With the air temperature soaring above the 100-degree mark and the water temperature in the upper 80s, conditions seemed ideal for Skeet Reese to catch bass either deep cranking or on a 10-inch Berkley Power Worm during this year's Elite Series event on Fort Gibson Lake.
Tracking bass in the early fall reminds Stephen Browning of a similar hit-and-miss situation he encounters in the deer woods.
While growing up in Minnesota, Derek Remitz honed his skills catching bass on jerkbaits. He still considers jerkbait fishing one of his favorite techniques but since he has become an Elite Series pro and moved to Alabama, he has also grown fond of a jig because of its big fish potential.
Versatility can be a virtue for tournament competitors ... if they use the proper tools of the trade. Kevin VanDam on rod choices
The grass might be greener in the spring, but aquatic vegetation can still be a lush dwelling for bass to hang out in the fall.
There's been a "whole lotta shakin' goin' on" lately when the fishing becomes difficult in Elite Series events.
Gerald Swindle on skipping docks: Docks + shade = bass
Banging his namesake lure across the bottom of Fort Gibson Lake produced a victory for Tommy Biffle at the AutoZone Sooner Run Elite Series event in June.
The Yuletide season usually heralds the time when many bass anglers think deep to catch their favorite quarry.
The tournament day was getting late, and Bobby Lane knew he needed 14 pounds, but he was one kicker fish away from making the final cut.