Challenging best describes the 2003-2004 tournament season as new qualifying formats, stiff competition, unpredictable weather and diverse waters put the competitors to the test.
His friends talked him into going on The Bachelor, but Byron Velvick just wanted to get back on the water.
The common practice is to catch the five bass permitted daily, regardless of size, then start looking for larger fish. Brauer, by contrast, targets larger bass from the moment the first practice day begins.
Over the years, Bassmaster Tournament Trail veterans have prided themselves on being able to compete and catch fish under virtually all types of weather conditions - including snow and ice storms, wind and high waves, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. No one actually enjoys fishing in such adversity, but nonetheless, anglers have learned how to deal with them.
"Winter is one of my favorite times, especially for clear man-made reservoirs."
Caution, before you use the new elastomeric superplastics do your homework, it's totally different than what you're used to.
Age, agility and experience was all that separated the anglers casting in the inaugural Junior Bassmaster World Championship from a similar competition universally accepted as the sport's most prestigious event.
Today, many successful fishermen take full advantage of current technology to efficiently record, organize and retrieve vital information that can pay big dividends in the present and future.
In this article, you can read how anglers have been fishing floating worms on top for years, but according to South Carolinian Davy Hite, "Sometimes you need a different presentation or lure profile to get bass to bite."
For many Bassmasters, competing in tournaments is what bass fishing is all about. Every angler with a competitive streak, whether he fishes against other members of his local bass club or on the pro circuit, dreams of scoring a great catch in a tournament and ending up in the winner's circle.