Fisherman's Handbook

Fisherman's Handbook

2 Seasons

Bass Pro Shops Fisherman’s Handbook™ hosted by Wade Middleton continues the tradition of showcasing top fishing destinations while featuring educational fishing tips provided by touring pros, guides, and industry representatives. Every episode features the latest techniques and products available to anglers, ensuring that each show episode is informative for first time anglers as well as seasoned tournament pros.

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Fisherman's Handbook
  • Sam Rayburn Reservoir • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 1

    Ranked year in and year out as one of the best bass fishing lakes in the nation, we join Host Wade Middleton as he takes on a variety of weather changes during a bass fishing trip to one of his favorite fishing destinations: Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Texas

  • Targeting Bass on Boat Docks • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 2

    In this episode, we visit with several top Pros, as well as gain insight from Host Wade Middleton, on how to locate some of the best docks and catch fish off them. We’ll see bass fishing action around stationary docks, inside marinas, and large floating docks. We'll head to Lake Travis, Lake LB...

  • All About Boat Positioning • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 3

    We learn from a variety of bass fishing Pros on how to position your boat to catch fish both shallow and deep while fishing.

  • Catching Bass On and Near Dams • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 4

    In this episode, we hear from top Pros, as well as Host Wade Middleton, on how to locate and catch bass on and around a variety of dams. You’ll see fish-catching action from Falcon Lake and Lake LBJ in Texas, plus Pickwick and Wilson Lakes in Alabama.

  • Ice Fishing and Setting up Boat Electronics • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 5

    This is our first venture out for Ice Fishing! Armed with the Garmin PanOptix for ice fishing and some planning and prep that we usually don't have to do when we fish, we're guaranteed a great experience. Then we'll share tried and true tips for setting up your boat's electronics for the best p...

  • All About Electronics • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 6

    Ever wonder about the inner workings of your electronics and how to get the most out of them? If so, then this is a great episode of Fisherman’s Handbook for you! We’ll see the Garmin’s PanOptix in action in a variety of fishing situations, as well as insight from top Pros on how they set up t...

  • Kriet and Middleton Go Small • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 7

    In this episode, it’s another great adventure with Jeff Kriet and Wade Middleton where they will both educate and entertain as they fish from a small bass boat on a body of water they grew fishing.

  • Shaky Heads-Drop Shots and Finesse Fishing • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 8

    In this episode we spend time on the water talking about fishing with light line and finesse techniques to catch fish from drop shots, shaky heads to small swimbaits and more.

  • Fishing Rods and Reels • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 9

    In this episode we spend time talking about choosing fishing rods and reels and how you can weed through the many options out there to find what works best for you and the fishing style you have

  • Catching Bass • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 10

    In this episode we spend time dissecting why one person grabs one bait and not another as we join Wade Middleton and Jeff Reynolds on the water in late winter on a bass fishing trip where the big fish are biting!

  • Bass From Top to Bottom • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 11

    Why do some folks fish deep and why do some throw top waters for bass? We spend time answering that question as we go out on the water and take a look at choosing baits, techniques and how some anglers do that.

  • Going Soft for Largemouth Bass • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 12

    In this episode, Wade Middleton and MLF Pro Jeff Kriet hit the waters for a couple of days showing off a mix of ways to catch bass on soft plastics. We’ll see Jeff showcasing a new soft plastic swimming worm from Big Bite Baits, and we’ll see if he’ll share any with Wade. We also see them fishing...

  • Wind…Friend or Enemy when Bass Fishing? • Fisherman's Handbook

    Episode 13

    Wind...it’s going to blow more often than not! When it comes to bass fishing that can be good or bad depending on how you look at it. In this episode, Host Wade Middleton shares his feelings on fishing in the wind while joined by Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Clark Wendlandt. You’ll see how they ...