Craig
Lamb

Biography

Forty years ago, Craig Lamb went to his first B.A.S.S. tournament as a starstruck teenager. As a grownup, he reports about the people, places and news of the tournament trail. 

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Zaldain's change up

Zaldain's change up

By Craig Lamb

Chris Zaldain is faced with an east wind that is causing him to adjust his strategy. Previously, wind wasn’t a factor because conditions were relatively calm compared to the conditions in play on...

Mueller's lure lineup

Mueller's lure lineup

By Craig Lamb

Paul Mueller is a lure tinkerer and his bait choices prove the point. He favors hand-poured jig heads made from molds sold by Do-it, the longtime DIY company with 55 years in the business. Here’s...

Auten's one-two punch

Auten's one-two punch

By Craig Lamb

BASSTrakk shows Todd Auten in the early lead on this rainy, chilly Championship Sunday.Yesterday he told me that he’ll make a modification to the Livetarget Yearling Baitball Jerkbait. Color choice...

Zaldain's comfort zone

Zaldain's comfort zone

By Craig Lamb

Chris Zaldain grew up in California, home to world record breaking spotted bass, where he honed his skills on lakes Shasta, Oroville, Folsom and Berryessa. Zaldain also has experience fishing Lake...

Power and finesse

Power and finesse

By Craig Lamb

What’s so cool about what’s in store this afternoon on Lake Lanier is the contrasting styles of angling. I have access to the BASSTrakk map and it displays a very noticeable separation between the...

Mueller's magic

Mueller's magic

By Craig Lamb

Paul Mueller unloaded a wealth of knowledge just now on Bassmaster LIVE. Most of it was the well deserved accolades he spoke of about the Garmin Panoptix technology and specifically, the LAKEVU HD...

Mind games

Mind games

By Craig Lamb

Yesterday at weigh-in the feedback was unanimous about what to expect from these nomadic spotted bass for the remainder of the tournament.Change is inevitable and nothing will stay the same....

Combs' early bite

Keith Combs

Combs' early bite

By Craig Lamb

Yesterday Keith Combs said he is already dialed into a productive morning bite, the likes of which the was catching 20 pounds or so during practice. It's too early to know if today bodes well for...

Dialing in the weather

Dialing in the weather

By Craig Lamb

The mood was unanimous this morning on the dock. Everyone expects the bite to be better. Weights will go up based on the increasing chance of showers and with it, the incoming cloud cover and wind....

Walters watch

Walters watch

By Craig Lamb

Patrick Walters is coming off a strong fourth-place finish on Sunday at the St. Johns River. And now here he is climbing up the BASSTrakk leaderboard, coincidentally in fourth place at 9:34 a.m...

Going Zaldangerous

Going Zaldangerous

By Craig Lamb

Chris Zaldain is bringing West Coast logic to the northwest Georgia mountains.“My game plan is real simple. I’m going to fish like we do out West in deep water with a swimbait,” he told me this...

Crews' lure lineup

Crews' lure lineup

By Craig Lamb

This morning before takeoff I recorded the lure details for the gallery to be shot later today by Shane Durrance. John Crews is rotating through a lineup of his Missile Baits but with...

Retro Menendez

Retro Menendez

By Craig Lamb

Mark Menendez is at it again. First let’s cover two lures that he’s using that aren’t so old. The first is a 3/8-ounce Strike King Premier Spinnerbait. The consummate lure tinkerer is adding a less...

Johnston vs. Johnston

Johnston vs. Johnston

By Craig Lamb

Are we about to see the very first head-to-head championship battle between two brothers in the 50 years of B.A.S.S. competition? It sure looks like it. And it’s going to be fun to watch.Chris...

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