According to Boyd Duckett, you won't find a crankbait that catches more fish than a Shad Rap, but it does have it's drawbacks.
In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Lone Star Shootout on Falcon Lake, near Zapata, Texas.
The media referred to him as the "troll under the bridge," and he didn't bristle at the description. After all, Martens depends on bridges during many different seasons and all over the country.
Bill Lowen was raised fishing the stingy Ohio River, where a limit is a rarity for many anglers, and a really heavy limit is a once-a-decade event.
Wouldn't he be better off in a johnboat, a kayak or a canoe? After all, the self-proclaimed "river rat" loves to venture as far up a tributary as he can.
Bobby Lane, Floridian and 2008 Rookie of the Year in the Bassmaster Elite Series, may not have developed his swimbait knowledge over the long term, but at the 2009 Elite Series event on Kentucky Lake he showed that he's a quick study.
Duckett says that as novice anglers begin to acquire more knowledge about the sport, they tend to complicate things. That's where most weekend anglers get into trouble.
A lot of the best uses of technology can come from the desktop personal computer you have at home or a laptop that you take on the road.
For Myers, not all docks are created equal: Some hold no fish; some hold one fish; and some hold multiple fish. When fishing pressure hits its peak, Myers focuses on docks that harbor mini-schools of bass.
The North Carolina pro owns CS Motorsports, a one-stop shop for any vehicle owner's needs, and he has become something of a truck guru for the tour.