In his never-ending pursuit of trophy smallmouth, Chris Johnson often works the abyss.
Smallmouth bass are different. If you don't believe me, go catch one. For my money, they're stronger than a largemouth or spot. They fight harder and longer and are more challenging to catch.
The objective of these articles are very simple maximize the survival of bass that are caught and released during tournaments. The target audience for this publication includes tournament anglers, organizers, hosts and sponsors, and bass boat owners, dealers and manufacturers. All of these groups have interests in, and responsibilities for, maximizing the survival of bass caught and released during tournaments.
Don't get me wrong. I love summertime fishing, too, but fall is special, and I'll be glad when it's here. Cooler weather, less boat traffic and the beautiful fall colors are all things that I look forward to at this time of the year.
No sport has been more brutalized by high gas prices than tournament bass fishing, with the possible exception of 500-mile NASCAR races. First, you need a tow vehicle that will safely pull a bass boat. That eliminates pretty much anything that gets more than 20 miles per gallon. And, your tow vehicle's mileage can drop by 30 percent or more when you hitch a bass boat to it.
It's just about time for one of my favorite fishing techniques to get hot. Of course my very favorite fishing technique is whatever I used to catch the last bass, but I've got to admit that I love it when the weather starts to get really cool and the water temperature starts to dip into the mid-50s because that's when I begin thinking about the float and fly.
Denny Brauer comments on what diffrent head designs mean to you.
James Niggemeyer gives tips on adding weight to your shakey headed jigs.
Shaw Grigsby shows you how to tie a knot on a braided fishing line.
Listen to the pros talk about the importance of having top of the line bass boats.
I was impressed. It seemed like the bass were grabbing my bait harder and holding on longer.