Monday, February 28, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
X2Power Batteries expands their pro team and increases their support for popular bass fishing tournament trails.
Starting off 2022 in a positive direction, X2Power Batteries has expanded their pro team lineup to 19 members and has increased their support for popular bass fishing tournament trails around the country. New additions to the X2Power Pro Team include anglers from various locations including:
• Bassmaster Elite Series
• Bassmaster Opens
• Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour
• Major League Fishing Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit
• National Walleye Tour
The Vice President of Category Management at Batteries Plus, Shawn Budiac, mentioned, “We are very proud of how quick the X2Power brand has entered the industry and gained the reputation that it has. Much of our success can be attributed to the great work of our pro network and local tournament partners. In 2021, our pro team lived the X2Power brand and had tremendous success in their seasons. Going into 2022 we are very proud to have all our 2021 pro’s back running X2Power batteries and we are excited to welcome an expanded group of anglers and industry experts into the X2Power family!"
X2Power Batteries Pro Team for 2022:
JUSTIN ATKINS (@JustinAtkinsFishing) – Justin Atkins is from Florence, Alabama and is entering his second season as a Bassmaster Elite Series Pro. Atkins is a former college bass angler and won the Forrest Wood Cup in 2017 on Lake Murray.
Monday, February 21, 2022
Gross Earns Second Career Victory In Bassmaster Elite At Harris Chain
Buddy Gross, of Chattanooga, Tenn., has won the 2022 SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Harris Chain with a four-day total of 77 pounds, 11 ounces.(Photo: BASS)
LEESBURG, Fla. — A chance encounter on Day 1 directed Tennessee pro Buddy Gross to an unexpected finding that delivered four days of limit catches and propelled him to victory with a total weight of 77 pounds, 11 ounces at the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Harris Chain.
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Canadians: Cory Johnston 39th & Jeff Gustafson 47th.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Canadians: Cory Johnston 19th, Gustafson 42th & Chris Johnston 63rd.
|Buddy Gross of Chattanooga, Tenn., is leading after Day 2 of the 2022 SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Harris Chain with a two-day total of 40 pounds, 7 ounces. (Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S.)|
BASS PRESS RELEASE
Friday, February 18, 2022
2022 Bassmaster Elite on Harris Chain of Lakes Day 1: Brandon Lester Grabs Slim Lead with 23 pounds!
Canadians: Cory Johnston 32nd, Gustafson 39th & Chris Johnston 73rd.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Canadian Cooper "Coop" Gallant signs G Loomis NRX and X Zone Lures sponsors for 2022. On his quest to become the 4th Canadians to fish the Bassmaster Elites, Cooper is fishing all 9 BASS Opens to fulfill his quest to quality for the Elites.
"I'm super pumped to have officially teamed up with G Loomis NRX and X Zone Lures." states Coop, "Without my sponsors, there is no way I could pursue my dream."
Coop documents his quest for fishing glory with his YouTube channel.
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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Canadians: Cory Johnston 17th & Chris Johnston 35th
PALATKA, Fla. — You can’t win a Bassmaster Elite event with one fish, but a single bite transformed John Crews’ day and kept the veteran from Salem, Va., in the lead on Day 3 of the AFTCO Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River with a three-day total of 58 pounds, 3 ounces.
It was a moment that Kentucky pro Bradley Roy has been working toward his entire professional career: his first Bass Pro Tour victory. Roy landed just five bass during the Championship Round of the B&W Trailer Hitches Stage One Presented by Power-Pole, but they were the right kind, totaling 26 pounds, 2 ounces. At the end of the event, Roy explained how he managed to pull it off, despite not knowing much about Bussey Brake, the Championship Round playing field.
Canadians: Chris Johnston 10th, Cory Johnston 34th & Gustafson 51st
BASS Press Release
After posting a Day 1 limit of 28 pounds, Crews edged Bob Downey of Hudson, Wis., by 12 ounces. On Friday, Crews greatly improved his position and will head into Saturday’s semifinal round with a 9-13 lead over Elite Series rookie Masayuki Matsushita of Tokoname-Aichi, Japan.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Canadians: Chris Johnston 14th, Gustafson 60th & Cory Johnston 69th
BASS Press Release
PALATKA, Fla. — Looking past current conditions and considering the forthcoming weather patterns, John Crews of Salem, Va., employed a two-stage strategy and sacked up a Day 1 limit of 28 pounds to lead the season-opening AFTCO Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Top Pro Circuit Angler and YouTube star Brian (B-Lat) Latimer will be running 13 Fishing Hard Baits on the tournament trail, his YouTube channel and new show Straight Up Fishing this 2022 season.
Prior to 2019, B-Lat had already made a name for himself on the tournament scene as well as his videos. After taking home the big trophy for the TW Pro Circuit on Lake Seminole he proved he could beat some of the sport's best.
"Brian is an incredibly talented angler and also a super humble guy," says 13 Fishing's Marketing Director Ben Alcocer. "Watch any of his videos online and you'll see that he has a unique ability to teach and entertain at the same time. This makes him a true dual-threat when it comes not just selling fishing tackle but also growing the sport of fishing."
Since taking home the "W" in 2019 B-Lat has not missed a beat. After numerous top 10 finishes and countless great videos, he is ready to keep on going strong because he just loves fishing. "You know a lot of guys spend the offseason hunting or whatever, but to me that is time to go fun fishing - especially with my family," say Latimer. "Its a really special thing when you get to do what you love for a living, and I'm blessed to live it every single day".