The 2014 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series has something for everyone — whether they’re a top professional angler, an aspiring pro or simply a fan of the sport.
In today's tackle market, anglers have access to all types of swimbaits ... hundreds, in fact. Some are molded from plastics; others are crafted from wood; still others combine these materials — all to form an artificial lure that can swim through the water like a live baitfish. They obviously sell well, as virtually every tackle outlet on the planet offers them. The reason? Swimbaits catch fish!
Fish are fish but that’s where the similarity ends when it comes to largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. In my experience they’re two very different kinds of fish, and it takes two very different approaches to catch them.
It’s been a while since 2006 when I last won a B.A.S.S. professional event. I have to say it feels good to be back in the winner’s circle.
For some reason when my fishing partner told me, "db I'll get the ice in the morning," he seemed to not understand me when I said, "cool man, I'll bring the mix."
Wheeler Lake used to be the place to go when you wanted lots of action with 12- to 15-inch bass. Now it’s also producing the heavyweights.
Young anglers participated in Kurt Dove’s Pro Bass Camp, where roasting marshmallows takes a back seat to fishing Lake Amistad out of a bass rig.
Cliff Crochet has said he will ban taxes if he gets voted into Toyota All-Star Week. Doubtful. But several pros are offering donations to charity and gifts for fans if they win the vote.
Bringing in the biggest bass of the tournament, a 9-pound beast, the Tennessee native scored a 2013 Triton 18XS.
If your B.A.S.S. Nation club has participated in a project that has either helped control invasive aquatic plants or helped native vegetation thrive, your club has the chance to win $1,500.