Here's why pros are replacing spinnerbaits with the ATVs of crankin' plugs
In this article, you can read about Steve Kennedy's Fall day on a new lake, Lake Q, a 650-acre reservoir.
In case you missed an issue of Bassmaster Magazine during the past four decades, here is a sampling of some of the best advice ever printed to serve bass anglers.
Ever wonder how a BASS pro would fare on your home lake that little body of water down the road where you and your buddies fish for bass? That's the premise behind Bassmaster's reality series, "A Day on the Lake." Here, we put the leading competitors on the pro BASS tour on small "mystery" lakes, then give them seven hours to figure out a viable pattern while we log everything they do to locate and catch bass.
Bassmasters know size matters. Sometimes bass are looking for a full-meal deal and will strike the biggest lures in your tacklebox: 10-inch worms, spinnerbaits with hubcap-sized blades, or maybe even one of those monster California plugs the kind that looks like it was carved from a table leg. More often, they're chowing down on the most abundant prey available, and they'll bite standard-sized bass lures that mimic threadfin shad or crawfish.
The veteran Tennessee bass pro accepts bassmaster's challenge to find bass on an unfamiliar lake.
B.A.S.S. tournaments are held on sprawling lakes, massive reservoirs and rivers that may flow through more than one state. Deciphering a bass catching pattern on these large bodies of water demands that pros spend time pre-practicing for weeks before the tournament, plus two or three days fine-tuning their approach immediately prior to the event.
BASS tournaments are major events held on huge bodies of water. Pro anglers spend days determining fish catching patterns before the actual competition, and the tournament itself may span the better part of a week.
In this article, you can read how a BASS pro would fare on your home lake, knowing nothing at all about the lake.