National Bass Guide Service

National Bass Guide Service I'm a full-time Potomac River bass guide, an outdoors writer and photographer, writing for BoatUS Angler Magazine, boatUS.com, Woods & Waters, The Sportsman's Magazine, The Old Town Crier Magazine, ComcastSports.com, WFLS Radio, nationalbass.com

If you crappie fish, these guys know what to use!
06/22/2021

If you crappie fish, these guys know what to use!

Need a superb hair jig for Crappie? If so, the Slab Caller is what you need. Get yours at www.ttiblakemore.com

Team Crappie #crappie #crappiefishing

06/18/2021

Brent is a great guy! Fished with him once about 20 years ago!

Best crappie baits!
06/16/2021

Best crappie baits!

Need a superb hair jig for Crappie? If so, the Slab Caller is what you need. Get yours at www.ttiblakemore.com

Team Crappie #crappie #crappiefishing

Everyone loves Maui JIms! #mauijim
06/10/2021

Everyone loves Maui JIms! #mauijim

A day at the pool comes to an end. The kids enjoyed the cool water of the pool. Reflection of a sister calling it a day. #MauiJim, #MauiJimSunglasses, #NationalSunglassesDay, #NationalSunglassesDay2019

Perfect technique to fish summer grass. Please LIKE and SHARE.https://www.facebook.com/LuckyCraftUSA/posts/4257548757639...
06/09/2021

Perfect technique to fish summer grass. Please LIKE and SHARE.

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National Bass Guide Service uses the Fat CB BDS 3 to cover water to find grass to rip through to trigger strikes #FatCBBDS3 #TOChart #LuckyCraft https://amzn.to/3uc2zRG

“Heavy wood or rock cover requires the high floating fullback of crankbaits. All of the buoyancy characteristics of wood, the BDS 3 has a wide wobbling action that is perfect for summer pattern bass. With a pause after snaps out of grass, this bait rockets up and creates a stir making it an easy target. Using a 7 foot medium heavy rod I spool with 16 pound test Gamma Edge fluorocarbon line and make long casts. The big number 2 trebles make this a power crankbait that can be ripped out of grass. With clouds or a chop on the water, I make casts over grass to make contact. With a slight pause, I make an upward snap and then let the bait pause before cranking to the grass again. Fish smash it after ripping free. I cover water with this wide wobbler to find grass I can contact. The BDS3 finds them and hooks them.”

No doubt this is a fish catcher!
05/22/2021

No doubt this is a fish catcher!

Whether it was 20 years ago or today, the POINTER 78 is still the best quality, as well as the most versatile suspending jerkbait according to National Bass Guide Service #Pointer78 #LivePurpleChartreuseWakasagi #LuckyCraft https://amzn.to/32M5G7z

“If I only had one suspending jerkbait, it would be a Pointer 78. I’ve been using this bait for over 20 years. When it came out, it was the best balanced and had the best finishes of any suspending jerkbait. Decades later, it’s still the best. The diminutive size catches limits and lunkers. It casts a mile on spinning gear spooled with Gamma 7 pound test Touch fluorocarbon line. Perfect for clear water up to 6 feet deep, I prefer to fish around cover, but this is an excellent open water bait. Fish will come from a long way to eat it. The suspending bait stays in the strike zone to present an easy meal to bass moving up to spawn or for post spawn bass. The Pointer 78 mimics the size, profile and color patterns on most bait fish. I make long casts and wind the bait down a few cranks. Slow subtle twitches put the Pointer 78 into action, but it’s the pauses that create big strikes. Sometimes longer pauses are needed to pull cold water bass out of the cover to eat. The side to side underwater action provides movement without advancing the Pointer 78 so it stays in the strike zone longer.”

Casts a mile, vibrates and rattles...and it catches bass!
04/16/2021

Casts a mile, vibrates and rattles...and it catches bass!

Steve Chaconas had just the right pattern going to produce dozens of bites with the LV 500 #LV500 #AuroraGhostWakasagi #LuckyCraft https://amzn.to/3suYhnP

“One thing for sure, all lipless crankbaits are not created equal. Lucky Craft has lipless baits to handle just about any situation. Today I was marking bass in 15 feet off a rocky point. I tied the LV 500 to 10 pound test Gamma Edge fluorocarbon and made long casts, allowing the bait to go to the bottom. With a very slow retrieve, I crawled this heavy lipless in the deep water while maintaining contact with the bottom. While heavier, the slightly larger profile got their attention. I made casts into the wind and as soon as the bait dropped off the rocky point they would eat it. This pattern produced dozens of nice bass all day in the 52 degree water with a lot of sunshine. I tried jigs and Carolina rigs, but no bites. The LV 500 triggered these staging bass when nothing else seemed to get their interest.”

One thing for sure, all lipless crankbaits are not created equal. Lucky Craft has lipless baits to handle just about any...
04/15/2021

One thing for sure, all lipless crankbaits are not created equal. Lucky Craft has lipless baits to handle just about any situation.
Find out more details on how to fish the LV 500. Please LIKE and SHARE

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One thing for sure, all lipless crankbaits are not created equal. Lucky Craft has lipless baits to handle just about any situation.
Find out more details on how to fish the LV 500. Please LIKE and SHARE

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Tips for square bill fishing late winter, early spring. Please LIKE and SHARE.  CLICK here.https://www.facebook.com/Luck...
04/02/2021

Tips for square bill fishing late winter, early spring. Please LIKE and SHARE. CLICK here.
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National Bass Guide Service was able to get cold water bass to leave their shelter to get a taste of the LC 1.5 DRS #LCCrank #TOChart #LuckyCraft https://amzn.to/39DeK2l

“Early March comes in like a lamb, but sunny days can turn bass into aggressive lions. The key for us was finding areas that were warmed a few degrees by the mid day sun. Rip rap and logs provided perfect targets for the LC 1.5DRS to deflect into bass-triggering action. I tied this squarebill to 10 pound test Gamma Edge fluorocarbon line and made long casts ahead to rip rap to contact the rock, then paused a second followed by a short snap of the rod and then another pause. Even cold water bass couldn’t resist the easy meal. For the wood lay downs, we made long casts to parallel the wood, starting at the deeper edges. We looked for the down current side and bumped and paused with a short snap and another pause. Fish were up against the logs, but not for long as the LC 1.5 DRS enticed them to leave their shelter.”

Awesome bass lures in the bigger sizes!
03/01/2021

Awesome bass lures in the bigger sizes!

Road Runner PRO 2.0 heads feature prism eyes, a larger hook and a hammered brass willow leaf blade. Available in 1/16 and 1/8 sizes. Just apply your own soft plastic and start catching fish. Even the big 'uns like it! Elephants eat peanuts! Catch more fish with the PRO 2.0 head from Road Runner! #crappielures #crappiejigs #fishing #roadrunners #fishinglife

Want to get better at this sport?
02/20/2021

Want to get better at this sport?

Online class is back in session Friday and Saturday with this list of champs! Get your tickets at http://bassu.tv/ticket

Hank Cherry John Crews Brandon Cobb Fishing Patrick Walters Fishing Jake Whitaker Fishing Shane Lehew

No question the best crappie bait...and largemouth love them too!
02/14/2021

No question the best crappie bait...and largemouth love them too!

The Crappie Tamer from Team Crappie has a ringed body and flared tail. Mounted on a Road Runner head, this lure has all the sound, flash and vibration needed to load the boat! Just ask Sue from team Crappie Mates. As you can see, she knows from experience! Catch more with the Crappie Tamer! #teamcrappie #crappielures #crappiejigs #crappiefishing #crappie

The KING of underspins!
02/13/2021

The KING of underspins!

Dan Crouse, of Crouse Creations and Road Runner pro staffer, prefers the Bozka Salt Runner on the flats. Electric Chicken is his color of choice. Heavy duty Daiichi hook, gold willow leaf blade and prism eyes makes this lure a winner! Reds, trout, snook and even tarpon love it! Catch more fish on the flats with the Bozka Salt Runner! #fishing #RoadRunners #saltrunner #redfishing

This is one of the best lessons you’ll ever learn!
01/27/2021
Why Big Bass Get Away

This is one of the best lessons you’ll ever learn!

The short answer: Bass lures and most of the rest of our tackle are designed to catch 3 to 5 pound

No question the single best crappie bait...big bass like them too.
01/25/2021

No question the single best crappie bait...big bass like them too.

The Natural Science Trout and Panfish Road Runner has 3-D eyes, foil paint and a willow blade. Great for trout in rivers and streams. But, deadly on panfish like bluegill and crappie. Catch more trout and panfish with Road Runner's Natural Science series! #roadrunners #roadrunnerheads #troutfishing #panfishing #naturalsciencetroutpanfish

I would hope my friends support this pro angler. I’ve known him since the beginning of his career. The cancel culture is...
01/22/2021

I would hope my friends support this pro angler. I’ve known him since the beginning of his career. The cancel culture is trying to ruin him. And why? Because he had an opinion different than theirs! Please take a read and then LIKE his page to show his sponsors that Americans support him
Thank you!
Steve Chaconas

Here's a Thursday throwback for ya along with a waring message: The lefts cancel agenda is real and it goes further than you may think. A few people (fellow fishermen) who were upset yesterday because I don't believe the way they do are literally trying to get me fired by sending messages to my sponsors. I want to thank my amazing, super unbelievable partners for exposing these individuals to me, for firing back at them and for encouraging me to express myself on my own page, even despite their own political beliefs in some cases. This is how it should be. I don't do it often but I certainly should be able to say whatever I want here on my page, right? To those who would stoop so low to try hurt my family...I can't even relate, I got nothin, plus you're not here anymore anyway, lol.. But I did just explain this situation to my 13 year old daughter and she added this to her list of reasons to be a conservative! #Godisgood Thanks again for the overwhelming support, for my patriot friends and for the now 302 new followers I gained yesterday, lol. Awesome!

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Capt. Steve Chaconas provides clients with guided fishing trips on the historic and scenic Potomac River. The Potomac has hosted the BASSMASTERS and FLW Tours, boasting some of the country's finest largemouth bass fishing. River grasses, wrecks, and creeks, provide fishing for all skill levels. View sights of Washington DC, George Washington's Mount Vernon home, the Pentagon, and Reagan National Airport offer a different perspective when viewed from the water.

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