Editor's note: In an effort to alert anglers to the danger that their freedom to fish will be taken from them, BASSMASTER and several other magazines have agreed to run the following column by Mike Nussman, president and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA).
Having decided to undergo laser vision correction surgery, read how Ken Cook has improved vision and can better see fish in the water.
Two of Florida's most famous big bass lakes are facing an uncertain future.
Salina Bassmaster, Jason Heis, has a knack for catching big bass and smallmouth.
State federation members on lakes and rivers coast-to-coast and beyond are cashing in big time on the Berkley Trilene, FireLine and Power Bait Big Bass Program.
This election year, just as those before it, I found myself reflecting on the last four years. That's not uncommon. I believe most of us found ourselves in the same boat. Another four years and "still" chasing that elusive 12-pound bass and, oh, yeah, another presidential race.
Water covered with a thick carpet of vegetation represents bass fishing's ultimate approach/avoidance conflict.
"BASS came into being because I was able to convince a few stalwarts that my ideas about bass tournaments and conservation weren't totally crazy."
In this article, you can read stories about soldier anglers who escaped the stresses of war by enjoying the challenge, relaxation and companionship of fishing on some very unique waters.
How's this for the ultimate "Spring Break" trip: a fishing trip to a fishery that set a BASS all-time heavyweight catch, and if you're lucky a trip to a nearby lake where the bass grow big and rarely see lures tossed by tournament anglers.