Bass Fishing Articles

In the Rat-L-Trap Open on Sam Rayburn last year this time it took 22 pounds for five fish to win, with several more bags in the 20-pound range – and weighmaster David Haas expects more of the same in the 2015 Open next Sunday on Rayburn.

With a select few anglers dominating tournaments on Kissimmee entries began to fall in recent years as other anglers felt they had little or no chance of winning, said Charlie Wynperle, who has started a new tournament trail – the Kissimmee Bass Series – out of Camp Mack's River Resort.

Todd Auten is looking for better conditions on OkeechobeeTodd Auten is looking for better conditions on Okeechobee

Todd Auten is hoping for warmer weather, warmer water and, hopefully, more fish when he gets to Lake Okeechobee next week for the 2015 FLW Rayovac Series Southeast Division opener.

The Lamar University team of Brandon Simoneaux and Josh BowieThe Lamar University team of Brandon Simoneaux and Josh Bowie

Lamar University teammates Brandon Simoneaux and Josh Bowie won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational tournament on Sam Rayburn last October to advance to the 2015 College Fishing National Championship this spring on South Carolina's Lake Murray. 

The 2015 Xtreme Bass Series on the St. John's River opens Saturday with hefty bags expected at the weigh-in and expanded opportunities to fish for new Blazer Boats in two different championships.

Sean Dunn and Jeremy Beatenbaugh won the first tournament Dec 13 on SinclairSean Dunn and Jeremy Beatenbaugh won the first tournament Dec 13 on Sinclair

The blast of Arctic air that blanketed Georgia this week will definitely have an effect on the second Berry's Tournament of the 2014-2015 season Saturday, said tournament angler Pat Fisher of Dacula, Ga. The question, he said, is whether the frigid temperatures will affect the fish or the fishermen more.

Fishing on Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga is going to be a lot different this January than it was a year ago when David Williams finished 3rd in the Bassmaster Southern Open season opener, a giant first step towards his 2014 Southern Open Angler of the Year title.

The race for the points title in the Denver Marine Monster Bass Invitational Winter Trail could see a major change in the last regular tournament Saturday on Lake Norman.

Lake Okeechobee is in prime shape for the season opener of the Walmart BFL Gator Division season Saturday, said Juan Ruiz, points champion for the division in 2014.

Fishing has been tough on Sam Rayburn recently, said a local veteran guide, but it could start to get a little better by the time of the American Bass Anglers Weekend Series Southeast Texas Division season opener Saturday, Jan. 10.