Topics: Florida

Scott Ashmore nets new sponsorship

Feb 3, 2015

Newport News, Va. - Ferguson, the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies in the U.S., announces a key partnership for 2015 - with professional angler Scott Ashmore. Ferguson is partnering with Scott Ashmore, Bassmaster Elite Series contender and 2014 Major League Fishing Selects Survival Round winner, continuing their long-standing relationship with the professional angler.

Rodman Reservoir on the ropes

Feb 2, 2015

Great numbers of giant bass are caught from Rodman Reservoir every year. When it's threatened, bass anglers should take notice.

Video: 1977 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 2, 2015

Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, became the first angler to win back-to-back Classics with a catch of 27 pounds, 7 ounces. The seventh annual Bassmaster Classic was held Oct. 26-28, 1977, at Lake Toho, Fla.

Breaking down Florida

Jan 30, 2015

When practicing on the Florida fisheries, I definitely try to cover a lot of water.

B.A.S.S. penalties for Monroe and Poche

Jan 30, 2015

B.A.S.S. announced today that it has completed its investigation of an incident January 16 involving two professional anglers, Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., and Keith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., during the Bassmaster Open tournament on Lake Tohopekaliga, Fla.

Randall Tharp joins Rapala pro staff

Jan 28, 2015

For years, Randall Tharp has used a Rapala knife and cleaning table to prepare dinners of fish caught fresh from the sea. Now he’ll rely on the iconic brand to put food on the table in another way — throwing Rapala baits to win prize money in Bassmaster tournaments. The 2013 Forrest Wood Cup champion has joined Rapala’s pro staff.

Swimming a Texas rig: Oldie but goodie

Jan 27, 2015

I caught an astounding 25 pounds, 1 ounce in one day on Lake Toho by using a technique that’s often overlooked — swimming a Texas rigged worm.

14-pound 'Hall of Famer' protected through Florida's TrophyCatch program

Jan 27, 2015

With the spawning season in full swing across much of the Sunshine State, Florida’s TrophyCatch program is serving as a powerful incentive for anglers to release giant female largemouth bass. The program, now in its third season, offers prizes for anglers who catch, document and release bass that weigh 8 pounds or more. There are three levels of qualification – Lunker (8-9.99 pounds), Trophy (10-12.99) and Hall of Fame (13 or greater) – and each offers a substantial list of prizes.

Techniques from Toho

Jan 26, 2015

Flipping and pitching are dominant ways to catch giant Florida bass, but an array of techniques paid off during the Southern Open on Lake Toho and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

Big turnaround on Friday at the Open

Jan 21, 2015

I don’t think a man could live long enough to experience all the things that can happen when you fish bass tournaments. I really don’t.

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