No one knew that Bull Shoals was brimming with the potential shown in the first two days of competition.
Kevin Short believes bass fishing at Bull Shoals Lake will produce some surprising results when the Bassmaster Elite Series TroKar Quest begins Thursday.
Images from the second anual H.O.O.K. (Helping Out Our Kids) Charity Bass Tournament.
Chris Lane sets the hook on a 4-pounder.
Skeet Reese would rather have been fishing this week, but he didn’t have a lot of time to sit around and think about not qualifying for the Classic with his hectic schedule at the Expo.
Kevin VanDam has joined the party in this Red River backwater area, which shall remain nameless. That brings the total to 14 of the 49-angler field that James Overstreet and I have seen here since 8:30 this morning. We decided long ago there was no sense in leaving to look for other angers when, sooner or later, they are going to come to us. There is, however, one drawback to staying in this stump-filled, wind-blown swamp: Overstreet and I have taken to singing our version of the REO Speedwagon hit "Riding the Storm Out." Our refrain is "riding the stumps out," as we pinball to the left when a stump rides down the right side of the boat hull, then lean to the right as a stump slides down the left side of the hull. And it's only Wednesday. This is going to be a long week.
Marty Robinson used Wednesday as proof that he found a better place to fish last weekend. He was hoping to add another hot spot Wednesday, one that was a little closer to the Red River South Marina launch site, but that didn't happen. "There's not much to report today," Robinson said. "I've caught one, about two pounds. "The water temperature is up a little today. A lot of the backwater areas have muddied up. The few where you've got decent water, there's a lot of pressure on the fish."
Shaw Grigsby didn't run far to begin his last practice day, and he liked what he saw when he got there. "The water temperature is warming up quick," Grigsby said. "It's about to get to that point where it's pretty special." Grigsby said he was fishing 57- and 58-degree water at the end of the day on Sunday. The water temperature he found first thing Wednesday morning was in the same range. And with air temperatures expected to reach 70 degrees today, the water temp will continue to rise.