Bass Fishing Articles

Randy Howell - 2014 Bassmaster Classic Champion!!Randy Howell - 2014 Bassmaster Classic Champion!!

After two decades of dreaming about being the Bassmaster Classic Champion, Randy Howell won bass fishing's world championship Sunday on Alabama's famed Lake Guntersville, and by mid-week he was still riding high on Cloud Nine.

Weather permitting, the Anglers Choice Marine Team Trail Virginia Division kicks off the 2014 season Saturday, March 8, on Smith Mountain Lake with several changes that are sure to please the anglers.

Thomas Hardwick and Tommy William caught 23.67 lbs on Lake Murray to win the 1st NC Division event of 2014Thomas Hardwick and Tommy William caught 23.67 lbs on Lake Murray to win the 1st NC Division event of 2014

Fishing should be good for the Carolina Bass Challenge South Carolina Division tournament on Lake Wylie this Saturday, according to Reid McGuinn of nearby Fort Mill.

Fishing in the Oakley Big Bass Tournament Trail season opener March 1-2 on the Harris Chain of Lakes could be “kind of interesting,” according to bass guide Steven Boyd of Clermont, Fla.

David Williams of Maiden, NCDavid Williams of Maiden, NC

What a difference a week makes!

Cold, muddy water is not the ideal situation for bass fishing, but that is the condition of Georgia's Lake Sinclair, just a couple of days before the American Bass Anglers Weekend Bass Series Georgia Division tournament.

Having almost recovered from the mid-January winter storm that brought freezing temperatures and several inches of snow to the South Carolina Midlands, Lake Murray was on the cusp of breaking wide open with the bass moving up to spawn.

Winter weather that brought snow and ice to Southeast Texas has played havoc with recent bass tournaments on Sam Rayburn Lake, but that could change for the better for the Texas Team Tournament series opener there this Saturday.

Hunter Hicks and Mike Stephens won the SC Division tourney last year on WylieHunter Hicks and Mike Stephens won the SC Division tourney last year on Wylie

The second winter storm in two weeks is expected to dump a half-foot of snow and ice on the Lake Wylie, S.C, area Tuesday and Wednesday, which is likely to make water temperatures plunge by the launch of the Carolina Bass Challenge North Carolina Division opener Saturday – but that might be a good thing for a few lucky anglers.

Who will win the 44th annual Bassmaster Classic Feb. 21-23 on Alabama's famed Lake Guntersville?