Go Big for Bedding Bass

Everybody has his own ideas about the best baits and approaches for bedding bass, but I’ve had the best luck using the 7-inch Mizmo Ish Tube for fish that weigh more than 5 pounds. I know some guys like to finesse bedding fish or use smaller baits, but my theory is that the bigger the bait, the more irritating it is to the female and the more inclined she’ll be to hit it. It’s like when you’re a kid in a playground; you see other kids your size come and go, and you don’t pay much attention to them. But when an adult stranger comes in, you notice, and it sort of bothers you. Read More @ FLW Outdoors


Ish Monroe’s seven secrets to catch big bass

You hear it all the time: Big bass aren’t little bass. That’s true. It’s also useless information. If we’re going to catch bigger bass — and that’s what we all want to do — we need to know how they’re different and formulate a plan to take advantage of those differences.

Over the years I’ve developed some thoughts on how to do that. Here they are… Read Story


Ish Travels to China


Among the benefits of having sponsors are the unique opportunities that they provide to you. For instance, during this offseason I got to travel to China for the first time in my life to work with one of my main sponsors, River2Sea, designing and perfecting the Ish Monroe Series. I stopped in Hong Kong on my way there and back. It’s so high-tech and advanced; it’s amazing.

It was reassuring and refreshing for me to see that China was not the something I had painted in my head. It was not all sweatshops and pitiful child labor. These were happy people who wanted to work. Don’t get me wrong, they work hard, but they’re happy doing it, and they genuinely appreciate any opportunity. Read Full Story