Bass Fishing Articles

Look for some eye-popping weights in the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Division Championship next week on the St. Lawrence River. That's the prediction of B.A.S.S. Nation tournament director Jon Stewart, and he has history to back him up.

Davy Hite is in a tight spot and he knows it. Heading into the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship next week on Bays de Noc in Michigan, the 1999 Bassmaster Classic Champion is ranked 49th in points and has to climb over almost two-thirds of the 50-man field if he has a shot at making the Classic next February on Lake Hartwell in his home state of South Carolina.

The final Toms Marine Team Trail tournament of 2014 Saturday on Douglas Lake will decide more than just a winner, according to tournament director Richard McMaster.

“Not only will the points champion be decided, the outcome of the tournament will also decide which four teams will be going to the Bassmasters Team Championship, which will be held Dec. 9-13 on Lake DeGray at Bismarck, Ark., with the opportunity to fish for two brand new boats,” McMaster said.

BASS Pro Stephen BrowningBASS Pro Stephen Browning

Although a lot of water flows down the Arkansas River, BASS pro Stephen Browning says the river will fish small for the final Bassmaster Central Open tournament of 2014 this weekend.

The Collins Marine Bass For Cash tournament series will cap off a successful second season this weekend with a two-day championship on Shearon Harris Lake.

The second annual Showdown on the St. John's River bass tournament is being held to bring a little publicity to the Astor area which is somewhat off the beaten path – and have a little fishing fun at the same time, according to tournament director Don Frey.

With the official end of summer more than three weeks off and weather forecasters predicting simmering hot temperatures right up to the arrival of fall in late September, the bass in Clarks Hill Lake are expected to still be in the summer doldrums for the Savannah River BFL final Saturday and Sunday.

Bassmaster Pro Todd AutenBassmaster Pro Todd Auten

Size matters. It will definitely matter in the Bassmaster Northern Open on Michigan's Lake St. Clair next week, according to veteran pro angler Todd Auten.

2014 Forrest Wood Cup Champion Anthony Gagliardi2014 Forrest Wood Cup Champion Anthony Gagliardi

Anthony Gagliardi's win in the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray last Sunday culminated the most incredible “zero to hero” story ever written in professional bass fishing history. It was so incredible his 6-year-old daughter, Laken, woke up Monday morning and asked, “Did Daddy still win the tournament?”

Mike Longacre of SUNY Bass Fishing ClubMike Longacre of SUNY Bass Fishing Club

Mike Longacre and Zach Longo headed to New York's Chautauqua Lake last weekend, planning to work deep-diving crankbaits and jigs in the deep, clear water while practicing for the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Tournament on the lake this weekend.