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Brandon Lester

Lesson learned in the B.A.S.S. Elites

My rookie season on the Bassmaster Elite Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Now at the end of the season I have made six Top 50 cuts and qualified for the 2015 Bass Masters Classic. My best finish came at the last stop of the year at the Angler of the […]

Savage Gear

The Savage Gear Glide Swimmer is great on Giant Bass

The multi-year development of the Savage Gear Glide Swimmer continues with the 2015 introduction of the 8-inch bait to join current 5-1/4” and 6-1/2” models. On a straight wind the Glide Swimmer delivers an exceptionally wide and smooth “S” pattern. On a pause, the bait continues its glide and slowly sinks communicating an easy meal […]

ABA Mercury

Mercury Marine Renews Sponsorship With ABA

“The ABA is a great producer of quality bass fishing tournaments, and it provides Mercury an extremely effective connection with grassroots,” said Randy Caruana, vice president of sales and marketing at Mercury Marine. “We’re pleased and excited to renew our longtime affiliation with this great association.” Morris Sheehan, president of American Bass Anglers, called Mercury […]

Glenn Walker

When it’s Go Time, Have These Go To Lures

BAIT #1 The flipping jig has been a tried and true staple for bass anglers for many years, but for some it has fallen by the weigh side for Texas-rigging a variety of soft plastic baits. Although the Texas-rig may sometimes garner more bites, the jig is commonly referred to as a big bass bait. […]

Josh Unruh

Don’t Underestimate The Split Shot Rig

Background The split shot rig was designed years ago when anglers wanted to use a “finesse” Carolina rig. We are all familiar with the standard Carolina rig in which we usually use big weights and big baits. But the split shot rig is the exact opposite: small weights and small baits. Both are fished virtually […]

Topwater

Southern Topwater with Scott Martin

“Winter in the South is a heavy pre spawn and spawn time,” said Martin. “It can depend on how far south you are, but for example at Okeechobee, the spawn is in full effect in January. If you go further north, to the Florida Georgia line, it doesn’t start until late February or the 1st […]

Anthony Gagliardi

ADAPTING TO WINTER

Keys can vary from lake to lake depending on location, but I will get a general sense that winter is here from the baitfish and the bites of the bass,” he said. “My first indicator is when I have been getting bit shallow and that starts to die off. When that happens, I will start […]