Elite Series angler Todd Faircloth explains his Texan specialty "burning the 'Trap".
Topwater master and Elite Series angler Zell Rowland explains the subtle differences in what the fish prefer.
The 12 contenders for the 2009 Bassmaster Angler of the Year at the conclusion of the regular season.
Alton Jones discusses the outstanding year he had in 2008, especially his win at the Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell.
Bassmaster Magazine readers submit their lunkers for publication in the September/October 2009 issue.
Read about ACT activities around the country.
I imagine I'm preaching to the choir when I say there are few things that get an angler's heart racing like a bass exploding on a topwater bait. On Lady Bird Lake in Austin, I had a 5-pound northern strain breach on my plug like the Red October.
After driving into the early morning hours, we arrived in Austin, Texas, in anticipation of a full day ahead. With only a day left to fish, and the reality that we'd have to cut out the Louisiana swing we had to find a place close by that we could catch a northern from kayaks while we waited for the Guadalupe River outfitters to open their doors.
On paper, catching all eight species of bass in five days sounded like a superior plan. But it was more difficult than we anticipated as we found ourselves questioning the Guadalupe.
In this photo gallery you will see photos of the 2009 Bass Slam on the Guadalupe River.