I'm on the Delta practicing for the first 2010 Elite event. This place is something else. We haven't been here for a while. I'd forgotten what it was like.
In this article, Pam Martin-Wells, the first woman in the 40-year history of the Bassmaster Classic to make the cut and fish the final day, explains the significance of her position in historical fishing.
One of the misconceptions I hear a lot in my seminars is that finesse fishing is limited to light lines, whippy spinning rods and tiny 3-inch baits. It's something you generally do in deeper water when nothing else works, and all you can expect to do is catch small bass.
Russ Lane has quietly amassed nearly $400,000 in winnings over the past seven years in the BASS events he's fished. The Alabama pro is aching for his first Elite Series win and made a case for himself at this year's Classic. Here's how he answered our 20 Questions.
In this article, read stories of travel, changes in the Delta and gloomy weather alternating with breakthroughs of sunshine that color the setting of Day One of the Duel on the Delta in Stockton, California.
In this article, read about Golden State Shootout on Clear Lake which takes place March 18-21. Elite pros will compete on Clear Lake for four days for the $100,000 first-place prize.
The California Delta, rich in BASS history, and host to many tournaments, has been the site of innovative fishing techniques as well. Read how flippin' and "tule dipping" came to be.
Read about the Elite Series rookies, seven new rookies who will be competing for the Rookie of the Year award. They will be up against the best anglers in the world.
I'm on my way to California after a very busy week. I made a number of appearances for Bass Pro Shops and have been doing interviews for various media outlets. Most of the other guys have been doing the same kinds of things- appearances for sponsors and media interviews. It's fair to say we've all been pretty busy.
Watch recorded weigh-ins from the Central Open #1.