Back in the day, Rick Clunn and Larry Nixon had big reputations for figuring out successful patterns quickly and executing them efficiently. It’s why they won so many Bassmaster Classics.
The connection between success and popularity is an interesting one and very evident in the world of bass fishing.
Twelve anglers is not a lot for a B.A.S.S. tournament, but it is enough.
Lake Shelbyville looks tough, but that's the hurdle 12 all stars have to stare down if they're going to advance in Toyota Trucks All-Star Week.
With all the challenges facing anglers at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Fort Gibson Lake, it only seems logical that an Oklahoman would take the top prize.
Second place is not bad, but first is better.
The Bassmaster Elite Series finale on Oneida Lake raised an interesting statistical point that's right up the alley of Bassonomics. I wonder how many of you caught it. At first, I certainly didn't.
“I’m working the fish-my-butt-off pattern,” Short said, starting a chorus of anglers who all claimed to be doing the same.
Class acts are not hard to find in the Bassmaster Elite Series, neither are anglers who are willing to selflessly do the right thing. Just look to Brent Chapman and Chris Lane.
One of my favorite Bassmaster.com columnists, Bernie Schultz, recently wrote about the Olympics and posited the idea that if shooting sports were included in the games, maybe fishing should be there, too. It was an interesting idea.