Bass Fishing Articles

In his college career, Ethan Snyder and his Eastern Kentucky teammates have won three FLW College Central Conference qualifiers, but he will be navigating uncharted waters in the Central Conference Championship this weekend on Carlyle Lake in Carlyle, Ill. He actually knows the lake itself, but he will be fishing it solo – an unfamiliar situation, for sure.

The FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship on Pickwick Lake this weekend is going to be about one thing and one thing only – grass.

The weather is always a factor for tournaments on Lake Erie and it's no different for the Bassmaster Northern Open which begins Thursday. 

The majority of the fish caught in the Oakley South Carolina Big Bass Bash on Lake Murray this weekend likely will be schooling fish, but the top hourly winners and the overall Grand Prize winner will probably come on a shallow topwater bite or by flipping wood cover in the upper end of the lake, said veteran local angler Andy Wicker of Pomaria.

Dangerously low water levels in the Santee Cooper Lakes will present serious challenges – both from a fishing standpoint and personal safety – to anglers fishing in the Carolinas Bass Challenge South Carolina Division Championship this Saturday.

Fishing is “kind of tough” and it could get even tougher Saturday in the FLW College Fising Southern Conference tournament qualifier on the Red River near Natchitoches, La., said collegiate angler Blake Alford of the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Shades of the first few years of the granddaddy of all bass championships – the Bassmaster Classic. The year-end Classic for the Airport Marine Tournament Trail will be fished on a mystery lake Saturday.

The way the fish are biting, the North Carolina BFL two-day final on Lake Norman this weekend could be anybody's ballgame, said veteran BFL angler Maurice Freeze of Concord, N.C.

Aquatic grass will be a major key in deciding the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship on the Chesapeake Bay this weekend, but it will have to be the right grass, said Thomas Arens of Shenandoah University who teamed with his brother, Billy, to place 8th in the tournament on the bay in 2014.

Kip Carter had never been on four of the five lakes on the Walmart Bama BFL schedule this year – much less fished on them – but that suited him just fine.