Bass Fishing Articles

The first annual Jason Williamson Big Bass Classic on Lake Murray drew 290 anglers in September 2012 and the second annual hourly payout event on on the lake Sept. 28-29 is expected to draw well over 300, said Mark Jones with the Oakley Big Bass Tour.

Stephen Browning is tickled to death that two out of three Bassmaster Central Opens this year are behind held on rivers. He has won one Central Open river tournament already and is looking forward to the second one this week on the Arkansas River.

The Carolinas Bass Challenge keeps running at a high level of competition, with 153 teams qualified for the North Carolina Division Championship Saturday on Lake Wylie and even bigger tournament turnouts could be on the horizon in the future, said tournament director Brett Collins.

Noting that there was a big jump in numbers from the first season in 2012 to 2013, Collins said he looks for the CBC to grow even more.

“There has been a huge amount of interest in the 2014 season,” he said.

The Tom's Marine Tournament Trail has been on a little hiatus the last month or so, but it swings back into full action Saturday on Cherokee Lake with the team leading the points race looking to lock up their second straight title in the last two qualifying tournaments.

Rogne Brown is poised to claim his third Chattanooga Bass Association points title in five years in the last two CBA tournaments before the championship, but he has to finish well in Saturday's tournament on Chickamauga Lake to hold on, said tournament director Justin Medley.

Dave Lefebre has had an outstanding career in FLW Outdoors competition over the past 11 years – 46 top 10s, including five wins, and earning just shy of $1.6 million – but when he saw B.A.S.S. was going to finish the 2013 Northern Open schedule on Lake Erie, he had to cast a line in Bassmaster waters, too.

Nick Gainey has not been fishing since the middle of July in the Northern EverStart tournament on Lake Champlain. But that's all right.

The PAA tournament on Missouri's Table Rock Lake Labor Day week is going to be a “grind,” according to pro angler Matt Arey of Shelby, N.C.

The first Toyota No Entry Fee Bonus Bucks Team Tournament last year on North Carolina's Lake Norman was such a tremendous success and a big hit with the fishermen that Toyota is doing it again this year, this time on Wheeler Lake in Alabama Sept. 8.

The selection of Lay Lake for the Airport Marine Tournament Trail Classic this Saturday was a result of pure luck, but tournament director Flynn Gerald could not be happier.