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Lunker Lessons: JVD on the Arkansas River

Jun 14, 2011

There’s a time in tournaments when you need the big bite. The best way to get it is to use a big bite bait like a heavy jig and sizeable trailer. It’s as close to an absolute rule as there is in fishing.

Bummer for KVD ecstasy for others

Jun 13, 2011

Kevin VanDam entered the Diamond Drive tied for second in the TTBAOY, but emerged the leader despite a poor last two days.

Florida approves new bass management plan

Jun 13, 2011

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has approved a new long-term Black Bass Management Plan for the Sunshine State.

Arkansas River: Streak killer

Jun 13, 2011

Going into competition at the Arkansas River, nine anglers had a chance to limit every day they competed in 2011. Now each of those streaks is over — the victim of high, muddy water, scorching temperatures and a 15-inch size limit.

Lock lessons from the Arkansas River

Jun 13, 2011

The locks played a big role in the tournament. Some of the guys — include me in that group — had weight deducted from their totals because they were late. Others lost all their weight.

Top baits, techniques on Arkansas River

Jun 13, 2011

The top five finishers in the Diamond Drive reveal the specifics of their winning rigs and techniques.

Swindle never at a loss for words

Jun 12, 2011

Gerald Swindle is never at a loss for words, and here's the proof

Day Four behind the scenes

Jun 12, 2011

Scenes from the Day Four weigh-in of the Diamond Drive in downtown Little Rock.

On the water with John Murray

Jun 12, 2011

Go on the water with John Murray as he fishes the final day of the 2011 Diamond Drive.

2011 Diamond Drive: Day Four on the water II

Jun 12, 2011

On the water photos from the final day of the 2011 Diamond Drive.