For many anglers, hook selection is an afterthought. Many times anglers don't consider the hook's wire size, or if it's an extra-wide gap or straight-shank hook, as long as it fits into the body of the bait, it's good to go.
To Elite Series pro Ish Monroe, lens selection is an extremely important component to success on the water.
Torrential rains late last year caused plenty of havoc for California, but the influx of freshwater has also served to overcome the Golden State's drought conditions and refill many of its top bass fisheries.
Nate Wellman of Newaygo, Mich., surprises everyone -- himself included -- when he toted 18 pounds, 6 ounces, to the scales.
Go behind the scenes at the 2010 annual Bassmaster Northern Division Open Tournament.
This BASS reporter's rundown of all the activity in this fall's tournaments.
Elite Series pro Dave Wolak wins the Bassmaster Northern Open # 1 on Lake Champlain.
Dave Wolak takes the lead in the 2010 Northern Open on Lake Champlain.
Travis Manson leads the 2010 Bassmaster Northern Open # 1 on Lake Champlain.
Ish Monroe talks about how he fishes with a straight shank hook. Watch this episode of the Bass Insider to get connected to the pros.