Bass Fishing

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Z-Man SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait 2

Z-Man to Introduce SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait at ICAST 2018

How exactly does one remake a classic, already exceptional bass bait? That’s the self-imposed question the tackle techs at Z-Man asked themselves about a year ago, as they stood before a big white drawing board. What they came up with was the new Z-Man SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait. The objectives were clear: To re-engineer a new breed of spinnerbait. To optimize wire material, bend and metal blades so they reverberate perfect bass music—those powerful, […]

VanDam Bassmaster Grand Lake Elite

VanDam Dominates Grand Lake To Win 25th Bassmaster Championship

GROVE, Okla. — Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., relied upon large female prespawn bass to claim a record-breaking 25th title on the Bassmaster Elite Series, and a $100,000 payday at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake in Grove, Okla. During Championship Sunday, VanDam put up 18 pounds, 7 ounces to push his four-day total to 83-4, which outscored Tommy Biffle of Wagoner, Okla., by more […]

BUFF Collegiate Support ACA Payne Outdoors

BUFF Renews Collegiate Angling Support

Santa Rosa, CA (April 16, 2018) – BUFF recently demonstrated a genuine commitment to encouraging young bass anglers by confirming its continued support of the Association of Collegiate Anglers Tournament Series. The governing body for college fishing, the ACA is sanctioned by The Bass Federation, Inc. (TBF), a grassroots organization dedicated to youth, conservation and fishing. For the ACA’s BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship BUFF has offered a 50% discount […]

Shimano Casitas best reel under $100 payne outdoors

My Picks: $100 Casting and Spinning Reels

You’ve got about $100 for a new casting or spinning reel but which one should you buy? Lots of companies are vying for your business but which ones are a good investment? Which ones can I narrow it down to? I’ve tested a lot of reels, both casting reels and spinning reels. Some I really like. Some I don’t. If you want a fishing reel you can count I’d recommend […]

LiveTarget Prewspawn Bass Fishing

3 LIVETARGET Lures for Prespawn Success

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 4, 2018) – LIVETARGET NEWS – As evidenced by the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, early spring is a challenging season to consistently find bass fishing success. Fluctuating water levels, variable temperatures and clarity, and even a subtle wind shift can turn feast into famine, demanding that even the most experienced professionals shift on the fly to remain dialed into the spring bass bite. For LIVETARGET pro and Bassmaster […]

Jordan Lee Plano Bassmaster Classic

Plano Pro Jordan Lee Wins Back to Back at Bassmaster Classic

Greenville, SC (March 20, 2018) – Long before sunrise last Sunday, Bassmaster Elite angler Jordan Lee woke up as an outstanding professional bass fisherman. No doubt, his 2017 Bassmaster Classic win solidified his place within a select group of pros that are now household names in the world of fishing. Monday, the world greeted Jordan Lee as a legend. Back-to-back Bassmaster Classic wins are a feat of unimaginable difficulty. With his 2018 […]

412 Bait Co Illusion Color Ribbon Tail

NEW: 412 Bait Co. Illusion Color

For the past couple of years I’ve fished a handful of baits from 412 Bait Company, owned and operated by Donald Corbett. I initially tried the brand because Corbett is a kayak angler, like me, and I wanted to support a small business with similar interests. What I discovered was a series of baits that have an edge in certain situations. One such edge is the new Illusion color that […]