More on Jeff Samsel

Jerk it! Roll it! Kill it!

Mar 4, 2008

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.

Sorting out spots

Mar 4, 2008

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.

Time to bolt

Mar 4, 2008

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.

Unlocking tidal waters

Mar 4, 2008

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.

Minnow Basics

Jan 3, 2008

Thousands of new lures are introduced each year, but not all last as long as others.

Jerk it! Roll it! Kill it!

Aug 29, 2007

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.

Bug Off to Bag 'Em

Jun 5, 2007

Bugs are sometimes the appetizer of choice for the hard to catch summer bass.