• Rich Tauber with a largemouth bass from a Southern California reservoir. (Credit: Rich Tauber Fishing)
    On drought-stricken Castaic Lake, Calif. bass anglers working harder for big days

    Anglers are still finding good days on Castaic Lake, a trophy bass destination hit hard by the California drought.

  • Keith Bryan with his world-record spotted bass (Credit: Steve Adams/Bass Angler Head Quarters)
    World record spotted bass confirmed at 10.48 pounds

    After Keith Bryan, of Novato, Calif., caught a 10.48-pound spotted bass in a California Tournament Trails pro/am event in February 2014, people called it the new “unofficial world record,” according to Bassmaster Magazine. And following the event’s...

  • Spinnerbait (Credit: Andy Melton, via Flickr)
    Catch more midsummer bass on early morning spinnerbaits

    If you’re looking to snag some largemouth bass, there’s no better time to hit the lake than an early midsummer morning — particularly if that lake is stocked with juicy shad and you’ve got a spinnerbait or...

  • Sturgeon Bay on Lake Michigan (Credit: Wisconsin DNR, via Flickr)
    Bassmaster lists top 100 bass lakes for 2014

    Bassmaster has released its 2014 ranking of the Top 100 bass lakes, according to the organization’s website. The ranking provides an extensive list of great fishing lakes across America. Coming in at the top spot is Sturgeon Bay...

  • FLW tournament on Lake Hartwell (Credit: Shaye Baker/ACOE, via Flickr)
    Pro bass fishing trends emerging in 2014

    Trends are emerging for professional bass fishing in 2014, according to wired2fish.com. While a few are somewhat new, others are just a part of fishing. Many pro bass fisherman try to keep their approaches simple, and are...

  • Largemouth bass (Credit: Spencer Neuharth/USFWS, via Flickr)
    Alabama bass fishing improved in 2013

    Bass fishing in Alabama was outstanding in 2013, according to a Montgomery Advertiser article on the an Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division report. The report relies on bass fishing clubs throughout the state that share tournament...

  • Crankbait (Credit: David Baker, via Flickr)
    Think wobble, depth and cover when fishing crankbaits for bass

    When it comes to catching bass, there are a few basic considerations for those using crankbait, according to Coastal Angler Magazine. These include lure wobble, fishing depth and fishing spot cover. Lure wobble should match the water...

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    Bass bite slow? Try banging on the boat.

    Instead of trying not to scare away fish, some fishermen like to bang on their boats to attract them, according to Coastal Angler Magazine. It’s called drumming. The maneuver is meant for those anglers who are specifically...