In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Lone Star Shootout on Falcon Lake, near Zapata, Texas.
Bernie Schultz on how to fish in heavy matted grass
Bass will rest under any kind of cover and do not like to be disturbed.
Close your eyes, reach into your tacklebox and grab a topwater bait. Chances are, it will catch bass. Maybe not right now. Maybe not even today or tomorrow - but sooner or later, every surface bait you own will pull a largemouth up from the depths and into your boat. Knowing which one to use, however, shouldn't be left to chance, and the country's top pros can't rely on a roll of the dice. They have to know, without a hint of a doubt, which bait will produce and which one won't. Their livelihoods depend on it.
Bernie Schultz on the pros and cons of using Jerkbaits.
Day One of the 2007 Elite Series Duel in the Delta has Mark Tyler catching a 10-6 bass and in the lead.
The art of the deal is not lost on these Lure Collectors.
Day Two of the 2006 Bassmaster American at Lake Wylie has Timmy Horton at the top of the leaderboard.
If you are ready for a change of pace, try your hand at fishing rocky riprap and seawalls — those obvious shoreline-hugging features found on lakes, rivers and reservoirs across the country.