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Hank Cherry Wins Bassmaster Classic

He’s done it again, folks. Coming off of his 2020 triumph at the 50th annual Bassmaster Classic, Garmin pro angler Hank Cherry turned around and claimed the 51st annual Bassmaster Classic champion title for himself as well. Hosted at Lake Ray Roberts in Texas June 11-13, Cherry racked up a three-day weight total of 50 pounds, 15 ounces — making him one of only four anglers to ever win the Classic in consecutive years. And naturally, he did it with…

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Bait Conservation Tips

Wildlife Forever’s coalition of partners and bait shops across the Midwest are reminding anglers how to properly handle live bait after a day on the water.  Releasing leftover bait into the environment can pose risk of spreading diseases and aquatic invasive species, which can have devastating effects. New custom bait bags and posters with the message “Don’t Let it Loose” are now available for distribution. The bags give instructions about how to properly dispose of the bait in the trash or how…

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Hank Cherry Wins Bassmaster Classic

After his wire-to-wire victory last year at the historic 50th Bassmaster Classic, Hank Cherry became the 4th angler in BASS history to win back-to-back titles. The field dealt with the extreme Texas heat and a quick thunderstorm, quickly pushing fish into a transition. Hank remained patient as he was determined to uncover remaining life in the flooded vegetation. Secondary, he ran a pattern along the dam with a new Cherry-designed jerkbait he’s been gaining confidence in. Bass Cat angler Chris…

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Scenic Lake

Earlier today, with active support and engagement from the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2021 (S. 1995)– a critical bill that will sustain the most significant funding for state-based fisheries conservation– with overwhelming bipartisan support. This legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 9 by Senator Maria Cantwell (WA) and Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) member Senator Roger Wicker…

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Capitol Building

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held an executive session that included consideration and passage of several bills supported by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). This included committee passage of S. 1995, the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021, authored by Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). “We’re pleased to see the Senate Commerce Committee’s strong support for reauthorizing the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund,” said Mike…

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