Brandon Palaniuk is the 2022 Bassmaster® Angler of the Year. The Yamaha/Skeeter Pro clinched the title on the Mississippi River with 39 pounds, 11 ounces, and a 25th place finish on the third day of the final Elite tournament of the season. He also became the 12th angler to win multiple AOY trophies, earning his first title in 2017. After battling David Mullins and John Cox for the lead most of the year, Palaniuk entered the Mississippi River event with…

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Yesterday, Jay Przekurat stood before his family, fellow anglers and a stadium full of fans at the weigh-in of the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite Series on the Mississippi River. By qualifying at the close of Day Two, the 23-year-old Elite Champion smashed through yet another record and walked off the stage with a new trophy and his customary grin. His team back at Strike King and Lew’s are getting accustomed to seeing him with both. It has been quite a…

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Whether you’re a tournament angler, charter captain, or tackle retailer, we’ve got the info you need to ride the waves of this turbulent economy. Tournament Anglers: The Increased Cost of Chasing Your Dreams There’s no doubt professional anglers and weekend warriors are both feeling the sting of inflation these days. With gas prices still hovering around $4 per gallon, and food and lodging significantly more costly than last year, you can bet just about every tournament angler is reeling from…

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The 9th Annual Kenai Classic Roundtable included a robust discussion on the damage caused by aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Blue Ribbon Commission shared concerns and sought input on solutions from an audience of key officials including U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Governor Mike Dunleavy and Dr. Richard Spinrad, NOAA® Administrator. “The annual Kenai Classic Roundtable is a platform for conversations about recreational angling policy,” said Martin Peters, Division Manager, External Affairs, Yamaha…

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ICAST – the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show – features the latest and greatest in gear, tackle, apparel and accessories for anglers everywhere. One of the most anticipated events each year is the New Product Showcase featuring hundreds of the latest fishing product innovations. Everyone loves checking out the latest rods, reels and gear that debut at the show. Only 30 products win a “Best of Category” trophy and only one receives the overall “Best of Show” award. NOW IT’S YOUR…

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