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  • Grass bed subtleties

    Elite pro Matt Herren has logged many hours and thousands of casts into, over and around shallow, emergent grass beds. From the cheap seats, it might all appear rather vanilla, but his philosophy defines why

  • Patience a virtue in fishing too

    You can learn a lot about yourself through injuries and the humbling ups and downs of fishing.

  • Biggs bags Nation Central

    James Biggs could’ve slept in and still won the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S.

  • Super stats for Winyah: Second verse same as the first

    Three years ago, almost to the day, Bassmaster.com’s Steve Bowman photographed and blogged about Britt Myers’ final day of the Elite Series tournament at Winyah Bay. Myers struggled.

  • Tidal waters are different each day

    I was in pretty good shape at the end of the second day of the Bassmaster Pro Shops Elite at Winyah Bay, and then along came Day 3.

  • Oklahoma wins Nation Central Team title

    Oklahoma won the team title of the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S.

  • Meet the Elites: Cliff Prince

    As one gains years and experience, things from the past seem to shrink, and Cliff Prince is hopeful he can produce a tighter circle of finishes in his eighth Bassmaster Elite Seris season.

  • You can catch bass in a crowd

    I’m not a huge fan of fishing in a crowd. No bass fisherman is. But I’d rather be fishing behind somebody in an area that has fish than to be casting by myself in a place where bass are scarce.

  • Radio: Blaylock, Walters and more

  • Anglers face postspawn, falling water for Smith Lake Open

    JASPER, Ala. — Dealing with changing weather and the postspawn are givens during spring tournaments, and those conditions will be in play at the Basspro.com Bassmaster Central Open coming up on Lewis Smith Lake in Alabama.

  • 600 miles at Winyah Bay

    Looking back on my 13th-place finish at the Elite event on Winyah Bay, I’m comfortable saying that if I could do it again, I wouldn’t change my game plan. For three days, I made that long run south to the Cooper River.

  • Bassmaster High School All-American Team welcomes 12 new members

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Twelve standout high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

  • Zona: Hudnall exemplifies professionalism

    We often evaluate Bassmaster Elite Series anglers by their fishing prowess, but their actions off the water can carry just as much importance in the kind of “pro” they are.Sometimes that goes overlooked.

  • Podcast: The John Crews story

    John Crews stops in at the Birmingham studios and talks about his life as a pro angler and a business owner.

  • 2019 Central Open #2 angler rosters

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  • Gear Review: Old Town Topwater PDL Fishing Kayak

    What is it?Old Town Topwater PDL Fishing Kayak

  • Nation: Biggs leads Day 1

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — James Biggs of Euless, Texas, effectively employed an intercept strategy to catch a huge five-bass limit that weighed 25 pounds, 4 ounces for the opening-round lead at the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional on Lake Guntersville.

  • B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional standings

    Day 1: Team | Boater Team |

  • Breaking through after a decade

    The last two weeks have been nothing short of amazing for me. The South Carolina swing was exactly what I needed at this point in my career.

  • Meet the Elites: Matt Arey

    Matt Arey has always been competitive by nature. The Shelby, N.C., pro grew up focused on sports like baseball and soccer. Unlike the rest of his family, he took an interest in the outdoors and started fishing club events when he was about 14 at the small, 2,000-acre John H. Moss Lake.

  • Podcast: The Jesse Tacoronte story

    Jesse Tacoronte sits down with Inside Bassmaster hosts Thomas Allen and Jim Sexton to talk about his very interesting life story.

  • Service yard saviors: Dan Tucker

    You might notice something out of place when visiting the service yard at any Bassmaster Elite Series event. The service techs wearing shirts bearing the logos of their respective brands might occasionally be working with the competition.

  • Fantasy Fishing: You should have picked Blaylock again

    GEORGETOWN, S.C. — As expected, the fishing was challenging for most of the Bassmaster Elite Series field, but it made for an exciting event and the South Carolina bass showed up at the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Winyah bay.

  • Grant spurs conservation projects in Tennessee

    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – In Tennessee, AFTCO and B.A.S.S. have earned a spectacular return on their investment, as a $5,000 conservation grant to enhance habitat in one reservoir ignited an effort to improve fisheries statewide.

  • Texas angler wins Fish with Zaldains sweepstakes

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When he was notified that he had won the grand prize in the “Fish with Chris and Trait Zaldain” sweepstakes, Kert May of Willis, Texas, couldn’t believe the good news — literally.