Riley Laymon had a dream to launch a high school bass fishing program in North Carolina.
The GEICO Bassmaster Classic — the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing — is not only a must-attend festival for fishing fans, but it is also the crown jewel in a professional angler’s career.
Any experienced angler will tell you it’s important to spend a lot of time studying what bass do and their seasonal patterns in different lakes and regions of the country. Knowing those factors will help you narrow the search of where to find and catch them. But equally important, and oftentimes a wild card to being a successful angler, is dictated by a knowledge of the forage - especially baitfish - in a given lake. Much of what is discussed about baitfish is centered on shad and rightly so. Shad are a primary forage in most of our impoundments.
After attending a speaking event with Randy last night and hearing several people comment how much they have enjoyed reading my past blogs, I was reminded that it was past due for another one. You might wonder, why has Robin not written in a while? It is the off season for the fishing industry. I began thinking that most people probably think that now that the fishing tournament season is over until the Classic, that most of the fishing guys and their families are taking a breather and relaxing some. I don’t speak for everyone in this blog, but I have a feeling
Elite pro Mark Menendez shows how he rigs a punching rig.
Brett Preuett of the University of Louisiana at Monroe received the truck and boat he earned this past summer at that B.A.S.S. Nation Championship in November.
You know how you look forward to something for a long time; you plan it, dream about it and go over the scenarios in your mind? Well, anyone who knows me knows that one of the high points of my off-season is the time I spend hunting in Kansas. They also know that I carry some pretty big expectations with me when I head north out of Oklahoma. Well, I made the trip last week, got my Kansas deer and made it home safely. The weather was pretty nice and everything went smoothly, but… The truth is that I’m a little disappointed.
2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney was filming an upcoming episode on crappie fishing on Lake Sam Rayburn last week when he landed a solid 9-pound largemouth. But Hackney never actually hooked the lunker bass.
ULM's Brett Preuett will travel and compete in the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic in style.