Kevin VanDam continues to "bring Sexy back" to bass fishing, relying primarily on a Strike King Series 5 crankbait in the Sexy Shad color pattern and a Strike King Sexy Spoon.
I can't tell you the first time I read all about thermoclines and how bass don't live beneath them, but I've read that same thing lots of times since then, and — based on my personal experience — it just ain't so.
All modern hooks are sharp and any style will hook a bass securely if it's inside their mouth. There's never a problem with that.
This one was really small and not obvious at all. I think that's why the other guys missed it.
Fishing it right means going back every so often during the day to see if they're biting. And, when they are biting, only taking what you need for the day. Save the rest for another day.
"I made a 45-mile run, maybe 50, to a backwater spot I found in practice that I knew held quality bass. I fished there about 30 minutes before she took my lure.
Nowhere else will you find athletes so willing to go out of their way to help others, even when there's nothing tangible in it for them.
A former Junior Bassmasters state champion and his dad won the Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation's 19th annual Spring Fling at Pomme de Terre Lake.
According to some observers, the number of college students participating in organized college bass fishing tournaments more than doubles every year.
Read Kevin Wirth's discussion of the fishing conditions of both Kentucky and Barkley Lakes for the 2008 Elite Series Bluegrass Brawl tournament.