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The reality of being a professional bass angler

Nov 18, 2014

I’ve had several questions posted to Facebook asking me questions about the various aspects of being a professional angler. Let me say right up front that it’s the greatest job in the world. But make no mistake about what I’m saying. It’s a job.

The importance of ounces

Nov 18, 2014

A month ago, David Walker and I participated in the first “Bass Brawl,” a live event which turned one of the great SEC rivalries into a fishing tournament.

Elite Series turning 10

Nov 18, 2014

More than half of the Elite field will likely be composed of anglers who weren’t there when the deal kicked off in 2006.

Whitetails are chasing, and so are the bass

Nov 18, 2014

I know a bunch of y’all are obsessed with whitetails right now. Nothing wrong with that, but I gotta tell ya, November may just be ‘the perfect month’ for bass fishing.

Fishing the fall turnover

Nov 17, 2014

We haven’t heard too much lately about the fall turnover. This week I’m going to try to change that.

Carhartt Bassmaster College Series sets dates for 2015

Nov 17, 2014

The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series has been expanded to three-day tournaments for 2015, instead of two, B.A.S.S. announced as it revealed the 2015 College Series schedule.

2015 College Series schedule announced

Nov 17, 2014

See where the 2015 Carhartt College Series anglers will compete.

A young angler impacts Carolina high school fishing

Nov 17, 2014

Riley Laymon had a dream to launch a high school bass fishing program in North Carolina.

2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic field is nearly filled

Nov 15, 2014

The GEICO Bassmaster Classic — the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing — is not only a must-attend festival for fishing fans, but it is also the crown jewel in a professional angler’s career.

Know your baitfish!

Nov 14, 2014

Any experienced angler will tell you it’s important to spend a lot of time studying what bass do and their seasonal patterns in different lakes and regions of the country. Knowing those factors will help you narrow the search of where to find and catch them. But equally important, and oftentimes a wild card to being a successful angler, is dictated by a knowledge of the forage - especially baitfish - in a given lake. Much of what is discussed about baitfish is centered on shad and rightly so. Shad are a primary forage in most of our impoundments.