Hot Summer Days with the YamaFrog

Hot Summer Days with the YamaFrog

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about bass fishing is the fact that you never stop learning and the bass always seems to find ways to surprise you with their behavior.

For instance, years ago, I always considered topwater baits should be used exclusively for low light conditions such as early and late or cloudy summer days – highly effective times to throw a topwater, for sure.

Finding Bass - Post Spawn/Early Summer Channels

Finding Bass - Post Spawn/Early Summer Channels

Fighting a huge bass to the boat is a great way to start off your fishing season, and spring may just be your best chance to tangle with a real behemoth. Before, after, and even during the spawn, channels and cuts near beds will always have bass in them.

Jay Yelas Takes a One-Two Approach to Shallow Water Fishing

Jay Yelas Takes a One-Two Approach to Shallow Water Fishing

For many anglers, there is nothing more thrilling than targeting bass in shallow water. For GYCB Pro Jay Yelas some of his greatest professional triumphs have come this way, including his 2002 Bassmaster Classic victory on Lay Lake . Today, when targeting shallow water bass, Yelas relies on a pair of Yamamoto soft plastics to consistently put bass in his livewell: the Flappin' Hog and the Senko.