Read how the contenders in the 2002 Citgo Bassmasters Classic had to figure out how they would fish Lay Lake. A few used tactics that mixed both largemouth and spotted bass.
Many bass anglers agree that smallmouth represent our sport's greatest challenge — their propensity for deep water and offshore structure makes these fighters notoriously hard to find and catch.
Nixon — probably more than any other pro — firmly believes specific worm features such as tail design, overall bulkiness, and length are the real keys that determine the lure's effectiveness in specific situations.
In this article, you can read Jim Bitter's game plan on a brisk Florida day: to keep the speed quick, get the lure tight to brushtops, dock pilings and laydown logs.
In this article, you can read how and why various anglers use stand-up jigheads.
A highly ingored fact is that red clay bluffs or banks are like magnets for fish.
Jordon opts for a big jerkbait when he finds bass feeding on large baitfish, and when he wants to upgrade his catch.
For many Bassmasters, competing in tournaments is what bass fishing is all about. Every angler with a competitive streak, whether he fishes against other members of his local bass club or on the pro circuit, dreams of scoring a great catch in a tournament and ending up in the winner's circle.
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 21) Stay away from all snacks while fishing. There will be a massive recall on marshmallow pies, canned beans and prepackaged sandwiches later this month. The snacks you purchase will escape this nationwide recall. I'm not kidding. Should you ignore this warning, projectile vomiting will occur at the most inopportune moment. The stars are clear on this. Go hungry for once, you overweight pig. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
For years, my favorite stream bait for smallmouth bass has been Rebel's Crawfish crankbait, especially the Teeny model. It works primarily as a shallow-running crankbait, but also can be twitched on top around downed logs and rocks.
In this article, read how the Lake Fork guide, Mark Stevenson, has redefined the way the jigging spoon can be fished.