Carrie Wess has discovered an innovative way to increase donations to the Maine Special Olympics at an annual team bass tournament sponsored by the Classic Bassmasters.
BASS tournaments are held on sprawling lakes over several days of competition. But did you ever wonder how a top pro would fare on your home lake that little body of water down the road where you and your buddies fish for bass? Welcome to Bassmaster's reality series. Here, we put the superstars of competitive bass fishing on small lakes they've never seen before, then give them seven hours to figure out a viable pattern, logging everything they do to find and catch bass.
It's just fishing right? How much money could really be involved? Boyd Duckett has recently brought it to everyone's attention that this is not your grandpa's fishing. In fact, with the rate the sport has grown over the past three years, this isn't your dad's or even your older brother's fishing we are in a new era.
This is the first installment in a two part series about Don Barone's shot at being a co-angler in a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament.
Last week, as he prepared to fish the Bassmaster Legends tournament (worth a cool quarter-mil to the winner) Jason Quinn called home.
Boyd Duckett and his methods for winning.
You've probably got an awesome place to fish for bass within an easy bike ride of your house and you don't need a boat to fish it! Thousands of streams crisscross America, and many of them contain excellent populations of bass.
If sharks had feet, they would wear out a lot of shoes.
He would go on to become one of the world's most famous bass anglers and one of the most popular television fishing personalities. Before that, though, Bill Dance was a young newlywed fishing Pickwick Lake in Alabama. He used a paddle to maneuver his johnboat along the side of a bluff, where hungry smallmouth bass chased shad.
What's for dinner? If you are a largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass, the answer might be easy: anything that doesn't try to eat you first. That's good to know if you like to catch bass because with so many food choices, finding a lure that works is sometimes as easy as choosing one that looks good to you.