Jim Range was possibly the greatest ally anglers had in the political scene. Tragically, he died Jan. 20, of cancer, at age 63.
The Capital City Bassmasters have raised more than $45,000 to date for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Courting sponsors is never easy, but a bass club in California is actually teaching it's members how to go about it.
As black bass species go, the shoal bass is clearly a nonconformist. Unlike its largemouth and smallmouth cousins, the shoal bass is quite particular about its habitat and forage.
Sylvia Morris wakes up every day around 3:30 a.m. to start packing lunches, and then she cooks their breakfast.
Alton Jones discusses the outstanding year he had in 2008, especially his win at the Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell.
Lowrance Electronics, longtime sponsor of BASS and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation, awarded $16,800 in merchandise certificates and $12,500 in cash to participating state chapters during the presidents' meetings at the recent B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship.
$139,000 was paid out to state chapters and individual members in 2008, courtesy of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Alliance presented by Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Lowrance Electronics and Optima Batteries.
Two corporate sponsors and BASS founder Ray Scott are continuing to help the Federation Nation grow through the Drive the Nation program.
In a state where recreational fishing is connected to winter snowpack, California anglers remain concerned yet hopeful.