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...
Texas bass fishing is living large. And that’s not just lip service about the bucketmouth fish that have become the top angling target not only across the state but also the country. Bassmaster magazine last year released its list of the best 100 U.S. bass lakes and Texas led the way...
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...
Lake Austin has received plenty of attention in recent years as the 1,600-acre body of water has become among the top largemouth bass fishing locales in Texas. The lake produced Toyota ShareLunker 548 on Wednesday when Round Rock angler Colin Pack landed the bass while fishing in a Texas Tournament...
Donald Deville of Ville Platte, La., became the latest angler to find a big Texas largemouth bass at Lake Fork, which became Toyota ShareLunker 547 on March 20. Deville caught the fish in 5 feet of  water using a Brush Hog. The water temperature was 58 degrees, according to a...
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...
Lake Alan Henry near Lubbock may not be producing largemouths for the Toyota ShareLunker program the way it did from 2004 to 2006 when it churned out 18 entries exceeding 13 pounds, but its depths have given up another type of lunker -- the spotted bass. Erik Atkins of Lubbock...
With the spring spawn cranking up in many areas of the state, hundreds of anglers likely have handled big largemouth bass. And while the creatures remain resilient in the water, they often are mishandled by folks when the camera comes out or when being stashed in a livewell. The ShareLunker...
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...
The vibrant afternoon that held promise had turned into a shadowy evening crammed with frustration. The sloping sand flat littered with waving grass and oyster shells had produced a number of good fish in the past, but on this coastal day, the only reds and specks that materialized were in...