Peter Thliveros took fishing a soft plastic minnow bait to the next level when he popularized the "Petey Rig," featuring a finesse weight pegged 10 to 12 inches in front of a weightless, Texas rigged Fluke.
Over the course of his career, Grigsby has developed an affinity for spinning tackle and refined the best technique for landing big fish on light line.
This gallery features images from the 2008 Elite Series Sunshine Showdown tournament. The tournament was held on the Harris Chain of Lakes, Florida.
The Bassmaster Classic usually brings out the finest performances of bass fishing's elite anglers, so any blunders can prove costly in this test of the best.
When you read this, I'll be on the road again headed toward Florida for the start of the Elite season. I can't wait.
Toad fishing is for most fishermen a no-brainer. Cast this bait with a stiff rod and braided line, hold the rod up and crank fast enough to make the legs sputter on the surface. That might be good enough for weekend warriors, but toad fishing gets more involved when you make your living casting for cash, according to Frank Scalish of Cleveland, Ohio.
One of the mantras that I live by is that preparation is more important than game day. Usually that means putting in your time on the water scouting before cutoffs and then buckling down during the actual practice days.
The 2011 Wounded Warriors tournament was held during the Central Open #1. The Wounded Warriors program pairs B.A.S.S. pros with veterans who were wounded while serving our country.
The Bassmaster Classic is one of the most comprehensively covered tournaments in the world, and the droves of reporters leave few stones unturned when it comes to getting the stories.
Costa sunglasses recently signed on as the title sponsor for Bassmaster Elite Series angler Casey Ashley. The news comes as Ashley prepares to compete in the 2011 Elite Series, starting with The Sunshine Showdown Mar. 10 - 13, in Tavares, Fla. This is Ashley's fifth year competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series, with nine Top 10 tournament finishes to his name. He has been a member of Costa's pro staff since 2007.