Being a VanDam in the bass fishing trade cuts two ways. High-quality, reliable advice is usually available, and it opens a lot of doors; family history and reputation counts for something in this business.
When the water temperature is in the 40s or low 50s, the fishing can be really tough. And few conditions are tougher than cold water that's stained or muddy. In fact, it may just be the worst scenario for winter bass fishing.
A 19-year-old kid almost won the Bassmaster Southern Open tournament on the St. John's River in Florida last weekend. In a sport where the last three Elite Series Rookies of the Year were ages 25 (Derek Remitz in '07), 37 (Steve Kennedy in '06) and 30 (Dave Wolak in '06), a teenager at this level of the circuit is borderline astonishing.
With BASS formally up and running in early 1968, founder Ray Scott knew he needed more than just his tournament series to keep existing members interested and new members sending in checks.
Byron Velvick talks about why he likes to use swimbaits.
A soft plastic body attached to a jighead spinner has been a longtime hit combo for panfish anglers, but the concept has never caught on among the bass pro ranks.
That big ol' bass in your favorite lake or pond really doesn't give a hoot how much you pay for your fishing lures.
Welcome to Bassmaster's reality series! Here, we put top BASS pros on small lakes they've never seen before for seven hours, and then log everything they do to locate and catch bass.
Being a Southern guy and seeing as how I won the Bassmaster Classic flipping a Berkley PowerBait Chigger Craw, most people probably don't associate me with shaky head jigs. For a lot of people, fishing with a shaky head means cooler water, smallmouth fishing, things like that. Sometimes, misconceptions abound.