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The Classic Champ's chaotic year

Mar 4, 2008

Kevin VanDam thought he knew what to expect after winning the BASS Masters Classic. He'd qualified for the Classic 11 years in a row, and he was well-acquainted with previous champions, like Denny Brauer and Davy Hite, who related their experiences after winning.

The Dean of finesse bed fishing

Mar 4, 2008

Texas immigrant Dean Rojas wields heavy tackle whenever bedding bass will tolerate it, as they did when he caught a Bassmaster record of 108 pounds, 12 ounces in 2001 at Florida's Lake Toho. His primary outfit there was a flippin' rod and 25-pound Izorline.

The ethics of bed fishing

Mar 4, 2008

In this article, you can read about the various areas of controversy regarding bed fishing.

The evolution of bass tackle

Mar 4, 2008

Just after dawn on the morning of June 5, 1967, when Bill Dance cast a blue Fliptail plastic worm across a sunken roadbed in Beaver Lake and caught what is generally considered to be the first-ever largemouth taken in BASS competition, he unknowingly turned a century-old industry into an overnight success.

The master and mistress of Texas trophy bass

Mar 4, 2008

Bobbie Gayle is back in the fishing news. Bobbie and her husband, Butch, made a significant splash in February 2000. You might say they put Lake O.H. Ivie on the big-bass map.

The next world record

Mar 4, 2008

Seventy years is a long time for anything. Especially for a sporting record that has taken on countless challenges from all comers and endured.

Thompson goes spoon jigging for Clear Lake win

Mar 4, 2008

Zach Thompson surprised himself with how effective his decision was to change lures two days into the Citgo Bassmaster Western Open

Three slick tricks for thick weeds

Mar 4, 2008

The Florida Everglades has been called "The Sea Of Grass." But, as any angler who has spent time on Florida's other waters can attest, the moniker pretty much applies statewide. In fact, if there is a single defining characteristic to Florida bassing, it is that anglers will spend a considerable amount of time tossing lures to targets that bear a stronger resemblance to a well-manicured lawn than to open water.

Topwater time

Mar 4, 2008

Catching bass by any means is fun. But most anglers will agree that those crashing a topwater plug are as good as it gets. Unfortunately, as many have also discovered, there is a rather narrow window of time when surface baits will be the most effective lure.

Understanding river bass

Mar 4, 2008

Just about the time a fisherman figures out the best pattern for flowing water, a capricious river changes its flow and throws everything out of whack.

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