Bill discusses the importance of temperature and oxygen for bass.
Catfish action on Alabama's Wheeler Lake; Bill Dance shows how to catch big whiskered creatures.
Bill offers several suggestions and tips for how fishermen can accomplish more by using less when making the switch to light tackle.
Good fishermen discover early that using just one size of line for all fishing applications is a real "no-no."
Bill demonstrates dive bombing with a Bomber Fat Free Shad, a lure designed to dive 18 to 20 feet, but he puts it to use in the shallows, fishing in just 3 feet of water.
An installment of the question and answer series in which Bill selects and answers some of the best questions received from viewers.
Bill joins Guest Bruce Stanton, VP and General Manager of Rebel Lures for some fun wade fishing in scenic middle Tennessee not far from where Bill grew up.
The host shares some of his best tips on topwater fishing, which he considers one of the most exciting methods of catching bass.
Bass are notorious for being picky and selective in what they feed on so the lure necessary to temp them is very important.
Poppin' a frog looking bait across the top of the water can really be exciting. But, according to Bill, to be really successful at it requires pinpoint accuracy, a precise retrieve action and more. Learn Bill's best techniques on today's show.
Seems that a lot of fishermen nowadays do not really like to use baitcasting reels, but this can be a big mistake. Today's show deals with all the why's of this along with Bill's tips on just easy they really are to use.
Bill offers his expertise on avoiding some of the most common mistakes fishermen make. Not paying attention to what you're doing all the time is a real biggie as is not staying constantly aware of what's happening around you.
Bill's expert instructions on fishing one of America's favorite bass lures- the crankbait. Viewers will quickly see there's a lot more to know about this popular type of fishing than just chunking and winding.
Bill makes a return trip to Stick Marsh on the eastern coast of Florida for some super, unusual bass fishing from an airboat. Great action, great fun, great instructions!
There's something really special about working a good topwater bait along the shoreline. This week, Bill demonstrates how he does it using a popular Rebel Pop-R!
A continuance of last week's part one instructions on using popular Tube Jigs.
In today's show, the first part of a two parter, Bill shares tips on how he puts Tube Jigs to work for him.
Our host provides great explanations and instructions on "finesse fishing". It's a popular method of fishing when fishing gets tough!
More great questions from viewers and Bill's answers to them.
Bill drives home the point that "You can use the finest equipment and lures made, but nothing is more important than how your offerings are presented"!
Bill and his guest take an unusual trip for Bill....they're trout fishing in Arkansas, something you've probably never seen Bill do. Great show with lots of action!
Our host demonstrates using a highly popular lure called the Stik-O!
Bill demonstrates a highly productive method for catching crappie when they're in a negative mood.
Another in our popular periodic series where Bill answers good fishing questions from viewers.
Another of our periodic popular episodes featuring Bill's answers to good questions from viewers.
Bill discusses the importance of temperature and oxygen on bass.
Bill offers info on one of the oldest known and highly productive bassin' techniques.
Bill is joined by Mark McQuown for a day of catfishing on the Mississippi River.
Plastic critter fishing with slip sinkers.
Bill answers viewers' questions.
Bruce Stanton, Vice President and General Manager of Rebel Lures, joins Bill for wade fishing in Tennessee not far from where Bill grew up.
Bill calls it "playing possum" when he lets his lure sit motionless for 10 to 30 seconds to catch bass.
"Walking the Frog" is a bait presentation that is done with a new lure.
Bill discusses the several different models of crankbaits, each designed for a different situation.
Bill shares important points that he learned from fishing with older and more experienced anglers.
Top water bass fishing with buzz bait.
Bill and Mike Tipton team up for some topwater bass fishing on an airboat near Palm Bay, Fla.
Introducing a child to fishing.
Bill offers answers to viewers questions to hopefully make their fishing better.
Bill shares tips on his "pet lure," and demonstrates why and how it really works.
Bill spends some time on the water with a surprise guest.
Using shallow swimmer crank baits.
Bill and Mike Tipton have some air boat fun while catching feisty Florida bass.
Making rod selections to improve fishing.
Fishing with plastic grub lures.
Bill explains the benefits of fishing with plastic grub lures.
Selecting and fishing with larger-sized spinnerbaits.
Locating and fishing in deeper water.
Bill shares his knowledge on how barometric pressure affects a fish's mood and behavior.
Highly productive bait, the Smithwick Perfect 10 Rogue.
Bill demonstrates how "contact lures" turn fish on.
Bill answers questions from viewers.
Bill answers popular questions from viewers.
Bill reminisces over his first lure, an Arbogast Jitterbug, which he still uses today.
Bill demonstrates and offers tips on how he fishes a new bait called the "Boo Spin Rig."
The importance of two conditions that have an impact on the fish below the surface.
Bill explains why fishermen who catch fish more consistently than others make it a point to systematically eliminate unproductive water by determining the depths where the fish are.
Bill shares the six reasons why some fishermen catch more fish than others.
Bill's share his techniques for catching one of his favorite fish to eat- -the crappie.
Bill explains what it means when bass are "on a shallow pattern."
Under the right conditions, a jerk bait can be a 12-month a year lure and Bill explains why.
Bill's favorite Jerk baits.
Bill shows why determination doesn't work in fishing.
A new rig for any freshwater tackle; legal in most states.
Bill heads south of Miami to fish for butterfly peacock bass.
A look at some of the best ledges for catching bass.
Bill answers some popular questions from his viewers.
Bill demonstrates and explains how important alertness, confidence and concentration is.
Bill demonstrates Arbogast's new Buzz Plug.
Bill shares some unusual, little known tips about a variety of subjects: schooling fish, is the color red invisible under water and more.
Fishing for big blue cats on the Mississippi river.
Learn Bill's technique to poppin' a frog across the top of the water.
Bill demonstrates his favorite tip, "confidence."
A treatment for catching bass in the shallows along the shoreline demonstrating how to use two new baits.
Bill explains how stained water is far more predictable than clear and why going shallow is key.
Bill demonstrates using a popular rig with great tips on making it most productive; tips on how to keep it legal in your state.
Bill goes "finesse" fishing using a suspending glide bait that bass really go for.
Bill gives great tips on fishing for bass during the pre-spawn period in a shallow water environment.
Bill shows some proven techniques that can improve the odds of catching suspended bass.
Bill and his longtime friend Bob Bagby go fishing and discuss the new lightweight EXO baitcasting reel.
Bill demonstrates a new unique float which has "built in action."
Bill offers tips on how to catch bluegill and redears during the colder months.
Bill explains what "on a shallow pattern" means and how it can make you a better fisherman.
Bill answers popular questions from viewers; trip to La Paz, Mexico for best of the Sea of Cortez.
Bill points out why there is more to just chunking and winding.
Bill points out some common mistakes that can cost you fish.
Bill shares interesting tidbits on fishing that might improve your game.
Bill wades in some of Tennessee's creeks and streams for smallmouth bass.
Proper use of spinning gear.
Bill demonstrates fishing dead timber in 42 degree water.
Bill demonstrates the "Yumbrella" rig with tips on making it productive and how to keep it legal in your state.
Bill demonstrates a variation of a multiple bait called an "umbrella rig" that mimics the patterns of baitfish.
Bill explains the difference in fishing points for bass.
Bill congratulates Rebel lures on their 50th anniversary of making quality fishing lures.
Bill answers popular questions from viewers.
Bill explains how depth, location and presentation apply to a good day of fishing.
Bill demonstrates the correct way to rig and fish using the "slip corkin" technique.
Bill, with one of his grandchildren, offers tips on how to introduce and teach fishing to the younger generation.
Bill demonstrates a new fish bait.
Bill and Mike Frenette fish for redfish in Plaquemines Parish, La.
Bill entices some bass with a new Rebel Frog R lure.
Roland casts popping frogs across main lake points for bass.
Bill uses a new topwater bait to entice some bass.
Discussion the best uses for crankbaits that every angler needs to know.
Pointing out some often overlooked points in the confidence game when fishing.
Bill answers viewers questions on fishing lines, trolling motor power, new down scan imaging and more.
Tips on how to "flippin" bass when they look for cover.
Clearing up the misnomers about fishing.
Discussion on using light tackle.
Testing a bait under certain conditions.
Bill sheds some light on a few of the most popular rumors, myths, beliefs and misconceptions there are about fish, fishing and fishing products.
Uses of the Carolina rig.
Bill demonstrates a bass angling method that's exciting and productive.
Proper use of spinning gear.
Using open-face spinning gear; a discussion of rods lengths and action, reels, recommended line and lure weights, tips on casting.
Establishing a depth pattern is probably the single most important factor in successful bass fishing.
Bill answers questions about how anyone can become a better fisherman, finding fish and improving fishing skills.
Bill answers viewers' questions such as: "How far can a bass hear underwater sounds?"
Understanding the importance of bass hearing and the difference in catching and not catching bass.
Bill offers several good tips on baitfish that many fishermen might not have thought about.
Bill shares interesting tidbits on fishing that might improve your game.
Fishing for bass using a popular jointed grapple shad.
Discussion on the important characteristics of crankbaits and how you can use them better.
Unusual, useful facts about the biology and habitat of largemouth bass.
Bill offers tips on some of his favorite fishing areas - small, shallow, out of the way lakes.
Fishing the Mississippi River for big blue catfish.
Bill demonstrates the bass fishing technique of "walking the dog" with different baits.
Bill answers questions regarding the sport of bass fishing.
Bill answers viewers questions about fishing.
Learn new ways to make fishing trips really interesting to kids.
Suggestions on what to do when bass are buried up in tight cover.
Demonstrations and suggestions on how to use an artificial crawfish.
Tips on how to find the right depth for fishing for bass.
Bill answers viewer's questions on fishing.
How rising or falling barometric pressure influences shallow bass.
Tips for bass fisherman on how to catch fish in a suspended state.
Using a fish's sense of smell to the advantage of the fisherman.
Bill explains how to make sounds work for them while fishing for bass.
Farm pond fishing in the winter time.
Bill shares a compilation of tips that he has accumulated from personal experiences and other fishermen.
Fishing for speckled perch or crappie.
Bill uses his "pet" jig and offers tips on its use.
Outlining the nature of the bass.
Bill explains why fish suspend and provides tips on making them bite with a special crankbait and a technique called "horizontal jigging."
Bill shows how to rig for "drop-shotting" and demonstrates the method.
Bill uses one of his favorite bass lures to demonstrate a presentation called "horizontal jigging."
Bill emphasizes the importance of confidence in your fishing efforts; demonstration of a new sound attracting device, Biosonix.
Bill offers tips on topwater fishing.
Tips on how to fish small waters.
Fishing flooded timber land for bass.
Tips on how to fish top water.
Bill teaches his favorite spinnerbait presentations for bass.
Bill explains how he "listens" to the clues the bass give him while fishing.
Catfishing on the Tennessee River with Bill and Phil King.
Essentials that fishermen need to know for success are approach, depth, presentation, experimentation, concentration, knowledge and confidence.
Bill and guide James Patterson go fishing for catfish on the Tennessee River.
Bill offers insights on being successful when you can't see where the bass are.
Demonstration on how successful "swingin" or "flippin" can be.
Selecting and fishing spinnerbaits in deeper water.
Fishing with crawfish for smallmouth bass on the Tennessee River.
How to determine the dissolved oxygen content in water.
Finding and catching the elusive suspended bass.
Bill fishes with his own version of the Carolina rig and offers tips on where to use it.
Selecting proper bait and blade sizes for varying depths and correct presentations.
Bill and Ted Takasaki fish for crappie.
Bill offers advice on which type of crankbaits to use for different situations.
Bill Dance shares some tips on spotting likely bluegill spots and how to catch them.
The effects weather, water and food have on a fish's behavior.
Bill drives the point home that bass that live in small waters like farm ponds are really no different than those that reside in larger impoundments.
Bill's favorite tips on fishing slip sinker plastic rigs for bass.
Bill demonstrates his drift-fishing technique and gives tips on tackle bait and rigging for big blue cats on the Mississippi River.
Tips and techniques on the method called flippin'.
Tips on different methods and tackle to use while fishing for rock fish.
Demonstration of the new lure "Grappler Shad"; tips on being a better angler.
Bill goes for tasty crappie fishing using an extra long pole.
Bill presents unusual buzz bait and how it attracts hefty bass.
Focusing on understanding vision and color perception of fish.
Bill shares insights on how to vary one's lure presentations.
Using a small spinnerbait to entice bass in farm ponds.
Tips and demonstrations on using jerk baits.
Using tiny equipment can offer big rewards and increase the fun of fishing.
Bill explains the drop shotting technique.
Bill answers viewers' questions on fishing.
Tips on how to get the best results with contact lures.
Bill explains how most bass are caught by spinnerbaits in less than five feet of water.
Depth, location and presentation are key to a successful fishing trip.
Winter fishing and hunting.
Tips on how to fish for bass using a Zara Spook bait.
Demonstration of a new smaller version of Pop'n Image bass lure.
Catching bass on light tackle.
Tips on choosing the best type of reel to use for certain situations; choosing the correct ratio.
The technique of fishing slip sinker rigs.
Bill Dance answers frequently asked questions.
New electronic device, the On Liner.
Locating productive open water for fishing.
Fishing during autumn.
Catching fish in deep areas.
Fishing in small lakes.
Bass fishing with a top lure called "Spit-n-Image."
Choosing the right reel designs for fishing.
Whales, porpoises and manatees.
Phosphate pits in Central Florida.
Fishing for largemouth bass and other game fish on Arkansas' Cache River.
Winter bass fishing in small ponds.
Using plastic grubs to lure bass.
Luring bass on Reelfoot Lake in South Tennessee.
How bass react to sight, sounds, temperature and seasons.
Viewers' mail is answered with fishing tips and demonstrations.
Electronic device attracts crappies.
Bass fishing in small ponds.
Fishing with pork lures.
Using the Carolina rigging method.
Keeping bait at the right depth; new suspending-type bait.
Using a jig-and-pork combination to catch bass.
Choosing appropriate lures for various conditions.
Horizontal jigging with the Mystic Minnow.
Adding a sound-emitting electronic jig to a traditional Carolina rig.
A new sound-emitting electronic jig.
Bass fishing on Tennessee's Hatchie River.
Fishing for bass in farm ponds.
Fishing for bass aboard a float tube.
Fishing for bass in ditches.
Fishing with pork.
Fishing for bass with a "Carolina" rig.
Fishing with diving baits.
Fishing in deep water with spinnerbaits.
Crankbaits for shallow water fishing.
A new suspending type of crankbait.
How to catch bass with crankbait.
Fishing for bass along one of the Mississippi River's Oxbow Lakes.
Fishing for smallmouth bass with crankbait.
Fishing for channel bass in wetlands.
Vertical fishing with spinning gear.
Fishing a deep-water point.
Northern pike in Lake Edmond, Manitoba.
Shallow water crank-bait techniques.
Bass use the senses of smell and taste.
Fishing for catfish after dark.
Fishing for northern pike.
Using crankbait in deep water.
Using the new Poppin Frog Lure.
Fishing for bass in lakeside drainage ditches.
Lessons on fishing secondary banks for bass.
Catching fish in stained water.
How to use microlight gear.
Lessons for fishing shallow water.
Fishing with plastic worms.
Bill Dance fishes with Jim Dawson, president of Zebco/Motorguide.
Fishing for crappie.
Shallow-water crank baiting.
Locating and fishing on flood control reservoirs.
Tips on how to catch bass.
Fishing at an earthquake-made lake in West Tennessee.
"Carolina" method to fish a natural pork lizard.
Great fishing places.
Presentation of artificial lures.
Using buzz bait for top-water fishing.
Information on fishing structures.
Bluegill-fishing using ultralight gear.
Fishing for catfish in the Tennessee River system.
Adding a pork pigtail trailer to a conventional buzz-bait.
Bass fisherman Smallmouth Charlie.
Tips for catching crappie.
Use of rattlin' crankbaits to catch largemouth bass.
Using baits made from pork.
The factors that contribute to successful fishing.
Bass-fishing in shallow, warm-water lakes.
Night-fishing with spinnerbait for bass.
Fishing for largemouth bass with spinnerbaits and on lake underwater ledges.
Environmental concerns and water quality.
Fly fishing for largemouth bass.
Fishing for catfish on the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tenn.
New lure for catching largemouth bass after dark.
Techniques for plastic-worm fishing.
Answers to most-often-asked fishing questions.
Catching bass in shallow, warm-water lakes.
Fishing watershed lakes; how to find the bass-holding structures.
Tips for fishing near bluffs.
Bill is caught fishing on private property.
Fishing for spotted bass.
Using a natural pork-rind bait to catch bass during the pre-spawn migration period.