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  • Scott Martin joining B.A.S.S. to pursue unfinished business

    Scott Martin dreams a lot — and lately, those dreams have all had a common theme.

  • Fall turnover is nothing to ignore

    The fall turnover is nothing to ignore. We need to know that the turnover is when the upper layer of water in a lake gets cold enough and drops down below the previously cooler water below it. The lower, less oxygenated layer rises and mixes.

  • Jerry McKinnis memories

    I first met Jerry McKinnis years ago working Ray Scott’s Eagles of Angling event on his private lake in Pintlala, Ala. Of course that event featured President George Bush and first lady Barbara Bush. But I didn’t really get to know Jerry until the ESPN purchase of B.A.S.S. in 2001.

  • Kayak cranking tips with Combs

    Keith Combs is one of the best crankbait fishermen of all-time. In recent years, he has also welcomed a new challenge of fishing from a kayak.

  • Boat accessories anglers will want

    One of the benefits of traveling and competing with other pros on the Bassmaster Elite Series is the amount of knowledge you can tap into. This not only includes new ways to catch fish, but other information, like which products are performing the best.

  • My 2019 Elite assessment, part 2

    In my last column I evaluated the positive and negative things of 2019.

  • Gear Review: Abu Garcia Virtual Rod

    What is it?Abu Garcia Virtual Rod

  • db: Looking back, forward and up

    “There are places…”Dateline: 2019 season wrap-up“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”— Audrey Hepburn

  • B.A.S.S. and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation partner on conservation

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

  • Swindle signs with Phoenix Boats

    Longtime BASS and MLF angler and fan favorite Gerald Swindle has entered into an agreement with Phoenix Boats to run their bass boats in competitions in 2020 and beyond.

  • Land of the giants: Winter whopper land

    Catching numbers of big fish is a true talent. Here's how some of the top pros locate and target the biggest fish in a given system.

  • McKinnis influence touched us all

    You probably know by now about the passing of Jerry McKinnis. If you’re older, you probably remember his TV Show, The Fishin’ Hole, or know that he once co-owned B.A.S.S. and helped guide it to what it is today.

  • B.A.S.S. announces new national tournament series for kayak anglers

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The popularity of kayak fishing is at an all-time high, just one of the reasons B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, has formed a new tournament trail aimed specifically at kayaking enthusiasts.

  • Offseason? Not so ‘off’

    It’s November, the tournament season is behind us, and it’s darn good to be home for a while.It was a long season and a good one, but I hadn’t been home for a full week since May.

  • A season to remember

    I’m a Texas Longhorns fan. It seems like yesterday when Vince Young almost singlehandedly defeated the USC Trojans for the BCS National Championship. Pretty sure I still have that game saved on my DVR.

  • Daily Limit: Fan of fishing personalities

    Editor's note: B.A.S.S. has designated 2019 as the Year of the Fan. To celebrate, B.A.S.S. is profiling some of the sport's biggest supporters.

  • Crazy winter fishing

    We get some cold weather where I live in southwestern North Carolina, but I’m still able to fish all the way through the winter. I don’t catch as many bass as I do in warmer seasons, but my odds for landing a true heavyweight are excellent.

  • A scientific look at the fall turnover

    This time we’re going to talk about the fall turnover, but not from an angler’s perspective. If you’re going to fish the turnover, you have to first understand what it is, why it happens and what it does to the fish — prey and predators.

  • Gear Review: Z-Man ChatterBait Freedom CFL

    What is it?Z-Man ChatterBait Freedom CFL

  • Bro Series: Blaylock and Frazier

    The depth of the brotherhood between Stetson Blaylock and Micah Frazier goes beyond this trivia fact. At the tender age of 21, Blaylock became the youngest pro ever to win an FLW Tour event, which he did in 2009.

  • Another way to winterize your boat

    There’s a lot of information around about winterizing your boat. But, unless you live way up north where the water stays frozen for months I have a better way to tackle the problem — just don’t do it.

  • Queen wins Hobie's kayak Tournament of Champions

    OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Bill Barnes said it best.

  • Bassmaster Classic reels in award for economic impact

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

  • Caleb Sumrall joins Xpress Boats pro-staff

    Caleb Sumrall’s professional bass fishing career continued its steep upward trajectory Wednesday, as the Louisiana pro announced he’s been signed to the pro staff at Xpress Boats. 

  • Cook says a mouthful

    As a reporter, there’s no question I hate more than “How do you feel?”It’s lazy. It’s generic. It’s clichéd.And honestly, how often can a person accurately describe during an interview how he or she truly feels about anything?