Now that the field is set, let's look at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers as a group. Words tell great stories, but numbers can reveal truths that words only hint at.
Many of today's anglers think the shaky head is a new technique, but the technique has been around for half a century, if not longer. Only the name is new.
Becky here. It's Thursday and Mike's out on the water fishing, so I'm going to fill in for him. A fellow won a day on the water with him through the USO. They picked today (Thursday, Nov. 11). That's kind of neat isn't it? It's fitting that the USO winner is going out with Mike on Veterans Day. It couldn't be any better.
Fifty of the world's top anglers will compete for the title of Bassmaster Classic champion on the Louisiana Delta, Feb. 18-20, 2011. Check out the official 2011 Classic field below, and learn more about the qualifying anglers by clicking on their name.
Last week we designed new lures. This week we'll test and tweak them.
This week we're going to talk about a dream I've had for a longtime; making new lures. I started messing with them when I was about 10 years old. I'd use a butane lighter to melt plastics together to make new shapes and designs. When I wasn't doing that, I was refinishing hardbaits with fingernail polish.
Michael Iaconelli give tips on Wake 'em up on the docks
Michael Iaconelli took Martin Truex Jr for some fishing on Lake Norman and Martin Truex Jr took Iaconelli for a driving lession around the North Carolina Motor Speedway.
It's important to remember that these fish are still feeding heavily. With that in mind, I start with something that moves and elicits a reaction bite. For me that's a LaserLure crankbait. I want one that runs just a little deeper than the underwater structure and that matches the hatch.
Last time we covered the various options for bass in current. Now I want to tell you about the various finesse presentations I use under different moving water conditions.