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The master and mistress of Texas trophy bass

Mar 4, 2008

Bobbie Gayle is back in the fishing news. Bobbie and her husband, Butch, made a significant splash in February 2000. You might say they put Lake O.H. Ivie on the big-bass map.

The next world record

Mar 4, 2008

Seventy years is a long time for anything. Especially for a sporting record that has taken on countless challenges from all comers and endured.

Thompson goes spoon jigging for Clear Lake win

Mar 4, 2008

Zach Thompson surprised himself with how effective his decision was to change lures two days into the Citgo Bassmaster Western Open

Three approaches to bed fishing

Mar 4, 2008

In this article, you can read how skilled bed fishermen use their ability to an advantage with the big money usually ending up in their pockets.

Three slick tricks for thick weeds

Mar 4, 2008

The Florida Everglades has been called "The Sea Of Grass." But, as any angler who has spent time on Florida's other waters can attest, the moniker pretty much applies statewide. In fact, if there is a single defining characteristic to Florida bassing, it is that anglers will spend a considerable amount of time tossing lures to targets that bear a stronger resemblance to a well-manicured lawn than to open water.

Time to bolt

Mar 4, 2008

Serious bass anglers seek to minimize splash when they cast. However, when there is no splash — because a finesse worm goes up but does not come down — something is wrong.

Top 5 tactics for clear water smallmouth

Mar 4, 2008

Tips from Kevin VanDam and other pros for fishing in clear water for smallmouth.

Top six spots for cold weather cranking

Mar 4, 2008

Crankbaiting in cold water is not really a popular technique because it doesn't work all the time, but there are definitely times and places where crankbaits will outperform any other lure this time of year.

Topwater modifications you can do yourself

Mar 4, 2008

One of the great appeals of fly tying is that the craftsman can design and build a lure that fits a specific situation.

Topwater time

Mar 4, 2008

Catching bass by any means is fun. But most anglers will agree that those crashing a topwater plug are as good as it gets. Unfortunately, as many have also discovered, there is a rather narrow window of time when surface baits will be the most effective lure.