Chunky spawners will be the ticket, but on the tidal St. Johns, the bedding bite gets even trickier. Terry Scroggins can walk 500 yards from his San Mateo, Fla., home and take a look at the St. Johns River. "Look" is the operative word; right now, it's look but don't touch. The fishery is off-limits not only to Scroggins, but to the entire 99-angler Bassmaster Elite Series field until the first practice day for the March 17-20 Power-Pole Citrus Slam out of Palatka, Fla. Then it's game on. (photo - B.A.S.S.) > full story
Fishing for Freedom is a celebration of the freedoms we love with those who provide them for us. It is an opportunity for you to spend a day on the lake with some of the best bass anglers in the country. Fishing for Freedom brings together warriors with volunteer boaters for a day of tournament bass fishing in a relaxed fun-filled celebration in the great outdoors. Plan to join us on Truman Lake in Missouri, October 9th & 10th. Visit FishingForFreedom.us and stay tuned for more details.
The 17-day event begins February 25th and goes until March 13th at 50 of the Bass Pro Shops retail stores in the United States and March 11th through 27th at the Calgary and Toronto stores. There’s new fishing products to browse through, live demonstrations to see, new tips and techniques to learn, music and entertainment, boat shows, kids events, and, it’s all FREE! Don’t forget to register for the “Florida Fishing Vacation” or one of the 52 packages being given away that include a Baitcasting Combo, a Rod & Tackle Trolley, a Berkeley® 12V Electric Fillet Knife, an XPS® Stalker™ Front Loader Tackle Bag, portable fillet station, utility boxes and more. > Discover more
After a long fog delay this morning, things are getting interesting at the top of the Pack. Get minute-by-minute coverage on BassTrakk
As we curse the winter snow that refuses to stop here in the Midwest, BPS Pro, Dustin Bozeman, is getting busy with some tremendous tournament action down south. His latest event on Kissimmee Lake, FL turned out to be a day most of us can only dream about. Imagine dipping into your well at the end of the day and pulling out not one, but two 10 pounders. And then continue to fill your bag with 37 pounds! And get this—that's only good enough for 2nd place. Oh to be in the Sunshine State instead of the Show-Me-More-Snow state. Way to go Dustin. For now, we can live vicariously through you. Keep reading for the video and recap of his phenomenal day.
Fresh off his 3rd place finish at the FLW Open on Okeechobee, Anthony Hunt checks in with Terry Brown on Wired2fish radio. Listen in as they talk about being the only 5-star chef on tour and what it takes to keep bringing in monster bags on tour. Read on for the interview >
By Rob Newell - 27.Dec.2010
Tournament fishing is unlike any other competitive sport in the world. The number of uncontrolled variables in professional fishing far exceeds the variables found in other sports. Therefore when a bass pro consistently performs at a high level against so many dynamic challenges – when they are on their ‘A’ game – it warrants a closer look. As a fan and writer of the sport of professional bass fishing, I’m fascinated with what makes the best pros the best pros. At today’s top levels of tournament competition, pros have access to all of the best equipment money can buy. What intrigues me, however, are the intangibles – the visceral, the things beyond boats, motors, line and lures. > see full story
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Elite Series pro Gerald Swindle can no longer be considered one of "the best who's never won." During his 167-tournament career, he's won Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year and joined the B.A.S.S. Millionaire's Club. But a win has eluded him until now. With his win at the first 2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on Florida's Lake Toho, the Warrior, Ala., resident earned a Triton 18XS boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury Optimax motor and more importantly, claimed the first berth in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, set to be held in Shreveport, La. > full story
On Jan. 17, 2001, Dean Rojas pulled 45 pounds and 2 ounces of bass from Lake Tohopekaliga to set the Bassmaster tournament record for heaviest one-day catch. The record still stands. Now, almost exactly 10 years later, the ideal fishing conditions Rojas tapped into are brewing again on Toho. Coincidentally, the "perfect storm" is happening just in time for the Jan. 20-22 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open out of Kissimmee, Fla., the event that kicks off the 2011 Bassmaster season. Trevor Fitzgerald of Belleview, Fla., champ of last season's Southern Open finale, is among those who contend that the Toho tournament could reset the 45-2 record. He has more grounds than most to make the prediction. For one, he was at the Toho tournament in 2001 as an 18-year-old co-angler. > full story
B.A.S.S., in conjunction with Toyota, announces exciting changes in the format of the 2011 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year program and the popular postseason event of the Elite Series. At the conclusion of the final Elite Series tournament on Wheeler Lake, Ala., B.A.S.S. will crown the 2011 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year based on points earned during the regular season. The winner will be awarded $100,000, and others in the top 50 will be awarded a share of the Angler of the Year purse. (photo: B.A.S.S.) > full story