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.
Some of the pro tells us how to set the hook so that you're less likely to loss the fish.
Big fish drive most bass anglers' fantasies, and throughout much of the country, February is the most likely month for catching that lunker of a lifetime. And the most likely place to do so? "Riprap banks," Denny Brauer answers without the least pause for consideration.<br>
Denny Brauer on when to stay or go from a spot.
Standard weedguards are designed to be fished on lines from 15-pound-test on up. When you use those same jigs with lighter line, or when you start fishing deeper, that weedguard becomes, in effect, a fishguard.
It's important for every angler to develop his own fishing style, whether he's a power fisherman like I am, a finesse specialist or a flipper and pitcher. The key is to find a style you enjoy and that works for you more often than no
His boat garnered almost 50 percent of all votes cast in the final round, earning him the grand prize, $10,000 cash.
"Now this pattern may not always be that good, but it's very consistent. In summer, flipping and pitching around deep docks is by far my favorite technique."