Bill Lowen was raised fishing the stingy Ohio River, where a limit is a rarity for many anglers, and a really heavy limit is a once-a-decade event.
Wouldn't he be better off in a johnboat, a kayak or a canoe? After all, the self-proclaimed "river rat" loves to venture as far up a tributary as he can.
Bobby Lane, Floridian and 2008 Rookie of the Year in the Bassmaster Elite Series, may not have developed his swimbait knowledge over the long term, but at the 2009 Elite Series event on Kentucky Lake he showed that he's a quick study.
Duckett says that as novice anglers begin to acquire more knowledge about the sport, they tend to complicate things. That's where most weekend anglers get into trouble.
A lot of the best uses of technology can come from the desktop personal computer you have at home or a laptop that you take on the road.
For Myers, not all docks are created equal: Some hold no fish; some hold one fish; and some hold multiple fish. When fishing pressure hits its peak, Myers focuses on docks that harbor mini-schools of bass.
The North Carolina pro owns CS Motorsports, a one-stop shop for any vehicle owner's needs, and he has become something of a truck guru for the tour.
Read how at the 2009 Elite Series final, Chad Griffin complemented a topwater popper with a grass jig of his own making and won the tournament.
Other than pure fishing skills and know-how, one of the things that separates the pros from the weekend anglers is their ability to adjust when their preconceived notions turn out to be wrong.
Sure, a shaky head puts bass in the boat. A drop shot can be a prime time limit-getter. And a Carolina rig will allow you to understand the bottom of your favorite lake.