Bass

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

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...
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...
MUSTANG ISLAND -- No matter what the square said on the calendar, school was in session. The surface in the summer shallows popped and squished as horse mullet zoomed back and forth amid stands of waving seagrass and sandy potholes dotted with the occasional oyster shell or crab. The rising...
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...
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' 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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...