As black bass species go, the shoal bass is clearly a nonconformist. Unlike its largemouth and smallmouth cousins, the shoal bass is quite particular about its habitat and forage.
In fisheries where current dictates fish location, success comes through observation and experience.
Moving bass habitat is made easier by a Texas fisherman.
Sylvia Morris wakes up every day around 3:30 a.m. to start packing lunches, and then she cooks their breakfast.
Alton Jones discusses the outstanding year he had in 2008, especially his win at the Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell.
Lowrance Electronics, longtime sponsor of BASS and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation, awarded $16,800 in merchandise certificates and $12,500 in cash to participating state chapters during the presidents' meetings at the recent B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship.
$139,000 was paid out to state chapters and individual members in 2008, courtesy of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Alliance presented by Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Lowrance Electronics and Optima Batteries.
Two corporate sponsors and BASS founder Ray Scott are continuing to help the Federation Nation grow through the Drive the Nation program.
In a state where recreational fishing is connected to winter snowpack, California anglers remain concerned yet hopeful.
Water resources shared by the United States and Canada are now protected by law under the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, an international agreement that creates a management partnership between the two countries.