Without a definitive game plan, cold days can turn into a whole lot of looking with not a whole lot of fishing.
By now, the reels are spooled, the hooks have been sharpened and plastics organized and reorganized in trays and storage bins. No doubt, readying the tools of the trade stands essential for Bassmaster Classic competitors, but so is the preparation of their most important piece of equipment -- their bodies.
Why Elite Series pro Mike McClelland is a fan of suspending baits.
Chris Lane gives tips on how to find those hidden honey holes
Michael Iaconelli took Martin Truex Jr for some fishing on Lake Norman and Martin Truex Jr took Iaconelli for a driving lession around the North Carolina Motor Speedway.
Florida asks fishermen to weigh in on new Black Bass Management Plan
Torrential rains late last year caused plenty of havoc for California, but the influx of freshwater has also served to overcome the Golden State's drought conditions and refill many of its top bass fisheries.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Fred Roumbanis gives points on topwater fishing and when to walk and when to pop. It is a question of quality versus quantity.
The Elite Series pro Gerald Swindle sees docks as a personal challenge. He recommends looking at all areas of a dock to mazimize its full potential for bass.
Takahiro Omori relies on shallow running crankbaits for quality bites and quality fish.