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AUSTIN – Anglers across the state entered 340 lunker bass greater than 8 pounds in the Toyota ShareLunker program from 86 lakes during the 2020 season, which wrapped up Dec. 31. In addition to helping produce bigger, better bass for Texas lakes, anglers who enter their big bass catches in the program receive special recognition and prizes, including an...
Professional Bass angler and Seaguar Pro Brandon Palaniuk explains how to fish big glide baits and the importance of having the right gear. For this set up Brandon is using Seaguar Tatsu 20 LB. Fluorocarbon Line, Daiwa Tatula 150 Casting Reel and an Alpha Angler wide glide swimbait rod 7'9" Mag-Heavy Fast.  
Jig Like A Pro For Fall Walleye
Jig Like A Pro For Fall Walleye Of all the ways that we can invent to catch the elusive walleye, one presentation has likely resulted in more fish hitting the net than all other methods combined – and that singularly important technique is jigging. Indeed, the jig’s simplicity is the perfect disguise for its versatility.  We can tip jigs with...
Chris Zaldain On The San Diego Jam Knot Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Chris Zaldain talks about his favorite knots.    
  Bassmaster Pro Mark Menendez shares why he ties on a spinnerbait during the fall.  
Fall Crappie Fishing
Fall Is Giant Crappie Time! The angler’s calendar revolves around prime-time bites which, happily, occur for each species at different times of the year. When we think panfish – and crappies in particular – many anglers would likely point to the pre-spawn and spawning periods of the spring as being the best time to tangle with oversized slabs. It’s certainly...
Mark Zona on Cracking a Tube Mark Zona explains his line selection for cracking a tube and why straight fluorocarbon helps his presentation.    
Power-Pole Moments: Chris Lane It's all in the family. Team Power-Pole Professional Bass angler Chris Lane talks about the moment that his son, Cal, was able to join the Power-Pole family.
Each summer, the fishing industry gathers in Orlando to marvel at the creativity and engineering behind new and emerging products designed to help us catch more fish. While we didn’t assemble in-person this year due to COVID-19, the industry nevertheless revealed a dazzling array of rods, reels, and line that will help anglers catch more and bigger bass. Here...
The warm months of summer are the perfect time to start, or continue, a long-term love affair with smallmouth bass. Few finned adversaries are as easy to locate, willing to strike, and enjoyable to catch as these bronze bombers, and their broad distribution from the wilds of Canada through the Deep South means that summer smallies are accessible to...

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