Bass Fishing Articles

Jesus Villegas is leading the points going into the Gator Division's third tournament of the year on Lake Okeechobee, but if you ask him how he's catching fish he likely will tell you instead about his five daughters who love to fish.

The 2015 Carolinas Bass Challenge is off to a resounding start with 173 boats entered in the South Caroling Division opener on Lake Murray and up to 200 expected for the North Carolina Division opener on Lake Norman this Saturday.

Professional and veteran tournament anglers will not be the only ones walking across the stage to have their fish weighed in the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Downtown Greenville, S.C., during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic next week.

The Alabama Bass Trail's Southern Division 2014 Anglers of the Year Team are ready to defend their title, but they admit fishing in the division opener Saturday on Jordan Lake is going to be a tough challenge.

Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Stephen BrowningBassmaster Elite Series Pro Stephen Browning

When Alton Jones won the 2008 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, spotted or Alabama bass were mostly brought to the weigh-ins as limit fillers. Anglers tried to catch a couple of quality largemouths and then pad their limit with decent fish, so a lot of 2- to 3-pound spots and largemouths were weighed in.

Thomas Hardwick and Tommy William won the 2014 tournament on Murray with 23.67lbsThomas Hardwick and Tommy William won the 2014 tournament on Murray with 23.67lbs

With more than 110 teams already signed by the first of the week, Brett Collins is looking for an outstanding first tournament of the year for the South Carolina Division of the Carolinas Bass Challenge Saturday on Lake Murray.

There is good news and then there is more good news for the Rat-L-Trap Open on Lake Guntersville this Sunday.

The Texas Team Trail, which already has the highest team tournament payouts in the State of Texas, kicks off the 2015 tournament season Saturday at Lake Sam Rayburn bigger and better than ever before, said Tournament Director Mike Hastings.

Roy Hawk's knowledge of Havasu should be helpful in Rayovac Western Div tournamentRoy Hawk's knowledge of Havasu should be helpful in Rayovac Western Div tournament

The bass in Lake Havasu are in between the winter and spring mode right now, said veteran tournament angler Roy Hawk, but the full moon next week should speed up the process and send more fish shallow just in time for the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division opener on the lake next Thursday through Saturday.