Bass

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

This time in September has most of us who enjoy outdoor pursuits antsy for the opening day of archery season, which will provide the first chance to treat a lingering case of buck fever. However, it’s tough to dismiss the scaly potential swimming in our state’s lakes and reservoirs, specifically...
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...
Now that most folks have their sights squarely set on hunting pursuits, boats of all shapes and sizes have been put up or stored for at least a few months. However, a few simple tips can help prevent any problems when big bass, trout and redfish time rolls around...
The best-kept secret in the early 1990s in Brownwood surprisingly had nothing to do with high school football, the next man to follow in the legendary footsteps of Gordon Wood or the juicy details of a Lions-Yellow Jackets rivalry that Stephenville later would dominate when our family moved there. Instead...
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,...
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...
Doug Hannon, known as the “Bass Professor” for his numerous contributions to fishing, died last week at his home in Keystone, Fla. The tackle inventor, author and TV host recently had neck surgery and complications are believed to have contributed to his death. He was 66. Hannon, who was best...
Texas' Lake Fork added to its big bass legend when an Oklahoma angler plucked another 13-pound largemouth from its depths. Stephen Proctor, of Pryor, caught Toyota ShareLunker 549 from the lake Nov. 21. He caught the 13.29-pound bass from 18 feet of water on 4-pound line while fishing for crappie...
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...
Toyota ShareLunker entries came from three East Texas reservoirs within the past week. Thomas McCraven of Gladewater caught Toyota ShareLunker 542, a 13.23-pounder from Lake O’ the Pines on Feb. 14. McCraven caught the fish in six feet of water in Allen Creek using a Baby Brush Hog, according to...