Swindle: Giraffe Lips and Jerkbaits

Swindle: Giraffe Lips and Jerkbaits

At 6’ 4”, bass fishing’s funniest man, Gerald Swindle relates well to giraffes, the world’s tallest land mammal that typically stands 15 to 20-feet high. In fact, his quick wit was fast to compare expected catch rates here on the St. Lawrence River to a giraffe’s...
Lester Says Largemouth Could be the Wildcard

Lester Says Largemouth Could be the Wildcard

Brandon Lester warns you’d better keep an eye on guys like Greg Hackney and Brock Mosely this week who aren’t afraid to gamble with “green fish” for the win. Mosely dang near won here on the St. Lawrence last summer with largemouth before finishing second, and Hackney...
A Smallmouth Sticker from the “Bass Chaplain”

A Smallmouth Sticker from the “Bass Chaplain”

Chris Wells doesn’t have to be out here. He could just as easily stay home and pastor a church full time in South Carolina. Instead, he combines a passion for our Savior and bass fishing to serve as our Chaplain, traveling the country ministering to a bunch of us...
Schmitt Maintains Lead At Bassmaster Elite Event On Lake Champlain

Schmitt Maintains Lead At Bassmaster Elite Event On Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — To hear Bryan Schmitt talk there isn’t a single bass left in Lake Champlain. They’re all gone. Just vanished. But don’t buy any of it for a second. Bryan Schmitt, of Deale, Md., is leading after Day 3 of the 2021 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite...
Zaldain Playing Hurt

Zaldain Playing Hurt

After dropping 19-pounds of Lake Champlain smallmouth on the scales to sit in 3rd place after Day 2 at the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite, you’d never know that Chris Zaldain is fishing with a terrible ankle sprain. Light rains in the area Wednesday night and early...