Bass Fishing

Open Qualifier Wins Bassmasters Classic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Boyd Duckett accomplished Sunday what no Bassmaster Classic angler had been able to in the 37-year history of the marquee event. The Demopolis, Ala., Bassmaster Elite Series pro became the first home-state angler to win the Classic and the $500,000 top prize. […]

Bass Fishing

Three Easy Pieces

Long before I moved to North Carolina, I had heard of Buggs Island lake.

Buggs Island, technically John H. Kerr Reservoir, had a reputation for massive largemouth bass and prime spring fishing. With the passage of time, I have not been disappointed in Kerr Lake/Buggs Island bass. […]

Bass Fishing

The month of monster bass

There are two times every year when I look forward to fishing a crankbait. One is immediately after the post-spawn, when bass first start to gang up on offshore ledges.

The other time is March. […]

Bass Fishing

Bodacious Bassin’

The 2006 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Santee Cooper Showdown put the exclamation mark behind the fantastic largemouth bass fishing that the lakes support. […]

Bass Fishing

Spotted bass take over Chatuge

Lake Chatuge, a popular TVA reservoir at the Hiwassee River in Clay County, N.C., and Towns County, Ga., once was known as a prime smallmouth bass lake, second only to Fontana Reservoir — but not any longer. […]