Bass Fishing Articles

When Hal Abshire and two other veterans started the Warriors On The Water Bass Tournament 10 years ago it was supposed to be a one-shot event to honor military veterans. After the tournament on North Carolina's Shearon Harris Lake that year, a reporter asked Abshire, “well, Hal, what are you going to do next year?”

The Alabama Bass Trail North Division tournament on Logan Martin Lake Saturday is going to be a fun tournament to fish, said ABT angler Kris Colley of Ragland, Ala., a short 10-minute drive from the lake's edge.

Jeff Coble and David Wright won the NC Division tournament on Jordan in AprilJeff Coble and David Wright won the NC Division tournament on Jordan in April

When the North Carolina Division of the Carolina Bass Challenge came to Lake Hickory last year the winners weighed in more than 19 pounds for a five-fish limit and tournament director Brett Collins said it probably will take that much or more in the CBC tournament on Hickory Saturday.

The Sportsman's Warehouse Fisherman’s Dream Tournament has raised about $5,000 each year to support athletic programs at Silverdale Baptist Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn., but that figure could grow this next weekend as registrations for the 9th annual tournament are running well ahead of previous years.

In his 22nd year on the B.A.S.S. trail and planning to celebrate the big 5-0 in just a few weeks, Davy Hite shows no signs of slowing down as a professional angler. Even when it entails towing a bass boat almost 3,000 miles over four very long days just to fish a Bassmaster Elite tournament.

Confidence is one of the greatest assets a fisherman can have. And the University of South Carolina's bass fishing team members are brimming with confidence right now after two of them won the FLW College Fishing Series National Championship last week on Lake Murray.

You have to be a good poker player to do well in an Oakley Big Bass Tournament, according to Chris Lucas, who knows a thing or two about bass tournaments since he directs the highly successful Anglers Choice Tournament Trail.

Bass fishermen love charity tournaments because they can help a good cause while trying to win some money and enjoy catching fish at the same time. That is the big reason the MSKP Kyle Page Tournament on Lake Murray will hold its 19th edition of the tournament helping families with special needs children Saturday out of Dreher Island State Park.

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors Charity Bass Tournament on the St. John's River is growing to the point that parking and transportation for the fishermen has become a problem – but that's a good thing, said Mike Oglesby, the OGS Tournament Trail Tournament Director who runs the tournament.

Patrick Walters and Gettys Brannon will be fishing for the FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray this weekend. Photo Credit: Leiding WaltersPatrick Walters and Gettys Brannon will be fishing for the FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray this weekend. Photo Credit: Leiding Walters

Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity, S.C., won the Forrest Wood Cup on South Carolina's Lake Murray last August. Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., won the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell which lies on the South Carolina-Georgia border in February.