Topics: Tips

Lunker Lessons: Wheeler

May 5, 2009

Chris Payne learned a valuable lesson when he caught the biggest bass on the pro side of the Southern Open on Wheeler Lake.

Byron Velvick - Retrieving a Lure

May 5, 2009

Byron Velvick on getting that expensive lure back.

Todd Faircloth - Swimbait Search

May 1, 2009

Todd Faircloth on searching for fish with a swimbait.

Trust Your Instincts

Apr 30, 2009

My recent win at Smith Mountain Lake — my 15th BASS victory — really means a lot to me. It gives me a certain satisfaction to have won a sight fishing tournament, a style of fishing not usually associated with me or my career.

Lunker Lessons: Smith Mountain Lake

Apr 29, 2009

James Niggemeyer's big bass at Smith Mountain Lake is a study in perseverance, self-confidence and top-shelf tournament strategy.

An Accelerated Course

Apr 29, 2009

Although it doesn't take a master's degree in bassology to catch largemouth from small bodies of water, there are surefire techniques that can vastly improve your success.

Old-Time Topwater Baits

Apr 28, 2009

No matter how much engineering, new materials or cutting edge know-how go into modern topwater baits, they'll never outperform the old standbys.

Pro patterns: spinnerbaiting

Apr 21, 2009

"Stone Cold Marty Spinnerbaiting" is a pattern that will keep you ahead of the crowd in spring, and, when conditions are right, it can win a tournament, too.

Pro patterns: Comb the grass

Apr 21, 2009

As a young pro, Bernie Schultz worked with the designers at the Hildebrandt Lure Company to create the perfect spinnerbait for fishing emergent and submerged vegetation.

Art of the swimbait

Apr 20, 2009

When I think of a swimbait I think about an artificial lure that mimics a baitfish. It's a lure that's characterized by a lifelike action and a lifelike appearance.