Zach Thompson surprised himself with how effective his decision was to change lures two days into the Citgo Bassmaster Western Open
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.
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.
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.
In this article, you can read how a savvy angler keeps an open mind while using old, reliable standard lures.
Four months later, resource managers still are assessing damage done to fisheries by the four hurricanes that assaulted Florida this past fall. Early indications are that bass and other fish species fared much better than did the people and property in the Sunshine State, with billions of dollars in damage to homes, buildings, roads and utilities.
With hurricanes Frances and Jeanne dumping 18 inches of rain on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Lake Tohopekaliga not only refilled quicker than expected following a drawdown, but rose 1 1/2 feet above regulated high pool.
What does the CITGO B.A.S.S. Federation Championship really mean to a state federation program? Allow me to put it into the perspective of a 14-year Federation president in a state with approximately 1,800 members.
Wisconsin team targeted largemouth to win the BASS Federation Northern Divisional.
Scientists have discoved that bass are reasonable intelligent creatures, and yes they can remember lures.