Bass Fishing Articles

The low water level could play a major role in the outcome of the third Alabama Bass Trail North Division tournament Saturday on Neely Henry Lake.

Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour Pro Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, SCBassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour Pro Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, SC

Andy Montgomery was driving the 15 hours from Palatka, Fla., to Lufkin, Texas, Sunday, halfway through a six-tournament marathon that he hopes will land him in the Forrest Wood Cup on South Carolina's famed bass factory, Lake Murray, this August.

Dearal Rodgers with a nice fish at ChickamaugaDearal Rodgers with a nice fish at Chickamauga

With a 15th place finish on Lake Hartwell two weeks ago, Dearal Rodgers took a big step towards his goal of qualifying for the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup on South Carolina's Lake Murray this August.

It was a classic case of you can't be in two – or in this particular case, three – places at one time.

Jerame Edwards & Butch McMurray won the VA Division opener on Smith MountainJerame Edwards & Butch McMurray won the VA Division opener on Smith Mountain

Two weeks ago Chris Lucas did not know what to expect for the first Anglers Choice Marine Team Tournament of the year on Virginia's Smith Mountain Lake. A brutal winter storm hit the day before and there was a real question of how many teams would even be able to get to the lake.

Spring finally arrived in the Carolinas Thursday, bringing sunshine and warmer temperatures – a welcome relief from the winter chill, dark skies and precipitation that have prevailed for months.

Very low water levels means the Alabama Bass Trail North Division tournament on Pickwick Lake Saturday likely will be a largemouth bass tournament, according to veteran tournament angler Rex Chambers.

The St. John's River is a special place for B.A.S.S. Elite angler Davy Hite. He carried his new bride, Natalie, there on their honeymoon 27 years ago.

Six weeks ago, in announcing the launch of the Alabama Bass Trail, Program Director Kay Donaldson proudly reported a full field of 200 boats in the Northern Division and expressed hope the Southern Division would field at least 150 boats.

Bobby Chambers and Justin McClain won the 2013 ClassicBobby Chambers and Justin McClain won the 2013 Classic

With the economy improving slightly, anticipation is high that fishermen will be able to fish more tournaments and that means that the already highly successful Tom's Marine Team Trial in Eastern Tennessee will grow even more, said Tournament director Richard McMaster.