In this article, you can read about the monumental size of Manabu Kurita's fish, being a reason to worry that the Japanese government may redouble its efforts to get rid of largemouth because of the species' impact on native Japanese fish.
Will Mr. Kurita realize that telling his story has exponentially more value than any amount of yen I could afford him?
A narrated slideshow from the 2009 B.A.S.S. Slam trek. Chris Horton, James Hall and Dave Jones drove over 3,100 miles in a quest to catch bass a crossed the south.
Florida's reclaimed phosphate pits are the fodder of bass fishing legends, with ol' mossback growing big in the nutrient rich and forage aplenty environs of these private waters.
Once you've won a bass tournament or caught a 10-pounder, what challenge lies ahead with your favorite sport? Bassmaster editors have a dandy for you — they call it the BASS Slam and consider it a must for every serious fisherman's bucket list.
I imagine I'm preaching to the choir when I say there are few things that get an angler's heart racing like a bass exploding on a topwater bait. On Lady Bird Lake in Austin, I had a 5-pound northern strain breach on my plug like the Red October.
After driving into the early morning hours, we arrived in Austin, Texas, in anticipation of a full day ahead. With only a day left to fish, and the reality that we'd have to cut out the Louisiana swing we had to find a place close by that we could catch a northern from kayaks while we waited for the Guadalupe River outfitters to open their doors.
On paper, catching all eight species of bass in five days sounded like a superior plan. But it was more difficult than we anticipated as we found ourselves questioning the Guadalupe.
In this photo gallery you will see photos of the 2009 Bass Slam on the Guadalupe River.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the search for smallmouth in Alabama's Flint River during the 2009 BASS Slam.