Trip’s tips for Classic winning patterns
In this article, you can read about Trip Weldon, one of central Alabama's most talented bass anglers and his analysis of the upcoming 2002 Bassmasters Classic on Lay Lake.
Seven ways to finesse
Read about the resurgence of finesse worms, a hot technique for top bass pros right now.
How to fish long bill jerkbaits
In this article, read what happened when Rob Kilby's Spoonbill cleared the edge of the grass. The bass inhaled it," says Kilby. "The only thing sticking out of their mouths was the bill.
Tackling the deep freeze
Mark Tuker gives tips on tackling the deep freeze
8 tips for fishing seawalls and riprap
In this article, you can read about trying your hand at fishing rocky riprap and seawalls for a change of pace.
Slugging it out with Wharton
In recent times, the Slug-Go no longer plays such a significant role on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail. In the eyes of many anglers, that genre of soft plastics has largely been replaced by Senko-type soft stickbaits.
Stir-crazy tricks from Scalish
"I like fiddling with my tackle," said Scalish, a BASS winner and trained graphic artist. "All pros are always looking for ways to improve things."
The donkey rig
"My friends and I call it the donkey rig," Menendez said. "It's absolutely one of the funniest ways of fishing. If you're not catching any, you'll amuse yourself the whole day because the action is so erratic and so different.
Desaro’s swivel trick
The swivel has proven an effective tool for securing soft plastics in place, and Desaro believes its silver coating gives off an attractive flash as well.
Brauer’s creature feature
"So I started taking a big action tail-type worm and actually shoving it up inside it. And it almost looked like a monster lizard in the water. I caught good fish on it. I caught quality fish."