The bass fishing world lost two veterans in February with the deaths of David Wharton, 59, and Michael Holt, 51.
David Giudice has fished his entire life, but he only began fishing competitively in 2008 after volunteering to serve as an observer during the Elite Series stop at Wheeler Lake.
BASS returns to the smallmouth paradise of Lake Champlain out of Plattsburgh, N.Y., for the Aug. 20-22 Northern Open, the second of three 2009 tournaments for the division.
Chad Griffin, an Alaska native who now lives in Cresson, Texas, caught the biggest bass of the tournament by carefully studying Oneida's past and meticulously fishing selected spots.
In this photo gallery you will see images from the pages of bassmaster magazine.
A narrated slideshow from the 2009 B.A.S.S. Slam trek. Chris Horton, James Hall and Dave Jones drove over 3,100 miles in a quest to catch bass a crossed the south.
If I had to pick just one thing that most casual smallmouth anglers struggle with, it would be that they aren't as good as they need to be at fishing deep water. That's the problem, and luckily there's a cure.
Bassmaster Magazine readers submit their lunkers for publication in the September/October 2009 issue.
Arkansas' Billy McCaghren claims 2009 Rookie of the Year.
Bill Lowen and Bobby Lane learned valuable lessons in their painful, first-round disqualifications during the Ramada Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake.