Justin Riley breaks Chesapeake's Bay largemouth bass record.
It's now been 75 YEARS since George Washington Perry caught the 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass that set the benchmark in our sport and gave lunker hunters a standard at which to shoot.
On January 29, 1970, Roland Martin fished his first BASS tournament, the Toledo Bend Invitational. It was the start of one of the greatest bass fishing careers in history.
Being a VanDam in the bass fishing trade cuts two ways. High-quality, reliable advice is usually available, and it opens a lot of doors; family history and reputation counts for something in this business.
When the water temperature is in the 40s or low 50s, the fishing can be really tough. And few conditions are tougher than cold water that's stained or muddy. In fact, it may just be the worst scenario for winter bass fishing.
A 19-year-old kid almost won the Bassmaster Southern Open tournament on the St. John's River in Florida last weekend. In a sport where the last three Elite Series Rookies of the Year were ages 25 (Derek Remitz in '07), 37 (Steve Kennedy in '06) and 30 (Dave Wolak in '06), a teenager at this level of the circuit is borderline astonishing.
With BASS formally up and running in early 1968, founder Ray Scott knew he needed more than just his tournament series to keep existing members interested and new members sending in checks.
That big ol' bass in your favorite lake or pond really doesn't give a hoot how much you pay for your fishing lures.
Welcome to Bassmaster's reality series! Here, we put top BASS pros on small lakes they've never seen before for seven hours, and then log everything they do to locate and catch bass.
Bassmaster Magazine readers submit their lunkers for publication in the February 2008 issue.