Justin Hamner, an angler succeeding on the 2020 Bassmaster Eastern Opens, has long had the dream of being a Bassmaster Classic Champion.
By winning the first Bassmaster Central Open of 2020 on the Arkansas River, Chris Jones earned a berth in the 2021 Bassmaster Classic.
Plain lead jigs and even jigs painted in a single color often lack the realism needed to dupe bass consistently.
Famed big-bass angler Keith Combs shares the technical details of his crankbait arsenal.
Bryan New is fishing both Open divisions to double his odds for qualifying for the Bassmaster Elite Series — his major goal for 2020.
There are times when casting a crankbait that wobbles through the water column will fill a livewell with bass.
It seems like today’s pressured bass would have learned to avoid anything as obnoxious as a buzzbait.
With so much emphasis on fishing offshore, it’s reassuring to know that the shallow bite is still holding its own.
There are specific times when Elite Series pros turn to fast-action worming — here’s how they decide between the two most popular tail options.
Improvements in technology, design and materials have motivated boat builders to take giant strides over the past five decades.
Most bass fanatics will only cast a lipless rattling crankbait in early spring over submerged grass, but there's no reason to limit this type of bait.
Tracking John Cox's career from its beginnings in Florida.
Alabamian Kyle Welcher believes that competing in a bass tournament is a bigger gamble than playing poker. Considering that this 25-year-old bass addict supports himself solely by tournament...
Maryland angler Bryan Schmitt rarely spends an entire day without being aboard some type of fishing vessel. When he wasn’t competing in a Bassmaster Eastern Open or an FLW Tour event during the...
Wes Logan has been climbing a ladder to his lofty goal of becoming a full-time professional bass angler.
The amazing opportunities that B.A.S.S. Nation provides for weekend warriors culminate in a dream come true. The dream is winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship and reaping the enormous booty...
Wisconsin’s Caleb Kuphall is one of those competitors who strives for years before becoming an overnight success.
The dedication and passion that Taku Ito and other Japanese anglers have for bass tournament fishing is remarkable.
When Georgia’s Buddy Gross competed in the 2019 Bassmaster Eastern Opens, he was already making his living as a professional bass tournament angler.
When Bob Downey of Hudson, Wis., signed on to fish the 2019 Bassmaster Central Opens, he knew it would be a tall step up in competition. He had never fished a Bassmaster Open before and was hoping...
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