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Angler landing bass

If you could choose just one fishing rod for bass, what would it be? That’s exactly what we asked our St. Croix pros. PARK FALLS, Wisc. (May 11, 2021) – Length, power, and action are the holy trinity of fishing-rod selection. Each of three of these variables play distinct and important roles in determining how useful a rod is in any fishing scenario. Together, they define a rod’s basic performance characteristics and make possible an incredible number of choices for…

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Angler Holding Crappie

Don’t overthink it. Keep it simple stupid (KISS). Sometimes, there’s a reason the fullest buckets and livewells come at the hands of the most elementary approaches. Catching springtime crappies beneath a properly set bobber, with the perfect morsel, is one of those times. Watch how crappie ace Nick Cekalla intelligently blankets probable fish holding hangouts with a very simple plan. Bait or not to bait, that is the question. Cekalla, like other panfish aficionados forego live bait, rather relying on…

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Wes Logan Wins Bassmaster Elite

Wes Logan, powered by Yamaha Outboards and Skeeter Boats, weighed in 14 pounds, 1 ounce on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Alabama’s Neely Henry Lake to capture the Elite series win with a four-day total of 57 pounds, 9 ounces. The 26-year-old from Springville, Ala., a 30-mile drive from the Gadsden City Boat Docks, earned $100,000 for the win, his first in 26 B.A.S.S. events. The second-year Elite Series angler charged into the lead on Day…

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Youth Angler holds Bass

Young-gun Trey McKinney has earned his success in competitive bass fishing. The 16-year-old angler from Goreville, Illinois has already been fishing competitively for seven years and has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. “I’ve been fortunate to win three junior division national championships, and one year I won the Next Generation Championship,” says McKinney, who garnered national acclaim by becoming the first-ever angler to win both the B.A.S.S. and FLW Junior Championships in the same year. While the popularity…

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People everywhere are getting back to the things they love. But, for some folks – like anglers – the fun never stopped. In fact, estimates from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) suggest that not only did current anglers continue fishing throughout last year’s pandemic, but an additional eight to ten million new and reactivated anglers also took to the water. That’s great news for our community of anglers and is worthy of…

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