In this article read about the controversy that fills the air over Carolina rigging. Texan Kelly Jordon says, "It's a macho thing, while North Carolina pro Marty Stone hates the technique and states that he won't do it.
Close your eyes, reach into your tacklebox and grab a topwater bait. Chances are, it will catch bass. Maybe not right now. Maybe not even today or tomorrow - but sooner or later, every surface bait you own will pull a largemouth up from the depths and into your boat. Knowing which one to use, however, shouldn't be left to chance, and the country's top pros can't rely on a roll of the dice. They have to know, without a hint of a doubt, which bait will produce and which one won't. Their livelihoods depend on it.
Texas resource managers restocked Brazos River impoundments with Florida-strain bass this spring.
Ish Monroe explains why his 'cheat rig' works better if the sun's out.
Marty Stone explains 'finesse flippin' which has served him well in tournaments.
Roland Martin and a host of other pro anglers explain the importance of sensitivity to feeling while fishing.
Jack Raymond explains what belly boating is.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Ish Monroe made it possible for Scotty Goldman, suffering with an inoperable brain tumor, to fish with his idol, Michael Iaconelli.
The 2008 Bassmaster Classic was not, by all accounts,a record breaker but still exciting.
BIRMINGHAM — Kalamazoo's Kevin VanDam lived up to his reputation as the "Tiger Woods" of bass fishing, roaring from 19th place into the lead as the Bassmaster Classic heads into today's final round on Lay Lake. In Tiger-like fashion, VanDam put together a rally to catch 19 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday — including the 5 pound, 7 ounce lunker of the day — to take a slim 9-ounce lead with 32 pounds, 15 ounces.