Basscat Anglers Win Tournament

Bass Cat Boats held the company’s annual Owners Invitational this week as 263 teams converged on a windy Beaver Lake in Arkansas seeking to earn the top prize and bragging rights. Strong winds made sight fishing difficult, and a later-than-usual spawn put multiple patterns into play. After two days of competition, Jimmy Morris and Brandon Estepp of Arkansas weighed in two limits totaling 32.59 pounds to claim top honors and a prize of a 2022 Bass Cat Bobcat. T. Le and Billy…

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Kayak Angler

With the soul of an explorer, Drew Gregory embarks on kayak treks free from the limitations that tie most anglers to used water. To go beyond big public boat ramps. To sidestep fossil fuels altogether. Unbound by the intrusions of 1-ton bass rigs, Gregory designs and fishes from ‘sneak boats,’ stealthy kayaks light enough to slide silently through the woods toward otherwise impossible-to-reach bass zones. Matching his minimalist approach at the recent Bassmaster Kayak Series tourney at Grand Lake, Oklahoma, the cutting-edge…

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Angler holding bass caught on ZMan Jack Hammer Bladed Jig

What the pros throw when they need a big bite might be an apt description for the lure that constantly headlines the top 10, if not 1st place, at most every major bass tournament across North America. It’s been called the unnamed bladed jig by non-sponsored anglers so many times that by now, it’s simply assumed they’re talking about the ChatterBait JackHammer—the de facto frontrunner within this new-classic lure category. At the 2018 Bassmaster Classic, contending angler Gerald Swindle made a confession: “I caught…

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Pro Angler Jason Christie Poses with Trophies

Yamaha/Xpress Boats® pro angler Jason Christie secured his second major win for 2022 during the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Lake Chickamauga with a four-day total weight of 73 pounds, 7 ounces. The 48-year-old pro from Park Hill, Okla., also took home 2022 Bassmaster Classic® Championship title on Lake Hartwell in March. His victory marks the fourth major bass fishing win for the Yamaha Pro Team in 2022. Christie credits a portion of his win to the Xpress Boat and 250-horsepower…

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Fish With a Legend Experience

Bass anglers around the world have been fishing with Legends for nearly two decades. Introduced some 17 years ago and consistently refined and expanded since, St. Croix’s immediately recognizable Legend Tournament Bass Series is a coveted collection of technique-specific casting and spinning rods offering an elite combination of St. Croix materials and technologies. Last month, St. Croix Rod announced its latest expression of angler-centric design, an all-new series of 24 Legend Tournament Bass rods that are lighter, stronger, and poised…

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