Bass Fishing Articles

The cold snap of the last couple of weeks has the fish in Crescent Lake, a part of the St. John's River system, a little behind what they were last year this time, said Patrick Walters, a member of the University of South Carolina Fishing Team which will field seven teams in the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Division opener Saturday.

The Texas Team Trail is poised to kick off the 2016 tournament season at Sam Rayburn with a big bang Saturday, said TXTT Tournament Director Mike Hastings.

Although he lives a half hour or less from the shores of Lake Keowee, tournament angler Bo Price of Westminster, S.C., has not done any pre-fishing on the lake before the Savannah Division BFL season opener there this Saturday – for two reasons. First, the fish already know what time of year it is and second, no use giving away potential fish producing spots.

If the fishing is as good on Sam Rayburn Lake for the Rat-L-Trap Open this Sunday as it was Saturday for the 2016 Bass Champs East Region Division opener, there will be some eye-popping bags brought to the weigh-in.

The Lake Okeechobee bass are biting, which is good news for anglers in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division tournament Thursday through Saturday. The bad news, however, said veteran pro Rob Digh of Denver, N.C., the bass he is catching are not the right size.

The Louisiana State University-Shreveport fishing team of Jared Roscoe and Christian Brown spent their first day of practice Wednesday on Somerville Lake near Brenham, Texas, for the FLW College Fishing Southern Division 2016 opener on the lake Saturday.

In the opening tournament of the Walmart Bass Fishing league Gator Division last January, Benny Townend hauled in a 10-pound, 2-ounce behemoth largemouth to ice his first win in BFL competition with a limit that totaled 27 pounds, 9 ounces.

A cold front is moving across Florida this week which should drop the water temperature in the Harris Chain of Lakes and bring the bass up shallow in a pre-spawn stage just in time for the Ram American Fishing Tour Harris Chain Division 20's 4th tournament of the 2016 season.

Every angler who has fished a lot of tournaments has been there. One ounce. Just one ounce from a possible big payday.

“Rain, rain, go away.” 

That's the refrain being sung by those who live in the Southeast U.S. for months, none with more urgency than those who live in South Carolina where devastating floods in early October left many homeless and continuing rains since have hampered renovation and rebuilding.