A Need for Mead

A Need for Mead

B.A.S.S. announced on Wednesday that the 2019 Classic -- number 49, if you’re keeping track at home -- will take place on the Tennessee River out of Knoxville.As far as I can tell, it’s a good choice, a new venue for most of the field in a decent-sized city in the heart of the Bass Belt.

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Water

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Water

We’re 50 years into the history of B.A.S.S., a portion of the way into the 13th season of the Elite Series, and 17 years past the cancellation of “Freaks and Geeks” and we still aren’t able to apply anything meaningful from the world of statistics unto professional bass fishing.

 

Tucker the Kingmaker

Tucker the Kingmaker

As part of the organization’s 50th anniversary, B.A.S.S. has provided me with an opportunity to investigate and write a series of “Where are they now?” articles chronicling important players from our history. I started with “Randy Dearman and the Birth of Braid” and next I talked to Joe Thomas about his iconic collaboration with the late Tim Tucker entitled “Diary of a Bass Pro.”

Better Blogging Through Technology

Better Blogging Through Technology

After working eight Classics plus a number of Elite Series tournaments and Opens for BASS, I feel like I have the blogging game pretty much down. Sure, things change with increased focus on BASS Cams, Skype and BASS Live, but as far as the written word goes that status quo remains in play. Of course that doesn’t mean there aren’t little tricks of the trade that come into play, including semi-specialized equipment that makes the process easier or more reliable.

P2? Me too.

P2? Me too.

I’ve made no secret in this space of my respect and affection for Bass Cat Boats. I’ve owned four of them, used and new, and have a fifth one being transported to Virginia later this week. I liked the boats first, before I ever knew anyone at the company, but once I learned more about how they’re made and why some features are the way they are I became a fanatic.

BP: Doing Well by Doing Good

BP: Doing Well by Doing Good

We all pay attention when there are open disputes on the water, and rightfully so, but if we’re going to do that we also need to report on situations where anglers make the right decisions. It’s less sexy, less controversial, and might not generate as many clicks, but it’s important to present both sides of the coin.

For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

I’m not a big NBA fan, but I do enjoy and respect the various skill set challenges that occur each year at the league’s All Star Game. Of course the slam dunk contest is always a big hit. I love it, but I’d guess it’s not for the same reason that most fans do.

Classic Fanatic

Classic Fanatic

Over the past week or so, I’ve been wrestling inside my own head with the questions of why I’m so excited about this week’s Bassmaster Classic. I go through the same process every year about this time, getting hyped up for a tournament that I’m not participating in, only watching.

Another Way it Probably Won't be Won

Another Way it Probably Won't be Won

Eleven years ago this month, Alabama’s Steve Kennedy went to California and sent what was then a BASS record with a four day catch that weighed 122 pounds 14 ounces.

Eight years and a month later, California’s Skeet Reese traveled to Alabama and earned his eighth BASS win with 92 pounds 11 ounces.