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  • AFTCO Joins B.A.S.S. Nation in of Support Freshwater Fisheries

    AFTCO Joins B.A.S.S. Nation in of Support Freshwater Fisheries

    AFTCO has a long-standing history of supporting conservation efforts by donating 10 percent of company profits every year since 1973 through it’s 10% Pledge.

  • Win a Fishing Trip with Brent Ehrler

    Win a Fishing Trip with Brent Ehrler

    Have you wanted to spend a day on the water learning fishing tips and tricks from a professional bass angler? Lure Lock is going to give you that opportunity by providing one lucky winner an all-expense paid fishing trip with Bass Pro Tour/Major League Fishing angler and Lure Lock Pro Brent Ehrler.

  • Wally Marshall a.k.a. Mr. Crappie joins Mammoth Coolers team

    Wally Marshall a.k.a. Mr. Crappie joins Mammoth Coolers team

    Cincinnati, OH: Mammoth® Coolers, a leading provider of premium rotomolded coolers, drinkware, and accessories proudly announces the addition of Wally Marshall™, a.k.a. “Mr. Crappie®”, to the Mammoth® Coolers team.

  • Bass Pro Scott Ashmore Joins Buck Knives Team

    Bass Pro Scott Ashmore Joins Buck Knives Team

    Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, is pleased to announce the sponsorship of FLW and Major League Fishing professional angler, Scott Ashmore from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

  • Monster 114.96 Pound Blue Cat Caught

    Monster 114.96 Pound Blue Cat Caught

    Catfish anglers from 13 states traveled to Wheeler Lake for a King Kat Tournament Trail event. Fifty-eight teams gathered at Decatur, AL to test their catfishing skills against other anglers and Mother Nature.

  • Scott Martin Joins Lure Lock

    Scott Martin Joins Lure Lock

    Lure Lock is pleased to announce that it has signed twenty-year FLW Pro Scott Martin to its well established national pro team. Martin has tallied six FLW Tour wins in his career, winning the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup and FLW Tour Angler of the Year title in 2015. Martin is currently in 2nd place in the 2019 FLW Tour Angler of the Year standings.

  • Will Bethel U. Go Back-to-Back as School of the Year

    Will Bethel U. Go Back-to-Back as School of the Year

    The race for the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is roaring on.

  • B-Lat + Palmetto = $$

    B-Lat + Palmetto = $$

    A true testament to the power of perseverance, Z-Man pro Brian “B-Lat” Latimer won his first-ever FLW Tour contest on March 10 at Lake Seminole, Florida, permanently placing several challenging seasons in the rear-view mirror. Those who witnessed B-Lat’s “winning moment” saw what unedited, authentic excitement for fishing really looks like.

  • Southern Lure’s Iconic Scum Frog™ and Bass Rat™ Brands Acquired

    Southern Lure’s Iconic Scum Frog™ and Bass Rat™ Brands Acquired

    American Baitworks Acquires Southern Lure Company Southern Lure’s Iconic Scum Frog™ and Bass Rat™ Brands Positioned for Growth with New Investment in Product Design and Marketing

  • Headland Bass Team win the 2019 Bassmaster High School Classic

    Headland Bass Team win the 2019 Bassmaster High School Classic

    Mobility was the key for Gracie Herbold and Aaron Cherry of Headland Bass Team, who caught a five-bass limit that weighed 16 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Bassmaster High School Classic on Watts Bar Lake, held in conjunction with the Bassmaster Classic

  • Pro Bass Angler Roster for Gill

    Pro Bass Angler Roster for Gill

    Gill Announces Pro Bass Angler Roster Coast to coast, myriad bass anglers choose Gill for to stay dry, comfortable, and safe

  • Doing something different” mattered big-time at the Hobie® Bass Open Series on Lake Shasta

    Doing something different” mattered big-time at the Hobie® Bass Open Series on Lake Shasta

    The tournament started out good on Saturday. The weather in the morning was in the mid- to upper-30s. Anglers got on the water quick. We do a shotgun start from three ramps but we let everyone leave at the same time because a lot of the spots are close. The competition started good right away

  • FLW Tour champion Brian “B-Lat” Latimer says the Bang StickZ exhibits unique bass-catching tricks.

    FLW Tour champion Brian “B-Lat” Latimer says the Bang StickZ exhibits unique bass-catching tricks.

    One Sick Stick... Why the new Z-Man® Bang StickZ™ will simplify, reinvigorate your soft stickbait fishing

  • Introducing 2 New RIP-N-CHATTER RODS

    Introducing 2 New RIP-N-CHATTER RODS

    Building on extensive customer feedback, St. Croix is proud to introduce two rods designed specifically for fishing crankbaits, rattlebaits and Chatterbaits—techniques seeming to get more play day after day for their near magical fish-catching potential.

  • Registration for the 2019 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Now Open

    Registration for the 2019 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Now Open

    This year, every university/college will be allowed to send up to 3 boats to the Championship.

  • Kayak Fishing Gets YakGear Brush Gripper

    Kayak Fishing Gets YakGear Brush Gripper

    Kayak anglers and boaters can now use brush, vegetation and small limbs on the shore as a natural anchor with YakGear’s newest offering, the Brush Gripper. Now available on yakgear.com and through local YakGear dealers, the Brush Gripper is a gripper tool that keeps kayaks and small boats from drifting away on the water.

  • Bassmaster Classic With Get Hooked On Fishing

    Bassmaster Classic With Get Hooked On Fishing

    Hundreds of children will get a first chance to experience the thrill that comes with the feel of a fish on the line during Bassmaster Get Hooked on Fishing presented by Toyota, Shakespeare and TakeMeFishing.org at the 2019 Bassmaster Classic.

  • Big-Bass Fest TV Show Saturday

    Big-Bass Fest TV Show Saturday

    February’s Power-Pole Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River, which kicked off the 2019 Elite Series season for B.A.S.S., received advance billing as one of the most momentous tournaments in the history of competitive fishing. It did not disappoint.

  • 2019 Bassmaster Classic Brings Upgraded Mojo Bass Glass

    2019 Bassmaster Classic Brings Upgraded Mojo Bass Glass

    New for 2020, St. Croix has reimagined the Mojo Bass Glass series—and what you’ll find is the addition of IPC mandrel technology and designs to meet the needs of anglers that know and understand the value of a premium moderate action glass rod...at a Mojo Bass price point.

  • St. Croix Bass Pro Jesse Wiggins is all-in on Legend Tournament Glass

    St. Croix Bass Pro Jesse Wiggins is all-in on Legend Tournament Glass

    The clock is ticking down to the biggest event in bass fishing on the planet—the Bassmaster Classic. With it, St. Croix bass pro Jesse Wiggins is busy preparing his gear and mindset to compete against the very best bass anglers on the water.