Challenging best describes the 2003-2004 tournament season as new qualifying formats, stiff competition, unpredictable weather and diverse waters put the competitors to the test.
Like those of us born in the baby boom generation, fishing has aged. We can see its vulnerabilities, even as we assess our own.
Following his All-American Bass tournament held in the fall of 1967 on Alabama's Smith Lake, Ray Scott knew he was on to something. For the second time in four months, he'd convinced more than 100 die-hard bass fishermen to pay 100 bucks apiece to compete in what was billed as an exclusive, invitation-only tournament.
Rummaging through Grandfather's attic, you find a box of old lures. You examine each bait, wondering, "What's it worth?"
Trip Weldon was the typical weekend warrior BASS officials had in mind when they created The Bassmaster Series.
The veteran Tennessee bass pro accepts bassmaster's challenge to find bass on an unfamiliar lake.
B.A.S.S. tournaments are held on sprawling lakes, massive reservoirs and rivers that may flow through more than one state. Deciphering a bass catching pattern on these large bodies of water demands that pros spend time pre-practicing for weeks before the tournament, plus two or three days fine-tuning their approach immediately prior to the event.
BASS tournaments are major events held on huge bodies of water. Pro anglers spend days determining fish catching patterns before the actual competition, and the tournament itself may span the better part of a week.
In this article, you can read how a BASS pro would fare on your home lake, knowing nothing at all about the lake.
Ever wonder how a top B.A.S.S. pro would fish your home lake, that obscure body of water down the road where you and your buddies fish for bass? And suppose that same pro knew absolutely nothing about the lake until he drove up to the launch ramp. How would he go about locating and catching bass?