Making it to the Elite Series has been a dream of 17 year old Cody Detweiler's for the past 10 years.
Fishing docks was a big part of Elite Series angler Preston Clark's youth in Florida.
Florida pro Patrick Pierce explains that bass like to be comfortable, and if you find their comfort zone start flipping.
Bassmaster Magazine readers submit their lunkers for publication in the September/October 2009 issue.
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Four of the 2008 Elite Series Citrus Slam on the Kissimmee Chain, near Lake Wales, Florida.
Once you've won a bass tournament or caught a 10-pounder, what challenge lies ahead with your favorite sport? Bassmaster editors have a dandy for you — they call it the BASS Slam and consider it a must for every serious fisherman's bucket list.
I imagine I'm preaching to the choir when I say there are few things that get an angler's heart racing like a bass exploding on a topwater bait. On Lady Bird Lake in Austin, I had a 5-pound northern strain breach on my plug like the Red October.
After driving into the early morning hours, we arrived in Austin, Texas, in anticipation of a full day ahead. With only a day left to fish, and the reality that we'd have to cut out the Louisiana swing we had to find a place close by that we could catch a northern from kayaks while we waited for the Guadalupe River outfitters to open their doors.
On paper, catching all eight species of bass in five days sounded like a superior plan. But it was more difficult than we anticipated as we found ourselves questioning the Guadalupe.
ORLANDO: The annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades is more than just a trade show. It's a mixture of fun, function and folly. In addition to creating an opportunity for media and buyers to view (and in a few cases actually test) new products, it's also an opportunity to take the pulse of an industry that's been hit very, very hard in the past decade.