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Bucks and holidays

Nov 30, 2009

Nicholas got his first buck. He was hunting with my brother-in-law, Russ Campbell, when, late in the day, just about the time they were thinking abut packing it in, a nice buck came into their area. Nicholas stayed calm, took his time and made a clean 130-yard shot with his muzzleloader. That's a heck of a shot for any hunter, much less a young man trying to kill his first buck.

Red Eye Shad for fall bass

Nov 23, 2009

Now that we're well into fall, a lot of the bass that were shallow and chasing bait a month ago are now more dispersed. They're still chasing baitfish, but since the baitfish are more spread out, so are the bass.

Spinnerbait modification

Nov 23, 2009

Spinnerbaits are a staple in every successful angler's tacklebag. As every angler knows, they'll catch bass right out of the package. At times, however, small modifications will make a big difference in your catch.

Shad before 'dads in winter

Nov 22, 2009

When I'm smallmouth fishing in cold weather, you'll almost always see me using a shad imitation rather than a crawfish imitation. The reason is simple. Bass feed a lot more on shad when the water's cold than they do on crawfish.

Lake Hartwell Needs Upgrades

Nov 20, 2009

Lake Hartwell, the site of the 2008 Bassmaster Classic, and the surrounding area may be getting some significant upgrades for recreational anglers.

Nothing Sissy About Going Shaky

Nov 20, 2009

Bassmaster Elite Series angler Jeff Reynolds is a meat-and-taters kind of guy. He's an Oklahoma cowboy who listens to George Strait, deer hunts when he's not fishing and loves flipping a jig.

Master Series: Tackle - Aaron Martens (Lesson 2: Learn to cull)

Nov 20, 2009

I think one of the biggest mistakes most anglers make is that they carry too much tackle with them in the boat.

BASS Times - Pros' towing rigs gallery

Nov 20, 2009

In this gallery you will see the pros towing their boats

Fishin' with a mission

Nov 20, 2009

As many of you know I cut my beard for my wedding to Becky. (Actually she cut it for me, but who wants to get technical?) Now we're going to auction it for charity. The bidding will be on eBay, and should start shortly.

Yamaha SHO

Nov 19, 2009

For years, four strokes in the bass market were considered too heavy, too slow and too bulky to compete with two-stroke engines. Yamaha has answers for each problem.