Many of those now making decisions regarding the future of recreational angling in this country have little information upon which to base those decisions. And the fire-drill mentality that requires a national policy for management of our oceans, coastal waters and the Great Lakes within 180 days allows little time for learning.
More than 200 dams have failed since record keeping began in 1874, according to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. Most, fortunately, were small and did little damage, and many occurred when floods from hurricanes and other storms simply overwhelmed the dams.
Located in the Panhandle Plains Region, O.H. Ivie Lake covers some 19,000 acres and is home to some of the bigger bass in our country. It's also the favorite fishing spot of 11-year-old Andy Ortega, holder of the Texas State Catch and Release Record Largemouth Bass (length) -- youth and adult.
CINCINNATI — The mighty Ohio River rises in downtown Pittsburgh and flows 981 miles to its confluence with the Mississippi River at Cairo, Ill. Flowing through heavily populated and industrialized areas, it collects an unsettling array of contaminants.
Read the full article about Buck Perry on page 10 of the July 2010 issue of BASS Times. Below is more information about Perry's influence on the bass fishing world.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Golden algae is the killer of fish. Since the first documented die-off in 1985 on the Pecos River in Texas, it has killed millions of fish.
Lunker: 8 pounds, 7 ounces (largemouth
My one that got away happened during a 2007 Bassmaster Major at Oneida and Onondaga Lakes. It was the first round of the finals, so there were only 12 of us fishing the whole course. I had qualified fifth by throwing a 1/2-ounce football jig on Oneida Lake. After Oneida, we moved the whole tournament over to Onondaga Lake, which none of us had ever been to before.
One of the mantras that I live by is that preparation is more important than game day. Usually that means putting in your time on the water scouting before cutoffs and then buckling down during the actual practice days.