• Bass Pro David Fritts Cranks in Gold Medal in Mexico

    Bass Pro David Fritts Cranks in Gold Medal in Mexico

    USA Bass Team Member David Fritts Cranks in Gold Medal in Mexico  USA Bass Team Wins World Championship with David Fritts!!

  • David Walker Takes Day 3 Lead at St. Lawrence Bassmaster Elite Series

    David Walker Takes Day 3 Lead at St. Lawrence Bassmaster Elite Series

    David Walker of Sevierville, Tenn., takes the lead on the third day of the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet, with a three-day total weight of 72 pounds, 5 ounces.

  • Berkley pro David Fritts Leads Day 1 at Bassmaster Elite event at Lake Oahe

    Berkley pro David Fritts Leads Day 1 at Bassmaster Elite event at Lake Oahe

    David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., takes the lead on the first day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia, bringing 19  pounds, 7 ounces to the scales on Friday.

  • How David Walker Will Fish the Classic

    How David Walker Will Fish the Classic


    All eyes are on Lake Hartwell as the Bassmaster Classic will soon roll into town. The site of the event has held two previous Classics and several FLW Tour events and they have all been held at roughly the same time of year. Because of this, many of the competitors have a great deal of experience there. David Walker is fishing this event and has only been there one time; but sees that as an advantage and it is playing into his predictions for how the tournament will unfold.

  • How David Kilgore rigs a Senko (stickworm) for different action

    How David Kilgore rigs a Senko (stickworm) for different action

    Everyone Texas-rigs or wacky-rigs a Senko or other stickworm. That's why multi-Classic-qualifier David Kilgore likes this Neko-like way to rig a stickworm (he likes the Strike King Ocho -- get it here: https://goo.gl/QW029L), for a different action.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2016

    Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2016

    I am certainly ready for a new season of bassin’ and hope you are too. I’ve been excited to kick off the year with coverage of the International Sports Shows in Sacramento and Scottsdale as well as the Fred Hall show. Stay tuned for upcoming tank seminars on WesternBassTV, if you missed the shows. This year, WesternBass was excited to bring site users video clips from our western anglers at the Bassmaster Classic. I will be watching and cheering them on throughout the year. I would like to congratulate Lowrance pro Edwin Evers for his outstanding win at Grand Lake for the Classic championship – 29 pounds! Wow! I would to like remind anglers that WesternBass offers many features on the site to make tournament planning easy. Under the Interactive tab, we have the Tournament Calendar and Special Events with Digital Guides for all of the Wild West Bass Trail events. Under the Delta tab, you will find moon phases, weather, water temps and tide charts to help plan a fun and productive day on the tidal water. Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your support of the site and the magazine. It is because of you and our sponsors that WesternBass is the place where fishermen talk. Wayne

  • Why Ish Monroe Needs Lowrance StructureScan 3D

    Why Ish Monroe Needs Lowrance StructureScan 3D


    “For me, a 3D view is phenomenal,” Monroe said. “I’m not a huge deep water fisherman, mainly because I was never really sure how the fish were set up,” he said. “This 3D view is now going to allow me to see it and understand. You’ll be able to tell if the fish are in a biting position or a staging position.”

  • Becoming a Pro Angler Not So Easy

    Becoming a Pro Angler Not So Easy

    As Cabela's/GEICO For Your Boat pro angler David Walker prepared for this weekend's Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite tournament, which runs Thursday-Sunday on the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay, he was reminded of a familiar refrain he often hears from fishing fans.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2015

    Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2015

    Hi, First I Would Like To Thank You All For Supporting Westernbass and Our Sponsors. As You All Know, Our Sponsors Is What Makes This Magazine And All The Content FREE To You !!! The heat of the summer has finally hit us! We’ve already enjoyed some of the annual summer events with the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge on the Delta and the WON Bass California Open at Clear Lake and we still have several more to look forward to including the frog events. The California Delta will welcome TWO frog events this year. For 2015, the Snag Proof Open and Angler’s Press will hold separate frog events. The ever-popular, longstanding, ORIGINAL frog only event - the Snag Proof Open will blast off for its 14th annual tournament on the first weekend of August (1st and 2nd) as it always has. There are some changes to the Snag Proof Open format for this year. NEW for the anglers: - The event will be run by Randy Pringle and the BBT staff, who will be donating their time, allowing for a 100% entry fee payback. - Boat order will not be by signups. There will be a lottery draw for boat release order. - All entries received by July 15 will receive a FREE breakfast on Day 1 AND a FREE BBQ at weigh-in of Day 1. In this issue of the WesternBass.com Magazine, you will be able to find several tips to get a jump on your frog fishing as well as other summertime tips, tricks, techniques and other fishing news. STAY tuned to the site in mid-July as WesternBass will travel to Florida for the 2015 ICAST show. We will be there to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest industry innovations. Until then, enjoy the summer issue! Wayneg

  • Chatterbait Chowdown - Maximizing Your Vibe Jig

    Chatterbait Chowdown - Maximizing Your Vibe Jig


    It’s a great way to tempt hungry bass and an even b etter way to irritate those who just want to be lef t alone. Either way, vibrating jigs can deliver some of the most aggressive bites you’ll get. One of bass fishing’s bolder, attention-craving bai ts, this is no doubt one of the more effective offe rings for waters with diminished clarity. Vibrating jigs are essentially swim jigs fitted with vibration-mak ing blades. You’ll often here the entire selection refe rred to by the commercial name “Chatterbait,”.




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  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2014

    Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2014

    Hi Readers, Looks like we are right in the middle of the summertime fishing season. It has been a great season so far for us. We've enjoyed adding Bobby Barrack's Delta Bass Scoop to the regular lineup and were excited to bring you coverage with several of the popular events including the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge and the Coors Light Invitational by Anglers Press, the FLW Delta Western Division as well as the California Open with WON Bass. We are looking forward to more to come with the Snag Proof Open and BassFest in August and the U.S. Open in September. In the meantime, we are excited about the 2015 ICAST event in a couple of weeks. Bobby Barrack will be attending the event for WesternBass and will be ready to show you many of the new products that will be available. We've recently added a new section to the classifieds. It is available for site users to list waterfront / lake type properties and tournament lodging. As with all the other classified forums, there is no charge for listing or looking. Remember, we have a detailed section with many resources including videos, tide tables etc. available to users in the DELTA section of the site and many resources available in the INTERACTIVE tab. Watch the forums for upcoming information. There is much more to come. Good fishing! Wayne