In case you missed an issue of Bassmaster Magazine during the past four decades, here is a sampling of some of the best advice ever printed to serve bass anglers.
Lily pads hold bass, but it takes special skills to plow these green fields well
Hank Parker on what helped him win the 1979 Bassmaster Classic.
B.A.S.S. pro Pete Ponds gives you tips on how to use crankbaits to attrack fish.
B.A.S.S pro Pete Ponds talks about why all fishermen should use line treatment.
Hank Parker on how to fish with a shaky head.
Kevin VanDam talks about how he identifies with the "rookies" that come in every year.
Growing up and living around Dale Hollow Lake, I can't remember a time when I didn't know who Billy Westmorland was. Even as a teenager, he was the "Legend of the Lake." Lots of folks even called him "Legend."
These fish provide no sport and virtually no food value to humans. Still, when knowing anglers hear the words "shad spawn," they start to salivate.
I have to admit that I do the great majority of my smallmouth fishing from a nice, big Ranger bass boat, but every so often — right around this time of year — I get an irresistible urge to leave the boat at home and find a creek or small river that holds lots of brown bass.