Entire river systems were dammed, forming a series of newly flooded impoundments where fish populations flourished.
I attended my first Classic in 2002, the year Jay Yelas won the event on Lay Lake by swimming a jig around shallow shoreline cover. Because it was a new experience for me, a newspaper journalist covering it for my paper's sports section, everything seemed significant. I loved seeing the anglers enter the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex arena as their favorite song blared over the loudspeakers.
Small boats are perfect for small shallow areas and relaxing fishing.
February 16, five men were inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. The event was held in conjunction with the 2010 Bassmaster Classic, three days before the event.
Bass Fishing Hall of Fame to add 5 more anglers
Gary Klein explains how to fish the banks in small ponds to find the bass.
Vacate to where the bass grow big and plentiful, and where the wife and kids have more to do than just fish
Small ponds are valuable tools for pros and newbies alike. Here's how to get more out of fishing these small waters