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Gear you need to compete in the upcoming Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley On day two of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley, anglers will be permitted to use only Berkley products. In this four-part series from the Association of Collegiate Anglers, we are introducing competitors to a variety of baits...
Walleye
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Preliminary results from surveys in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate more great news for Ohio anglers, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. For the second straight year, Ohio’s data points to an exceptional walleye hatch, the second-highest in the history of the survey, and the yellow perch hatch...
Walleye Championship
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – Four years ago, John Hoyer decided to commence his transition from guide and co-angler to professional walleye fisherman. His teammates and travel partners knew he was ready. After all, in 2015 he won the Co-angler of the Year award on the National Walleye Tour, presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s. What they didn’t know...
Walleye Championship
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – After a weather postponement on Thursday, the 2019 National Walleye Tour Championship, presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, resumed competition Friday. While the weather was still blustery, a shift in direction from the northeast to the northwest allowed the anglers to safely compete. For some, the change in wind resulted in improved fishing, but...

Now Is The Time To Ned

Epic days on the water are few and far between, and this time of the year is no exception. Indeed, late summer can be a challenging time to pursue America’s favorite gamefish. Quality bass that were easy to locate and catch in June and July are now perplexing. Sultry water temperatures contribute to our tribulations, driving fish either into...
Manage the angle of the dangle Horizontal and vertical soft plastic presentations for bass True revolutions are rare in fishing, and even when we see something deemed “revolutionary”, that product or technique is, more often than not, a simple adaptation of an existing presentation or piece of equipment. In the recent past, one such “revolution” was the Alabama Rig, a castable...
Panfish occupy a special place in the hearts of nearly all freshwater anglers. Most of us can trace our fishing roots back to childhood days spent staring at a classic red-and-white bobber in anticipation of the next bluegill’s nibble. With age and experience, many of us pivot our fishing passions toward larger, more glamorous finned adversaries; yet, fond memories...
Let’s face it – todays’ fishing reels are highly precise, engineered pieces of equipment. The faster the reel, the more stress and pressure is placed on the inner workings of the reel. Maintaining and tuning these state-of-the-art reels is essential to realizing their full potential and performance capabilities. So, when two highly innovative and precision-oriented companies like Lew’s and...
We need to take more kids fishing. Those of us who have been fishing since our youth recognize the joy and fulfillment that accompanies time on the water. Organized fishing leagues and teams at the high school and college level are helping to bolster participation by teenagers and young adults, but the youngest anglers need individualized introductions to our...
John Hoyer
MARINETTE, Wis. – John Hoyer labels himself a multi-species angler. For over a decade, he’s been diligently working as a guide that puts clients on walleyes, bass, musky, and panfish all over the great state of Minnesota. Four years ago, Hoyer decided to step up to the pro ranks of the National Walleye Tour, presented by Bass Pro Shops...

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Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold Radio Communications Day in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Auxiliary is scheduled to hold a Radio Communications Day for the public at Coast Guard Station New Orleans...