More on Don Wirth

Cold weather bass without a jerkbait

Feb 6, 2012

Sometimes the "pause" in "jerk, jerk, pause" seems like an eternity. There's got to be an alternative for those of us without that kind of patience.

Fear and loathing at bass camp

Nov 14, 2011

A trip to Montgomery Lake to catch a descendant of George Perry's world-record largemouth goes horribly awry.

Catching bass around dams

Mar 1, 2011

Most bass anglers are sufficiently adept at locating and fishing obvious structural elements of reservoirs, including points, ledges and offshore humps. Yet these same fishermen often overlook the most obvious reservoir structures of all: dams.

Windy day wisdom

Mar 1, 2011

'Tis a noble and heroic thing, the wind! Who ever conquered it? Herman Melville

B.A.S.S. historical timeline

Feb 23, 2010

A snapshot of B.A.S.S. history

Smallmouth in murky water

Oct 13, 2009

In this article, you can read about how some of the best smallmouth fishing can be experienced in water color closer to Tennessee sippin' whiskey than gin.

Sneak Up

Oct 8, 2009

For most, they are the "great mystery fish" in bass fishing. They spend the summer in the open lake, suspended at mid-depths and trailing schools of shad like hungry wolves following lambs

Fish structure correctly

May 12, 2009

To help clear up the mysteries of structure fishing, we sought input from Cincinnati, Ohio, BASS pro Joe Thomas, a four time Classic qualifier and veteran TV outdoor show host.

A Day on the Lake: Scott Rook

Feb 4, 2009

We put the best professional anglers in the nation on a small lake they've never seen before, then give them seven hours to unlock its secrets while we log everything they do to find and catch bass in timeline fashion.

Winter tactics

Nov 12, 2008

Thousands of Bassmasters nationwide fish small bodies of water: reclaimed mining pits, county and state park lakes, stock ponds, pothole lakes, pay lakes, even golf course water hazards.