Bass

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

As the youngster carefully cranked the Zebco, the jack-in-the-box anticipation took hold that accompanies bass fishing in Texas. He knew something might happen. It was just a matter of when. And how loud. The pale, gray Slug-Go at the end of the line fluttered and twitched as it skittered along the surface...
Fishing during the middle of the day isn’t just tough — it’s downright dangerous. It doesn’t take much to overheat and take all the fun right out of the pastime. However, if you’re looking to find the magic hour, any success you have clearly will be both audible and visible. Concentrating early...
Bass fishing can be the most exciting form of angling around, but on the toughest of days, it also can be the most aggravating. Finicky fish can be frustrating, and rightly so. Most anglers expect their tried and true methods to boat big loads of bass, but sometimes things just...
Texas bass fishing is king in these United States of America, and the spring spawn offers your best bet at catching a double-digit fish tipping the scales at 10 pounds -- or more. Here’s a calendar look at the spring fishing months of March, April and May across Texas and why you...
Texas is home to the best bass fishing in the country. That's a statement anglers in the Lone Star State long have been able to take to the bank, but actually quantifying it has been tough in the past, especially considering other notable largemouth locales including Florida and California arguably have...
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...
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...