Vern Wagner is Minnesota's conservation director and a gifted lobbyist and communicator. With state legislative sessions beginning this month across the nation, BASS Times asked Wagner to write the following article to help conservation leaders and Federation members lobby on behalf of their respective causes.)
Today, many successful fishermen take full advantage of current technology to efficiently record, organize and retrieve vital information that can pay big dividends in the present and future.
Aviolent topwater strike is unquestionably one of the supreme thrills in bass fishing. Of course, any bass taken on the surface is fun, but nothing can compare to that magic moment when a "great ol' big 'un" sucks in your topwater offering!
Ever wonder why a bass will sometimes rush up to a lure, and then suddenly turn away? Or why some lures seem to catch mostly small bass, while others have a reputation for catching lunkers?
When Marty Stone picks up his flipping stick, he throws out the rule book and turns this popular heavy-cover presentation into, of all things, a finesse strategy.
Marty Stone explains 'finesse flippin' which has served him well in tournaments.
Metal bass lures have been around for decades, yet a surprising number of Bassmasters have either never fished them, or have experimented with them only briefly and without success.
The James River in Virginia will always haunt John Murray for his performance there.
Environment protection agency is proposing to protect fish and other aqautic wildlife
With so many capable anglers competing at the CITGO BASS Federation Eastern Divisional on Lake Winnipesaukee, everyone expected the battle for first place to be closely contested. At the end of Day 2, only 3 pounds separated the top 10 anglers. Joe Lucarelli of Center Harbor, N.H., led with 26-1.