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.
Tips for shallow water drop shotting
Tips for new techniques and why you don't have to avoid drop-shotting anymore.
As a lifelong angler in the heart of smallmouth bass country, I've had the privilege of introducing lots and lots of largemouth anglers to brown bass fishing. Some of them have been really good fishermen, but most of them have had a lot of trouble getting the hang of smallmouth fishing.
Bluegill beds are prime locations for feeding bass. Jason Quinn gives us tips on tracking them down.
Kevin Wirth's confidence and work ethics have made him a champ in many sports.