Welcome to the Ratz Nest, the meeting place for Maryland bass enthusiasts since 1993.

Located in Harford County, Maryland, the River Ratz Bassmasters are a tournament based fishing club. We pride ourselves on our members' ability to catch the largest bass on the Susquehanna.

Feel free to browse our site. Check out our stats and photos to see some of the finest fishing Harford County has to offer.
  1. Conowingo Lake October 21st
    Conowingo Lake October 21st
  2. Elk River September 9th
    Elk River September 9th
  3. Conowingo Lake October 21
    Conowingo Lake October 21
Tom Wins Mr Bass (Rider) Tournament!
How To Find Bass
Here are the basics on how I find fish on any given day without going into seasonal patterns. 
Congratulations to Tom Todd for his back of the boat win at Mr Bass! Here he shows off two of his biggest fish. 

Tom's lunker was a whopping 4.44 pounds!
10 lb. Bass on a Chatterbait. Spring Bass Fishing
The Ratz looked at the bright side after Sunday's tournament. At least it was better than a day in the office. Tough fishing forced anglers to grind it out. Click here for the story.
The chatterbait is one of my favorite lures to use during the spawning periods of the Spring. You can fish it in grass, cover lots of water, and it creates vibrations that lure in those big female bass. I will break down the chatterbait vs. spinnerbait and what types of trailers to use in my next video.