Bass Fishing Articles

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.

When five service members were gunned down in an apparent lone wolf terrorist attack in Chattanooga July 16 Larry Brown knew the families they left behind would need help – and he knew the fishing community in and around Chattanooga would be willing to provide that help.

Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma is abnormally high, but it's falling at an abnormal rate which should present a unique challenge to anglers fishing the Bassmaster Central Open Tournament Sept. 10-12, according to veteran B.A.S.S. pro Stephen Browning.

Fishing is going to be “really tough” in the Walmart BFL Music City Division Super tournament on Old Hickory Lake this weekend, said division points leader Adam Wagner of Cookeville, Tenn.

“We had some rain the last tournament and I did real good, but I went over there Saturday and the water is getting a lot clearer,” said Wagner who finished 3rd in that July 13 tournament with nearly a 3-pound average for five fish.

Fishing is tough right now in Lake Okeechobee, but there are still some good limits being caught, said Jesus Villegas as he prepared for the Walmart BFL Gator Division Super Tournament on the lake this Friday and Saturday.

Brandon Cobb was awed by the fanfare and magnitude of support by fans at the Forrest Wood Cup in Hot Springs, Ark., last week, but he definitely was not blown away by the experience. Cobb, in only his second year on the FLW Tour fished methodically and with composure as he finished third in his first appearance in the FLW Championship on Lake Ouachita.

Starting with the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell in February, the first half of the Bassmaster Elite Series was not kind to Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, S.C. He finished 43rd out of 55 anglers in the classic and then his best finish through the next four Elite tournaments was 66th on Lake Havasu in May.