Jordon opts for a big jerkbait when he finds bass feeding on large baitfish, and when he wants to upgrade his catch.
For many Bassmasters, competing in tournaments is what bass fishing is all about. Every angler with a competitive streak, whether he fishes against other members of his local bass club or on the pro circuit, dreams of scoring a great catch in a tournament and ending up in the winner's circle.
The annual Washington State BASS Federation Jamboree has had a long run since the early '70s, which is remarkable in a state better known for its salmon-trout-steelhead passions. However, the Jamboree, put on by the state Federation, does a lot to change that, bringing bass clubs from all over the state to Banks Lake in central Washington every Memorial Day weekend.
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 21) Stay away from all snacks while fishing. There will be a massive recall on marshmallow pies, canned beans and prepackaged sandwiches later this month. The snacks you purchase will escape this nationwide recall. I'm not kidding. Should you ignore this warning, projectile vomiting will occur at the most inopportune moment. The stars are clear on this. Go hungry for once, you overweight pig. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
For years, my favorite stream bait for smallmouth bass has been Rebel's Crawfish crankbait, especially the Teeny model. It works primarily as a shallow-running crankbait, but also can be twitched on top around downed logs and rocks.
Kevin VanDam thought he knew what to expect after winning the BASS Masters Classic. He'd qualified for the Classic 11 years in a row, and he was well-acquainted with previous champions, like Denny Brauer and Davy Hite, who related their experiences after winning.
In this article, read how the Lake Fork guide, Mark Stevenson, has redefined the way the jigging spoon can be fished.
Texas immigrant Dean Rojas wields heavy tackle whenever bedding bass will tolerate it, as they did when he caught a Bassmaster record of 108 pounds, 12 ounces in 2001 at Florida's Lake Toho. His primary outfit there was a flippin' rod and 25-pound Izorline.
In this article, you can read about the various areas of controversy regarding bed fishing.