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Fishing Saddam's waters

Mar 4, 2008

In this article, you can read stories about soldier anglers who escaped the stresses of war by enjoying the challenge, relaxation and companionship of fishing on some very unique waters.

Florida Federation Championship

Mar 4, 2008

How's this for the ultimate "Spring Break" trip: a fishing trip to a fishery that set a BASS all-time heavyweight catch, and if you're lucky a trip to a nearby lake where the bass grow big and rarely see lures tossed by tournament anglers.

Forming relationships with the fish guys

Mar 4, 2008

Gene Gilliland is a senior fisheries biologist with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and president of the North Oklahoma City Bassmasters.)

From humble beginnings to the top

Mar 4, 2008

Back in the early 1990s, Michael Iaconelli boasted that he would be a champion in fishing.

Get wet for bass

Mar 4, 2008

Many anglers mistakenly believe wading is strictly a spring fling for bass fishermen.

Giving double-props their props

Mar 4, 2008

Ish Monroe has to think hard to recall a tournament where prop baits played a role in a strong finish. It's not that he's had so few. On the contrary, double-prop baits have figured a major part in many of his solid tournament performances — but one stands out as a banner event. He was fishing in a CITGO Bassmaster Tour event on Florida's Lake Toho a few years ago when he found a pocket of open water surrounded by thickly matted grass. Monroe, who lives near the California Delta, knew he was going to pull a pile of bass from that spot and he had a strong feeling at least a few of them would come on one of his favorite topwaters, a Smithwick Devil's Horse, a slim surface bait with three sets of treble hooks and two propellers.

Golden algae

Mar 4, 2008

Texas resource managers restocked Brazos River impoundments with Florida-strain bass this spring.

Guide to giant bass

Mar 4, 2008

Over the past three decades, literally dozens of lakes throughout the nation have produced largemouth bass weighing more than 10 pounds. And, as fisheries personnel continue to learn more about trophy bass management, more are added to the list each year.

Having the confidence to change

Mar 4, 2008

I was on the bubble for the 2002 CITGO BASS Masters Classic as I entered the final CITGO Bassmaster Tour Tournament Trail event of the season. My 30th place standing was good enough to get an invitation to Birmingham if I could just catch fish at Alabama's Lake Eufaula.

Heavy cover

Mar 4, 2008

To humans, hollow pieces of plastic vaguely resemble squid, but come in colors that Jacques Cousteau never imagined in his undersea adventures. However, these colorful bits of plastic ring dinner bells in bass brains as they slip through brushy cover.

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