Residents concerned that bass on the southern end of Champlain won't return after they're released have nothing to worry about, says Gene Gilliland, because the void in any area fills up very quickly.
The Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation encourages all anglers who have fished in Michigan or plan to one day to complete an 11-question survey.
The day after BASSfest on the Tennessee River, concerned anglers reported seeing boats spraying herbicides on Chickamauga and Nickajack reservoirs.
Three B.A.S.S. Nation chapters are the 2014 recipients of grants offered through the new Shimano/B.A.S.S. Youth Conservation Initiative. New Mexico, Georgia and Connecticut are the states receiving funds.
Wisconsin waters are more tournament-friendly these days, with culling allowed in permitted events as one of the most important new regulations.