This article contains drawings submitted to our 2008 youth artwork contest.
"The coffee scent was critical to my success. The fish didn't hold on to the lure very long. They seemed to like the coffee taste and held it just a moment longer than other plastics. That gave me the time I needed to set the hook."
Several fine anglers found their spots and patterns ruined by wind and the resulting muddy water. In fact, one angler described the water at his spot as looking like a YooHoo chocolate drink.
"I think most of the anglers will fish the grass and do something similar to what I've been doing. Kentucky Lake is big. There's a lot of stuff to fish out there."
Recently several people have asked me about my offseason and my preparations for the 2009 Bassmaster Classic. It's a fair question. It's also one I have trouble answering.
The Classic berths will be awarded after the season's final event.The top 10 in the points standings will be invited to join the 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series, the highest level of BASS competition.
You really had to pick the cover apart if you wanted to catch anything. Subtle didn't work; you had to wake them up or make them mad before they would bite.
Kevin VanDam and Skeet Reese take a moment to thank our men and women in uniform.
Gerald Swindle and Kevin Short take a moment to thank our men and women in uniform.
Bobby Lane and Preston Clark take a moment to thank our men and women in uniform.