Craig
Lamb

Biography

Forty years ago, Craig Lamb went to his first B.A.S.S. tournament as a starstruck teenager. As a grownup, he reports about the people, places and news of the tournament trail. 

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Windy predictions

Windy predictions

By Craig Lamb

It doesn’t take much wind to make Lake St. Clair—and any of the Great Lakes—turn into a frothy mess. That already happened during the three-day practice preceding today’s start of the Toyota...

Zaldain's lure lineup

Zaldain's lure lineup

By Craig Lamb

This morning myself and Andy Crawford helped Chris Zaldain change out a trolling motor cable at the boat ramp. When we finished, Zaldain brought out his lure lineup, and one lure in particular...

Jocumsen's bait

Jocumsen's bait

By Craig Lamb

All week Carl Jocumsen has used one lure. It’s a new Molix Tungsten Football Jig, 3/4-ounce, with a 4-inch Strike King Rage Tail Craw trailer. “It’s brand new and it just comes through...

From Tenn. to Okla.

From Tenn. to Okla.

By Craig Lamb

Earlier this week B.A.S.S Conservation Director enlightened me about the smallmouth fishery on Tenkiller. Gene told me that native smallmouth never took hold in Tenkiller, or similar lakes that are...

Card in the hunt

Card in the hunt

By Craig Lamb

Brandon Card was cautiously optimistic  that he could adapt a fall pattern to Tenkiller that he uses back home on Fort Loudon. “Back home I like to run to the backs of the creeks and...

Zaldain dialed in

Zaldain dialed in

By Craig Lamb

Chris Zaldain is in a familiar place, which is at the top of the scoreboard. He’s got four Championship Sundays, with a fifth in view. What else is familiar is his pattern and bait lineup.At three...

Jocumsen turns it on

Jocumsen turns it on

By Craig Lamb

Yesterday at the weigh-in Carl Jocumsen told me that he would have a tough to decision to make about today.“I’ve got to decide whether or not I want to go to the bank, early and when it’s windy, or...

Weird weather

Weird weather

By Craig Lamb

Everyone wanted cloudy skies. Some wind. Rain. Two out of three’s not bad. But where’s the rain? It’s to the east of Tenkiller. Yesterday, forecasters called for anywhere from a 50 to 80 percent...

The 12-inch pattern

The 12-inch pattern

By Craig Lamb

The game plan for any tournament is putting bass in the livewell. At Lake Tenkiller that has a rogue meaning. Let’s call it the 12-inch pattern. That is the minimum size to keep spotted bass. There...

The Imelda factor

The Imelda factor

By Craig Lamb

A sleeper storyline of this tournament—beyond the tough fishing—are the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda. Southeast Texas is getting pummeled by torrential rains as the system moves slowly to...

Junking it up

Junking it up

By Craig Lamb

This morning when I taped BASSCam videos one thing really stood out. That was piles of rods on the front decks of the boats.Patrick Walters had 20 rods—10 on each side of the deck—rigged and ready...

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