On eve of retirement, Bobby Knight offered coaching to Classic contenders
2008 Bassmaster Classic forecast calls for mild temperatures and, yes, rain
Top Elite Series Pros hit Atlanta Bass Pro Shops days before big event
As a practical matter, new reservoir construction is at a standstill. The hot bass fishing that most impoundments experience in their first decade is now a memory.
Read how Charley Hartley, although not a psychic. seems to have extrasensory skills when it comes to finding bass.
To watch the average bass tournament, the outcome is so often decided on who finds the best stretch of bank. But what happens when the shallow bite isn't there? Where do you go when the fish have closed the bank?
It's no secret. Every Bassmaster Classic qualifier has a "go-to" bait, and I'm no exception. A go-to bait is the one we throw when the going gets tough something we know will catch bass. This year's Classic on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina will likely have some cold water, and the bass will probably be deep.
Japanese anglers are a remarkable group. In a land of highly pressured small lakes and fierce competition, they've produced some of the most enthusiastic and talented tournament anglers in the world. And, because of that pressure, limited access and competition, they're some of the most innovative, as well.
Catching a fish is catching a fish. But when your fishing buddy falls out of the boat doing it, now that's a story. I'm an outdoor writer that writes about your father putting his arm across your shoulder, what you saw in the campfire smoke — the legend, not the hunt