More on Louie Stout

Night of Champions

Feb 19, 2014

Two nights before the boats launch on Lake Guntersville for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, the competitors gather for a friendly Night of Champions.

3 keys to lipless cranking on Guntersville

Feb 10, 2014

“I doubt if there is a better prespawn lure for fishing anywhere in the country,” Tharp said. “If I only had one bait that time of year to use on a grass lake — which Guntersville is — it would be a lipless crankbait.”

Three keys to winter jig fishing

Jan 21, 2014

Elite Series pro Greg Hackney is a master of jig fishing, and winter is his favorite time of year to fish it.

3 keys to cold water flipping

Jan 18, 2014

When the water is cold and most anglers are fishing steep bluffs or deep water, Davy Hite is quite content to stay shallow and flip the cover.

Jigs take the chill out of winter

Dec 2, 2013

This former Classic champ and AOY says you can leave most of your baits at home in the winter. All you need are jigs!

When VanDam gets into 'treble'

Nov 30, 2013

Most bass anglers never consider changing treble hooks on moving baits, according to KVD. Here is why it may be the biggest mistake you can make on the water.

An argument for aluminum

Oct 30, 2013

Over the course of three days I rediscovered the many advantages smaller boats have over big ones.

How can I catch more swimbait bass?

Oct 16, 2013

Whether you're catching bass on them or just finding out where bass live, swimbaits are great tools for the bass angler.

3 keys to weeknight river bassin’

Jul 29, 2013

“There’s little time during a three-hour tournament to go looking for fish,” Scott Rook says. “You have to have a good idea of what the fish are doing and fish as efficiently as you can.”

KVD Charity: Pro athletes embrace bass fishing

Jun 14, 2013

Could the Bass Pro Shops KVD Charity Classic lead to more interaction between major sports teams and pro bass fishing?