Brandon Palaniuk is the 2022 Bassmaster® Angler of the Year. The Yamaha/Skeeter Pro clinched the title on the Mississippi River with 39 pounds, 11 ounces, and a 25th place finish on the third day of the final Elite tournament of the season. He also became the 12th angler to win multiple AOY trophies, earning his first title in 2017. After battling David Mullins and John Cox for the lead most of the year, Palaniuk entered the Mississippi River event with…

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There’s no doubt professional anglers and weekend warriors are both feeling the sting of inflation these days. With gas prices still hovering around $4 per gallon, and food and lodging significantly more costly than last year, you can bet just about every tournament angler is reeling from the bites taken out of their bottom line. At the same time, many are rising to the challenge by increasing efficiency, cutting expenses, and plugging the leaks. That, says Patrick Neu, president of…

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It has been ten years since the NBAA championship was last hosted at Grand Lake and the feedback from the anglers a decade ago was, they wanted to come back, so after visiting top lake such as Chickamauga, Table Rock, Kentucky Lake and many others in the past decade, the National Bass Anglers Association announced today that Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma, will host the 2023 NBAA National Championship.  Qualified NBAA teams will come from across the country for a…

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The USA Kayak Fishing Team is excited to introduce Dakota Lithium as the presenting sponsor of USA Kayak Fishing for the 2022 Pan American Kayak Fishing Championship and 2022 Kayak Fishing World Championship teams. The Pan American team will be competing in August at famed Lake Cuchillo in Mexico. The World Championship will be held in Portugal this November. “Dakota Lithium really believes in the mission of USA Kayak Fishing” Says USAngling President Tony Forte. “They understand the value of supporting our…

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It was only months ago that Wisconsin angler Jay Przekurat became one of the youngest competitors ever to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series. Not content with that, he set out on his rookie season with the Elites to smash through barriers and break records. On Championship Sunday, July 18, 2022, the rookie defied the odds and dominated a field of some of the best smallmouth anglers on the planet, battling his way to first place on his very first…

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