Topwater wizard Zell Rowland gives us tips on finesse topwater fishing.
In the not-too-distant past, the mention of the word "finesse" to bass anglers would be followed by snickers. Anglers pictured wimpy rods and tiny baits hardly the image hard-core fishermen wanted to project.
Soon after large creature baits proved their stuff, lure makers introduced downsized versions. Do they measure up to their larger predecessors?
Joe Thomas gives us tips on locating structure and how to fish it properly.
Water covered with a thick carpet of vegetation represents bass fishing's ultimate approach/avoidance conflict.
There are days when bass roam far from their home base in a brushpile or weedbed, but more often, you've got to hit or penetrate the cover with your baits to catch fish.
Most lines used in bass fishing are nylon monofilaments, although recently manufacturers introduced braided, gel-spun polyethylene a superstrong, superthin fishing line. Monofilament and "multifilament" lines have very different properties.
"BASS came into being because I was able to convince a few stalwarts that my ideas about bass tournaments and conservation weren't totally crazy."
In this article, you can read stories about soldier anglers who escaped the stresses of war by enjoying the challenge, relaxation and companionship of fishing on some very unique waters.
It's no wonder so much attention has been devoted to such classic smallmouth lakes as Champlain, St. Clair, Dale Hollow and Pickwick. Those big bodies of water surrender some truly monster-size bass.