Stephen
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Stephen Headrick is better known to the bass fishing world as the Smallmouth Guru. He lives in Celina, Tenn., and is the owner of Punisher Lures.

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Think like a fish

Think like a fish

By Stephen Headrick

About a year before he died, Billy Westmorland gave me some advice that’s really helped my smallmouth fishing. I can’t say what he told me is any big secret, but it is something we...

Westmoreland on color

Westmoreland on color

By Stephen Headrick

Last time I promised to start telling you about some of the things I learned from Billy. One of the most important things I learned early on is to think about artificial lure colors from the...

Billy Westmorland

Billy Westmorland

By Stephen Headrick

Lately I’ve been thinking about smallmouth bass in the early days, and about the men who were pioneers when it came to chasing them. One of the greatest — in my opinion the greatest — was Billy...

Jerkbait madness

Jerkbait madness

By Stephen Headrick

It’s jerkbait madness time in most parts of smallmouth country right now. The water’s warm enough to get the smallies moving but still cold enough that spinnerbaits and crankbaits ...

Early movement

Early movement

By Stephen Headrick

This time we need to talk about early smallmouth movement. But before we do I want to make a couple of observations about the Classic. The water was cold out in Oklahoma, somewhere between the...

It's tackle time

It's tackle time

By Stephen Headrick

In two short weeks we’ll all be watching the Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake out in Oklahoma. That’s good news. It’s one of my favorite times of the year for more than one reason...

Smallmouth movements

Smallmouth movements

By Stephen Headrick

Let’s talk this week about smallmouth movements when we get weather changes like we’ve had for the past month or six weeks. It’s important that we think about that because as...

Water color matters

Water color matters

By Stephen Headrick

Now is about as good a time as I can think of to talk about water color and its importance when it comes to finding aggressive smallmouth. It’s about as cold as it can get throughout most of...

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