Controversy swirls around this fish that stood as the world record for more than 40 years and now splits the record keeping authorities squarely down the middle.
Manubu Kurita wins a Big Bass trophy with is record tying catch
It's springtime, and in the spring they say a young man's fancy turns to love. But in the spring, a fisherman's mind turns to bass — big bass!
When I think of smallmouth bass lures, I always start with the jig. It's all there, really. Everything you need to catch a brown bass can be found in that hunk of lead, strands of hair, rubber or silicone and a hook.
David Hayes was stripped of his crown for catching the largest smallmouth. It took 10 years to correct but all's well in the end.
When David Hayes caught his 11-pound, 15-ounce brown bass from Dale Hollow Lake in 1955, he knew it was bigger than any smallmouth he had ever seen before.