10 pro anglers give tips on fishing underwater humps.
With few anglers catching the five-fish limit Thursday on the stingy St. Johns River, Chris Daniels of Panama City, Fla., claimed the first-day lead as the Bassmaster tournament season kicked off the first Bassmaster Southern Open.
November and December are terrible months to be a shad on Kentucky Lake," notes Scott Loxley, a veterinarian and lifelong bass angler from Clarksville, Tenn.
In July, when he launches onto a lake that is lined by deep boat docks, pro angler Chad Brauer's anxiety level rises like a thermometer in a midsummer heat wave.
Bass Patterns: Deep Structure For Postspawners
The Arkansas River Navigation Project includes hundreds of miles of jetties and riprap banks.
MONROE, La. — Louisiana fisheries biologist Mike Wood watched in the 1990s as the state's premier trophy bass lake crashed after grass carp denuded the reservoir of vegetation, and by 1998 he decided something had to be done. "The lake was harvested before being filled up, so there was no standing timber," the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (DWF) biologist told BASS Times. "When the vegetation was gone, it was just barren, open Atlantic Ocean out there. The fish just scattered and were hard to find.
If ever there were a lure that seems to be associated with smallmouth bass — but not so much the other black bass — it would have to be the blade bait.
Joe Mosby is the former Outdoors Editor of the Arkansas Gazette. He held that position for more than 30 years. In that time, he covered 26 Bassmaster Classics from 1974 to 1999.
Every decade seems to have its hot lure trend.