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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 […]

Ketch Products Bass Board Review Payne Outdoors

Review: Ketch Products Bass Board with Ketch Kradle

During last week’s Board Battle, looking for the potential best board for use during bass fishing CPR tournaments, we evaluated the Ketch Products Bass Board against some other boards and some criteria that really weren’t the intent of the Ketch board. Now the Ketch board gets its turn under the lights as we review it independently. About the Ketch Products Bass Board KBF Approved The Bass Board measures ¼” x […]

Torqeedo Dwayne Taff Kayak Bass Fishing National Champion 2018

Taff Wins $100K in Kayak Bass Fishing Championship

Paris, TN – March 25, 2018 – Dwayne Taff won the Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship held on Kentucky Lake, taking home $100,000. Torqeedo renewed its longtime commitment to the sport and returned to the 2018 tournament as Title sponsor. Dwayne’s 10 fish total measured 173.50 inches, besting his closest competitor by less than two inches. Last year’s champion, Kurt Smits, won with 188.5” inches. “The Third Annual Kayak Bass Fishing National […]

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Board Battle: Measuring Board Comparison for Bass Fishing

The requested kayak fishing measuring board battle is here. To keep it decently succinct, I have limited the criteria to a few areas that I think are relatable. First, the comparison is for fish measuring boards utilized and approved in most freshwater fishing kayak tournaments. Some of these boards have different versions and lengths available so I’ll be specific when necessary about the boards. I am also using categories from […]

Z-Man Chatterbait Bladed Jig

Z-Man ChatterBait Dominates FLW Tour Event

LADSON, SC (March 2, 2018) – Pretty compelling when someone wins a bigtime bass tourney with a super cool bait off the mainstream radar. But when five of the top ten anglers single out this same exceptional lure, including the top 3 finishers, it could be fairly classified as a big deal. The big deal is the Z-Man ChatterBait. The plot thickens even more when none of the winning anglers […]

YakAttack Tournament

2018 10th Annual YakAttack Benefit Tournament

The 2018 10th Annual YakAttack Benefit Tournament will take place on May 18 – 19 and will be headquartered at the Cedar Crest Conference Center at Twin Lakes State Park in Green Bay, Virginia; same location as previous years. The registration cap is 200 anglers and anyone attending the captain’s meeting, dinner, awards ceremony, or raffle will need to be a registered participant. Entries are nonrefundable or transferable. Registration opens […]

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7 Tips for First Time Kayak Tournament Anglers

I fished my first kayak tournament a little over five years ago. While I learned a lot, I made so many mistakes. I’ve also run many tournaments over the years and seen a lot of stuff that could have been avoided. Hopefully these seven things I think every kayak tournament angler should know will help you in avoiding many of the mistakes. 1. Ruler Board/Hawg Trough Most kayak tournaments use […]