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In recent years, fiberglass rods have emerged as an invaluable tool in the arsenal of bass anglers. Or perhaps I should say, fiberglass rods have re-emerged, because in reality, glass is not a newcomer to the rod market. In fact, glass rods have been around for nearly 70 years. Let’s take a moment to explore the history of fishing...
ATHENS, Ala. – Keith Carson won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held April 13th on the Harris Chain. Running out of Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares, FL the DeBary, FL angler caught five bass weighing 25.01 pounds anchored by an 8.62-pound big bass. For the Boater Division victory, Carson took home a check for...
BASS_Stetson Blaylock Elite Winyah Bay _SC 2019
GEORGETOWN, S.C. — Stetson Blaylock came to the Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay with one goal in mind: don’t finish last. He accomplished that goal — and then some. The third-year Elite Series pro from Arkansas tallied a four-day total of 50 pounds, 15 ounces and earned a victory that was unexpected, to say the least. He capped the win...
Twenty-first century bass anglers have a wealth of options when selecting the critical link that connects them to their finned quarry: their line. Anglers of yesteryear were limited to justbrittle monofilament and frayed dacron lines, but today, we are blessed with a complete library of modern lines including braids, fluorocarbons, and others that bear little resemblance to those used...
New insights on the color vision of bass
Think about the choices you make every time you tie a bait onto your line: topwater or subsurface - hard lure or soft - aggressive action or subtle? After these questions are answered, the internal debate shifts to color. Indeed, picking the best lure color can be as agonizing as any other bait-related choice, and is frequently dominated by...
Union Pines Bass Fishing Team
Union Pines High School WINS NC State Bass Title Mary Kate Murphy-Staff Writer, The Pilot Newspaper It was not a propitious morning for a fishing tournament. At just under 40 degrees at 7 a.m. last Saturday, driving rain kept distant any hope of relief from the sun. Neither Konner Kinlaw and Corbin Yow had ever fished competitively before. They could have easily decided...
As water temperatures rise into the 60s, primal urges draw bass toward hard-bottomed shallows where nest building, followed by spawning, will occur. This is a time of transition for bass, as they leave deep water wintering areas and make their way toward the shorelines. Bass on the move frequently respond positively to active, mobile presentations, and as such, the...
Winter Bass Fishing
The winter months are a period of relative stability for bass. Water temperatures are at their lowest point of the year, which concentrates forage and bass in deep water where both will linger until spring. Low metabolic rates, a consequence of winter’s cold water, ensure that bass do not feed nearly as aggressively as they do during the warmer...
TULSA, Okla. - Major League Fishing today announced that Raleigh, N.C., is the third destination for the 2019 Bass Pro Tour, and that three prolific nearby lakes will be used over the course of the event's March 26-31 competition dates. Falls Lake, Shearon Harris Reservoir and Jordan Lake are the waters to share in the prestige of hosting bass fishing's newest...
Rapid Fishing Solutions - Hook All
Kayak Fishing Tip – Hook All Tool - Rapid Fishing Solutions Pro Kayak Angler John Deshauteurs shares his tips on using the Rapid Fishing Solutions Hook All Tool. For saltwater anglers Rapid Fishing Solutions makes a larger version of the Hook All Tool. For more information and to purchase visit their website by clicking here.

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