Ike Foundation Scholarship Winners

The 2022 Ike Foundation® Scholarship Winners Have Been Announced! High school seniors from across the country with an earned GPA of at least 3.0 and a proven contribution to outdoor conservation submitted applications for The Ike Foundation® Scholarship. Students were required to submit letters of recommendation, high school transcript, college acceptance letter and an essay that answered the following question: Using examples from your own experience, evaluate how modern technology has impacted the sport of fishing. Simultaneously compare the difference…

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Stephen Browning with Big Bass

Given his druthers, Stephen Browning would just as soon flip ElaZtech® softbaits at jungles of aquatic grass. But how can you argue when the bass won’t stop inhaling your ChatterBait like luscious jelly beans? That first day of the Major League Fishing (MLF) Patriot Cup, Browning’s so-called ‘bladed jig’ was already on fire. “Right away that morning on Lewisville Lake, bass were trying to chew the paint off the lure,” recalled Browning, among the finest ChatterBait tacticians on tour. “I…

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Pro Angler Jason Christie with Power Pay Check

When Jason Christie was driving back to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. after fishing concluded on the final day of the 2022 Bassmaster Classic®, he didn’t think he had enough weight to win. While anything other than first place would have been a disappointment, Christie did admit to one positive thought on the drive to weigh-in – the Yamaha Power Pay $20,000 bonus paid to the highest finishing angler running an eligible Yamaha outboard. “I figured I…

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James Nealy Wins Co Angler Title

James Nealy of Yale, Virginia, won the co-angler division at the recent St. Croix Bassmaster Northern Open at James River with a two-day total of 26-14. Nealy took home the $25,183 top prize along with the $250 Phoenix Boats Big Bass Award and $500 in St. Croix Rod Rewards for being the highest-finishing co-angler fishing St. Croix Rods. Nealy got off to a fast start on Day 1, catching four bass around shallow wood with reaction baits, including an 8-2…

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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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