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We learned as children that good things come to those who wait. Well, for anxious bass anglers spending the past six weeks learning, reading, and chatting in online forums about St. Croix’s all-new, American-made Victory Series rods, the wait is over. Eight all-new technique-specific Victory Series rods – each designed, engineered, and handcrafted to deliver all manner of bass anglers more wins – are available for purchase right now at select St. Croix dealers, both online and at retail locations…

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Angler Lands Spotted Bass

Before last year, Pat Schlapper of Eleva, Wisconsin had a rewarding and stable career with a large sporting goods retailer. Early in 2020 – at the age of 37 – he walked away from that job to pursue his dream of fishing in the Bassmaster Elite Series, a move most would describe as risky, at best. But in nearly every aspect of life, few rewards come without risk. Schlapper believed he could mitigate the risks through preparation, ability and determination.…

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Angler Lands Saltwater Fish in Kayak

Kayak fishing is on the upswing. From coast to coast, more and more anglers are fishing out of kayaks in both fresh and salt waters. These portable, nimble craft are easy on the wallet, can be launched almost anywhere, and can be outfitted with a dizzying array of fish-hunting gear. And while bass and panfish are always popular targets, there’s a growing number of kayak anglers chasing the challenges and reaping the rewards provided by larger predator species like pike,…

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Angler with St. Croix Rod Holds Bass

Success at the highest levels of professional angling isn’t easy. Ultimately, it requires beating a whole lot of talented and highly skilled people who all have the same goal: holding up the trophy at the end of the week. Professional angler and St. Croix pro, Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, fishes the ultra-competitive MLF Big 5. “Victory in competitive fishing means being the best over the course of one particular week on one specific body of water,” Grigsby says.…

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Pro Angler Lands Largemouth Bass

Since turning pro in 1996, St. Croix Pro Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Arkansas has competed in over 250 professional-level tournaments across the United States, qualified for ten Bassmaster Classics, and become a member of the exclusive BASS Million Dollar Winnings Club. Of all the victories he’s earned throughout his 25-year professional career, the current MLF pro says the most significant came in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1996. “Without a doubt, my greatest victory in fishing to-date was winning the…

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