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Texas' Todd Faircloth goes into the third day of the Sabine River Bassmaster Elite Series tournament in the lead. Faircloth takes over lead after second day of Elite Series tournament on Sabine River
1577 Views - Posted: March 16, 2013 at 7:22 am
It was a short workday for Todd Faircloth on Friday.

By noon, the Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Jasper, Texas, had a five-fish limit. He decided they weighed enough, and they were all he should take from his prime fishing area of the Sabine River system, so he called it a day.

Dean Rojas grabbed the first-day lead on the Sabine River Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River today. Rojas claims first-day lead in Sabine River Elite Series stop
2285 Views - Posted: March 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm
Dean Rojas of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., with a history of wins on Toledo Bend Reservoir, shone equally bright Thursday on the Sabine, the big lake straddling the river to the north.

He took the first-day lead in the March 14-17 Sabine River Challenge, the season opener of the Bassmaster Elite Series.

Bass Trap spinnerbaits are unique because they give off maximum vibration with a thicker wire. Bass Trap back in action
5060 Views - Posted: March 14, 2013 at 9:00 am
A machinist’s touch has made all the difference in the world to a spinnerbait made in the Sportsman’s Paradise. Just ask some bass anglers by the name of Shaw Grigsby and Kevin Van Dam, who make sure they get their hands on the lure any time they get to Louisiana. Or ask accomplished Louisiana bass angler Jamie Laiche of Gonzales.

The word is that professional bass angler Kotaro Kiriyama plans to head to the Calcasieu River during the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River, but a local bass angler said that long run is a real gamble. Sabine River offers Elite Series pros plenty of options, local angler says
3470 Views - Posted: March 08, 2013 at 6:30 am
Sulphur bass angler Barry Celestine said he’s talked with several professional anglers about the upcoming Sabine River stop of the Bassmaster Elite Series, ad he’s told them all the same there — there are plenty of fish in the river to win the event.


“I think it’ll take 12 pounds a day,” Celestine said. “I had 9 pounds this last weekend — and the water conditions were horrible.”

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Hackney is a big fan of the Strike King Rage Twin Tail Menace Grub on his signature Hack Attack Jig, but he won’t hesitate to flip it on a Texas Rig. Flip that Switch - How to coax bass to bite on tough fishing days
4687 Views - Posted: March 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
You know they're there, but the bass just have a bad attitude and they're refusing to cooperate. Persistence is certainly an admirable trait, but repetitive casts are only one tactic for getting the job done.

Often, bass anglers have to dig a little deeper into their bag of tricks to find the right combination of elements that push a reluctant bass over the edge.

Where anglers can find shallow grass, the bank beaters can catch a lot of fish. Key spawning depth at Toledo Bend changes from north to south
1332 Views - Posted: March 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
Toledo Bend is such an expansive body of water that somebody somewhere will be able to figure out a shallow-water bite.

Mississippi's Cliff Pace built a three-day total of 54 pounds, 12 ounces to win the 2013 Bassmaster Classic title. 2013 Bassmaster Classic title goes to Mississippi's Cliff Pace
2725 Views - Posted: February 24, 2013 at 8:14 pm
Mississippi's Cliff Pace claimed the title of Bassmaster Classic champion today, even though he came one fish short of his five-fish limit.

His three-day total of 54 pounds, 12 ounces earned him the trophy and a $500,000 paycheck.

Mississippi Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Pace moved into the lead of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic after with just one day of competition left. Mississippi's Pace claims sole possession of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic lead on the second day
2377 Views - Posted: February 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm
A consistent Cliff Pace of Petal, Miss., not only kept his first-day lead in the Bassmaster Classic presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, he pulled away from the pack by 7 pounds in the second day of competition for $500,000 and the biggest trophy of pro bass fishing.

Pace shook off the angler who tied him for the lead Friday, Michael Iaconelli of Pittsgrove, N.J.

New Jersey's Michael Iaconelli tied for the first-day lead of the Bassmaster Classic with Mississippi's Cliff Pace with 21 1/2 pounds. Iaconelli, Pace tie for Bassmaster Classic lead after first day of competition
2647 Views - Posted: February 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm
Cliff Pace of Petal, Miss., and 2003 Bassmaster Classic champ Michael Iaconelli of Pittsgrove, N.J., tied for the first-day lead at the 2013 edition of the world championship of bass fishing on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.

They both brought 21 pounds, 8 ounces to the scales at Tulsa’s BOK Center on Friday, the first of three days of competition for the $500,000 top prize of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Two-man teams will compete March 16-17 for more than $35,000 in payouts during the Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship Open held in conjunction with the Louisiana Sportsman Show at the Lamar-Dixon Center in Gonzales. $35,000 up for grabs in Louisiana Sportsman Open Bass Championship
4408 Views - Posted: February 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm
The Louisiana Sportsman Open Bass Championship is scheduled for March 16-17, and there is a lot of money up for grabs. The team that rises to the top of the two-day event will walk away with a cool $12,000.

And the rest of the top-25 teams will split $23,000.

Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Hackney finds big prespawners by pitching heavy jigs around the edges of grass lines. Prespawn Patrol ­— Tips for bass fishing success during the prespawn
4655 Views - Posted: February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
Pickles and ice cream, donuts with lots of sprinkles, Cheese Whiz and anything with chocolate — pregnancy cravings are a fact of life, for a soon-to-be mom eating for two (or more).

Expectant bass might not crave anything odd, but they’re all about packing their bellies for their forthcoming spawn. Learn where and how to locate these fish and you can, ahem, “expect” your own delivery of rod-bending fun.

First, consider the basics of where they’ll spawn. Creeks, coves, backwater canals. Pretty much any shallow habitat with good sunlight and some type of cover will do.

Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet makes sure he has fresh hooks that he's sharpened. Make connection on prespawn bass
1164 Views - Posted: February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
With any prespawn bait, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Hackney said fluorocarbon is essential during cold spells.

Most saltwater versions of spinnerbaits use tail baits (plastics) as trailers. The usual rule of thumb applies — use darker colors in stained and muddy waters... and lighter colors in slightly stained or clear waters. Good Vibrations — Spinnerbaits offer another option to catch speckled trout
2775 Views - Posted: February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
After picking up the third speckled trout in a row on a spinnerbait, I looked at Ken Chaumont and said, “This ain’t coincidence anymore.”

He, too, was surprised but not shocked, as the angler was working spinnerbaits for marsh reds — not trout.

The specks, however, bit steadily.

“That’s a good trout,” Chaumont said to me while admiring a fish that made him think it was a redfish at first. “What’s the matter with you? Never saw a trout caught on a spinnerbait before?”

Bass are often lethargic in cold water, so multiple treble hooks help you snare the ones that just slap at the bait. Suspended Animation ­—Jerkbait tips for wintertime bass fishing
4696 Views - Posted: January 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Cold water, shallow water, clear water; plenty of situations make it hard to get fish to bite. For largemouth bass, one of the biggest mistakes anglers make in these conditions is fishing too fast and pulling baits through the strike zone with only a brief window of opportunity for predators to make their move. 


Feathered trebles add another level of enticement that can push indecisive bass into biting. Jerkbait enhancement
1057 Views - Posted: January 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
With any jerkbait, a suspending posture at rest is usually what you want, but some days find the fish most interested in falling baits.

Poc-it Craws are durable and have pockets molded into their bodies that release air bubbles. Bass drawn to the Poc’it Craw
3373 Views - Posted: November 19, 2012 at 9:00 am
When a Port Allen bass angler needed to cull some fish in his livewell during a recent Bassmaster Southern Open on Lewis Smith Lake near Jasper, Ala., he started fishing with a soft plastic that had been on the market no more than three weeks. It’s a safe bet no one else on the water had those in their bass fishing arsenal.