Sure, a shaky head puts bass in the boat. A drop shot can be a prime time limit-getter. And a Carolina rig will allow you to understand the bottom of your favorite lake.
To most bass fishermen, there's nothing better than an explosive strike on a topwater bait. Whether that bait is a buzzbait or a hollow-bodied frog, anglers are seemingly hooked on the water-shattering bites that either can elicit.
Here's a quick rundown of the Sunshine Showdown's leaders, and their setups.
If this were any place else but Florida, Brian Snowden could already be counting his money from winning the Bassmaster Elite Series Sunshine Showdown.
If you're in Central Florida and you can't afford the rollercoasters in Orlando, enter a tournament on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
Weather warnings barked out from bullhorns by BASS officials cautioned the boaters to be wary of today's forecast, calling for winds to gust to 35 mph from the south with damaging straight-line winds blowing across the area with the approach of a strong frontal passage.
If you could use some inspiration for overcoming adversity, you need only look at the top of the Day One leaderboard
Omori, who first came to the United States in 1992 understanding hardly a word of English, finished with 39 pounds, 2 ounces.
Adjusting to water movement. Adjusting to changing light conditions. Adjusting to an influx of muddy water. Adjusting to the unseen impact of spectator boat traffic. And more.
America's 35 most important bass waters that have figured prominently in the evolution of angling.