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  • Sportsman’s Adventures With Captain Rick Murphy Lands on Discovery

    Sportsman’s Adventures With Captain Rick Murphy Lands on Discovery

    Sportsman’s Adventures –– the first independently produced series of its genre to get the green light on Discovery  –– premieres its all-new season January 7, 2018. Then viewers can catch the #1 rated saltwater fishing show every Sunday, 8:30-9 a.m., January through June.

  • The 5 Best Swimbait Colors from AA’s and Optimum

    The 5 Best Swimbait Colors from AA’s and Optimum

    Swimbait patterns that stand out above the rest.

  • Stocking California’s Fisheries

    Stocking California’s Fisheries

    The beginning of trout fishing season in Southern California is just around the corner, and  biologists and hatchery staff are striving to maximize hatchery trout availability for the many anglers who will cast lines in coming weeks. Trout angling in lower-elevation waters of Southern California generally begins in November and continues through April, to correspond with colder water temperatures that can sustain stocked trout.

  • Nixon’s Marine Announces New Ownership

    Nixon’s Marine Announces New Ownership

    Longtime owner, Jeff Priester has announced the sale of Nixon’s Marine and the Northwest Bass (NWB) tournament circuit to fellow fisherman and tournament angler Shawn O’Connell.

  • Bryan Thrift’s Heavy Cover Approach

    Bryan Thrift’s Heavy Cover Approach

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    Fishing heavy cover is a great way to catch giant bass. Often, the biggest bass in the lake live in the thickest cover. Getting them to bite can be a challenge and landing them can be even more difficult.

  • There’s stuff near the bottom that could be fish

    There’s stuff near the bottom that could be fish

    Sonar Tip: I usually run my regular sonar split-screen with the Structure Scan (right side) looking down. With both transducers looking down, I can get two different views of the same thing, which helps me better interpret what I’m seeing.

  • Dropshot and Ned Rig | Brandon Lester’s One-Two Punch

    Dropshot and Ned Rig | Brandon Lester’s One-Two Punch

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    When if comes to finesse fishing there are several techniques that bass anglers rely on to catch finicky bass. The drop-shot is a standby for anglers everywhere and the Ned Rig is becoming a staple as well. Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brandon Lester uses both often and has had recent success with both techniques thanks to new terminal tackle options that helped him land more fish.

  • 12.13 to Win Oroville | FPT Results October 21

    12.13 to Win Oroville | FPT Results October 21

    Les Myers and Mike Bard conquer Lake Oroville’s stingy bite | Results here

  • Louisiana’s Caleb Sumrall Wins B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

    Louisiana’s Caleb Sumrall Wins B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

    A rogue cloud formed the beginning of a winning pattern for Caleb Sumrall at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.

  • Fairy Wands: What’s The Difference

    Fairy Wands: What’s The Difference

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    Call them “fairy wands”, if you must, but the facts are spinning rods and spinning rod techniques catch big bass and top pros rely on them to cash checks more than you think. Whether it is for finessing light baits on light line, tempting highly pressured fish, clear water dropshotting, chasing giant spots or a variety of other reasons, spinning rods are a part of a full arsenal for any angler.

  • B.A.S.S. Nation Championship Welcome World’s Top Am Anglers at Hartwell

    B.A.S.S. Nation Championship Welcome World’s Top Am Anglers at Hartwell

    Amateur bass anglers from the U.S. and nine foreign nations will compete next week on Lake Hartwell in a tournament that will be the ultimate test of their fishing skills.

  • MY BOAT’S ON FIRE!!

    MY BOAT’S ON FIRE!!

    A quick bass fishing trip turns into chaos when my bass boat catches on fire! Brandon gets scared and thinks we are going to die. Be sure to watch till the end as we catch a few bass on M-Pack swing jigs and find an abandoned boat on Lake Okeechobee.

  • What’s New with River2Sea | New Topwater Prop Baits, Frog with a Trailer System, Plastic Coated Spoons with a Stinger and More

    What’s New with River2Sea | New Topwater Prop Baits, Frog with a Trailer System, Plastic Coated Spoons with a Stinger and More

    Get a first look at the new products that River2Sea has coming to market for 2018. They released new topwater lure, a new frog, a spoon, a hook and several new colors for some of their most popular baits.

  • Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels Approved by Trump Admin

    Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels Approved by Trump Admin

    As I predicted on election night, the President Donald Trump and Governor Jerry Brown administrations have apparently made a deal to fast-track Brown’s legacy project, the Delta Tunnels, considered by opponents to be the most environmentally destructive public works project in California history.

  • Cabela’s shareholders to vote on sale to Bass Pro Shops

    Cabela’s shareholders to vote on sale to Bass Pro Shops

    U.S. antitrust regulators have ended their investigation into Bass Pro Shops’ $4 billion deal to buy Cabela’s, Cabela’s said Wednesday.

  • Yo-Zuri Pro Brandon Card Takes Command Of Bassmaster Elite At Mississippi’s Ross Barnett

    Yo-Zuri Pro Brandon Card Takes Command Of Bassmaster Elite At Mississippi’s Ross Barnett

    Brandon Card of Knoxville, Tenn., takes the lead on the first day of the 2017 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Ross Barnett, bringing 22 pounds, 14 ounces to the scales on Thursday.

  • Lowrance® Dominates 2017 GEICO® Bassmaster Classic

    Lowrance® Dominates 2017 GEICO® Bassmaster Classic

    Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, continued its domination of America’s tournament-fishing circuit as Lowrance Pro Jordan Lee won the 2017 Bassmaster Classic Championship on Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas last weekend. A 25-year-old professional angler from Guntersville, Alabama, Lee became the sixth consecutive Lowrance angler to win the Classic when he finished with a three-day total of 56 pounds, 10 ounces, taking home $300,000 and the most coveted trophy in the sport. Steve Kennedy, who also competed in the event with Lowrance marine electronics, finished second with a total weight of 55 pounds, 1 ounce.

  • Mike McClelland’s Stickbait Secrets

    Mike McClelland’s Stickbait Secrets

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    Getting your bait into the strike zone is a key to getting bites; but in the early days of stickbait fishing it meant you had to modify your bait to get it into the fish zone.

  • Top-3 Bass Boat Insurance Questions ANSWERED!

    Top-3 Bass Boat Insurance Questions ANSWERED!

    “Ben’s Top 3 Boat Insurance Tips!” Hello Friends of Westernbass.com! First off, I would like to thank all of you who have contacted me for a boat quote in 2017. Over 250 of you have called. You are providing me the opportunity to have a successful small business and pursue my fishing prowess. I am grateful to call you friends. Here is an update on Ben Green Insurance Agency:

  • Bobby Lane’s Classic Spring Cranking Approach | Countdown to the Bassmaster Classic

    Bobby Lane’s Classic Spring Cranking Approach | Countdown to the Bassmaster Classic

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    When bass are around the spawning period, Bobby Lane likes to focus on fish that are transitioning to spawning grounds as well as those who have finished. This and more on his 2017 Bassmaster Classic plan for Lake Conroe.