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...

Shopping used boats

Shopping used boats

By Gary Clouse

One question I often get asked by anglers looking for their first bass boat is, “What should I get in a used bass boat?”It’s a good question and one that certainly deserves a lot of forethought...

All about the chase

All about the chase

By James Hall

The traffic in Miami was terrible. That said, traffic in Miami is always terrible. Still, bumper­-bumper vehicles is not something you typically deal with when moving from one waypoint to the next...

Pages