If Zell Rowland isn't fishing, he's busy developing and improving his craft by designing new lures.
In this article, you can read about the best ways to use the newest soft plastic lures and how the fish like them so much.
Scott Rook, professional angler from Arkansas, recalls numerous examples of how trailer hooks have helped improve his catch rate, but none are as memorable as what he and other pros call the "buzzbait tournament" held on Lake of the Ozarks in 1998. It was the second year Rook fished BASS tournaments, and it turned out to be a major turning point in his career.
Bass are confusing creatures. If you've spent much time trying to catch them, you already know that. One day you can't keep them off your lures. Come back to the same lake a week later, and it seems like every fish has packed a suitcase and left the state. Bass don't travel, of course, at least not out of their home waters, but their moods change often, which is why bass that were so active one day may seem like they have taken a vacation the next time you go fishing. More than likely, something in their homes has changed. Those changes are probably the result of a change in the water temperature or the season. Both play a major role in how bass behave.
What's for dinner? If you are a largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass, the answer might be easy: anything that doesn't try to eat you first. That's good to know if you like to catch bass because with so many food choices, finding a lure that works is sometimes as easy as choosing one that looks good to you.
There are a lot of new names fishing the CITGO Bassmaster Classic this year. A few you may recognize, or not.