"Call me Ishmael." Those words opened Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. In one sentence, Melville began to paint an image of a man completely involved in the search for the white whale that haunted his dreams. Melville's narrator is a man not quite in step with the rest of society. He's a sea captain and would rather be on the water than the streets. His quest to find and harpoon the Great White Whale is his only motivator. Ishmael is a man obsessed.
Last week I mentioned the fact that I have trouble believing in my own decision-making power to truly believe. Nowhere is that more evident than in my fixation on weighing in five bass every day, and nowhere does it hurt me more.
This BASS reporter's rundown of all the activity in this fall's tournaments.
In the 2008 Elite Series tournament, day two is the basis for my "One That Got Away" story.
We're approaching the season when bass start chasing shad around wood and bushes in the backs of creeks and the spinnerbait comes into play.
As much as I love spring fishing, nothing compares to fishing the northern Michigan lakes during the fall. It is truly trophy time for big smallies! Two weeks ago, our family joined Mark Zona's for a vacation in the Traverse City area. We spent most of the time just kicking back and spending time with the kids.
New Jersey Bassmaster Elite Series pro angler Mike Iaconelli is an open book, just ask anyone.
Michael Iaconelli (Ike) on how to fish with a teaser.
Cavin Young rallies on day three of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation's Mid-Atlantic Divisional to win the individual title.