms
Bass
Kevin VanDam on BassFan
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Early Bite Key In Summer
Bass
Larry Nixon on BassFan
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Shallow in Summer
Bass
Scott Rook on BassFan
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Fall Fishing Patterns

"Overlooked Fall Hotspots for Bass" by Don Wirth
Bass

Step off the beaten path and try these 10 overlooked fall bassin' hotspots! ReadGo

"10 Super Soft Plastic Baits for Fall" by Don Wirth
Bass

Whether you're competing in a tournament or simply out for a fun day of fall fishin', we're sure you'll score big with these 10 squishy rigs. ReadGo

Deep in Fall
Bass
Mark Davis on BassFan
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Ahh! Autumn at Last
Bass
Tom Lester
Finding bass to catch as they make the transition from summer to fall. ReadGo

Fall Fishing Patters “What an Exciting Time!”
Bass
Fishin’ With Jeff
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Jerk Search: Fall Bass
Bass
Bernie Schultz on BassFan
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Small Cranks in Early Fall
Bass
Dustin Wilks on BassFan
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Winter Fishing Patterns

"Score Big Bass on Your First Trip of the Year" by Don Wirth
Bass

Make your first bassin' trip of the year count using these five early-season strategies from legendary anglers. At least one is guaranteed to catch bass in frigid water, regardless of where you're fishing. ReadGo

"Cold-Water Bass Lures" by Don Wirth
Bass

If you've had trouble scoring strikes when the water temp drops below 50 degrees, study these tips from fishing's top pros and guides to heat up your next bass outing. ReadGo

"Targeting Wintertime White Bass" by Keith Sutton
Bass

If the winter fishing itch gets too much to bear, give "sandies" a try. ReadGo

Iced Out
Bass
By Brendan Cucinello
When the ice starts to thaw ReadGo

Bass Fishing in Winter
Bass
By Charles Stuart
Fishing for bass during the late fall and winter months ReadGo

Getting Your Winter Time Fishing Fix
Bass
By Tom Lester
What to do when going fishing seems out of the question ReadGo

A Tough Proposition
Bass
By Dub LaShot
Winter is approaching fast in the north, but does that mean your can’t catch bass? No! We explain why inside ReadGo

Early Winter Fishing
Bass
By Dave Brummond
Lures, tips and tactics for early winter lethargic largemouth bass ReadGo

Bass Fishing In Winter
Bass
By Charles Stuart
Having trouble catching bass during the winter months? Pro angler Charles Stuart gives you a few pointers inside ReadGo

Choosing Winter Lures
Bass
By Joseph Raines
Just because the water is cold doesn’t mean your lure selection is limited. Expanding your choices could mean big bass in the livewell ReadGo

The Spinners of Winter
Bass
By Jack Lewis
A spinnerbait can be an exceptional tool even in colder water when used properly ReadGo

Cold Water Lunkers
Bass
By Dean Stroman
Big bass can be caught even during winter. Professional guide Dean Stroman (a big bass specialist) gives us his tips on catching lunkers during the colder months ReadGo

Winter Jig Fishing
Bass
By Bonita Staples
It’s time to slow down our presentation as the water cools and look to jigs on those really cold days. Why? Because they work! ReadGo

Hair for Cold Water River Bronzebacks
Bass
By Blain Mengel
Hair jigs are excellent lures for fooling river smallmouth bass even when they reach their most inactive period during the winter. Here’s how to find the fish holding areas and choose the best equipment for the job at hand ReadGo

Short-Sleeve Fishing in January?
Bass
By Larry Gonczy
If you put your fishing gear away for the winter that’s a mistake. There’s plenty of big bass to be caught, you just have to change your tactics ReadGo

Slow Down For Winter
Bass
By Jay Yelas
Professional anger Jay Yelas explains how he catches bass during Winter in this article ReadGo

The Forgotten Winter Technique
Bass
By Dan O’Sullivan
Sometimes cold water fishing can be downright tough. Here’s a great technique to try when the chips are down ReadGo

Cold Clear Water
Bass
By Doug Yeargain
During January, February and early March, concentrate on jigging for deep-water bass. Here’s how ReadGo

Are You Ready?
Bass
By Bill Wilcox
Use these tips for winter fishing. And while the fishing is slow, here’s how to get ready for when it is not ReadGo

Winter Technique
Bass
By Todd “Toad” Crockett
Splitshotting ReadGo

Cold Water Bass Behavior
Bass
By Ralph Manns
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Bassin in the Winter
Bass
By Jeff Buchanan
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Prespawn Bass
Bass
By Sherry Ruslink
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Do Bass Come up to Bask in the Winter Sun?
Bass
By Ralph Manns
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Ambush is the Wrong Word
Bass
By Ralph Manns
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Winter Mats
Bass
Terry Scroggins on BassFan
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Spoon-Feed Winter Bass
Bass
Todd Ary on BassFan
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Splitshot To Win
Bass
Alton Jones on BassFan
The precursor to the drop shot ReadGo

Fishing Winter Tournaments
Bass
Gerald Swindle on BassFan
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General Seasonal Weather Articles

"Fishing and the Wind" by Justin Hoffman
Bass

Fishing calm water may be more comfortable, but nothing turns on the bite like the wind. ReadGo

"Overcoming Post Cold-Weather Conditions" by Justin Hoffman
Bass

Try these techniques the next time you have the "cold front blues," and watch your catch rate increase dramatically. ReadGo

"Catch Lunker Bass From Cold, Muddy Water" by Don Wirth
Bass

Try these tricks when conditions get tough on your favorite lake or river. ReadGo

The Metabolic Bass
Bass
By Brendan Cucinello
Understanding how a bass reacts to changing temperatures can help you catch more bass ReadGo

Cold Front Myths-Busted
Bass
By Terry Battisti
The effect cold fronts, barometric pressure, etc. have on bass ReadGo

Wind and Currents
Bass
By Ralph Manns
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Change Your Clocks…Change your Tactics
Bass
By Chuck Bauer
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Ken Penrod’s Tidal Bass Calendar and Lure Selection Advice
Bass
By Den Penrod
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Cypress Trees----Year-round Bass Habitat
Bass
By Danny Russell
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Are you ready for the rainy season?
Bass
By Mike Huffstatler
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Fog
Bass
By Lee Parsons
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A Strike You Don’t Want…Lightning
Bass
By Dave Grillmeier
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Locating Bass in the Grass
Bass
By Troy J-Angling Alabama
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Confidence=Success for Bass Fishing!
Bass
By Sherry Ruslink
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Oxygen, pH, Optimum Temperatures and Bass Behavior
Bass
By Ralph Manns
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Spot Study: The Calendar
Bass
Russ Lane on BassFan
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Docks To Rocks To Steep Drops
Bass
Mark Tucker on BassFan
Follow your bass as they change locations ReadGo

Moon Phase, Solunar Influence, Tides and Bass
Bass
By Ralph Manns
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A Time of Extremes
Bass
John Murray on BassFan
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Tides and Current
Bass
David Dudley on BassFan
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Fishing Muddy Water
Bass
Tommy Biffle on BassFan
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Beat That Cold Front
Bass
Jim Bitter on BassFan
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Tough Conditions
Bass
Homer Humphreys, Jr. on BassFan
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Fishing Yoo-hoo Water
Bass
O.T. Fears, III on BassFan
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Bass Migration
Bass
By Ken Nance
Observations as a scuba diver ReadGo

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