The same rod-and-reel setup an angler is likely to prefer for pitching, flipping or fishing Carolina rigs will suffice for creature baits.
Kelly Jordon feels the trouble with Lake Jordan is that there are so many good-looking humps and ledges, but not all of them have any fish on them. He stares at his sonar screen and studies the structure that it's revealing in hopes of finding that elusive mother lode.
Though Florida angler Bobby Lane had put the big smackdown on the rest of the field for three days, in the final going it was closer than anybody thought when Day Four began. Lane wound up with 97 pounds, 9 ounces, 5 1/2 pounds better than runner-up Kevin VanDam, to claim his first Elite Series victory.
In this article, you can read comments by anglers as they reflect on the happenings of the tournaments.
In this article, you can read some interesting stories of how the anglers hope to position themselves to attain their coveted spots.
Read the story of Shaw Grigsy's emergency treble hook removal and Paul Elias' take on technology.
Very few anglers were able to get the big bite at the Tennessee Triton, but there were some that did.
Along a ledge at Kentucky Lake, Bobby Lane has hit paydirt.
Tommy Biffle won the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel with this gear.
Here are the current standings for the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Award, with 3 tournaments left to the 2009 season.