Veteran bass pro Stacey King says this is what you want to feel when testing reels in a store
April showers bring more than May flowers. They also jump-start some of the best bass fishing of the year, says former Bassmaster Classic Champion Mark Davis of Mt. Ida, Ark. When sudden rainfall washes into the backs of pockets and tributary creeks, the fishing can turn on quickly, and for a few hours or days thereafter, this will be the best bassin' opportunity on the lake.
To catch that biggest bass of your lifetime, you need to know where the mammoths hang out. The solution is to learn to recognize their lairs and invade them with the proper lures. Let ol' Unc share with you 10 proven hangouts for lunkers, and the tactics that do the catching.<br>
Can you handle the truth about fishing reels?
Everyone loves the spinnerbait.
Ever wonder how a BASS pro would fare on your home lake that little body of water down the road where you and your buddies fish for bass? That's the premise behind Bassmaster's reality series, "A Day on the Lake." Here, we put the leading competitors on the pro BASS tour on small "mystery" lakes, then give them seven hours to figure out a viable pattern while we log everything they do to locate and catch bass.
When you're unsure where bass are located in a big lake and searching for a bite, what's the best lure to use?
Because the upcoming Elite Series stop on Falcon Lake will be a first for the BASS organization, one would think there would be plenty Elite anglers wondering what to expect from the 78,000-plus acre fishery that straddles the Texas/Mexico border.
As goes the intro to that song you hear at darn near every sporting event — "Y'all ready for this?"
The Lone Star Shootout presented by Longhorn marks the first time BASS has visited Falcon Lake in Zapata, Texas. The mainstream reservoir on the Rio Grande River has a surface area of 83,654 acres, and anglers consider it a fishery capable of record-breaking weights.