Tips from Kevin VanDam and other pros for fishing in clear water for smallmouth.
Davy Hite pays very close attention to what the fish are telling him.
Scott Rook unexpectedly found himself in deep water and ended up catching his limit in only 30 minutes.
Sometimes, says Oklahoma pro Kenyon Hill, it's better to zig when everyone else zags, a lesson he learned at the Lake Dardanelle Elite 50 last spring near Russellville, Ark. Randy Howell won the event by swimming a jig through the shallows. In fact, just about all of the E-50 pros were targeting the grass, fishing tube baits, jigs and anything else they could swim through the leafy cover. Hill was doing the same thing throughout practice and was catching a few fish. But it didn't feel right.
2002 Bassmaster Open winner Woo Daves says just switch tactics if the bass stop biting in your spot, don't leave.
After all this time the worm still works, a wacky rigged soft plastic worm that is.
Read how the jig-and-pig of this millennium, aside from a few cosmetic changes, is the same as that of the last — a leadhead jig with a rubber skirt, tipped with a pork or plastic trailer.
BIRMINGHAM — Kalamazoo's Kevin VanDam lived up to his reputation as the "Tiger Woods" of bass fishing, roaring from 19th place into the lead as the Bassmaster Classic heads into today's final round on Lay Lake. In Tiger-like fashion, VanDam put together a rally to catch 19 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday — including the 5 pound, 7 ounce lunker of the day — to take a slim 9-ounce lead with 32 pounds, 15 ounces.
That big ol' bass in your favorite lake or pond really doesn't give a hoot how much you pay for your fishing lures.