Bass Fishing Articles

The James River holds the potential to win a bass tournament from the rapids in Richmond all the way down to where the river pours into the salt waters of Chesapeake Bay, said Bassmaster Elite Pro Michael Iaconelli who has finished in the top 5 in the last two Bassmaster Northern Opens held on the river.

In early April Freddy Hurley of Somerset, Ky., drove more than 400 miles to the Detroit River to fish for walleye.

Fishing in the third FLW Walmart BFL Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River July 11 is going to depend a lot on the weather, specifically whether the river is swollen from more heavy rains or not, according to veteran BFL angler George Brown of Camby, Ind.

Although bass fishing on Chickamauga Lake has been red hot all year long, the current spate of persistent hot weather may cool fishing down a little bit for Saturday's Chattanooga Bass tournament, said CBC tournament director Brad Ferguson.

High school fishing tournaments are the fast-growing trend in competitive bass fishing and one of the best series for high schoolers in the country, the Airport Marine High School Team Trail in Alabama will hold its season-end Super Classic on Lay Lake Saturday with more than 60 teams expected to compete.

The Collins Marine Bass for Cash Series has two tournaments left in the regular season with points titles on the line in both the adult series and its youth series counterpoint – the Youth Educational Series (Y.E.S.). 

The Alabama Bass Trail South Division tournament on Lay Lake Saturday is going to be one of those “pick your poison” tournaments, said veteran angler Rex Chambers of Cullman, Ala.

With double points on the line none of the top teams are a lock to win the Carolinas Bass Challenge North Carolina Division points title in the final qualifier on High Rock Lake Saturday, said tournament director Brett Collins.

Teams in the Fishers of Men East Tennessee Division fish to win, but their main focus is on faith and fellowship, said tournament director Steve Jennings.

Less than 30 points separate the top four teams in the Carolinas Bass challenge South Carolina Division going into the final season qualifier on Clarks Hill this weekend – but the final is a double-points tournament so the Team of the Year Award is up for grabs, said tournament director Brett Collins.