Bass

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

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...
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...
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...
Millions of dollars will be spent in coming weeks on hunting and fishing licenses as hundreds of thousands of Texans and nonresidents ante up with huge expectations for their small slices of free time looking for paradise. And while there will be standard questions about previous hunting activity and how...
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...
MUSTANG ISLAND -- The entrance to the pass cut into Corpus Christi Bay was an oasis that couldn't have come soon enough. The paddle that seemed so feathery under the early morning clouds and in the cool breeze at dawn had been replaced by one carved of stone. Each scoop...
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...
Donnie O'Neal, an avid bass angler from Pflugerville, has a big fish tale that's almost too hard to believe. Good thing he had a picture to prove it. O'Neal was fishing on lunker largemouth hot spot Lake Austin on April 28, hoping to find a 13-pound bass to enter into the...
Spring bass fishing season in Texas is in full swing and nine largemouths eclipsing 13 pounds have been entered into the ShareLunker program since February. Summer also will be here before you know it, offering opportunities to get close to plenty of other angling targets, including inshore and offshore saltwater...
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...