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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...
Day 4 Champion Josh Bertrand Elite St. Lawrence River, NY 2018 Photo by: B.A.S.S. / Seigo Saito
WADDINGTON, N.Y. — After what he claimed was a tough day, Josh Bertrand of San Tan Valley, Ariz., mastered the New York smallmouth bass and produced a giant five-bass limit that weighed 23 pounds, 1 ounce to take home his first Bassmaster Elite Series championship today.   Bertrand’s four-day total was 95-3, which earned him an impressive $100,000 payday in the Huk...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Pro Kayak Angler John Deshauteurs discusses how he crankbait fishes out of his Kayak.    
Kansas Stocking Innovations Improve Bass Populations PRATT ­– A revolutionary fish stocking program by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has largemouth bass thriving in waters nearly void of America’s highest-profile fish not long ago, and Kansas bass anglers are taking notice. “The early-spawn program is a real game-changer for bass fishing,” said Steve Hausler, a 50-year bass...
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...

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