Bass Fishing

Catch more largemouth bass and smallmouth bass with these expert tips, tactics, and gear reviews.



No matter where you live, bass are swimming somewhere nearby. Our expert bass fishing tactics, tips, and skills can help you catch more largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, shoal bass, and every other bass known to man. Our fishing editors and experts are always on the water testing the latest fishing gear, rods, reels, and lures so you know what works, and what just looks pretty on the shelf. 

If you fish from a kayak, we’ve adapted our top tactics to fish from a boat with a smaller range, and still catch fish. Even if you fly fish for bass, pros are sharing their tips with us to keep you catching with the long rod. Outdoor Life was founded in 1898, and ever since we’ve shared the best fishing tactics, reviewed the latest gear and told stories of those days fishing for bass when every lure you throw in the water seems to get bit. Whether you’re a pro angler, or just picked up a fishing rod for the first time, we’re here to help you get on the water with the right idea of what to tie on first so you can start setting hooks.