When the weather gets chilly, Elite Series anglers have their go-to lures.
Schedule your next fishing trip with the Astro Tables' peak fishing times.
Here are some common bass fishing phrases and what they really mean ... in plain English. 10 Bass Fishing to English translations
In this episode of Ultimate Fish Camp, we go behind the scenes with the Chapmans and other Elites to find out their criteria for a great campsite.
Brandon Card wants to know how many hours you have spent practicing the craft of bass fishing.
This Ken's 10 is all about the special language spoken by bass anglers. Read more
Most anglers have their favorite summertime lures, from deep diving crankbaits to spoons and jigs, but Elite pro Jason Christie believes you should add “big worms” to the list.
Think you know something about B.A.S.S. and the storied beginnings of professional bass fishing? Make sure to get your facts straight. Get a fact
Floating, hollow-bodied frogs are far more versatile than most anglers could imagine. Bassmaster wanted to know exactly how versatile, so it asked readers for their best frog tips. Read more
Yearning for the 100-yard cast? Yeah, me, too. But I’m not holding my breath. There are times, though, when if you could only reach out a few more yards ... Read more
Bassmaster Magazine's annual ranking of the best bass fishing lakes is the official word on where you want to fish. Top 100 Photos
Targeting creek channel turns is always a good bet for finding fish in the food mood. Read more
Find out which prespawn baits were top performers for champ Mike McClelland and the rest of the Top 12 on Table Rock Lake. Read more
Can Dr. Gary Schwarz grow a 23-pound bass? Research, current shock data and his track record indicates that he can. Read more
"Big Bass" Bobby Lane is an expert when it comes to taking giants during the spawning season.
If there’s a better angler than Shaw Grigsby at catching bass off beds, he’s hiding under a rock somewhere. Use these tips from the sight fishing master to up your odds this spring.
Focusing on regional tactics to tempt a smallmouth bite will improve your odds of hooking up this month.
Despite the coldest winter in decades and frigid water temperatures, Lake Guntersville put on a show for the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic.
As the dust settles on the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, inquiring minds want to know which lures got the job done.
Kevin Short shares his 3 best tips for modifying crankbaits to get more bites under tough, cold-water conditions.
When monster-size bass are on the prowl, these Elite Series pros up the ante to load the livewell.
Bassmaster Magazine's annual listing of the Top 100 Best Bass Lakes got us thinking ... which lakes should rank as America's top "topwater" lakes?
Elite Series pro Jonathan VanDam takes on a mystery lake. See how his day unfolded.
Don't be a fairweather fisherman! Be prepared for whatever the weather holds with these tips from Elite Series pros.
Most of the nation is in an ice box, and that means it’s ice fishing season in Michigan.
We asked some of the top bass fisherman on the planet their tips for tackling small waters. Here are their secrets.
Spring may seem a long way off, but now is the time to start thinking about that trip to waters you’ve dreamed of fishing.
Just because the water's getting cold doesn't mean you have to abandon power techniques. Bass still have to eat! Here are Kevin VanDam's top 5 baits for the cold.
If you're new to bass fishing, we've got you covered. Check out this video series to get started in the pursuit of our beloved black bass!
If you like power fishing and big smallmouth bass, fall is the right time for you!
They're fun, but sometimes frustrating. Here are Elite Series pro J Todd Tucker's tips for how to get more out of your swimbaits.
Crankbaits are some of the most lifelike lures at a basser's disposal. Here's how four Elite Series pros stay on fish all year with seasonal crankbaits.
A win on Alabama's Wheeler Lake in 1998 helped launch Randy Howell's professional bass fishing career. Get his tips for targeting the Alabama reservoir in September.
Fishing suspended bait isn’t like targeting a laydown. However, if anglers branch out to open water bassin’ when bass chase bait, the payoff can be huge.
Get violent reactions with the newest generation of bass fishing soft baits introduced at ICAST 2013.
Five Elite Series pros share their top three jig trailer picks and secrets for how and when to fish 'em.
When bass burrow into matted grass and shallow slop, these pros happily wallow right in there to dig them out. Here are some of their fave baits for wrestling bass from the gunk.
When you get bogged down in the vegetation, try a frog on for size.
Elite Series pro Stephen Browning shows off his secret small water weapons.
Elite Series pro Keith Combs takes on Lake J, a lake he has never seen before, and races the clock to locate and catch bass in the seven hours allotted.
Slumps are a part of life for anyone who fishes competitively, even former Classic champ Mark Davis.
Former Classic champ Chris Lane offers three tips for fishing his home lake — Alabama's Lake Guntersville.
If you're a fisherman, you're likely a collector, too. Here are some tips on how you can take collecting to the next level.
Check out these unusual baits and the unorthodox methods the pros employ to catch bass with them.
Bass tackle guru Aaron Martens has a hook for every occasion. Here are his five favorites. Get hooked >
Elite Series pro John Crews wants you to be a better cold-water cranker.
According to Bassmaster Classic champ Chris Lane, right now — today — is when you should be fishing the mats.
Kevin VanDam explains how to take the next step and start baitcasting
Has your gear taken over your garage? Here are some tips to fight back!
When bass and shad move into the backs of creeks, Kevin VanDam recommends throwing small cranks early.
Don't miss Kevin VanDam's top five clues to knowing when and where to find bass this time of year.
Whether you are facing pressured bass or just want to try something different, these rigs top the list.
On The Livewell, Tommy Sanders gets Elite pro Scott Rook's best tips and top lure choices for fall.
Power fishing master Kevin VanDam likes a spinnerbait for fall because you can cover water and fish fast.
Flipping and pitching master Denny Brauer fine tunes his strategy as the days start to shorten and waters start to cool.
When forthcoming rainstorms send the barometer into a tizzy, Kevin VanDam gears up for the feeding frenzy.
Though a lot of anglers don't take them out until fall, buzzbaits can be just what you need to get a summer bite going.
Save time and money with these tackle and boat organization tips from Elite Series pro Charlie Hartley.
See how the Top 12 finalists at the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #2 unlocked Table Rock.
When bass begin their fall migration to the shallows, bust out your spinning tackle and tie on a drop shot.
Kevin VanDam shares his tips for adapting lures and baits to better target spawning bass.
Elite Series pro and jig trailer guru Greg Vinson shares his five favorite jig trailers.
In Florida, where bass spawn for six months, fishermen learn to bed fish out of necessity.
Aaron Martens will take any advantage he can get come the spawn. Here are some of his best tips.
No matter where you live, the bass are thinking about the spawn by now. Find out how to catch them from a master.
This former Classic champ and AOY says you can leave most of your baits at home. All you need are jigs!
If your garage looks like a tackle shop exploded, then it's time to clean up your act.
Try these tips from a man who has more lunkers to his credit than most of us can dream about.
Kevin VanDam is fired up about the new Alabama rig and he has a few ideas about how he'll be fishing it.
Paul Elias thinks the Alabama rig is not a flash-in-the-pan phenomenon but a new year-round tool.
Go underwater with the Alabama rig in this animated video of bass fishing's hottest new lure.
Are you a tournament angler? Mark Davis has advice on where you should be fishing.
Flipping expert Denny Brauer details the upside of the fall drawdown.
Paul Elias just won $100K with this rig and that's just the beginning.
When lakes "turn over" things can turn ugly for bass fishing ... unless you follow Edwin Ever's advice.
Sometimes bass prefer a snack-size offering over a full meal. Find out when and how to serve up slim topwaters.
You can cover water and target big bass ... just like KVD.
Trigger more strikes with these special swimbait rigs favored by Elite Series pros.
Kick back and take a page from the schooling bass textbook of four talented Elite Series anglers.
Most of the bass around the country are in the postspawn by now. A lot of anglers don’t realize it, but this can be a really good time to flip and pitch for bass.