Ish Monroe and John Crews were up until 11 p.m. the night before he began fishing the Champion's Choice presented by Toyota Tundra because as persons born after Jan. 1, 1974, they are required by Vermont law to take a boater safety course before motoring around Lake Champlain.
When David Hayes caught his 11-pound, 15-ounce brown bass from Dale Hollow Lake in 1955, he knew it was bigger than any smallmouth he had ever seen before.
Controversy swirls around this fish that stood as the world record for more than 40 years and now splits the record keeping authorities squarely down the middle.
"You can have an idea on Sunday morning but you never know which couple of guys are going to make a leap and change the show."
Immediately following the Elite Empire Chase at Lake Erie, qualifying pros will drive back across the state to Oneida Lake for the second Major of the season, the Bassmaster Memorial.
The Bassmaster Elite Series pros return July 12-15 to Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Lake Champlain for the Champion's Choice event and hope to experience the same great fishing action they had at last year's Elite event.
When Kevin VanDam was finished, resulting in one more victory for the biggest name in bass fishing, he wasn't shy about disclosing the details of his first-place formula for the Sooner Run presented by Longhorn Tobacco.
Elite Series pro Tim Horton targets slight depth changes during the postspawn. These are oftentimes the first stops for bass after they leave the shallows.
Water releases from a dam cause reservoir bass to settle into a daily routine that anglers can easily pattern.
There are few things in bass fishing more enjoyable than cranking shallow, visible cover.