Bass

News, articles, commentary and updates about bass fishing in Texas

In the fledgling years of professional bass tournaments, most guys were hoping to catch enough fish so they could pay their bills to make it to the next event. Today, the sport has sprouted albatross wings and soared to garish new heights that even the greatest optimist couldn't have...
The apex of the spring bass fishing season just recently passed, and summer will be here before we know it, offering opportunities to get close to plenty of other angling targets, including inshore and offshore saltwater species such as redfish, trout and flounder. The long and short of it: There’s...
Texas remains the best state for bass anglers across the country, with Bassmaster Magazine again backing the Lone Star State with the most selections on its annual list of top lakes. The magazine recently released its list of the best 100 U.S. bass lakes and Texas again led the way...
It’s the million-dollar, age-old fishing question: “What are they biting on?” The great answer for bass anglers across Texas: “Whatever you’ve got on the end of your line.” The spring spawn, when large females move into the shallows to spawn and smaller males stand vigilant over the nest, is prime time...
Spring is a magical season when it comes to bass fishing and there’s no better time to catch the largemouth of a lifetime than during the next couple of months on most reservoirs and river systems. Water temperatures that have been sluggishly cool for much of the past few...
Lake Austin has been a lunker largemouth bass hot spot in recent years and it only added to its stellar reputation Feb. 21, producing another 13-pound trophy for the Toyota ShareLunker program. Robert Whitehead, of Austin, caught the 13.19-pound bass while fishing in 5 feet of water on the upper...
The first few casts with the dark-skirted spinner bait sink in right along the edge of the dip in geography, exactly where they should be, but no takers materialize from below as the bait scoots toward the boat. A few more flips and still the drag remains to be put...
A Rowlett angler fishing in a bass tournament Saturday hauled in the second Toyota ShareLunker from Lake Palestine in less than a year. Initially weighed at 13.02 pounds by tournament officials, the fish landed by Casey Laughlin came in at 13.22 pounds when reweighed on the official ShareLunker program certified scale,...
I love inspecting pictures of big fish, especially lunker largemouth bass, those critters that reach double digits in weight and are rare prizes for even the most seasoned of anglers. I also hate seeing those frames that capture the exact wrong way to hold a big bass. You’ve likely seen...
Lake Fork has produced more big largemouth bass than any other body of water in Texas history, adding to its Toyota ShareLunker haul Sunday night with another fish exceeding 13 pounds. Randall E. Claybourne of Tulsa, Okla., was fishing alone in 15 feet of water in the east arm of...