Let’s Look Back – Part 29

It won't "always" happen, but my own experience shows it's often my larger baits that wind up catching my biggest bass.  You won't see an abundance of bass this size caught in the waters of the Pacific Northwest where this one came from. Photo Stan Fagerstrom.

It won’t “always” happen, but my own experience shows it’s often my larger baits that wind up catching my biggest bass. You won’t see an abundance of bass this size caught in the waters of the Pacific Northwest where this one came from. Photo Stan Fagerstrom.

Those blasted bass are forever endeavoring to get me to increase my already considerable inventory of various forms of profanity.

Why do I make that comment? Because just when I think I’ve got things halfway figured out those big-mouthed buggers often proceed to knock my latest theories way to hell and gone out of the piscatorial ballpark.

I’ve had opportunity to fish for bass in a whole lot of different places for more years than many less fortunate plug pitchers even get to keep on breathing. Be that as it may, I often catch myself thinking I don’t have as many for-sure answers as I think I should. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – Name that Angler (Sept 15, 2014)

Who is this young, future tour angler?

Who is this young, future tour angler?

Another week, another old picture a young angler who would eventually find success casting for cash. We don’t think this one is particularly easy, so we’ll give you a few hints: (1) He’s still an active pro; and (2) He’s won one of the sport’s major championships.

With that boost, all you need to do is be the first to answer the following four questions to win this week’s contest: [Read more…]

1975 Bassmaster Classic by Bob McNally

Harold Sharp (center) weighs Roger Moore's (behind Sharp) fish as Fishing Facts editor Spence Petros (left) looks on. Photo by Bob McNally.

Harold Sharp (center) weighs Roger Moore’s (behind Sharp) fish as Fishing Facts editor Spence Petros (left) looks on. Bassmaster Magazine editor Bob Cobb is in the right bottom corner. Photo by Bob McNally.

I recently received some photos from long-time outdoor writer, videographer and angler Bob McNally. Within the 20 or so photos he sent were five photographs taken at the 1975 Bassmaster Classic held at Currituck Sound, NC. We previously wrote about the 1975 Classic, in which rookie Bassmaster Tour angler Jack Hains won by six pounds over Marvin Baker. [Read more…]