Twenty years ago, there wasn't much of a debate over when the best time to use a spinnerbait was. If the conditions were overcast, the water was stained or there was a stiff breeze, the spinnerbait got the nod.
LEWISVILLE, Texas -- Seldom does a bit of news make your life flash before your eyes. As cliché as it sounds, that's what happened to Debra Hengst on December 22, 2010 when she was told that she had breast cancer.
This album features photos from the 2011 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo.
A look at Classic tournaments that's received plenty of attention.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Lew's proudly announces that Bassmaster Elite Series angler and former Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tim Horton has picked Lew's for his choice of reels, starting immediately. The popular Muscle Shoals, Ala., angler's decision to join Lew's places him among other high profile anglers who have recently signed with the brand that is turning heads in the fishing industry.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. While many fishing tackle companies have been trimming their pro staffs, the Lew's team continues to get stronger. Lew's, a great tradition in American bass fishing equipment, has been busily assembling a group of high-profile anglers to help launch their new lineup of baitcast and spinning reels and rods for 2011.
Bassmaster Elite Series angler Mark Menendez announces that he has joined Team Lew's.
Each spring, as bass anglers head to the water, ready to dust the cobwebs away from a winter-long hiatus, they're faced with a conundrum; suspending jerkbait or floating jerkbait?
For the tournament bass angler, a successful day on the water is measured by the total weight of the best five bass and not the number of bass caught. Culling through scores of smaller bass means more time spent unhooking and re-rigging, and less time with the bait in the water. Even the causal weekend bass angler can appreciate a pair of 4-pound largemouth compared to a dozen "dinks."
During the 2009 Elite Series campaign, a variety of baits and techniques where used to secure victories. However, in many of those wins, the lure that put an angler in position to win faltered in the home stretch and had to be replaced by an alternate bait on the final day of competition.