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Angler holding walleye

It’s springtime, and open water has arrived throughout all but the uppermost reaches of North America. For walleye anglers, it’s a yearly ritual that’s hard to beat. Hordes of fish are heading to pre-spawn and spawn locations, bringing on some of the best bites of the entire year – especially in some of the more well-known walleye factories like the Mississippi River, Lake Erie, the Detroit River, the Missouri River, Wisconsin’s Menominee and Fox Rivers, the Rainy River and lots…

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AFTCO Garrett Paquette

Coming off a breakthrough rookie year on the Bassmaster Elite Series, AFTCO Pro Garrett Paquette lives a life driven by “Any Fish, Any Water”…so long as that fish is a Bass. No matter where the Elite Series takes him, Paquette needs to adjust his complete game plan, tackle, and techniques to the body of water, time of the year, and species of bass. Whether he’s down south fishing muddy water for largemouth or up north for smallies, he has to…

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Scott O'Brien

Jacksonville redfish tournament angler Scott O’Brien makes a living tearing down buildings and turning them into recycled concrete, but his passion for inshore saltwater angling recently converted a third-place finish in the IFA Redfish® Tour® event at Steinhatchee into $2,000 worth of Yamaha Power Pay bonus cash. “I hate that a first-place finish keeps barely eluding me at Steinhatchee, but I love the fact you don’t have to actually win your Yamaha Power Pay supported tournament to haul home a…

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National Walleye Tour Logo

The National Walleye Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s announces its 2020 season will now open May 28-29 on Lake Francis Case at Chamberlain-Oacoma, South Dakota. Dates and event details for subsequent tournaments will be released at a later time. Decisions being made are based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lake Francis Case event begins Wednesday, May 27, with tournament registration from 2-4 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center…

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Chris and Trait Zaldain

He won the 2015 Bassmaster® Angler of the Year Championship tournament, finished 4th overall in the 2019 Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings, and placed 16th in the 2020 Bassmaster Classic®. She finished 4th in her first major bass tournament, and quickly moved up to the Bassmaster Central and Eastern Opens. Together, these two Yamaha Pros may soon become the first husband/wife team competing as Bassmaster Elite anglers. “That’s our goal,” explains Chris Zaldain, who married Trait in 2015, after…

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