A 22-pound 8-ounce potential world class bass caught in California lake.
Tim Horton launched his boat just below the dam on Alabama's Lake Wilson. He had just been crowned the 2000 B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, and we were headed out on a photo mission to catch a few smallmouth.
Bassmaster Tour angler Pete Gluszek teaches kids, at their schools and cubscouts, about bass fishing.
This is not a story about a new technique or a killer lure. It's much more important than that. Rather, it is about choices how to make the right ones and how to learn from our mistakes.
If Zell Rowland isn't fishing, he's busy developing and improving his craft by designing new lures.
For two days we struggled. From morning to evening, bass chased tiny forage all around us but wouldn't strike lures that typically work so well at Lake El Salto.
The art of flipping is no longer for specialists. Look into most Bassmasters' rod lockers and you're going to find at least one long, stout rod latched to a gutsy reel spooled with heavy-duty line.
Among serious trophy and world record bass hunters, no other region of the world besides California has gained as much recognition for consistently producing fish heavier than 15 pounds, and for good reason. Of the top 25 bass ever officially recorded (including George Perry's world record 22-4), 22 have come from the Golden State.
In this article, you can read about Ray Scott, whose star power cannot be denied. Scott is the impassioned ambassador to a sport whose theatrics were just the kick-start needed to open the Classic Outdoor Show at the Louisiana Superdome.
The meeting of the Tulsa Bass Club on Jan. 5, 1968, was getting unruly as Ray Scott was giving a boisterous pep talk to the members about his idea to start an organized society for bass fishermen. Understandably, the idea was met with skepticism because Scott was talking big: He would make bass fishing a professional sport like golf and make anglers wealthy through his tournaments.