Soon after large creature baits proved their stuff, lure makers introduced downsized versions. Do they measure up to their larger predecessors?
Joe Thomas gives us tips on locating structure and how to fish it properly.
Water covered with a thick carpet of vegetation represents bass fishing's ultimate approach/avoidance conflict.
There are days when bass roam far from their home base in a brushpile or weedbed, but more often, you've got to hit or penetrate the cover with your baits to catch fish.
Most lines used in bass fishing are nylon monofilaments, although recently manufacturers introduced braided, gel-spun polyethylene a superstrong, superthin fishing line. Monofilament and "multifilament" lines have very different properties.
"BASS came into being because I was able to convince a few stalwarts that my ideas about bass tournaments and conservation weren't totally crazy."
In this article, you can read stories about soldier anglers who escaped the stresses of war by enjoying the challenge, relaxation and companionship of fishing on some very unique waters.
It's no wonder so much attention has been devoted to such classic smallmouth lakes as Champlain, St. Clair, Dale Hollow and Pickwick. Those big bodies of water surrender some truly monster-size bass.
How's this for the ultimate "Spring Break" trip: a fishing trip to a fishery that set a BASS all-time heavyweight catch, and if you're lucky a trip to a nearby lake where the bass grow big and rarely see lures tossed by tournament anglers.
Though both anglers were wearing polarized sunglasses, Monroe's partner, squint as he might, could not see the bass. Monroe handed over his sunglasses.