If sharks had feet, they would wear out a lot of shoes.
He would go on to become one of the world's most famous bass anglers and one of the most popular television fishing personalities. Before that, though, Bill Dance was a young newlywed fishing Pickwick Lake in Alabama. He used a paddle to maneuver his johnboat along the side of a bluff, where hungry smallmouth bass chased shad.
Bass are confusing creatures. If you've spent much time trying to catch them, you already know that. One day you can't keep them off your lures. Come back to the same lake a week later, and it seems like every fish has packed a suitcase and left the state. Bass don't travel, of course, at least not out of their home waters, but their moods change often, which is why bass that were so active one day may seem like they have taken a vacation the next time you go fishing. More than likely, something in their homes has changed. Those changes are probably the result of a change in the water temperature or the season. Both play a major role in how bass behave.
What's for dinner? If you are a largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass, the answer might be easy: anything that doesn't try to eat you first. That's good to know if you like to catch bass because with so many food choices, finding a lure that works is sometimes as easy as choosing one that looks good to you.
It's hard to decide which lures to buy when you're new to bass fishing. There are so many of them, and you don't have enough money to get them all. But, if you make the right choices, you can put together a small collection of lures that will catch bass anywhere. Let's look at some good ones for getting started in bass fishing.
Doyd Duckett scored his second BASS in 2007 victory by winning the Bassmaster Legends.
Boyd Duckett pulled off the win at the Bassmaster Legends tournament, after Dean Rojas lead the way for three days.
The leader for three days of the Bassmaster Legends, Dean Rojas, ends the tournament in fourth place.
Dean Rojas in the lead heading into the final day of the Bassmaster Elite Series Legends tournament.
Rain was a welcome sight at the Bassmaster Elite Series Legends tournament.