It's safe to say that it's no longer a secret that swimbaits are a coast-to-coast bass catching phenomenon.
Bass Signature Series: Gary Yamamoto on Stickworms
While growing up in Minnesota, Derek Remitz honed his skills catching bass on jerkbaits. He still considers jerkbait fishing one of his favorite techniques but since he has become an Elite Series pro and moved to Alabama, he has also grown fond of a jig because of its big fish potential.
Versatility can be a virtue for tournament competitors ... if they use the proper tools of the trade. Kevin VanDam on rod choices
A depth change of 2 feet or 20 feet could be a good wintertime bass hideout, according to Dave Wolak.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brian Snowden dreads the idea of running out of his most productive lure and having to run around town looking for a replacement.
Whether you're a once-a-week bass angler or a full-time touring pro, there never seems to be enough time on the water to get everything done. The end of the day comes and you wish you had time for just a few more casts. But wishing doesn't make the clock move slower.
Matt Herren is a rookie on the Bassmaster Elite Series trail, but it's a fallacy to consider him anything other than a veteran tournament competitor. Over the years, he's won tens of thousands of dollars not only from his Alabama cohorts, but from anglers around the country as well. And a sizeable percentage of those funds has been earned with a flipping stick in hand.
Unless you're fortunate enough to live in a particularly temperate climate, when late fall rolls around on the calendar you're most likely either deer hunting or sitting by the fire awaiting the spring thaw. Only the most hardened of fanatics will brave the cold chill of December in pursuit of some late-season bass fishing.
Not many of us weekend anglers pay very much attention to how a bass is hooked. We land it, admire it and let it go.