Friday, December 9, 2016

The Legacy of Bass Cat Boat Founder Remembered

With the recent death of Ron Pierce, the founder of Bass Cat Boats, another true legend in bass fishing passes. Regardless of which boat you own, everyone can appreciate a family run business and fine craftsmanship. Bass Cat Boats are world class. The Pierce family created a legacy that will continue well into the future.

Here's a fine video titled: the Bass Cat Boat story.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Important Results on the Movements of Smallmouth Bass

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Canada, has collected valuable data on bass movement. Every tournament angler, conservationist or the general public are curious on what happens to bass once they are released from a central location. Check out this video to learn more. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Clift wins Toyota Bonus Bucks Team Championship Shootout!

Final Classic spot grabbed by Missouri angler. 
Saturday’s wintry weather, combined with a slack bite and a hard charge by his closest competitor, threatened what only a day earlier appeared to be Scott Clift’s imminent victory in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship Classic Fish-Off.
Weekend angler heading to 2017 Classic!
(Photo: BASS)
But despite the adversity, Clift indeed was able to finish what he started, and he’s going to the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic as a result.
The 39-year old Dadeville, Mo., resident staked a big lead for himself Friday in the first round of the fish-off on Kentucky Lake. His five-fish limit of 17 pounds, 8 ounces gave him more than a 7-pound lead on the other five anglers competing in this tournament, and he was imbued with the confidence needed to win an event of this magnitude.
But Clift struggled to find the early bite on Saturday that aided his cause a day before. By midmorning Saturday, he only had two bass in the livewell, and Georgia’s Barron Adams (who entered the final day in second place) was surging with an early limit of bass.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Ty Faber and John Gardner Win 2016 Toyota Bonus Bucks Team Championship

Faber, Gardner take championship
Ty Faber and John Gardner expected to be deer hunting in Wisconsin by Friday.
There’s been a change of plans.
The Colorado anglers won the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship on Thursday at Paris Landing State Park here in the northwestern corner of the Volunteer State. They boated a two-day total of 37 pounds, 10 ounces on Kentucky Lake, which not only clinched the team title, but gave each angler a 1-in-6 chance of fishing in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic next March.
Easy to smile when you win as a team.
(Photo: BASS)  
Not long after they hoisted the team championship trophies over their heads, it was time for a reality check.
“This hasn’t sunk in just yet,” Gardner said. “I’m still trying to process it. I have no idea what we’re going to do tomorrow.”

Thursday, December 1, 2016

2016 Toyota Bonus Bucks Team Championship Day 1: Thompson, Weese Take Lead with 24-10lbs

Canadians not faring well. 
When soaking rains and cold temperatures moved across western Tennessee earlier this week, people wondered how the changing weather would affect fishing in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship on Kentucky Lake.
Great start for Angler's Choice Team Trail anglers.
(Photo: BASS)
On Wednesday at Paris Landing State Park, Ken Thompson and Brad Weese provided the answer.
Though the duo has only fished together less than a year, they looked like lifelong partners. The team from the Angler’s Choice Team Trail boated a five-bass limit that totaled 24 pounds, 10 ounces and gave them a solid lead after the opening round of the national team championship.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Senko Fishing with Roland Martin

Nobody knows more about worm fishing then legendary angler Roland Martin. With 9 BASS Angler of the Year awards and 40 years of being a TV host, Roland knows his worming. Listen here as Roland teaches all of us how to be a better worm fisherman.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Shimano Targets Youth Through Bass Tournaments

Shimano Starting them Young
Originally posted in Angling-International

Tackle giant Shimano has announced a wide ranging initiative that is aimed at youngsters taking part in bass fishing tournaments – one of the fastest growing collegiate sports in North America.
Announcing the launch of its Youth Fishing Programme, Steve Ferrara, Shimano Fishing Division Vice President, said the scheme aims to educate high school and college-age anglers about the company’s tackle to help them enjoy more fishing success, create lifetime relationships even beyond their time on the water and teach them about the sustainable use of the resource.
“We want them to further appreciate the sport in more ways than just catching big bass,” he said.
Frank Hyla, who has been active on the high school bass fishing scene in Illinois since its inception in 2008, will lead Shimano’s efforts as its Youth Fishing Coordinator. Laying the groundwork for this, Hyla has attended more than 200 tournaments and youth fishing group meetings over the last year to talk about Shimano, its tackle and advocacy efforts.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving America!

As you enjoy your Thanksgiving, please take care when using a deep fryer. Don't take my word for it, listen to the boys from Duck Dynasty.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rapala Canada Teams with Suunto Watches

Suunto Traverse Alpha style and ruggedness! 

Looking of the right hunting and fishing watch and wish to make a statement? Check out Suunto. Handmade in Finland, the Traverse Alpha meets the toughest Military standards while offering a robust set of hunting- and fishing-specific features. Unique to Suunto, the new automatic shot recognition feature uses the integrated accelerometer to detect when a shot is fired and automatically creates a point of interest (POI) based on that location, enabling hunters to accurately track shot distance and elevation.  The watch lasts as long as the hunt takes, with a remarkable 100 hours of battery life with GPS enabled.