Aviolent topwater strike is unquestionably one of the supreme thrills in bass fishing. Of course, any bass taken on the surface is fun, but nothing can compare to that magic moment when a "great ol' big 'un" sucks in your topwater offering!
Ever wonder why a bass will sometimes rush up to a lure, and then suddenly turn away? Or why some lures seem to catch mostly small bass, while others have a reputation for catching lunkers?
When Marty Stone picks up his flipping stick, he throws out the rule book and turns this popular heavy-cover presentation into, of all things, a finesse strategy.
Marty Stone explains 'finesse flippin' which has served him well in tournaments.
Metal bass lures have been around for decades, yet a surprising number of Bassmasters have either never fished them, or have experimented with them only briefly and without success.
Veteran smallmouth guides answer Don Wirth's questions about locating these fish.
Many bass anglers agree that smallmouth represent our sport's greatest challenge — their propensity for deep water and offshore structure makes these fighters notoriously hard to find and catch.
For many Bassmasters, competing in tournaments is what bass fishing is all about. Every angler with a competitive streak, whether he fishes against other members of his local bass club or on the pro circuit, dreams of scoring a great catch in a tournament and ending up in the winner's circle.
Perhaps the most misunderstood aspect of tackle selection is choosing the size of weight to use for soft plastics rigging. Here, a Classic champion offers a heavy dose of advice on the subject
Welcome to Bassmaster's reality series! Here, we put top BASS pros on small lakes they've never seen before for seven hours, and then log everything they do to locate and catch bass.