The northern swing

The northern swing

By Bernie Schultz

Soon, the Bassmaster Elite Series will head north to the St. Lawrence River. Immediately after, we will compete on Cayuga — the largest of the Finger Lakes.Both fisheries are full of quality...

Why I fish balsa

Why I fish balsa

By Drew Benton

Here’s the simple reason I fish balsa: I believe it makes a superior crankbait when it comes to attracting bass bites, and you can’t catch them if they don’t bite. First off, balsa is more...

Hidden gem lakes

Hidden gem lakes

By Bryan Brasher

Back in late May, my dad, Mike Brasher, and I took an early-morning trip to a beautiful 990-acre water works lake in Birmingham, Ala., called Lake Purdy.We started the day by loading our tackle and...

Fish the way you know

Fish the way you know

By Bill Lowen

We all like to expand our horizons, get bigger and better. There are times, however, when it’s better to go with what you know. That’s the way I see professional bass fishing.I’ve written columns...

Staying sharp

Staying sharp

By Chris Zaldain

One of the toughest things about a long gap in tournaments like we’ve had this spring and summer is staying sharp. After a second place finish in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite...

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