Jonathon VanDam learns a hard lesson at the Sunshine Showdown
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.
There's nothing new about jerking a minnow-style lure. But how is it that jerkbaits have become everyone's "secret weapon" lately?
Leave it to high octane Kevin VanDam to turn a slowpoke finesse tactic like drop shotting into a power fishing presentation.
Editor's note: This is a supplement to the article Jerk Deep for a Change. Read the full story <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/bassmaster/fishingtips/news/story?page=BT_bonus_201102_deep_jerk">here</a>.
Dave Mercer claims that emceeing the Classic in the New Orleans Arena is the first job he's ever studied for.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Edwin Evers rolled the dice on Toyota's new Bonus Bucks tow-vehicle incentive program.
Kota Kiriyama's blowout win in the 2008 Elite Series tournament on Lake Erie was no accident. His 93 pounds of smallmouth caught over four days, an average approaching 5 pounds per fish, were the result of a practice strategy that began several years earlier. While the average weekend angler may not have the time to approach every lake the same way, it provides a template for discovering subtle offshore structure.
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.
Tips from John Murray about Light Line Manifesto