Bass Fishing Articles

There is a lot on the line for anglers fishing the Angles Choice Marine Invitational Trail double-header on Kerr Reservoir this weekend, not the least of which are berths in the B.A.S.S. Toyota Team Championship which could lead to an invitation to fish the 2016 Bassmaster Classic.

Mark McCaigMark McCaig

The fish are biting on Pickwick Lake which means some anglers in the last tournament of the season on the Alabama Bass Trail North Division there this Saturday are going to weigh in some great sacks of bass.

But there is one major problem, said Mark McCaig, who with teammate Tim Hurst, both of Oxford, Ala., is ranked 7th in the North Division standings going into the final tournament.

Briggs Kennington and Patrick Williford, teammates representing Clemson University in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card tournament on Lake Barkley this week, plan to just go fishing when competition begins Wednesday and see what happens.

“We've been here two and a half days practicing and we have found a lot of water, but not a lot of fish,” Kennington said after the final practice Tuesday afternoon. “We've fished our butts off, but we are struggling,” he added.

When the Bassmaster Elite Series moves to Kentucky/Barkley lakes next week for the Zippo Bassfest tournament, Elite Series rookie David Williams will once again be fishing waters he has never been on before. But, for Williams, that's not really a bad deal.

It might just be the early bird that gets the worm – or in this case, the first place trophy – in the third and final FLW College Series Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday on Lake Hartwell.

The herring pattern is in full swing on Lake Hartwell so anglers in the Carolinas Bass Challenge South Carolina Division tournament on the lake Saturday should have no problem catching fish,” said CBC Tournament Director Brett Collins.

Patrick Walters, left, and Gettys Brannon holding two nice Lake Murray largemouths. Photo by Pat RobertsonPatrick Walters, left, and Gettys Brannon holding two nice Lake Murray largemouths. Photo by Pat Robertson

When the FLW College Fishing National Championship began on Lake Murray April 16, Anthony Gagliardi, who won the Forrest Wood Cup on the lake last August, texted a message to Roger Metz, host of the Woods and Water S.C. radio show in Greenville who was on a spectator boat:

Matt AreyMatt Arey

Think Big. That's the key for success in the Toyota Texas Bass Classic this Memorial Day Weekend on Texas' Lake Fork, said FLW Tour Pro Matt Arey. Not just big lures, but big bags, Arey said.

Mark Daniels JrMark Daniels Jr

Mark Daniels Jr. is sitting on top of the points in the Rayovac Series Southeast Division heading into the tournament on Lake Seminole, which starts Thursday, and he was spending Wednesday trying to figure out how to hold onto his slim 2-point lead over Trevor Fitzgerald of Belleview, Fla.

The key to winning the 26th annual Wolfson's Children's Hospital Bass Tournament on the St. John's River this Saturday will be to ride the tide, said Vance McCullough, insider and self-described life-long “river rat.”