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Pierre Part's Crochet misses first Bassmaster Elite Series win by 2 ounces

The stars were perfectly aligned for Jason Williamson heading into the final day of the Bassmaster Elite Series Pride of Georgia on Clarks Hill Lake, a tournament in which he held a more than 4-pound lead over Pierre Part's Cliff Crochet.Read More...
May 23, 2010 at 11:33 am

Rage on the Red River

May’s an excellent month to fish the Red River because the bass have finished their spawn and are starting to move from the bank out to deeper water. But they’re not all the way to the deep places where they tend to hold in the summertime.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Small Fry

Old habits die hard. Don’t believe me? Go ask Bass Anglers Sportsman Society founder Ray Scott, who spearheaded the catch-and-release phenomenon in the 1970s how much trouble he had convincing a bunch of backwoods bubbas to release bass back into Lake Guntersville rather than “Lake Crisco.”

Scott finally had success — perhaps too much of it.Read More...
March 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hackney finishes year’s first Elite Series in third

Gonzales’ Greg Hackney went into today's (March 14) final day of the season’s first Bassmaster Elite Series stop in the lead, but was unable to boat a full five-fish limit on the California Delta and tumbled to third.Read More...
March 14, 2010 at 10:42 am

2010 Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship slated for Red River

BASS announced today that the 2010 Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship will be held on the Red River out of Shreveport on Oct. 27-29.Read More...
March 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Don’t like jigs? Try FlipSkirts

Andrea “Andi” Sanders of Milam, who has owned one of the nation’s leading artificial lure manufacturers since the mid-1990s, is proud of one of the company’s newest products, a skirt with a metal bead and two built-in rattles giving extra ooomph to a soft plastic, particularly a Texas-rigged plastic worm, plastic lizard or creature bait.Read More...
March 01, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Crochet: ‘What’s there to be disappointed about?’

Cliff Crochet finished out his first Bassmaster Classic today, and he said he had mixed feelings about his performance.Read More...
February 21, 2010 at 11:40 am

KVD grabs third Classic title

Kevin VanDam has put an accent on his career with a third Bassmaster Classic title today.Read More...
February 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

Classic anglers talk about event

The Bassmaster Classic ended with Kevin VanDam winning his third championship title in an event forecasted to be one of small weights and tough fishing.

However, that didn’t pan out. Here is what some of the competitors had to say about the tournament:Read More...
February 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

Crochet hammers out almost 11 pounds, is 'a happy fellow'

Cliff Crochet went into the second day of the Bassmaster Classic in 19th place, but he broke out early to land one of the first limits of the day to move up into the fifth place.Read More...
February 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Hackney zeroes, ends his eighth Classic run

Greg Hackney was really looking forward to this Bassmaster Classic after having really had a great practice.

“I’ll be honest, it was one of the best practices I’ve had for the Classics, period,” the Gonzales pro said.Read More...
February 20, 2010 at 6:35 am

Kriet moves past KVD for Classic lead

Jeff Kriet, Kevin VanDam and Todd Faircloth are sharing water in the same creek, but it was Kriet who got the upper hand today with a 15-pound, 10-ounce limit to push his total to a Bassmaster Classic-leading 31-1.

“It was a grind today,” Kriet admitted. “But you know what? It’s about time for me to win one of these things, isn’t it?”Read More...
February 20, 2010 at 6:35 am

Crochet lands Classic limit, feels confident going into second day

Cliff Crochet climbed into the truck for the drive to Lay Lake to begin his first Bassmaster Classic, and felt pretty good. Nowever, during the 45-minute, chaffeured drive from Birmingham to the reservoir the whole experience hit him.

“That was the first time I realized I was fishing the Bassmaster Classic,” Crochet told More...
February 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm

VanDam leads Bassmaster Classic, ‘feels good’ about second day

There apparently was some sandbagging coming into the first day of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic, with most of the field of 51 anglers talking about how tough fishing conditions would be on Lay Lake. The weigh-in proved that wasn’t the case – at least for two-time Classic champ Kevin VanDam.Read More...
February 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Hackney: ‘I just didn’t get any bites’

Gonzales’ Greg Hackney had a great practice for his eighth Bassmaster Classic, but that only translated to a single 3-pound, 5-ounce bass.

“I just didn’t get any bites,” Hackney said. “I think the weather got too nice. I ain’t making any excuses, but something just changed.”Read More...
February 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Classic begins tomorrow, pros discuss strategy

Fifty-one of the top professional bass anglers will launch on Alabama’s Lay Lake tomorrow morning as the 2010 Bassmaster Classic kicks off. And those pros have struggled through four days of practice, battling a reservoir that is icy cold and muddy.Read More...
February 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm