Miscues always become magnified when they’re seen by contemporaries who never seem to forget them. It’s as true in professional bass fishing as it is in everyday life, as veteran Yamaha Pro Jay Yelas can attest. Not long ago he was reminded once again of a little mistake he and his wife Jill made early one morning while launching at a boat ramp at Lake Norman more than 15 years ago. “We were both really, really tired that morning,” remembers…

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View this email online Crappie fishermen usually think small when it comes to lure size. But Darl Black says sometimes bigger is better. Vic Attardo gives a lesson on crappie fishing waters that might be influenced by tides, while Ron Wong visited the famous ICAST trade show to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest new products intended to lure crappie fishermen. Plus, the compelling story of Tennessee game wardens that survived a potentially deadly accident. Yes,…

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AUGUST 2019 FEATURED STORY Members of the Mercury family felt the force of Hurricane Michael In Florida, hurricane season is just part of life. Many locals don’t leave their homes to avoid even massive storms, choosing instead to hunker down and ride it out. So, when news stations reported in October of 2018 that Hurricane Michael was expected to hit the Florida Panhandle, it wasn’t surprising when many residents opted to shelter in place. Travis Watkins, manager of the Mercury…

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Matter of Crankbaits The huge storage lockers on our Nitro ZV21 Pro boats seem to fill up fast with crankbaits.  Even more, lures travel with us in the back of the truck.  For crankbaits, the action is always the first question, depth is the second, and color is the last, but where does crankbait size fit into the equation? READ MORE Pronghorn Lessons Burke has been guiding and outfitting in northeast Montana’s Missouri River Country for more than two decades…

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