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Bass on Swim Jig

Hop aboard the boats of legendary anglers Ned Kehde or Drew Reese and you’ll probably witness two different but equally effective bass tricks. You might discover, for instance, that Midwest finesse fishing often transcends TRDs™ and mushroom-shaped jigs. While Ned masterfully coaxes dozens of bites with one of his little red mushroom jigs, Reese might work heavier cover, plucking bass from brush and grass with his Midwest Finesse Swim Jig—another ace trick from the finesse architects at Z-Man Fishing. “I’m…

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The first stop on the 2022 Classic Bass Champions Tour is in the books with competitors battling it out on Pools 4 and 5 of the Mississippi River. Tommy Parker, 18, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, came away with the victory after finessing 51 pounds, 4 ounces of bass from rip-rap stretches in the single day, split-session event that witnessed Bagley Pro Staffers, along with second-place finisher Ron Mehr, snag four of the top 15 spots on the leader board. “I’m pretty…

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Summer is here and the days are long, just like the rods fly anglers use to play their favorite games on the water. No matter where you live or fish, the extra daylight hours afforded in the coming weeks and months are gifts from the angling gods. We talked with three expert fly fishermen from different corners of the country about how you might consider using them. Midwest Roots Before the Rocky Mountain states became the beating heart of much…

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Registration WILL close Friday Night  June 17.  Pickwick & Wilson Lakes, Florence, AL June 22-25 – TOURNAMENT WATERS FOR THE 13TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL FISHING WORLD FINALS & NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GOES OFF LIMITS ON SUNDAY NIGHT JUNE 12TH UNTIL THE FIRST OFFICIAL PRACTICE DAY BEGINNING AT SUNRISE SUNDAY JUNE 19 – OVER 2.5 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS ALREADY COMMITTED & UP FOR GRABS! Scholarship offers from multiple colleges 4 year and 2 year, some of them full rides! In this dual…

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Bagley Crankbait tied on bass rod.

With waters warming quickly now, late spring is the time for midwestern bass fans to shake off the last remaining effects of winter, renew fishing friendships and refresh their competitive spirit on wide-open waters. With those thoughts in mind Bagley Bait Company is proud to announce it will once again partner with the Classic Bass Champions Tourfor the 2022 season. The premier maker of traditional, premium, super-light balsa and hand-selected hardwood baits, Bagley Baits are designed with the utmost craftsmanship, quality…

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