Bass

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

Back in the spring of 2006, Billy Greeson had a monster day on the water while bass fishing. The Amarillo firefighter caught a 15-pound largemouth bass on a black and blue jig on March 31, setting the Lake Alan Henry record. And while that fish was a surefire hawg, the...
Texas bass fishing is way ahead of the pack. And you can thank biologists and even Mother Nature for helping our state harbor the best largemouth angling in the country. Bassmaster Magazine recently released its list of the best 100 U.S. bass lakes and Texas again led the way with nine...
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...
Johnny Spruiell ,of Iowa Park, was fishing March 19 in three feet of water in South East Cove on Lake Amon G. Carter when a 13.75-pound bass took his 7-inch Power Worm. The fish is Toyota ShareLunker 546. Amon G. Carter is operated by Bowie. The 1,848-acre lake is served by...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Allen Lane Kruse, of Nacogdoches, caught the fish of a lifetime April 13 from Lake Naconiche, a new impoundment near the East Texas city. The 12.54-pound largemouth bass was submitted as a water body and catch-and-release record for the lake. However, this isn't just any big fish tale. After testing, it...
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...