Can you see fishing’s future?

The seeds for a lifetime of fishing are sown at an early age.

In fact, 90 percent of adult freshwater anglers started at age 12 or younger. 96 percent started before the age of 18. Only 4 percent of adult anglers actually picked up the sport as adults. […]


March is hawg heaven time

I like to call March the “you-pick-it” month.

What I mean by that is, literally, this is a month when you can pick the lures you want to catch bass, and you can have an awesome day in March with almost any of those lures — a Carolina-rigged lizard, a jig and craw, a pig ‘n’ jig, a crankbait or a spinnerbait. […]

Fishing Tournaments

Six Tar Heels get Final Classic Shot

One invitation to the 2006 Bassmaster Classic will be awarded to the winning boater of the Jan. 19-21 ESPN Outdoors Series National Championship at East Lake Tohopekaliga in Kissimmee, Fla. He’ll also earn $100,000. […]


Being nibbled to death by ducks

When dealing with government, it’s almost certain somewhere along the line the public will be confused — and that confusion will benefit government and hit citizens in the pocketbook. […]


Do the jerk, see it work

Throughout this magazine, you’ll read stories where bass fishermen constantly refer to jerkbaits as among the most productive lures in their tackle boxes in late February and early March. […]