Bass Angler Tying on Lure

Whether bass fishing for fun or competition, matching the right rod to the technique or presentation du jour, helps anglers catch more fish. And while plenty of weekend anglers find success casting plastics, crankbaits, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits – you name it – on the same 7’ spinning rod, some heed the lessons of their childhood: You’re gonna break the tip of that knife if you use it as a screwdriver! Quit using that wrench as a hammer! You remember, right? There…

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Hank Cherry Congrats

North Carolina bass pro Hank Cherry, currently fishing his eighth season on the Bassmaster Elite Series, claimed a wire-to-wire victory in the historic 50th Bassmaster Classic, held on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.  His Bass Cat Lynx, which he referred to as his “office,” provided the platform from which he both qualified for and won this decisive victory. It was his third B.A.S.S. win, and second in the state of Alabama. The Bass Cat family made an overall strong showing at the…

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Mercury Outboards

Mercury Marine and MotorGuide, both Brunswick Corporation companies, have reason to celebrate today in the wake of yesterday’s completion of the 50th Bassmaster Classic. Mercury Marine’s powerful 4.6‑liter V8 250hp Pro XS outboard engine powered the top eight finishers in the Bassmaster Elite Series championship tournament, including the trophy winner, Hank Cherry, who dominated the competition from start to finish. The win is the 11th on a Mercury‑powered boat in the past 14 Bassmaster Classic events. Mercury has powered more champions…

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Hank Cherry Bassmaster Classic

Abu Garcia pro Hank Cherry brought 19 pounds, 8 ounces to the scales on the third and final day of the 50th Bassmaster Classic, completing a wire-to-wire win with a total of 65 pounds, 5 ounces. With the win, his first Bassmaster Classic championship in five appearances, Cherry took home the $300,000 first-place purse and a career-defining victory for an angler with a lengthy list of accomplishments already to his credit. Cherry started the 50th Bassmaster Classic with a bang,…

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Bass Fishing

Uncertainty about the weather and water conditions on Lake Guntersville have Abu Garcia pros fishing the 50th Bassmaster Classic looking to lower gear ratios on their reels and slower-action rods in order to stay connected to what could be sluggish, pressured fish. The 2020 Bassmaster Classic runs March 6-8 on Alabama’s famed Lake Guntersville. The lake is known for producing big bass and the fishery receives its fair share of fishing pressure throughout the year. On the heels of higher-than-normal…

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