Cliff Pace

Preparing for a river tournament

May 6, 2013

River tournaments are typically more area-oriented than pattern-oriented. Practice will be less about finding the right technique than it will be about finding the right area.

Fishing what works

Apr 30, 2013

I think target weights create an unnecessary step for a tournament angler. You can spend a lot of time researching old tournament histories or talking to local anglers about that kind of stuff, and it can really get you into trouble.

Prepare to win

Apr 12, 2013

The less time you have to prepare and fish, the more you need to prepare so you can make the most of your fishing time.

A balance to everything

Apr 2, 2013

A lot of people don't realize just how much of professional bass fishing is mental. I'd say it's about 99 percent, but that might be low.

Dancing with the one that brought me

Mar 25, 2013

Winning the Classic has been the highlight of my career, but it didn't happen because a light bulb suddenly came on for me.

And now a word from ...

Mar 18, 2013

I know the last thing fishing fans want to hear is a lot of stuff about a pro's sponsors, but I hope you'll bear with me on this.


Mar 11, 2013

Last week I mentioned that the one overriding emotion I was feeling after winning the 2013 Bassmaster Classic was gratitude. Well, it's still true.

To those who paved the way

Mar 4, 2013

I want to pay a special debt of thanks to the pioneers in the sport of professional bass fishing.