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Bass in the Deep Grass

Feb 15, 2008

Read how Charley Hartley, although not a psychic. seems to have extrasensory skills when it comes to finding bass.

Berkley Tacklebox: Deep Thoughts: How leaving the bank can yield more bass

Feb 13, 2008

To watch the average bass tournament, the outcome is so often decided on who finds the best stretch of bank. But what happens when the shallow bite isn't there? Where do you go when the fish have closed the bank?

My Classic go-to bait

Feb 12, 2008

It's no secret. Every Bassmaster Classic qualifier has a "go-to" bait, and I'm no exception. A go-to bait is the one we throw when the going gets tough something we know will catch bass. This year's Classic on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina will likely have some cold water, and the bass will probably be deep.

Wacky jig offers crazy results

Feb 12, 2008

Japanese anglers are a remarkable group. In a land of highly pressured small lakes and fierce competition, they've produced some of the most enthusiastic and talented tournament anglers in the world. And, because of that pressure, limited access and competition, they're some of the most innovative, as well.

Diary of an Outdoor Writer Virgin

Feb 12, 2008

Catching a fish is catching a fish. But when your fishing buddy falls out of the boat doing it, now that's a story. I'm an outdoor writer that writes about your father putting his arm across your shoulder, what you saw in the campfire smoke — the legend, not the hunt

2008 March Lunker Club

Feb 11, 2008

This gallery features images that were submitted for the March 2008 edition of the Bassmaster Lunker Club.

Return of a champion

Feb 11, 2008

He may have been away for two years, but he was never far away, and now that he's returning to BASS competition for the 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series, Mark Davis admits he's not only excited but also looking forward to the challenges he faces.

Classic XXXVII Feb. 23-25, 2007

Feb 11, 2008

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. It's been in Boyd Duckett's mind to join the BASSMASTER Elite Series Tour for some time and this was to be the year he pulled the trigger, but first he had to attend to more important things.

Elite Destinations: Lake Amistad

Feb 8, 2008

This will be the third consecutive year the pros will compete on the Rio Grande reservoir in the Battle on the Border. Easily one of the premier bass fisheries in the nation, Amistad has become a favorite stop on the Elite circuit. Last season, rookie Derek Remitz won with a total of 111 pounds, 7 ounces, and three other pros broke the 100-pound mark, helping to emphasize what a remarkable fishery Amistad is.

Elite Destinations: Harris Chain of Lakes

Feb 8, 2008

The 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series begins on one of central Florida's most challenging waterways, the Harris Chain of Lakes, which actually consists of nine separate bodies of water. The pros, however, generally fish only six of them: Lake Harris and Little Lake Harris, Eustis, Griffin, Yale and Dora.