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.
It's sort of like Christopher Columbus in the 1490s trying to convince a skeptical crew that the world was not flat. That analogy comes to mind when discussing open water bass on Northern lakes with dyed-in-the-wool bank burners and bottom bumpers.
In this article, you can read about the awesome response that Michael Iaconelli received after winning the Classic Trophy in New Orleans.
There comes a time during late spring when all anglers face a dilemma:
Read how the 12th attempt brought victory to Jay Yelas as he won his first Bassmaster Classic tournament on Lay Lake, Alabama.
Age, agility and experience was all that separated the anglers casting in the inaugural Junior Bassmaster World Championship from a similar competition universally accepted as the sport's most prestigious event.
Tournament anglers rank it as one of the worst places on earth to cast a line. And the Kentucky BASS Federation decided to do something about it.
Finesse soft plastics may produce numbers of schooling fish in deep, clear lakes, and tubes may be the rage when bass are ambushing baitfish around shallow cover. But when you're searching for lazy summer bass on structure, nothing produces quality fish better than big-lipped crankbaits.
In a classic struggle between preservation and conservation, the Florida Everglades' outstanding bass fishery may be lost.
Surging water from the Gulf of Mexico is washing away bass fisheries as it destroys wetlands along Louisiana's coast.