It's a gamble ... a one in 49 chance to go to the big dance on Lake Guntersville in February, and it's basically winner take all!
For the 2013 Elite Series season, we asked Marshals to send us their best on the water photos. The results were amazing and took bass fans closer than ever to the action!
Reflecting on what made this year special for Aaron Martens, and how he rose from 85th place to Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
We asked some of the top bass fisherman on the planet their tips for tackling small waters. Here are their secrets.
Elite Series pro and jig trailer guru Greg Vinson shares his five favorite jig trailers.
Five Elite Series pros share their top three jig trailer picks and secrets for how and when to fish 'em.
Enter today for you chance to win a Triton X-17 boat with trailer, standard equipment and a 60-hp Mercury motor.
Edwin Evers is generally regarded as the most versatile pro on the Elite Series tour. Here's how he handled our 20 Questions.
Spring may seem a long way off, but now is the time to start thinking about that trip to waters you’ve dreamed of fishing.
From California to North Carolina, and everywhere in between, B.A.S.S. Facebook fans were eager to share their best catches from fall.
Whether you're buying for someone else or still drawing up your own Christmas wish list, our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide is a must-see for bass fishermen.
Two-time Toyota Angler of the Year and 1999 Classic champ Davy Hite is one of bass fishing's most decorated anglers. Here's how he answered our 20 questions.
Just because the water's getting cold doesn't mean you have to abandon power techniques. Bass still have to eat! Here are Kevin VanDam's top 5 baits for the cold.
Who's competing in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic? Here's the official list of who's in so far and how they got there.
As a touring bass fisherman, your truck becomes your lifeline. Let's see how Elite Series pro Marty Robinson uses his Toyota Tundra to organize the essentials.
It's time to update the ol' bucket list with Bassmaster Magazine's second annual listing of the top 100 Best Bass Lakes in the nation.
See dramatic battles with tournament bass through the eyes of B.A.S.S. photographer James Overstreet.
Check out these funny clips of Elite Series pros saying what bass fishing professionals always say during a day on the water.
Naughty or nice — you deserve some new duds for your bass fishing endeavors.
Enter today for a chance to win a dream fishing trip with Elite Series standout and fan favorite Brandon Palaniuk. Fish with Palaniuk Sweepstakes
2013 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year Hank Cherry has been the man to beat on waters around North Carolina for years. Here's how he stacked up against our 20 Questions.
Bassmaster Magazine's annual listing of the Top 100 Best Bass Lakes got us thinking ... which lakes should rank as America's top "topwater" lakes?
Elite Series pro Randy Howell lets us check out how he and his family travel to B.A.S.S. events.
If you're new to bass fishing, we've got you covered. Check out this video series to get started in the pursuit of our beloved black bass!
On this week's episode of The Livewell, Tommy Sanders asks Mark Zona and Dave Mercer to name the most interesting person in bass fishing today.
Check out Bassmaster Magazine's latest class of Lunker Club members!
Brandon Palaniuk is the hottest young star in bass fishing today. But how does he stack up against our 20 Questions?
"There is no substitute for time on the water" and other truisms that the new Elite Series pros are leaving in their wake.
Don't be a fairweather fisherman! Be prepared for whatever the weather holds with these tips from Elite Series pros.
B.A.S.S. co-owner Jerry McKinnis made a go at becoming a pro bass angler in the '70s. Are you up to the task?
A Day on the Lake with Britt Myers turned into a clinic on catching big bass.
Just when you thought you had it all, we discovered 31 new bassin' products you never knew you needed.
These three autumn baits will have you hunting your prey like a stalking werewolf.
Check out this month's best bass photos from B.A.S.S. fans who entered Catch of the Week presented by Toyota.
If you like power fishing and big smallmouth bass, fall is the right time for you!
Register TODAY for your chance to win a trip for two to the 2014 Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham, Ala.!
The Alabama Bass Trail is a collection of 11 legendary Alabama fisheries that offer visitors and residents a "sweet home" for bass fishing pursuits.
Bernie Schultz has been involved in almost every aspect of bass fishing from competitive angling to writing and illustrating and even lure and boat design. Now he tackles "20 questions."
They're fun, but sometimes frustrating. Here are Elite Series pro J Todd Tucker's tips for how to get more out of your swimbaits.
Don Barone offers a prayer for the family of James "Jimmy" Johnson, a B.A.S.S. angler who was killed at a motel in Jackson, Miss., where he was staying for the Central Open.
As one of the sport’s oldest competitors, four-time Classic champ Rick Clunn has seen pro bass fishing grow from its free-for-all infancy to a tech-driven 21st century juggernaut.
Power fishing master Kevin VanDam likes a spinnerbait for fall because you can cover water and fish fast.
Don Barone talks to 2013 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year Hank Cherry about the moments in life that REALLY count.
Protect your peepers! Not only do sunglasses help you see outside — and under the water — better, but they also help keep debris and hooks out of your eyes.
One of the most compelling, polarizing and talented pros in B.A.S.S. history tackles our 20 Questions.
Bass fisherman Clay Wilson is the winner of the Toyota All-Star Fan Favorite Angler Sweepstakes and a new 2014 Toyota Tundra valued at $35,000.
The Livewell talks to the Rookie of the Year and All-Star champ about his incredible year.
Don't miss Kevin VanDam's top five clues to knowing when and where to find bass this time of year.
A tournament season is a complex thing. What was the big takeaway from 2013 for our All Stars? Find out right here.
Elite Series pro John Crews has qualified for the Bassmaster Classic eight times, won almost $1 million in prize money and started his own tackle company. Now he faces our 20 Qs.
Don Barone connects with Elite Series pro Chris Zaldain, a former hockey player turned bass professional, over dinner at All-Star week.
Tommy Sanders, Mark Zona and the sport's top pros offer exclusive commentary and in-depth analysis of Toyota All-Star week and the Evan Williams Bourbon Championship.
2013 Fantasy Fishing winner Jason Hill has never owned a bass boat, but he didn’t let that stop him from pursuing his favorite hobby of bass fishing.
Don Barone reminds College anglers to hold tightly to these days, as they prepare to weigh in along Elite pros and compete for a berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
Don Barone checks out Muskegon, Mich., site of this week's Toyota All-Star Week and Evan Williams Bourbon Championship.
A win on Alabama's Wheeler Lake in 1998 helped launch Randy Howell's professional bass fishing career. Get his tips for targeting the Alabama reservoir in September.
There really aren’t any guarantees on sports outcomes but Mike Iaconelli is confident enough to know that he has a legitimate shot to win every time out.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Toyota Fan Favorite Michael Iaconelli gives us a quick tour of his Toyota truck.
Sometimes bass prefer a snack-size offering over a full meal. Find out when and how to serve up slim topwaters.
Turn it up! Find out the songs that bring your favorite anglers to the stage.
Need an extra dose of big bass today? Check out this collection of all the best bass caught in B.A.S.S. competition so far this year.
B.A.S.S. Members show off their big bass in Bassmaster Magazine's Lunker Club.
Elite Series pro Kevin Hawk is totally hooked on these five fish-stickers.
Put a hundred of the best fishermen in the world on some primo waters, and we’re bound to see a parade of huge bass, right?
When monster-size bass are on the prowl, these Elite Series pros up the ante to load the livewell.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone introduces you to the real Kevin Ledoux, an Elite Series pro, yes, but a working stiff, too.
So you think you know your Elites? This gallery will put your pro-know to the test! See if you can name these masters of bass ... by their feet.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone talks about what it takes to win, that certain spark ... a spark he sees in Elite Series pro Keith Poche.
Watch as 2013 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Aaron Martens claims his title onstage with his family at the Plano Championship Chase.
Get exclusive commentary, hear directly from the anglers and get in-depth tournament analysis of the Elite final from Dave Mercer, Mark Zona and more.
ESPN2 didn’t air the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown on the St. Lawrence River as planned but you can see the full TV show here today, or tune in to ESPN2 this Sunday.
With just one event to go in the 2013 Elite Series season, the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race is no longer a marathon. It's a sprint.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone explores what it means to win Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
Fishing suspended bait isn’t like targeting a laydown. However, if anglers branch out to open water bassin’ when bass chase bait, the payoff can be huge.
Second place finishes drive Elite Series pro Aaron Martens to get better, fish harder and win more.
Bass baits with blades are a big part of any bass anglers arsenal. We asked 5 Elite Series pros to pick their favorites.
Brandon Palaniuk and other Elite Series pros share their secrets for topwater success.
BassGold.com founder Jay Kumar brings you the goods on the top performing baits and patterns at the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown on the St. Lawrence River.
Ever wonder what it feels like to take to the stage and win an Elite Series event? This exclusive GoPro video is as close as most of us will ever get.
Every eye in the bass fishing world is trained on Edwin Evers as he leads the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race going into the final event of the 2013 Elite season.
Following record setting crowds at an Elite weigh-in, B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone commends the New Yorkers who call Waddington and the St. Lawrence River home.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone addresses an open letter to Brandon Palaniuk just prior to his win at the St. Lawrence River.
Ever wonder what it's like to be an Elite Series Marshal? Kurt Mazurek got the chance and tells his story.
The newest technology in bass fishing line was introduced at ICAST 2013, and it won't be long before you'll be in line for these new strings.
Get violent reactions with the newest generation of bass fishing soft baits introduced at ICAST 2013.
He's been Rookie of the Year, nearly won AOY in 2012 and won the very first All-Star Week competition, but 20 Questions is where you'll get to know Tennessee's Ott DeFoe.
Elite Series pro Brent Chapman is a soft plastics fanatic. Here are the five plastic and hook combos he favors right now.
Today we turn the spotlight on our B.A.S.S. Facebook fans and their best bass caught on small lakes, ponds and neighborhood holes across the country.
Britt Myers' custom Toyota Tundra is top of the line, not surprisingly since Myers owns a custom car outfitter. Let's take a peek inside!
Check out the newest generation of bass fishing hard baits introduced at ICAST 2013.
When bass burrow into matted grass and shallow slop, these pros happily wallow right in there to dig them out. Here are some of their fave baits for wrestling bass from the gunk.
We've used BassGold to preview just about every B.A.S.S. event so far this year. See if this tool makes the grade when predicting winning and high-placing patterns.
Watch as Mark Zacher of South Dakota spends a day fishing with Michael Iaconelli on the Mississippi River after winning the "Fish with Ike" sweepstakes.
See ICAST 2013 through the lens of B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone as he visits ICAST, Las Vegas and the site of the first Bassmaster Classic.
On her retirement, db bids farewell to B.A.S.S. National Conservation Director Noreen Clough, a woman who has dedicated her life to conservation.
When the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Championship gets underway Aug. 1 on Chatuge Reservoir, Ga., the field will include the first team from Mexico ever to qualify.
Should plans A, B, C and D fail to put bass in the livewell, Elite Series pros resort to time-tested lures to bail them out in tough times.
The hottest and latest new products are revealed in Vegas!
Here's a peek at new gear from ICAST 2013. Stay tuned as we bring you a first look at 100-plus products set to debut at the world's largest fishing trade show. Live Blog
Bassmaster.com brings you a first look at 100-plus products set to debut at ICAST, the world's largest fishing trade show.
Elite Series pro Stephen Browning shows off his secret small water weapons.
The Livewell talks to the AOY leader about his strategy to stay on top through the final two Elite Series events.
Floating, hollow-bodied frogs are far more versatile than most anglers could imagine. Bassmaster wanted to know exactly how versatile, so it asked readers for their best frog tips.
Abnormalities in body shape, scars, coloration, condition, or markings tell interesting stories about a bass' world.
Save time and money with these tackle and boat organization tips from Elite Series pro Charlie Hartley.
Rollin' down the road with Keith. See how he travels to B.A.S.S. Elite events.
In the wake of devastating storms, Oklahoma kids get one thing back they lost- fishing gear.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone takes you backstage with the Elites at the Mississippi River.
Elite Series pro Keith Combs takes on Lake J, a lake he has never seen before, and races the clock to locate and catch bass in the seven hours allotted.
The truck is a modern angler’s office on wheels, a traveling tackle storage unit and so much more. Take a peek inside of Stephen Browning's Toyota Tundra.
It's time to show off the best bass catches submitted by anglers from all over the country in the latest installment of Catch of the Week presented by Toyota.
B.A.S.S. writer Steve Wright makes the case that Tommy Biffle is indeed the most interesting man in bass fishing. Dos Equis or Diet Mountain Dew?
Elite Series pro Brandon Palaniuk gives us a glimpse inside his truck, a.k.a. the "Toyota Tundra Suite."
Do you have a fishing partner who loves you unconditionally, thinks all your catches are awesome and can't wait to get on the boat with you? These B.A.S.S. Facebook fans do.
When Edwin Evers won on the Alabama River, it no doubt gave him a boost — to his confidence, to his bank account and to his chances of winning the Toyota Angler of the Year race.
Remember that first tug of the line when you were a kid? We asked B.A.S.S. Facebook fans for photos of their children's first bass. Here are some of the best.
When the bass bite is tough and traditional presentations put you in the gutter, consider rolling out the split shot.
An inside look at how this Elite Series pro spends his time travelling to the next event.
They not only enforce the rules, they take great photos. Check out their work from LaGrange and Montgomery.
Most of the bass around the country are in the postspawn by now. A lot of anglers don’t realize it, but this can be a really good time to flip and pitch for bass.
What does an Elite Series rookie do during the break between tournaments? In the case of Kevin Hawk, he fishes, and then he fishes some more.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone is back on the road capturing stories of faith, family and fishin' with the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Alabama's Lake Guntersville will play host to the super bowl of bass fishing in 2014, and by the looks of things, this fishery is primed and ready!
Four score plus one is a long time if you're talking years. That's how long George Perry has held the world record for largemouth bass.
Check out these bass catches submitted by B.A.S.S. Facebook fans from all over the country.
B.A.S.S. Facebook fans are crazy for smallies! See photos of prized bronzebacks from all over the country.
These bass — ranging in size from 4 pounds to more than 11 — were the biggest bass caught in official B.A.S.S. competition in 2012.
Here are some facts about the college angler on his way to his first Classic.
He's won Angler of the Year and appeared in 11 Classics. Find out what drives Tim Horton in our 20 Questions.
The five bass that Chris Lane will never forget from 2012.
Elite Series pro Brandon Card outlines four different types of lakes and the topwater baits he uses on them in fall.
From lapdogs and furballs to hunting and fishing dogs, the Elite Series anglers have them all. Snuggle in for these photos of a fisherman's best friend.
En route to the Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite, B.A.S.S. photographer Seigo Saito stopped for a brief tour of B.A.S.S. headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. Take a peek inside.
Ever wonder what Bassmaster Elite Series anglers do in their spare time? Check out photos they've posted on Twitter during the 2013 season.