From the Gatortail Worm to the Chunky and the Ditzit, Bobby Ditto was one of the most innovative soft plastics manufacturers the sport has seen.
When I scanned the lakes on the 2012 Elite Series schedule announced this week, it didn’t make me go, “wow.” I have to give the new B.A.S.S. owners credit; the lakes aren’t fabulous but the timing is superb.
It’s the seventh year for the Elite Series competitive bass fishing circuit, and with it comes seven premium venues for the world’s top professional anglers ... plus one “Mystery Lake.”
If you hang around enough tournament weigh ins, you'll hear all kinds of ideas and theories. Some are obviously correct, some are remarkably stupid, and some are up for grabs — they require more information or research before being lumped into one of the first two categories.
Some of the top Elite Series anglers for the 2011 fishing season will be having HI-SEAS support.
Things are looking up after last week. I was down after Florida. As good as the fishing was — and is — down there, it wasn't real good for me.
Bobby Lane catches bass on Pickwick Lake, his nemesis, and has a lot of fun in the process.
I spent all day Tuesday and Wednesday marking bed fish. I didn't even think about trying to develop something else.
The Florida swing is history. Speaking for myself, I'm sad to see it go. I haven't caught a bass outside of the Sunshine State since before Thanksgiving, and that's just fine with me.
There is always disappointment when you're leading a tournament and then don't win, but especially when you lead the whole thing and fall to third. I want to win every event that I fish, but losing in a situation like this is tough.