More than one champion will be crowned during Classic week.
2007 Bassmaster Classic Sweet Home Alabama For Nine Contenders
After 36 years, Bassmaster Classic has earned its name and its spotlight
Dedicated bass readers submit photos of their 'lunkers.' This album contains images submitted for the February, 2007 instalment of the Lunker Club.
Stacey King is old school, so he knows about fishing jigs the "old-fashioned way" by casting them. The 56-year-old pro fished his first BASS event in 1986 and was tormenting Missouri bass long before pitching and flipping were fashionable.
Many bass anglers lump submerged aquatic vegetation like milfoil, coontail and hydrilla under the generic heading of "grass." For some, the term also covers lily pads and even floating plants like hyacinths. Many successful tournament pros speak of grass because they want to be vague about how and where they're catching bass to keep the competition guessing.
Emerald Shiners, spot-tail shiners, red-tail chubs, bluntnose minnows, alewives, threadfin and gizzard shad, crawfish, hellgrammites and round gobies. The forage preferences of smallmouth bass throughout the country are well-known to most bass anglers.
As a few innovative anglers have discovered, "welding" is one of the best ways to quickly put a limit of quality fish in the boat.