Largemouth Bass

Good morning West Coast! Temperatures should be in the upper 70s this week with lows in the 60s. Do you know what time it is? Dang right: It’s monster bass time, and that means California dreams of double-digit largemouths are about to become reality. With waters warming quickly now, the big girls are sliding up shallow, which – in the case of the bigger, deeper, clear-water lakes and reservoirs of central and southern California – might be anywhere from two…

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Dylan Hays recalls the best fishing day he ever experienced on the little backyard pond of his youth. “Growing up, I remember fishing that tiny pond just about every day,” says Hays, who currently sits near the top of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit leaderboard. “The most bass I ever caught out of it was three in one day. Eventually, we had to drain the whole thing for maintenance. Didn’t take too long to realize there were only three bass…

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Bill Lowen with Trophy

Veteran Yamaha Pro Bill Lowen weighed in 20 pounds, 11 ounces on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Pickwick Lake to capture first place with a four-day total of 83 pounds, 5 ounces. The victory marks the first B.A.S.S.® win for the angler from Brookville, Ind. The Xpress Boats Pro’s performance led him the first-place prize of $102,000. The only competitor to break 20 pounds three of the four days, Lowen placed third on Day 1 with…

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Derek Hudnall

Denham Springs, Louisiana angler, Derek Hudnall, is entering his third year of competition in the Bassmaster Elite Series. For Hudnall, victory in bass fishing happens when preparation and opportunity meet. “That’s when victory happens,” he says. “When those two meet and it comes together. Victory can happen in any singular moment, or along journey.” Indeed, Hudnall’s journey in professional bass fishing has provided distinct and memorable victories. “Coming up through the Bassmaster Opens, qualifying for the Elite Series and, of…

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Bass Boat Running

Yamaha Marine’ s newly upgraded 4.2-liter V MAX SHO® outboard has a full 40 percent more charging capacity and contemporary styling as it enters a new era of reliable service. Joining the upgraded outboard in this month’s announcement are a suite of new analog gauges and a battery management system that promises to improve offshore boaters’ experiences on the water. “The newly upgraded 4.2-liter V MAX SHO follows a familiar theme requested by Yamaha customers: make it better, but don’t…

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