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2008 Carolina Clash: Day One Launch

May 15, 2008

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 elite series Carolina Clash on Lake Murray. It is the first days launch.

2008 Carolina Clash: Registration

May 14, 2008

In this photo gallery you will see the 2008 elite series Carolina Clash on Lake Murray in South Carolina. It is registration day.

Elite returns to 'Classic' state

May 14, 2008

Both Davy Hite and Casey Ashley are hoping to cash in on their history on Lake Murray.

Serving up swimbaits

May 14, 2008

The news, when it happens, is nearly always the same: a 15- to 20-pound bass, caught in California, on a swimbait.

Practice Makes Perfect

May 13, 2008

I'm on my way to fish Lake Murray after a short break with my family. We — my wife Sherry, the kids and I — went to New York and visited the Natural History Museum and Ground Zero.

Santee Cooper: How They Did It

May 12, 2008

The second Southern Open, abbreviated by the threat of severe weather, was a study in versatility. The top three places in the event were claimed by anglers throwing different baits to different types of targets. The only thing their Santee Cooper bass had in common was a shallow water home.

Tharp Triumphs at Second Southern

May 12, 2008

Randall Tharp triumphs at bassmaster southern open on Santee Cooper.

The View from the Hill

May 12, 2008

With winning catches of more than 70 pounds the past two years, Clarks Hill Reservoir has become one of the favorite Bassmaster Elite Tour stops, and if the pros have good weather this week, I won't be a bit surprised to see another winning total in that same range.

Wet and Wild

May 12, 2008

I have to admit that I do the great majority of my smallmouth fishing from a nice, big Ranger bass boat, but every so often — right around this time of year — I get an irresistible urge to leave the boat at home and find a creek or small river that holds lots of brown bass.

2008 Southern Open #2: Day Three

May 10, 2008

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 Southern Open #2 on the Santee Cooper in South Carolina day three.