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  • Open: Hahner leads Day 1

    ANDERSON, S.C. — When the window of opportunity opened, Cody Hahner of Wausau, Wis., seized the moment and nabbed a pair of big largemouth bass to anchor a limit of 20 pounds, 4 ounces that gave him the Day 1 lead of the Basspro.com Bassmaster Eastern Open on Lake Hartwell.

  • Pandemic leads Venezuelan anglers to Hartwell

    Talk about turning lemons into lemonade.

  • Plan a fall fishing vacation in Chattanooga

    Chattanooga is a favorite fall travel destination for many reasons, and a bass fishing trip to lakes Chickamauga and Nickajack are only two of them.

  • Dialing into Hartwell

    ANDERSON, S.C. — Do the arithmetic and the sum of the whole equals a tough bass fishing scenario in play at the Basspro.com Bassmaster Eastern Open at Lake Hartwell.

  • Eastern Open blog

    Check the blog for the latest updates from the Basspro.com Bassmaster Eastner Open at Lake Hartwell.

  • Z-Man: Frog walkers wanted

    LADSON, S.C. – With an innocent little splash, the defenseless amphibian belly-flops into the drink. Powerful legs kick and recoil, scooting the frog forward. The critter pauses, re-surfaces, bulging eyes betraying looming danger.

  • Toyota and Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s extend partnership

    PLANO, Texas – Toyota and partner Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are thrilled to announce the renewal of a longstanding partnership for an additional five years, which will lead the brands into 20 years of collaboration together.

  • The Southern Swing

    By the time you read this, the Bassmaster Elite Series will be in its final stretch. Our four remaining events will be held in the South — Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas — on storied waters, including lakes Guntersville, Santee-Cooper, Chickamauga and Fork.

  • Fantasy Fishing: Possible frog fishing spectacle

    Have you ever gotten through with your chocolate cake after dinner and thought, “Man, a nice bowl of bread pudding sounds right?” Well, we are about to get our second helping of dessert as we head back to Lake Gunterville for round two and the sixth stop of the 2020 regular season — if you can ca

  • Opens profile: Justin Hamner

    When Alabama’s Justin Hamner was in middle school his class was assigned a project on what students wanted to be when they grew up. It was the year in which Bassmaster Elite Series pro Jay Yelas had won the Classic. Hamner adopted Yelas as his role model.

  • Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners tournament reunites high school fishing buddies

    Taking home the winner’s trophy and paycheck is the goal of competing in a bass tournament, right? The answer is yes in most cases, but with one glowing exception. The Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament.

  • Alabama anglers return home for Elite on Lake Guntersville

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Eight Alabama natives will be among the field when 85 of the world’s best anglers take to the historic waters of Lake Guntersville Sept. 30 - Oct.

  • Daily Limit: Fish with a pro, benefit BFHOF

    Have you ever dreamt of fishing with Jimmy Houston on his ranch? How about bassing with Brandon Palaniuk, Seth Feider? Want to fish Canada with Jeff Gustafson or one of the Johnston brothers? Now’s your chance.

  • Techniques for late summer bass fishing

    Last time we talked about football being out for the most part this year, and bass fishing being in for the whole part. We were talking about fall, though. Right now it’s more like late summer, and that’s a different game.

  • Local team wins Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament on Pickwick

    FLORENCE, Ala. — A hint of fall helped local anglers Steve Humphries and Mike Gilley win the 9th annual Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament held on Pickwick Lake. Their winning catch consisting of all smallmouth weighed 19 pounds, 9 ounces. 

  • Lake Mead to host B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional

    HENDERSON, Nev. — Grass-roots anglers from nine Western states will take to the iconic waters of Nevada’s Lake Mead Sept. 30-Oct.

  • Gear Review: Bluestorm Stratus 35 Life Vest

    What is it?Bluestorm Stratus 35 Life Vest

  • Warm fall temperatures await the Eastern Open on Hartwell

    ANDERSON, S.C. — Autumn officially arrives a day before the 

  • Hosting a fishing tournament takes a village

    Have you ever attended a Bassmaster event? Or maybe you’ve watched Bassmaster LIVE recently on ESPN2 and wondered: What goes into hosting a tournament? Does B.A.S.S. show up at a random lake with anglers in tow and just hold a tournament?

  • Radio: Cobb, Moore and Jones

    Listen to the latest episode of Bassmaster Radio featuring interviews with Brandon Cobb, Ronnie Moore and Jarred Jones.

  • Fantasy Fishing: Balancing savvy and sentiment

    As the Bassmaster Elite Series heads to Lake Guntersville, I can’t help but be reminded of the last time we were there.

  • Fantasy Fishing: Focus on grass specialists

    I am not sure if the Bassmaster Elite Series has ever fished a regular-season event on a fishery that, in the same year, hosted the Bassmaster Classic, but that is what the anglers will face in the next event on Lake Guntersville.

  • Daily Limit: Yelas, the Mr. Rogers of bass fishing

    Jay Yelas can drive 55, as he’s tooling along the Bassmaster Elite Series expressway just fine, thank you.

  • Hoover stepping down as Louisiana Nation youth director

    When a friend suggested 10 years ago that Gene Hoover consider taking the job of youth director with the Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation, it seemed like a good fit.

  • Attend the 2020 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

    The health of our athletes, staff and fans is our first priority. Please help to keep yourself — and your community — safe by ensuring you maintain proper social distance, avoid congregating in large groups and adhering to local mask mandates. B.A.S.S.