"There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong choice in clothes." I've fished in the worst of all extremes. Even the basic choice of whether to go or not is paramount.
Dustin Wilks answers 20 questions about bass fishing and his career.
In the coldest of weather, an armada of boats loaded with anglers dressed like Nanook of the North float together and bounce sauger jigs off the bottom trying to catch a Sauger.
I'm sorry that this is being posted late, but it's been a week like no other, at least no other I can remember. I'm filming commercials for Nitro Boats and for the Bass Pro Shops Spring Classics. Because of scheduling issues, we have to do four days' work in two and a half. I have to admit, though, in some ways it's a lot of fun.
At the 1973 Bassmaster Classic on Clarks Hill Resevoir in South Carolina, Bill Dance learned through a heartbreaking loss that everything happens for a reason.
Sam Rayburn's a grass lake, so most of the fishing will be centered around bass relating to the hydrilla in the lake. There's going to be a ton of ways to catch them, from flipping hydrilla with a jig or some type of plastic, or working a topwater, wacky worm or whatever — but everything's going to be related to the grass.
Truly a bass fisherman's paradise. And best of all, it's free. However, if you're a professional angler, the Expo isn't all roses. Several Elite Series pro explain why, to them, the Expo can be bittersweet.
Rick Clunn has been involved in many of the Classic Countdowns, and this one is for rebounding to win the 1976 Bassmaster Classic with a one day catch of 33 pounds, 5 ounces.
Classic Countdown, 39 Days until the 39th. Bassmaster Classic, need we say more?