Angler Hank Cherry

Fishing fans know Hank Cherry as one of the hottest bass pros on the circuit over the past few years, and when Hank speaks up, just about everybody bends an ear. Winner of the 2020 and 2021 Bassmaster Classics, the 48-year-old North Carolinian has strung together some impressive seasons since kicking off his career nine years ago. Renowned for his ability to wrestle hawgs and limit creels from skinny waters where seeing below the surface at a significant distance provides…

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Pro Angler Landing Fish from Bass Boat

What does it take to be a professional angler? In Part 1 we discovered that it’s a lot more than big fish, fancy boats, and tournament trophies. In fact, the most highly visible professionals in the fishing industry recognize their success depends not only on fishing prowess, but on the hard work, determination and efforts of many other industry pros who have helped them succeed. “How do you define a fishing pro?” asks National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) member Capt.…

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Boat Accident on Highway

In 2019 it was reported that over 4,000 boats were stolen, with runabout and fishing boats making up the majority of those vessels stolen in America.  When you add in the amount of anglers who have had their expensive tackle and electronics stolen as well, it becomes imperative that you have the proper insurance for all of your equipment. Recently Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Matt Robertson had his tackle stolen in Texas, where he lost an estimated $15,000-$20,000 worth of…

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Soldier Jamey Caldwell

Not long after its reintroduction to the fishing industry, Lew’s has shown its heart for the men and women who provide the blanket of protection for the United States of America and its communities.  In 2013, Lew’s established the American Hero Series, a lineup of rods, reels and combos in which a portion of the proceeds is used to help veterans and first responders enjoy the sport of fishing. Today, Lew’s is proud to announce that former Special Operations Operator,…

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Tommy Skarlis

Evinrude announced today that Team Evinrude Professional Angler Tommy Skarlis was inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame at the Northern Illinois Sports Show on January 18th at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, Illinois. Executive Director Emmett Brown from Hayward, Wisconsin made the official induction personally. An Iowa native, Skarlis honed his fishing skills on Clear Lake, the Mississippi River and its backwaters, as well as the small lakes, farm ponds, and expansive reservoirs throughout the Midwest.…

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