I can't think of a single tournament stop where I haven't met at least one person who made the trip better in some way.
At Cayuga Lake, the final of eight full-field events this season, each Elite Series pro has a shot at a first-place prize of $100,000 and an automatic qualification for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
In the late 1990s B.A.S.S. acquired a small fleet of live release boats for its livery of tournament equipment. The idea then and now is to evenly disperse healthy bass throughout a tournament fishery.
Perhaps one of the most serene and remote places where both smallmouth and largemouth lurk in the state, you are as likely to stumble upon a moose here as another angler.
There is nearly 80 square miles of water to angle here, and fishermen get to choose from both smallmouth and largemouth.
For anglers who prefer largemouth, target the shallow, weedy sections of Cayuga, Otisco and Consensus lakes.
The late arrival of summer has Lake Champlain’s bass fishing behind schedule, but it should be back on track during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate July 31-Aug. 2.
Last weekend I made what I call a suicide trip to New York to prefish Cayuga Lake.
The road less traveled led straight to victory Sunday for Jacob Wheeler in the inaugural Bassmaster BASSfest event.
Almost since the beginning, B.A.S.S. has worked to shake things up with different tournament formats.