Maybe you’re like me. I don’t live in Texas or California, but I sure like following all the big bass catches out of those states. One of the neatest presentations I saw a few years back at a conference was by Gene Wilde, a Texas Tech researcher, on a theory of just what causes these states [...]
As a follow-up to the discussion around larger male bass spawning first from today’s post, and that this is an overall positive for producing a healthier population of large fish (at least in bluegills, as mentioned). Keeping in mind that there are no absolutes when it comes to bass biology and behavior, there’s a lot of scientific literature [...]
Everybody probably knows of or has a favorite lake that seems to be a big bass producer. Research sheds some interesting perspective on what factors might be the largest determinants of big bass growth. I use the term “might” because the research was actually carried out on another member of the family, the bluegill. But afterall, [...]
Say you’re conducting a bassin’ tourney – a big-bass version. Happens to be a big event. Well-known. You get all the ducks lined up, weigh-in gear is all ready, tourney day comes, the starter pistol goes off and out go the bassers after the wily mossyback fishes. They do that for 2 days and the [...]
Ask a serious bass fisherman what he caught and without hesitation, an “eyeballed” fish grows. Suddenly the world is filled with guys who catch 5-pounders. I don’t know what it is about the 5-pound mark, but suffice it to say that any bass close to that mark will at some point exceed it in a [...]
You know how every time a Kardashian sister blows her nose you read about it in 18 different magazines the next day? Well, the same thing happens in the bass world when a five-fish tournament sack comes in over the 40-pound mark.
Holy hawg bass, Batman! Did you guys see the new, 15.63-pound, Lake Falcon record largemouth? Giant. Toad. Slob. Bassosaurus. Swamp donkey. Brush brute. Whatever your favorite word for a ginormous bass of a lifetime is, insert it here. I’ve fished Falcon several times. It’s a magical place. Yes, it’s just as good as all the [...]