Bass Fishing Articles

When five service members were gunned down in an apparent lone wolf terrorist attack in Chattanooga July 16 Larry Brown knew the families they left behind would need help – and he knew the fishing community in and around Chattanooga would be willing to provide that help.

Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma is abnormally high, but it's falling at an abnormal rate which should present a unique challenge to anglers fishing the Bassmaster Central Open Tournament Sept. 10-12, according to veteran B.A.S.S. pro Stephen Browning.

Fishing is going to be “really tough” in the Walmart BFL Music City Division Super tournament on Old Hickory Lake this weekend, said division points leader Adam Wagner of Cookeville, Tenn.

“We had some rain the last tournament and I did real good, but I went over there Saturday and the water is getting a lot clearer,” said Wagner who finished 3rd in that July 13 tournament with nearly a 3-pound average for five fish.

Fishing is tough right now in Lake Okeechobee, but there are still some good limits being caught, said Jesus Villegas as he prepared for the Walmart BFL Gator Division Super Tournament on the lake this Friday and Saturday.

Brandon Cobb was awed by the fanfare and magnitude of support by fans at the Forrest Wood Cup in Hot Springs, Ark., last week, but he definitely was not blown away by the experience. Cobb, in only his second year on the FLW Tour fished methodically and with composure as he finished third in his first appearance in the FLW Championship on Lake Ouachita.

Starting with the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell in February, the first half of the Bassmaster Elite Series was not kind to Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, S.C. He finished 43rd out of 55 anglers in the classic and then his best finish through the next four Elite tournaments was 66th on Lake Havasu in May.

Nick Gainey has only been on Lake Erie one time before in his life and it was a disaster because of nasty weather, so he has no idea of what the fishing will be like in the third FLW Northern Rayovac Series tournament on the Great Lake next Thursday through Saturday.

When Charlie Wynperle launched the Kissimmee Bass Series out of Camp Mack's River Resort back in January he told anglers they would have to sacrifice weighing in a lot of big fish, which is traditional in tournaments on the Kissimmee Chain, but he promised they would have fun.

Anthony Gagliardi after his Forrest Wood Cup win in 2014Anthony Gagliardi after his Forrest Wood Cup win in 2014

When reigning Forrest Wood Cup Champion Anthony Gagliardi saw the weather forecast next week for Lake Ouachita in Arkansas he did not flinch.

Cooling weather patterns are expected to provide some welcome relief from the blistering summer heat for anglers in the Chattanooga Bass Association tournament Saturday on Chickamauga Lake.