A movie and Bassmaster show inspired Oregon Federation Nation member Jim Day to initiate a Pay-It-Forward program to improve bass fishing in his home state.
"Being different is a big theme nowadays," says Mike Iaconelli, the 2006 Bassmaster Angler of the Year. "Fish have seen a regular Texas rigged plastic worm 10 times a day for the last five years."
When it's time for a tournament, her fellow club members know Kristel Quon is more than just a pretty face.
Members of the Quality Bass Club and Del Rio Bassmasters I and II clubs in the Texas B.A.S.S. Federation Nation were among the more than 100 volunteers and boaters who helped with the third BASS Fishing for Freedom event Oct. 28 at Choke Canyon Reservoir.
The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation played an instrumental role in helping Bassmaster Elite Series pro Lee Bailey Jr. fulfill his lifelong dream.
"The Majors are going to be mind-blowing," said Alabama's Randy Howell. "There should be a carnival-type atmosphere similar to the Classic."
Mark Tuker gives tips on tackling the deep freeze
Even average fishing on Lake Champlain can be better than the action Eastern Divisional qualifiers experience on other fisheries throughout the region.
Davy Hite is hoping to extend his winning 2002 season at the Classic.
2004 CITGO Bassmaster Central Open Paducah, Ky.