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Entries in Barnes & Noble (6)


Better Bass Fishing has been selling so well these days that I'm thinking of writing a sequel. I have plenty of material. Just waiting to see if my publisher is interested.

Book was published in 2009, but just now seems to have been discovered. Most information in it is not time-related so it doesn't go out of date. Back then I didn't have high-speed internet or access to social media. And even though publisher was one of the nation's largest, it did nothing to promote the book.

Amazon sometimes temporarily is out of stock. Barnes & Noble also carries it.


The plastic worm (and its many cousins in assorted shapes and sizes) seems to be the only bait that bass do not learn to avoid. Probably that is why it remains the most used artificial bait by anglers of all abilities.

---- One of the many "secrets" in Better Bass Fishing: Secrets From The Headwaters By A Bassmaster Senior Writer. Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


No matter how fast the gear ratio of your reel and how fast your retrieve, you can’t get a bait away from a bass if it wants it. At best, you are reeling at 2 to 3 miles an hour, while a bass can swim at bursts of 12 to 18 miles an hour. So even if you are “burning” a bait, catching it requires just a jog for a bass. 

---- One of the many "secrets" in Better Bass Fishing: Secrets From The Headwaters By A Bassmaster Senior Writer. Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


Want To Be A Better Angler? Check Out Better Bass Fishing

Sales for my first book, Better Bass Fishing, really have picked up recently. Not sure why, but very happy to see it. Book didn't get much publicity when it first came out so few people knew about it.

Best thing about this book is that most of it is "ageless." By that, I mean that the information doesn't get outdated because it's about the "big picture" instead of specifics.

This book tells you about bass intelligence and behavior, as well as seasonal movements. It explains how and why weather influences the bite. And it reveals attitudes, behaviors, and routines that will make you a better angler. Plus, pros and guides share their secrets on when and how to use general types of baits, including topwaters, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Here's an example:

Secret: Topwaters aren’t just for warm water.

"You can catch bass consistently on top in water that is 50 degrees or above,” says lure designer and topwater expert Sam Griffin.  “Usually in colder water, you want to fish extremely fast or extremely slow, not in between.”

The popper is a good choice for colder water, he adds, because you can keep it in one place longer and because its tail sits down in the water, making it easier for the bass to take.

Here are a couple of reviews from Amazon (sometimes temporarily out of stock) and Barnes & Noble:

"Probably one of the best books ever written on bass fishing. I got more out of this book than I have the last 10 books I have read on the subject. I would love for the author to follow up with a 2nd book on bass. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to fish for bass or even those of us who have been for many years. There's something for everyone in this book."

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"The information can be continually used as a resource for years to come. The best thing about this book is that the information is current. So many of the other books out there have information that is from the 80 and 90's."


New Book About Man's Best Friend From Activist Angler


"This book is dedicated to man’s best friend and no-kill animal shelters. A portion of the profit from the sale of each book will be donated to the Farmington Pet Adoption Center (M0), where I found Pippa in 2013."

In addition to inspirational stories about Pippa and other rescue dogs, the book contains two appendix articles about the different kinds of shelters and how they work and why people should adopt from shelters, especially adult dogs.

Book is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.