Bass Fishing Articles

In late January Todd Auten of Lake Wylie, S.C., led the first day of the Bassmaster Southern Open on Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga, but he zeroed the second day and finished 28th. He had a winning pattern figured out on Toho until a cold wind blew out of the North and his fish acquired a sudden case of lockjaw.

Shane Lineberger and Hank Cherry won the tournament in 2010Shane Lineberger and Hank Cherry won the tournament in 2010

Anglers from many states around the Southeast love to fish the Jim Ledbetter Memorial Team Bass Tournament on so much that the annual event on Lake Norman is closing in on the Million Dollar mark for cancer research.

Ryan Sparks and Zack McDonald of Oregon StateRyan Sparks and Zack McDonald of Oregon State

Ryan Sparks and Zack McDonald of the Oregon State University Fishing Team will have one day of practice before the FLW College Fishing National Championship to figure out if South Carolina's Lake Keowee is the same kind of deep, clearwater lake they are used to fishing in Northern California.

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.