The field for the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series is set. With 102 top professional anglers from 25 states and Japan, the lineup is the strongest ever and the largest since 2008.
Paul Wagner of the Michigan Bass Anglers Club shares his point of view as a boater in club tournaments.
This is a big week for me and it has nothing to do with fishing. Thursday was the opener of our deer firearms season and the bucks are chasing does. Although it’s the gun season, you can still hunt with a bow, something I really love. I went with my sons a few times during the early archery season. We saw some deer but didn’t take a shot. We’re not seeing the deer we saw a few years ago. Our numbers are down here in southern Michigan due to the EHD virus that has hit us the past couple of years.
Once water temperatures settle into the low 60s and mid 50s and the lakes are being drawn to winter pool, big fish go on the prowl.
We’re having a warming trend here in Michigan this week which brings me to a pattern that a lot of anglers overlook.
Elite Series pro Jonathon VanDam inks new deal for rods, reels and line.
The 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series has plenty of challenges for everyone.
Two Michigan teens now advance to next summer's Northern Divisional.
The spinnerbait is a great tool for the power fisherman because you can cover water and fish fast — my specialty.
With all due respect to the great fishing in the South, there is nothing I like better than fishing for smallmouth in Michigan this time of year.