MISSILE BLOG

BEST BAIT BETS IN OCTOBER
John Crews October 18, 2021

BEST BAIT BETS IN OCTOBER

The month of October can be a tough bass fishing time period. The fall often means the bass are in transition from their deep water or summertime haunts to their fall feeding patterns. Well, they should be in their feeding patterns by October, right? 

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Fall Fishing Strategies
John Crews September 27, 2021

Fall Fishing Strategies

In the south and middle part of the country, the air temperatures are starting to drop with the beginning of fall and the bass are changing. In many of our beloved bass lakes, the late summer timeframe can be one of the toughest times of the year to catch fish. 

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ALL ABOUT ELECTRONICS
John Crews September 16, 2021

ALL ABOUT ELECTRONICS

It has taken me a full season on the Elite Series to evaluate and learn about all the available electronics on one boat. That is right. I ran Lowrance, Humminbird, and Garmin on my Bass Cat in 2021. 

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Confidence at All Costs
John Crews February 22, 2021

Confidence at All Costs

Confidence is a major player when you want to compete in anything. Bass fishing is no different.

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No Magic Formula
Shannon Wheeler February 08, 2021

No Magic Formula

Bass fishing is just like many other things in life. There is no magic formula for success every time.

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Top 5 Bass Fishing Soft Plastic Colors of All Time
John Crews February 01, 2021

Top 5 Bass Fishing Soft Plastic Colors of All Time

Let me preface this piece by saying that I am big believer in action being way more important

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Why Big Bass Get Away
John Crews January 25, 2021

Why Big Bass Get Away

The short answer: Bass lures and most of the rest of our tackle are designed to catch 3 to 5 pound

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Fishing Friends
John Crews January 18, 2021

Fishing Friends

Fishing cleanses the soul. There is something about it that makes me more complete.

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Cabin Fever?
John Crews January 11, 2021

Cabin Fever?

Bass anglers across the country know the term cabin fever. It happens to most of us every winter.

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New Year, No Fear
Andy Thomasson January 04, 2021

New Year, No Fear

My whole life I’ve been obsessed with fishing. Whether it be wading rivers for smallmouth, trolling the lake for striper...

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Fishing Won 2020
John Crews December 28, 2020

Fishing Won 2020

There is not much that can say won 2020 other than some crazy virus. I say fishing won 2020.

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I Got Skunked
Noah Beckley December 21, 2020

I Got Skunked

We heard the winter bass bite was on. Being home from college means I am ready to hunt or fish.

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Top 5 Favorite Bass Fishing Lures
John Crews December 14, 2020

Top 5 Favorite Bass Fishing Lures

Top 5 lists are fun. Almost as fun as bass fishing. However, bass fishing can be complicated.

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Winter Fishing For Beginners
John Crews December 07, 2020

Winter Fishing For Beginners

Bass fishing in the winter can be a little mysterious after fishing the other

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Top 3 Bass Fishing Techniques You Must Know
Shannon Wheeler November 30, 2020

Top 3 Bass Fishing Techniques You Must Know

Bass fishing is fun. It is never the same because of the number of variables. The different ways to catch them is endless.

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Neko Rig 101
John Crews November 23, 2020

Neko Rig 101

Sometimes you just have to pull back and look at things in the most basic form possible.

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How to Learn From a Pro Bass Angler
John Crews November 16, 2020

How to Learn From a Pro Bass Angler

Being a professional bass angler for 20 years, I still learn every time I am on the water. I also learn a lot off the water.

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To Hunt or Fish in November?
John Crews November 09, 2020

To Hunt or Fish in November?

You fish all year. You follow the bass through pre-spawn. You catch them off the beds. You wait on that post-spawn topwater bite.

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Pick the Right Line for Topwater
John Crews November 02, 2020

Pick the Right Line for Topwater

One of the biggest mistakes I see anglers of all levels make, especially beginner anglers, is not choosing the right line

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Oh No! Fall Turn Over
John Crews October 26, 2020

Oh No! Fall Turn Over

There is a phenomenon that happens on most lakes in the fall that is called the turn over. Most anglers know it is bad.

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Jig Fishing in the Fall
Myles Wickham October 19, 2020

Jig Fishing in the Fall

The Fall is a time when bass fishing can notoriously be tough. Fish are on the move, transitioning from deeper water to shallower water.

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3 Steps to Catching Bass on a Ned Rig
John Crews October 12, 2020

3 Steps to Catching Bass on a Ned Rig

Catching bass is the objective for any bass angler and finding new ways to achieve that is fun.

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Fall Fishing - Speed of Bait
Shannon Wheeler October 06, 2020

Fall Fishing - Speed of Bait

The Fall is hands down the toughest time of the year to catch bass in many parts of the country.

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Top 5 Crankbait Colors By Season
John Crews September 28, 2020

Top 5 Crankbait Colors By Season

Crankbaits are great bass fishing lures all year! I have caught all species of bass on them from coast to coast

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