Other than pure fishing skills and know-how, one of the things that separates the pros from the weekend anglers is their ability to adjust when their preconceived notions turn out to be wrong.
Sure, a shaky head puts bass in the boat. A drop shot can be a prime time limit-getter. And a Carolina rig will allow you to understand the bottom of your favorite lake.
To most bass fishermen, there's nothing better than an explosive strike on a topwater bait. Whether that bait is a buzzbait or a hollow-bodied frog, anglers are seemingly hooked on the water-shattering bites that either can elicit.
When some anglers say they're catching fish shallow, they might mean less than 10 feet. Others could be talking about 4 or 5 feet. Still others could be going skinny in the 2-foot zone.
Read what North Carolina pro Dustin Wilks recommends when you want to do some serious fishing and can't escape recreational boat traffic.
In this article, you can read Chad Griffin's description of the subtleties that make a difference when pitching jigs around rock and wood.
When I first started in tournaments, I did measure myself against KVD and other talented guys, but not now. It doesn't matter who I'm competing against. I just want to beat them all.
At the recent CITGO Bassmaster Tour event presented by Busch at Georgia's Lake Seminole, winner Gary Klein was asked if he was surprised at the skill levels of the younger pros in the tournament.
Think you know how deep your crankbaits run? Odds are, you don't.
Imagine a lake where you can catch 40 to 50 bass a day, with a good chance of tangling with a bragging-sized fish and not see another boat the entire day.
Woo Daves recalls his early days as a professional bass angler and the role spinning rods played in tournaments back in the 1970s. Essentially, they had no role. Baitcasters were the rage, and few professional bass anglers used spinning rods for much of anything.