Bass Fishing Articles

It might just be the early bird that gets the worm – or in this case, the first place trophy – in the third and final FLW College Series Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday on Lake Hartwell.

The herring pattern is in full swing on Lake Hartwell so anglers in the Carolinas Bass Challenge South Carolina Division tournament on the lake Saturday should have no problem catching fish,” said CBC Tournament Director Brett Collins.

Patrick Walters, left, and Gettys Brannon holding two nice Lake Murray largemouths. Photo by Pat RobertsonPatrick Walters, left, and Gettys Brannon holding two nice Lake Murray largemouths. Photo by Pat Robertson

When the FLW College Fishing National Championship began on Lake Murray April 16, Anthony Gagliardi, who won the Forrest Wood Cup on the lake last August, texted a message to Roger Metz, host of the Woods and Water S.C. radio show in Greenville who was on a spectator boat:

Matt AreyMatt Arey

Think Big. That's the key for success in the Toyota Texas Bass Classic this Memorial Day Weekend on Texas' Lake Fork, said FLW Tour Pro Matt Arey. Not just big lures, but big bags, Arey said.

Mark Daniels JrMark Daniels Jr

Mark Daniels Jr. is sitting on top of the points in the Rayovac Series Southeast Division heading into the tournament on Lake Seminole, which starts Thursday, and he was spending Wednesday trying to figure out how to hold onto his slim 2-point lead over Trevor Fitzgerald of Belleview, Fla.

The key to winning the 26th annual Wolfson's Children's Hospital Bass Tournament on the St. John's River this Saturday will be to ride the tide, said Vance McCullough, insider and self-described life-long “river rat.”

The Cabelas/BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on Pickwick Lake next week will be make or break time for college teams vying for the Cabela's School of the Year title.

The bluegills in Chickamauga Lake are in post-spawn and that is a major key for anglers planning to fish the 4th tournament of the year in the Chattanooga Bass Association series, according to tournament director Brad Ferguson.

When Hal Abshire and two other veterans started the Warriors On The Water Bass Tournament 10 years ago it was supposed to be a one-shot event to honor military veterans. After the tournament on North Carolina's Shearon Harris Lake that year, a reporter asked Abshire, “well, Hal, what are you going to do next year?”

The Alabama Bass Trail North Division tournament on Logan Martin Lake Saturday is going to be a fun tournament to fish, said ABT angler Kris Colley of Ragland, Ala., a short 10-minute drive from the lake's edge.