When practicing on the Florida fisheries, I definitely try to cover a lot of water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard opinion among the anglers fishing the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open presented by Allstate was that the tournament couldn’t be won on Toho.
Notes from the final day of the Southern Open.
Celebrate the birthday of the late fishing legend Jose Wejebe this weekend by posting your fishing photos in social media with the hashtag #fishforjose.