Bass Fishing Articles

Professional Angler Jimmy MasonProfessional Angler Jimmy Mason

It wasn't much of a surprise. Everybody knew it was coming. But nobody in the 2014 American Bass Anglers Ray Scott Championship on Lake Wheeler was able to practice for the conditions they faced in the first morning launch Wednesday.

FLW Rayovac Series Champion Zack BirgeFLW Rayovac Series Champion Zack Birge

Zack Birge, winner of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake Nov. 1, says the best way for an angler to win the Ray Scott Weekend Bass Series Championship on Wheeler next week is to duplicate what he did – and keep duplicating it.

The opening tournament of the Carolina Monster Bass Winter Trail on Lake Norman last Saturday has the misfortune of being scheduled at the same time as the 2015 Carolina's Bass Challenge Classic, which meant that a lot of anglers who might have fished the Monster Bass tournament were otherwise occupied.

Fishing should be very good for the 221 teams that have qualified to fish the Carolinas Bass Challenge Classic on Lake Norman Friday and Saturday, said tournament director Brett Collins.

Whether the fishing is just good or is excellent the competition level in the Toho Marine Elite One-Man Trail Classic on Lake Tohopekaliga this weekend is guaranteed to be outstanding.

Fishing is probably going to be a little tough for the Bay Area Bassmasters Classic on Lake Okeechobee this weekend, said Bay Area Bassmasters President Tom Mahoney.

Will Treadwell and Byron Kenney, members of the University of Georgia Bass Fishing TeamWill Treadwell and Byron Kenney, members of the University of Georgia Bass Fishing Team

Things did not go well at first when Will Treadwell and Byron Kenney hooked up as a team for the University of Georgia Fishing Team.

In the seven years the North Shelby School Tournament for Special Olympics has been held on Lake Norman, the annual event has raised over $144,000 for Special Olympics at the school, but tournament director Ricky Peace would like to do much, much more.

Billy Schroeder of Paducah, KYBilly Schroeder of Paducah, KY

Billy Schroeder will be looking for redemption – and more – in the Walmart Chevy Wild Card tournament on Kentucky-Barkley lakes next week.

David Williams of Maiden, NCDavid Williams of Maiden, NC

David Williams was fishing the Walmart BFL Super Tournament on Lake Norman this past weekend to practice for the B.A.S.S. Southern Open final qualifier on the lake next weekend.