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  • Learning to Back Reel to Land More Big Bass with LIght Line

    Learning to Back Reel to Land More Big Bass with LIght Line

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    Bass are brawlers, so most of us gear up to win the fight. But, can you win if you must resort to 6-pound test line just to get a bite? Take a lesson from IGFA line-class record holders and put the odds in your favor. Use the right type of rod action, a quality spinning reel and drag, and employ a technique called back-reeling.

  • A Pair of Perfect Bass Jigs

    A Pair of Perfect Bass Jigs

    Bassmaster pro David Walker and Z-Man® forge new CrossEyeZ™ Snakehead Swim Jig and Football Jig LADSON, SC  – Like Mikey and his cereal, or the other Mike and his basketball, Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Walker knows jigs. Colleagues and qualified observers call Walker a master at his craft—one of the most potent anglers out there when armed with that all-time great bass lure. So when Z-Man Fishing tapped Walker to design the perfect line of jigs to his own exacting specs, the task immediately turned into a labor of love.

  • 38.68 to win the Detla | Wild WEst Bass Trail Teams REsults June 10

    38.68 to win the Detla | Wild WEst Bass Trail Teams REsults June 10

    1st place team on the California Delta. Gregory and Carter Troughton with 38.68lbs | Results Posted

  • Lake Pardee California Smallmouth Bass Fishing / Hunting the Bronzeback VIDEO

    Lake Pardee California Smallmouth Bass Fishing / Hunting the Bronzeback VIDEO

    The fish are active and were caught on a variety of bait's / lures

  • Biologists and anglers team-up to bring big bass populations back to the fabled fishery

    Biologists and anglers team-up to bring big bass populations back to the fabled fishery

    Little Rock, Arkansas — They’ll pour in by the thousands — tiny largemouth bass, no bigger than a human finger, making their way from plastic sacks to freedom. Altogether, some 100,000 black bass fingerlings will be released into the Arkansas River from anglers competing in the Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza, helping the fabled fishery bounce back from what biologists call a dramatic decline in spawning habitat.

  • Papa Catches a Dream Largemouth

    Papa Catches a Dream Largemouth

    A family fun bass tournament between four family members Alvin (aka Papa, age 67) his son Spencer (age 47), Brian (son-in-law to Papa, Age 43) and Brian's son Koby (age 15).

  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2018

    Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2018

    Hi All, I would like to start off this issue by thanking all of our readers and our advertisers for making this magazine possible, your support for our site is greatly appreciated! If you haven’t seen the newly remodeled Fisherman’s Warehouse locations, Sacramento and Manteca, you must stop in and take a look. It is a whole new store! Looking at the tournament scene, there are many accomplishments to be congratulated, such as Bub Tosh with back-to-back wins in the last two WWBT Pro/Ams and Wayne Breazeale as his FLW win this past month made his 3rd major Clear Lake win in as many years. We are looking forward to this season’s topwater specialty events for the summer – BBT’s Snag Proof Open and FPT’s Ultimate Frog Challenge. They are always a blast. Thanks again to all of our readers. Good luck out there on the water. Wayne

  • Wild West Bass Trail Oroville TOC Final Day WEigh IN Live Now

    Wild West Bass Trail Oroville TOC Final Day WEigh IN Live Now

    Live Weigh In Now | WWBT Lucas Oil Championship at Oroville Final Day

  • Harris and Larocque win the California Bass Federation Junior Angler Team State Championship held at Lake Skinner

    Harris and Larocque win the California Bass Federation Junior Angler Team State Championship held at Lake Skinner

    At the end of the day, Delta Teen Team Anglers prevailed bringing in a 4 fish limit of 14.47 lbs.

  • Want to catch trophy-sized smallmouth bass?

    Want to catch trophy-sized smallmouth bass?

    Until now, it wasn’t known how many of these fish – prized more for their fight than their fillets – called the lake home. A population estimate completed in 2018 shows there are some 67,000 smallmouth bass in the 128,000-acre lake.

  • Search on for Fisherman Thrown From Bass Boat on Hartwell

    Search on for Fisherman Thrown From Bass Boat on Hartwell

    The guy said, me and my buddy were thrown out of the boat. I got back in but he is still missing. Can you please help us?

  • Clear Lake Clean Water Bass Fishing VIDEO

    Clear Lake Clean Water Bass Fishing VIDEO

    19 Fish in the Boat & some that shook the hook. Mostly largemouth bass, i love it when it all comes together. Keep Grinding, keep fishing.

  • Two Lures in Franks Earn Graves and Aston the Bass Cat Owners Invitational Victory

    Two Lures in Franks Earn Graves and Aston the Bass Cat Owners Invitational Victory

    A rough morning ended in a victorious day for the team of Shawn Graves and Greg Aston this past Sunday, May 20 in the 2018 West Coast Bass Cat Owner’s Invitational hosted by Boatmasters on the California Delta.Even before blast-off Aston kicked off the event with not one; but two hooks stuck in his thumb.

  • 39-2 to Lead Clear Lake | Carson Leber and Tyler Bounds Take Over Day 2 Bassmaster College Series Tournament

    39-2 to Lead Clear Lake | Carson Leber and Tyler Bounds Take Over Day 2 Bassmaster College Series Tournament

    Carson Leber and Tyler Bounds (right) of Chico State take the lead on the second day of the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops on Clear Lake out of Lakeport, Calif., with a two-day total weight of 39 pounds, 2 ounces.

  • Giant Bass Propels Lane Coale Into Early Lead In B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional

    Giant Bass Propels Lane Coale Into Early Lead In B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional

    Colorado’s Lane Coale took the lead on the first day of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors held on Clear Lake out of Lakeport, Calif. Coale brought 21 pounds, 2 ounces to the scales atThursday’s weigh-in.

  • TPWD on Hybrid Striped Bass

    TPWD on Hybrid Striped Bass

    Hybrid striped bass are man-made crosses between a white bass (also known as “sand bass”) and a striped bass. The cross between a male white bass and a female striped bass is known as a Palmetto Bass, and a cross between a male striped bass and a female white bass is a Sunshine Bass.

  • KERENY AND KREUZER CLAIM ARIZONA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP AMIDST WILD WEST BASS DAYS

    KERENY AND KREUZER CLAIM ARIZONA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP AMIDST WILD WEST BASS DAYS

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    PAYSON, Ariz. – Post-spawn bass were the target for the team of Richard Kereny of North Phoenix and Dean Kreuzer of Mesa in their victory at 2018 Wild West Bass Trail (WWBT) Arizona Team Championship on Lake Roosevelt.

  • Hunting BIG California Smallmouth Bass VIDEO

    Hunting BIG California Smallmouth Bass VIDEO

    Lots of small largemouth & some really nice smallmouth that show themselves every once in a while in numbers. Most days they tend to be very illusive and hard to dial in or consistently. This was a Great Day!

  • 2018 West Coast Bass Cat Owners Tournament Presented by Boatmasters

    2018 West Coast Bass Cat Owners Tournament Presented by Boatmasters

    Don't forget about the West Coast Bass Cat Owner's Tournament this Sunday out of Russo's Marina!

  • 63 inches to win Kelsey Bass Ranch

    63 inches to win Kelsey Bass Ranch

    Jacob Traba and Obedie Williams both brought in 63 inches. Ultimately, the big fish tie breaker went to Jacob for the win.