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Aqua-Vu Bass Prospecting

Beyond a few feet of water, bass and other fish avoid visual detection via the mere presence of the aquatic blanket. They’re further separated and shrouded from the terrestrial world by surface glare, wave action and planktonic veils that reduce water clarity. Providing even greater security, boat docks, flooded trees and matted vegetation invite angler curiosity, yet prevent us from seeing what actually lies beneath. The darker and more impenetrable the hideout, the greater its chances, it seems, that a…

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Competitive Angler Matt Stefan

KENNESAW, Ga.–Prior to turning full time FLW® pro five years ago, Matt Stefan made a living assuring commodities such as soybeans and gold were being traded in a fair and ethical manner. It’s no surprise the Wis. pro was quick to recognize the financial opportunities within the Yamaha Power Pay contingency program for tournament anglers, which has already paid anglers roughly $20,000 since its launch. “I can’t remember if I first heard about Power Pay on social media or on…

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Angler Patrick Walters with Largemouth Bass

With the Bassmaster Elite Series on hold due to coronavirus concerns, South Carolina pro Patrick Walters has been using his downtime to dial in a big-fish bait he’s confident could someday win him a tournament – the Storm® Arashi® Glide, a 7-½-inch, single-joint, hard swimbait with a replaceable soft tail. “That’s the bait I’ve been mesmerized by lately and have been playing with a lot,” says Walters, a Rapala® pro (Storm is a Rapala Respected Brand). “It’s got draw power…

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Rapala Rap-V

Cast it. Jig it. Yo-Yo it. Twitch it. Rip it. Crank it. Grind it. Pop it. Snap it. Lift and drop it. Wherever you fish. Whenever you fish. For whatever you fish for… There’s a new lure that will catch them all – bass, pike, walleye, panfish, stripers – and much more. Introducing the new Rap-V™ Blade. The “V” stands for maximum versatility. And it’s the most versatile fishing lure ever created by Rapala®. The multitool of fishing lures. The…

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Power Pay

Jake Mims, a student at Brewton Parker College in Central Georgia, recently became the first official competitive college angler to take home Yamaha Power Pay cash. Mims, who admits he hates to fish in a crowd, ran 34 miles away from the official launch on Lake Sam Rayburn to flip the flooded bushes that eventually led to an 18th place finish in the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series event. Impressively, his long run paid off in Power Pay winnings. This press…

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