Bass Fishing Articles

The Texas Team Trail, which already has the highest team tournament payouts in the State of Texas, kicks off the 2015 tournament season Saturday at Lake Sam Rayburn bigger and better than ever before, said Tournament Director Mike Hastings.

Roy Hawk's knowledge of Havasu should be helpful in Rayovac Western Div tournamentRoy Hawk's knowledge of Havasu should be helpful in Rayovac Western Div tournament

The bass in Lake Havasu are in between the winter and spring mode right now, said veteran tournament angler Roy Hawk, but the full moon next week should speed up the process and send more fish shallow just in time for the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division opener on the lake next Thursday through Saturday.

Benny Townend won the first Gator Div tournament with 27 lbs, 9 ozBenny Townend won the first Gator Div tournament with 27 lbs, 9 oz

While practicing for the Gator Division BFL season opener on Okeechobee in early January, a buddy asked Ben Townend if he would mount a 10-pounder if he caught one.

After four or five days of nearly spring-like weather, the temperature is going to drop back to normal winter conditions Friday and Saturday, with some rain and wind in the forecast for Lake Murray – just in time for the Tomahawk Team Trail Championship.

In the Rat-L-Trap Open on Sam Rayburn last year this time it took 22 pounds for five fish to win, with several more bags in the 20-pound range – and weighmaster David Haas expects more of the same in the 2015 Open next Sunday on Rayburn.

With a select few anglers dominating tournaments on Kissimmee entries began to fall in recent years as other anglers felt they had little or no chance of winning, said Charlie Wynperle, who has started a new tournament trail – the Kissimmee Bass Series – out of Camp Mack's River Resort.

Todd Auten is looking for better conditions on OkeechobeeTodd Auten is looking for better conditions on Okeechobee

Todd Auten is hoping for warmer weather, warmer water and, hopefully, more fish when he gets to Lake Okeechobee next week for the 2015 FLW Rayovac Series Southeast Division opener.

The Lamar University team of Brandon Simoneaux and Josh BowieThe Lamar University team of Brandon Simoneaux and Josh Bowie

Lamar University teammates Brandon Simoneaux and Josh Bowie won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational tournament on Sam Rayburn last October to advance to the 2015 College Fishing National Championship this spring on South Carolina's Lake Murray. 

The 2015 Xtreme Bass Series on the St. John's River opens Saturday with hefty bags expected at the weigh-in and expanded opportunities to fish for new Blazer Boats in two different championships.

Sean Dunn and Jeremy Beatenbaugh won the first tournament Dec 13 on SinclairSean Dunn and Jeremy Beatenbaugh won the first tournament Dec 13 on Sinclair

The blast of Arctic air that blanketed Georgia this week will definitely have an effect on the second Berry's Tournament of the 2014-2015 season Saturday, said tournament angler Pat Fisher of Dacula, Ga. The question, he said, is whether the frigid temperatures will affect the fish or the fishermen more.