Up until a few years ago, pro angler Cliff Pace didn't even own a spinning rod. The Mississippi resident relied on tried-and-true "bubba" tactics to excel in tournaments. But once he started to compete against the best of the best in the Bassmaster Elite Series, he realized that he needed to integrate finesse tactics into his arsenal, and that called for spinning tackle.
When bass fishermen get together to compare notes, it often devolves into a competition over whose boat is the fastest, whose boat handles rough water the best or whose boat has the best layout. It's only infrequently that we sit down and compare tow vehicles.
For the first time, the Elite Series Anglers have two years of schedules in front of them. With the recent announcement of the 2009 and 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series, and with a five-month break between the last 2008 event and the Bassmaster Classic, that gives them some time to consider how they'll approach the seasons to come.
Elite Series events of the 2009 season. At the Toyota Trucks Diamond Drive on Arkansas' Lake Dardanelle, an impoundment of the Arkansas River, wind advisories forced the cancellation of the second day of competition, and the same thing occurred the following week at Alabama's Wheeler Lake.
Jon Bondy explains how to be a cold weather warriors.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- It was feast or famine for anglers fishing Day One of the first Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga.
We recently introduced you to 26-year-old Vacaville, Calif., trophy hunter Matt Allen in a story about his swim jig techniques for trophy bass
To Elite Series pro Ish Monroe, lens selection is an extremely important component to success on the water.
Bassmaster's dedicated fans submit photos of their 'Lunkers.'
Alabama gave California a real gift when Coosa River spotted bass were transplanted to the Golden State. The Alabama fish adapted to their new surroundings nicely, making it "Sweet Home California."