If you've ever spent much time on Lake Texoma, you understand how frustrating it can be trying to catch the finicky bass living around the lake's dozens of docks and crowded boat stalls.
Read how the contenders in the 2002 Citgo Bassmasters Classic had to figure out how they would fish Lay Lake. A few used tactics that mixed both largemouth and spotted bass.
Serious bass anglers seek to minimize splash when they cast. However, when there is no splash — because a finesse worm goes up but does not come down — something is wrong.
Read how Robert Lee begins with one basic rule when fishing tidal waters. "When the water comes up, the fish move up. When the water goes back down, the fish move back down." In tidal water tournaments, Lee always likes to find a group of fish and stay in one main area, following the fish up and down with the changing tides.
Thousands of new lures are introduced each year, but not all last as long as others.
If you've ever spent much time on Lake Texoma, the sprawling 89,000-acre impoundment along the Texas-Oklahoma border, you understand how frustrating it can be trying to catch the finicky bass living around the lake's dozens of docks and crowded boat stalls. Cast after cast will go untouched, even though you know without a doubt that fish are present.
Bugs are sometimes the appetizer of choice for the hard to catch summer bass.