The Electronic Angler - Beam Steering Sonar: Inside Lowrance's All New LiveSight

The Electronic Angler - Beam Steering Sonar: Inside Lowrance's All New LiveSight

Although there had been rudimentary research into the way sound travels through water as early as the 19th century, it wasn’t until the onset of World War I that these concepts were utilized for more than just novel experiments. The sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915 by a German U-Boat didn’t just trigger American involvement in the Great War, it also demonstrated to the world how effective submarine warfare could be – and left other nations scrambling to find any way to counter their effectiveness.

Rods & Rigs - Dealing With the Dog Days

Rods & Rigs - Dealing With the Dog Days

Summertime can be some of the year’s toughest fishing conditions because high water temperatures can make the fish lethargic and harder to target. Night fishing is your best bet for overcoming the heat, but if you have to fish during the day, I’d offer this advice.

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2019 Lake Guntersville BASS Elite

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2019 Lake Guntersville BASS Elite

My record on Lake Guntersville is solid. I’ve had a number of high finishes there that included some 25-plus pound stringers, and I’ve caught them in a variety of ways.

The one thing that factored into nearly all those catches was vegetation.

Rods & Rigs: Long Cast Techniques Put More Fish in the Boat

Rods & Rigs: Long Cast Techniques Put More Fish in the Boat

At Dobyns Rods, we build models for every technique bass anglers need to employ. Sometimes, they’re making short, precise casts, flips, pitches or skips to specific targets; other times, they’re launching baits long distances. It’s important to develop your skills at all presentations, but I think the long cast is something that doesn’t always get enough attention.

Beatin' the Bank: 2019 Texas Fest B.A.S.S. Elite

Beatin' the Bank: 2019 Texas Fest B.A.S.S. Elite

When B.A.S.S. announced Lake Fork as site of this year’s Texas Fest, every angler in the field immediately thought of big bass. Because of good management and strict catch-and-release regulations, trophy bass are abundant on Lake Fork, and this year’s event certainly proved it.

Beatin' the Bank: 2019 Winyah Bay BASS Elite

Beatin' the Bank: 2019 Winyah Bay BASS Elite

Of all the events slated on this year’s Bassmaster Elite Series schedule, none was more concerning than Winyah Bay. Serving as the confluence to numerous rivers, this South Carolina tidal system can be unpredictable and stingy … even when the conditions seem right.