Whitehouse, Texas, professional angler Paul Ferguson started his Lake Texoma Central Open off on the right foot. He caught his big bass on the first day, at his first stop after only a couple of casts.
The last Central Open of the season on Lake Texoma was a study in shallow water bassing. Some targeted rock, some wood, and at least one threw at anything he could find so long as his water was less than five feet deep. No matter their target, however, each of the four top finishers caught 15 bass over three days to earn their checks.
This past March, when the 2008 Elite season opened, all anyone hoped for was a season that mirrored the excitement, drama and fish-catching success of 2007. Now, as the pros enter this final event at Lake Oneida, most sport-watchers would say it's been every bit as good, if not better, than last year.
Six berths in the 2009 Bassmaster Classic will be up for grabs when 55 of the world's best amateur anglers compete Nov. 5-7 on Milford Lake out of Junction City, Kan., in the 2008 BASS Federation Nation Championship.
One Birmingham Bass Club member's efforts to help kids with cancer have turned into a statewide cause for the Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation Nation.
Halden Smith, 16, of Missoula is an experienced young outdoorsman. He says he will probably help guide hunters for elk and deer later this fall in his home state of Montana.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 federation nation championship on Lake Milford in Kansas. It is the first day launch.
Despite drought, opposition and even U.S. Supreme Court intervention, some North Carolina officials remain intent on taking water away from the Catawba River system to allow continued growth in Kannapolis and Concord, cities outside the basin.
As drought moderated a bit in portions of the southeastern U.S. this spring, it intensified in the West. By early June, all of California and Nevada were experiencing abnormally dry weather with substantial areas suffering moderate to severe drought.
Tournament fishing is often perceived as a run-and-gun sport of fast, flashy boats, but one B.A.S.S. Federation Nation angler is proving that it doesn't take big money to be successful.