While Skeet Reese celebrated his Classic victory with sponsors, family and friends, BASS/ESPN Outdoors took time to recognize the accomplishments of other champions whose contributions to this sport may far exceed that of all Classic winners combined.
Grass carp are the fish that bass anglers love to hate because of their voracious appetites for weedy habitat and occasional overstocking by lakefront associations and resource managers.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reaching out to anglers and boaters in an attempt to prevent the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), a fish-killing disease that has infected smallmouth bass and more than a dozen other species.
The bass fishing world lost two veterans in February with the deaths of David Wharton, 59, and Michael Holt, 51.
David Giudice has fished his entire life, but he only began fishing competitively in 2008 after volunteering to serve as an observer during the Elite Series stop at Wheeler Lake.
BASS returns to the smallmouth paradise of Lake Champlain out of Plattsburgh, N.Y., for the Aug. 20-22 Northern Open, the second of three 2009 tournaments for the division.
Chad Griffin, an Alaska native who now lives in Cresson, Texas, caught the biggest bass of the tournament by carefully studying Oneida's past and meticulously fishing selected spots.
In this photo gallery you will see images from the pages of bassmaster magazine.
A narrated slideshow from the 2009 B.A.S.S. Slam trek. Chris Horton, James Hall and Dave Jones drove over 3,100 miles in a quest to catch bass a crossed the south.
If I had to pick just one thing that most casual smallmouth anglers struggle with, it would be that they aren't as good as they need to be at fishing deep water. That's the problem, and luckily there's a cure.