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Bass Fishing Tip Contest

Vote for the member who has the best tip of the season and see how you can participate in the next Tips Contest! Read More…

Read on for the top five tips in the 2007 Winter/Spring Bass Fishing Tips Contest or to find out how to participate.

2007 Summer Bass Fishing Tips Contest Winners

Sleeping cheap before a tourney – Duane Paquette

I seek out ways to cut costs so I can fish more. For under $300.00 I set up my camper shell very nicely. I have an ac, bed, heater, water supply, microwave, stove top and sink. A 5 day cooler holds all of the cold stuff like drinks and food. Read more…

Remove all Hooks – Short Gambler

Try this next time you deep hook a fish, it works!!! Read more…

Fixing Cork on Handles – zelmonster

I prefer rods with cork handles, but hate the pits and holes that develop in them after a bit of use. I¬íve found a solution. Read more…

Them Hydrilla Gnats Driving You Crazy? – Swede

A couple years back I purchased a head net to escape hydrilla gnats on Lake Seminole while fishing the summer months. The only problem was the heat. I think I’d rather compete with the gnats than sweating under a head net. Then I learned from a couple of locals Read more…

Cleaning Out Livewells – CJ Basser8

To get fish scales, debris, spit up craws, ect. out of my livewells, Read more…

Jackplate step – BassBUFF

Here’s another tip for getting back in the boat after falling out or for the kids to use during a day of tubing. Read more…


2007 Spring Bass Fishing Tips Contest Winners

finesse jig tip – Weslammey

I put the skirt above the bait keeper and below the eye so it wont move. then I put the worm on like regular and I end up with Read more…

Keep the net from sinking – Kickin Bass

OK So the Net floats right? How many have tested theirs? One hot after noon the boys wanted to dry and catch some little fish swimming around them so the wife tosses the net to them……well 10ft short of them and to our amazement it sank. Not a big deal you say except we were in 60ft of water. Read more…

Tip for cleaning trailer connections – baron49

I have always been frustrated by the amount of corrosion that gets into my trailer connections. Living in Northern NY and trailering in the winter time with the salt and chemicals they put down on the highways it does a number on electrical connections. Found a very simple and easy way to clean the flat 4 and 5 prong trailer connections. Read more…

Keep your bilge clean the easy way – Basscat7

Want to keep your bilge clean without really doing any work ? Read more…

Restringing reels w/ tension – GRAPEAPE

Take a 1 1/2 or 2 in. 1/4 to 3/8 bolt and find a place to mount it. I have used the outside of a Read more…


2006 Winter Bass Fishing Tips Contest Winners

Livewell Care – Andrew

The best way to reduce delayed mortality is to take care of the fish in the livewell because if the bass are not cared for in the livewell, the treatment given to them at the weigh in won’t matter. Read more…

Rubber Skirt collars – CJ Basser8

I have been messing around with the rubber skirt collars that are used to hold jig and spinnerbaits skirts on…and here are a few things I have come up with… Read more…

Toilet Paper Storage – Swede

I think most of you carry some in your boats – if not I don’t want to fish with you. That’s not the tip – but storage while in your boat is. Tired of using toilet paper that is squashed flat from being stored on a zip-lock bag? Me too… Read more…

A place for the net – buzzinbass

How many of you guys lay your net in the floor and then step on it and lay things in it I figured out a way to get mine out of the floor… Read more…

Wacky rig tip – Bassinkorea

Are you sick and tired of losing your “Wacky rigged” worm after catching 2 or 3 fish? Then give this little tip a try… Read more…

To enter the contest you can visit the General Tips board on the Ultimate Bass Fishing Forum. Please be sure to read the rules of the forum prior to posting.

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2006 Fall Bass Fishing Tips Contest Winners

Broken Trolling Motor Pull Rope – SWL_Justin

I think we all have been there. Yank the trolling motor rope up to get to the next spot, and snap the rope breaks. Of course it happends at the worst time(tournament, or Night time!) If it hasn’t happened yet, it will.

The rope just about always breaks at the knot end on the motor, where it rubs against the metal of the bracket. Read more…

Arti-FISH-al Fishing Trees! – crawchuck

Artificial trees are great to add structure to your favorite fishing spots. So maybe they’re nobody’s favorite spots right now cause there simply isn’t any fish holding on them! That’s the whole idea behind the artificial structure. You make your spots and they’re known to nobody but you!

For this fishing tree we are using 20oz plastic soda bottles with lids. Enough small self-tapping screws to allow one for each bottle lid. A length of 3/4″ PVC pipe and some cement mix. Read more…

Recycling your old fishin magazines – pegleg

What do you do with your old fishin & huntin magazines? We have alot of military guys Read more…

Reel magic! – mossboss

For those of you who still fish when the temps get low, spray your line and guides frequently with reel magic, it helps stop the ice from building up on your guides so you don’t have to keep knocking the ice off and you can spend more time fishing. Read more…



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