Card’s Catch – Three Late Summer Largemouth Tactics

By Brandon Card It’s that time of year again; time to head shallow for largemouth. Shad start to move shallow in late summer and the big bass will be right behind them. There are three ways that always seem to produce for me this time of year; fishing docks, flipping laydowns and fishing a topwater […]

Card’s Catch – Chasing Northern Largemouth

Each year on the Bassmaster Elite Series we travel to some of the best smallmouth bass fisheries in the world. This year we went to the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain. Both have excellent smallmouth fishing and I love going to those places, but maybe not for the reasons you would expect, I like […]

Card sets date for 2nd college/H.S. event

The 2nd annual Brandon Card College & High School Bass Open will take place on Norris Lake, 50 miles north of Knoxville, Tenn., on Dec. 2. The event has a unique format, as it will be two tournaments in one – college and high school anglers compete only against other teams in their own division. […]

Bottom Composition Matters, Underwater Cameras Can Help

As a pro angler, I use my Lowrance electronics every single time I am on the water. They are great at locating fish and structure, but when combined with my FishSens SondeCAM HD Underwater Camera they can show everything. A camera is a great tool for someone who wants to better understand what they are […]

Targeting Spawning Bass: Are They Going to Bite?

This time of year, anglers all over are fishing for bass they can see in the shallows. Some bass will be easy to catch and some are nearly impossible, like those that are in the act of spawning instead of just guarding their beds. There are a few things that I do to determine if […]

Brandon Card College & High School Bass Open

Bassmaster Elite Series pro, Brandon Card was the first collegiate angler to qualify and fish the Elite Series.  “College bass fishing has grown so much since I graduated from University of Kentucky in 2009, and now high school bass fishing is huge too!  I have wanted to host a tournament to give back to the […]

Brandon Card First Elite Series Angler Fishing With SondeCAM HD

When it comes to winning, just a small advantage can make all the difference. It’s a truth that the pros on the Bassmaster Elite Series have to live with every event. They know too well that the No. 1 spot is at times just a matter of ounces away. That’s why they look to get […]

Key In On Spawning Smallmouth With These Tips

Smallmouth are an aggressive species compared to a largemouth and even more so when they are protecting a spawning bed. Fishing for spawning smallmouth is one of my favorite ways to fish and I have found that finding them is harder than actually catching them. I have also found that where they spawn varies greatly depending […]

Fishing A Topwater Prop Bait

There are times when a topwater prop bait can produce giant bass. I have seen it in action when the bass are spawning and then again when the bluegill spawn and it is an awesome way to catch shallow bass. The St. Johns River Event I had always heard how well these baits do around […]

Maximizing Your Electronics in the Spring with Brandon Card

Many bass anglers think that the springtime is a time when you do not need to rely on your electronics. Most anglers just go down the bank hitting visible targets and spend much of their time looking for bass in the shallows with their eyes instead of their electronics. Even though there is a time […]