Likewise, in competitive fishing, it's the last 90 feet to the scales that holds the drama … at least for the anglers.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone punched in as he stood on a dock above the sweet water of Toledo Bend for the Day One launch of the Toledo Bend Battle.
"Getting a little sun" can be a dangerous proposition if you're not prepared.
There is no doubt that bass rely heavily on their eyesight and lateral line for survival, but do scent and taste play a role as well?
Most lines used in bass fishing are nylon monofilaments, although recently manufacturers introduced braided, gel-spun polyethylene a superstrong, superthin fishing line. Monofilament and "multifilament" lines have very different properties.
One of the things that make black bass such great fish for tournament angling is the fact that they can be "recycled." That is, they are hardy fish that can be caught, weighed in, released and caught again at a later date.