More on Billy Westmorland

Have Fins Will Travel

Sep 22, 2008

"How far do smallmouth bass travel? I was really on 'em last week, and then yesterday I pulled into the same area and they were completely gone! What happened?" It's a great question, and I wish I had an answer that was worthy of it, but I'm afraid we still don't have enough information to answer that one with a lot of certainty

The Quest for a Record Smallmouth

Sep 11, 2008

As far as most bass fishermen are concerned, the number to beat is 22 pounds, 4 ounces. To smallmouth bass fishermen, it is 11-15.

Bassmaster Top 25

Aug 21, 2008

A list of the top 25 all-time heaviest smallmouth bass.

Lessons from a Master

May 22, 2008

Growing up and living around Dale Hollow Lake, I can't remember a time when I didn't know who Billy Westmorland was. Even as a teenager, he was the "Legend of the Lake." Lots of folks even called him "Legend."

Don't Kid Yourself, Bigger is Better

Apr 1, 2008

It's that time of year! Bass fishermen all around the country are thinking about catching big bass. Whether it's three-pounders from a small stream or river or six-pounders from a major reservoir, we all want to catch the biggest bass we can. It's in our nature

The hairy side of jig fishing

Mar 4, 2008

Hairy jigs still attract the bass, whether their old school or not.

Cutting Your Teeth on Blade Baits

Jan 14, 2008

If ever there were a lure that seems to be associated with smallmouth bass — but not so much the other black bass — it would have to be the blade bait.

Fishing the float-n-fly

Nov 7, 2007

In truth, the Float-N-Fly technique is intricate to a high degree and carefully refined through years of testing. The result is a presentation that just may be the best ever devised for catching cold water bass.

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