Bassmaster Classic rookie James Elam could make noise on his home fishery TULSA, Okla. – Of the 55 boats that blast off from Wolf Creek Park in Grove, Oklahoma, on March 4 – the first day of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees – 31 will be powered by 250 Mercury OptiMax ProXS outboards. Driving some of those boats will be multiple previous Classic winners (Kevin Vandam, Skeet Reese, Boyd Duckett, Randy Howell, Casey Ashley and…

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Our Washington office has been busy on the 2016 Presidential Election. From the launch of our new Election Center, recurring blog posts, and our Get out the Vote Tool-kit, we want to make sure everyone in the industry is prepared, registered and motivated to vote in this election. And now is the time to do so! This coming Tuesday (March 1), voters will be casting votes in the Democratic and Republican Primaries across more than a dozen states and territories.…

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  Anglers Everywhere Thank You! Thank you for all you due to defend recreational anglers. Due, in large part, to your efforts, the Sportsmen’s Act passed out of the US House today by a vote of 242-161. Today’s vote brings the bill one step closer to becoming law as it now awaits action in the Senate. This victory once again demonstrates the value of recreational anglers raising a voice, and shows the powerful impact that taking the time to send…

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Can a Fish Hook be too Sharp?    Berkley hooks are engineered to be sharpest on the market COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 26, 2016) – Bass anglers understand the importance of sharp hooks, though most don’t practice their hook sharpening skills often enough. The new Berkley® Fusion19™ hooks give novice and avid anglers the sharpest hooks that stay sharper longer than any other on the market. These needle-point hooks are designed to withstand the toughest, thickest cover without damaging structural integrity. The traditionally rich Japanese…

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