Topics: California

Thompson goes spoon jigging for Clear Lake win

Mar 4, 2008

Zach Thompson surprised himself with how effective his decision was to change lures two days into the Citgo Bassmaster Western Open

VanDam climbs into Classic lead

Feb 24, 2008

BIRMINGHAM — Kalamazoo's Kevin VanDam lived up to his reputation as the "Tiger Woods" of bass fishing, roaring from 19th place into the lead as the Bassmaster Classic heads into today's final round on Lay Lake. In Tiger-like fashion, VanDam put together a rally to catch 19 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday — including the 5 pound, 7 ounce lunker of the day — to take a slim 9-ounce lead with 32 pounds, 15 ounces.

2008 March Lunker Club

Feb 11, 2008

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

2008 February Lunker Club

Jan 22, 2008

Bassmaster Magazine readers submit their lunkers for publication in the February 2008 issue.

Spooning

Dec 4, 2007

There's not a better way to evaluate the effectiveness of a product than the test of time. And it's tough to find a fishing lure that's been around longer, and fooled a larger variety of fish, than the spoon. They take cod from the Atlantic and Pacific, trout from mountain streams and pike from weedy lakes and reservoirs. Spoons take their share of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, too.

The Lure

Dec 3, 2007

Nate Bettencourt explains the process of producing custom baits.

Into the big time

Nov 19, 2007

The 50 competors for the 2008 Bassmaster Classic have been determined.

Feeling the heat

Nov 1, 2007

This is the so-called off-season for Gutierrez, a Bassmaster Elite Series angler and two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier who fishes tournaments only on his vacation time.

The Finesse Way, Part 4 of 4

Oct 25, 2007

Read how California's Don Iovino sings the praises of finesse doodling and how tackle, rigging and his 5 Dos for Doodling give the information that perfects his technique.

Back of the Boat: Gearing Up Part 3 of 3

Oct 25, 2007

In this article, you can read how California co-angler Tom Frink decides what tackle he needs to win the tournament.

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