Waded through a bunch o’ pattern info from the Top 11 at the Classic (all now in BassGold.com, some deets coming on Bassmaster.com or maybe already there), and these two color-related items stuck out for me. Ott DeFoe said – I believe to Bassin’Fan – that a key of the custom-colored crank he fished with [...]
This time not from the War Room….
Since I’m fishing the Classic this year (yeah right)…. Okay, since I’m replacing Tommy Sanders this year as co-host (yeah right)…. Seriously now – doin’ some bassin’ analysis for the Classic, looking for any sites or folks (guides, whoever) who are on or around the Red River enough to be current on the conditions down [...]
Are you freakin’ kiddin’ me?! After the latest upload of winning and placing patterns to the FishingGold.com database, you can now search 2,010 patterns on 200 water bodies! Two…thousand…plus…patterns. That’s pretty dang outstanding, ain’t it!
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 [...]
How do you write the possessive form of Cabela’s – Cabela’s’? Cabelas’? Anyhow, this just in: Cabela’s and the Outdoor Channel launched the “Wanna’ Go Fishing for Millions?” promotion yesterday. It runs through July 14. All you have to do is register, then fish the below list of waters
When the biggest names in B.A.S.S., in the biggest tournament in bass fishing, milk a relatively small area like the west end of Lake Cataouatche for hundreds of pounds of pre-spawn largemouths, you know it’s just a matter of time before that spot turns into a fiberglass sidewalk. On the coast we call it potlicking. [...]
It only takes about 5 seconds of listening to Cliff Crochet talk to realize he’s a bonafide Cajun. And while the Louisiana Delta isn’t his home water, there’s no doubt he knows this area just as well, and probably better than most. Bass Parade caught up with the Cajun Baby at the Yamaha booth today [...]
So far the dominant topic around the Classic hasn’t been weather or baits or who’s on what. It’s who knows what and how they know it. No specifics, no details (well, a few), no accusations. But let’s face it: When you’re fishing the biggest tournament in fishing on a gazillion acres of confusing water with [...]
Three years I’ve had to sit on the sidelines and watch the basser folks do their thing. No participate-o. Meaning after attending 17 straight Classics (I think that’s right), I’d not been to one for the last 3 years. Good to be back, about to watch what I tell people is one of the greatest [...]
Some pros were talking 50+ pounds to win, some in the high 40s. Now it’s 45? This came in yesterday, from most to least weight: Terry Scroggins I’m going to say 15 to 18 lbs per day. We got some warmer weather this week, but at the same time they are calling for a lot [...]
…and Classic Competitors Better Have ‘Em Too Did ya get the importance of the blue crab thing yet? We reported some time back that blue crabs represent a HUGE portion of the diet of Delta bass – 34% to 74%, depending on the year. That was bass in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, but hey – that’s [...]
For years we’ve heard over and over how brackish-water bass migrate due to changes in salinity, water levels, whatever. That’s bull, as we found out in a semi-recent BassParade Science post. But in case you don’t believe actual trained biologists, here’s something from a basser, in a recent article in the New Orleans paper:
Don’t know if you saw the news about pro anglers who went to the Tulane Hospital for Children yesterday. If not, it’s below. Props to them, and to Randy Howell for starting the whole program. Personally doesn’t matter to me that these guys are “celebrity anglers,” as it says below. Just matters that they’re bassers [...]
Interviews with Classic contenders are starting to pop up in newspapers, and the info therein can be used to augment the always-excellent BassFan scouting reports. In an interview with a Pennsylvania paper, Ike says, “I predict about 16 to 18 pounds a day to win.” That’s 54 pounds max. On the other hand, Hack – [...]
Snowstorms suck. As a native Texan I’ve never experienced a snowstorm firsthand, but I don’t have to to know that they suck. You wanna’ know when a snowstorm REALLY sucks? When you have to drive through it. And that’s what a lot of the Classic competitors have been doing this week. A few excerpts from [...]