For many Bassmasters, competing in tournaments is what bass fishing is all about. Every angler with a competitive streak, whether he fishes against other members of his local bass club or on the pro circuit, dreams of scoring a great catch in a tournament and ending up in the winner's circle.
Some of the pro tells us how to set the hook so that you're less likely to loss the fish.
Note to those of you who counted Kevin VanDam out of the Bassmaster Classic after the first round: big mistake.
Open bars, weeping and gunplay highlight memories of Classics past
Big fish drive most bass anglers' fantasies, and throughout much of the country, February is the most likely month for catching that lunker of a lifetime. And the most likely place to do so? "Riprap banks," Denny Brauer answers without the least pause for consideration.<br>
Peter Thliveros and Carolina rigs go together like ham and eggs, Zell Rowland and topwater baits or Denny Brauer and black and blue jigs.
Chad Brauer gives tips on fishing year round off of docks