Bass Fishing Articles

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

Johnny Patterson won the first 2013 Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Tournament on Lake Guntersville last February, launching his drive to claiming the points championship for the division by season's end.

Chris Dill of Hueytown, Ala., says a colder, wetter winter means fishing on Lake Martin is going be a little different this Saturday from a year ago when he weighed in a five-bass limit at 18.21 pounds to win the 2013 Weekend Bass Series Alabama South Division 2 season opener.

The scenario on Florida's famed Lake Okeechobee could not be better Feb. 6-9 for the opening FLW Tour Major of 2014 as Brandon Cobb of Greenwood, S.C., begins his rookie season on the tour.

After a very satisfying and productive off-season, Brent Chapman is toned up and tuned in for his 20th full season on the Bassmaster Tour, and eager to get started with the first Bass Pro Shops Central open tournament Feb. 5-8 on Lake Amistad.

Alabama, where professional bass fishing was born with the advent of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society in 1968, has launched a new tournament series for amateur anglers that is expected to pump millions of dollars into the state's economy.

The 2014 Bass Anglers Sportsman Society kicks off the 2014 season this week with the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open No. 1 on Lake Tohopekaliga, and Hank Cherry is “ready to get it on.”

Shane Lehew doesn't have a shot at the Denver Marine Monster Bass Invitational Winter Trail points title anymore – he's been too busy preparing for the FLW Tour which cranks up on Okeechobee in two weeks – but he probably will have a hand in whoever does win it.

Derrick Bridges (pictured) and Bo Hill won the 1st CATT SC Upstate tournament last year on KeoweeDerrick Bridges (pictured) and Bo Hill won the 1st CATT SC Upstate tournament last year on Keowee

“This is the second year for the South Carolina Upstate Division,” said Carolina Angler's Team Trail owner and tournament director Brett Collins, “and we've added Lake Russell to the schedule this year.”

The weather continues to affect the early 2014 FLW Outdoors tournaments in Florida, but somebody always catches fish and wins.