Alton Jones’ 3 favorite bass lakes

Alton Jones Sr., Skeeter sponsored angler, has spent the past 27 years fishing his way across the country from East to West, and North to South. Currently, the Bassmaster®  Elite Series pro from Texas spends nine months of the year competing on the hottest bass lakes in the nation.

Bass Fishing a Family Affair for the Robinsons

To say bass fishing is a huge part of daily life in the Robinson family is right on. The South Carolina father and husband, Marty, is a pro on the Bassmaster® Elite Series and Major League Fishing®. Sons Marshall, age 14, and Mitchell, age 12, compete at the youth level of tournaments and their mother Iris is coach of the James F. Byrnes High School bass fishing team in their hometown of Spartanburg. Marty brings the family affair full circle as

For Cold Weather Bass,  Try This Two-Lure Approach

By most standards, Florida-based pro Bobby Lane would be among the last to say he enjoys fishing cold winter water, but just the opposite is true. The veteran Yamaha Pro has developed a two-lure approach that has nearly taken him to victory in the last two Bassmaster Classics,® both conducted in extremely cold weather.

Stunning Quail Hunting at Upland Wings in South Carolina

When it comes to the die-hard quail hunter, finding that perfect spot where you can enjoy the most successful and exhilarating hunt possible can be a challenge. However, the incredible staff at Upland Wings is just one aspect that makes this a true quail hunter’s paradise that will have you literally running to South Carolina in order to ‘bag’ those birds.

There’s Nothing More Important Than Your Electronics

  There’s Nothing More Important Than Your Electronics   Mike Iaconelli has had a passion for fishing since childhood and has been competing in fishing tournaments since high school. Since that time, Mike has either won or nearly won, nearly every major award in tournament bass fishing – most notably the 2003 Bassmaster Classic and […]

Decision-Making Hardest Part of Professional Tournament Fishing

Where do you start fishing? When do you leave for a new area? Which lure might work best? As a full-time bass tournament competitor, veteran Yamaha Pro Ish Monroe has to answer these questions every day of competition, so he tries to simplify the process as much as possible.

How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar

When it comes to electronics, a question I get asked a lot is, “How do you customize your fish finder settings at the beginning of a day on the water?” The short answer is, “I don’t.”

Recognizing Changing Conditions Often Critical in Relocating ‘Lost’ Bass

Matt Herren’s recent victory in the Toyota® Texas Bass Classic, one of the most prestigious bass tournaments in the country, hinged almost entirely on the Yamaha Pro’s ability to recognize and adjust to rapidly changing water conditions, even though he’d never before seen the lake he was fishing.

Jerkbaits Often Overlooked as Summer Bass Lures

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Fishes Jerkbaits Year-Round for Quality Bass Bass tournament fishermen are famous for having “secret” lures they don’t tell anyone about, but Brandon Palaniuk’s secret lure is one that’s in virtually every angler’s tacklebox. The Yamaha Pro’s lure is a jerk bait, but his secret is that he fishes it all year, and he especially likes to use it during the hot summer months. “Most fishermen think a jerk bait is only effective during the winter, but really, these are lures I use throughout the year. The difference is simply the speed at which I present them. Now during the summer in warm water, I work them really fast, as opposed to cold water where I fish them much more slowly.”

Finding Bass During a Mixed Spawn Season

Yamaha Pro Mark Davis Offers Two Solutions For Catching Bass This Spring Warmer-than-normal winter temperatures have shuffled bass spawning schedules on many lakes throughout the country this spring, but Mark Davis has seen it before, and the veteran Yamaha Pro knows just how to approach the problem.

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