Squarebill Crankbaits : A Beginner’s Guide

Since Kevin VanDam won the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, the popularity of squarebill crankbaits has been on the rise. If you’ve never really used one, it might seem like a very targeted approach with their limited depth and potentially limited applications. For me, that hasn’t been the case at all. I want to dispell some myths and shorten the learning Continue Reading

Polaris Acquires Minority Interest in FLW

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Polaris Industries Inc., the leading global powersports manufacturer, announced today a strategic partnership that will extend and expand the outdoor brands’ complementary relationship. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The partnership leverages both companies’ consumer base, market presence, and industry expertise, and will include collaboration across the organizations Continue Reading

Alternative Ned Rigs Elevate Your Finesse Game

The legendary Ned Kehde isn’t likely to utter the phrase that’s made him famous; the term for the rig that’s forever transformed the bass fishing landscape. Actually, the chances of Kehde going third-person like some Prima donna wide receiver are roughly the same as his odds of playing in the NFL. That’s just Ned being Ned: the fact the humble Continue Reading

Use These Old Lures for New Fishing Success

As anglers, new fishing baits and techniques naturally attract us. Tournament anglers and recreational anglers alike love to have a bait that produces fish that not everyone else is using. It gives us an edge. Sometimes that edge isn’t the new stuff but rather old lures from years past. This summer I’ve actually been reverting back to decades-old fishing lures Continue Reading

ICAST 2018 : Some of My Favorite Finds

ICAST 2018 is in the books and new products, as well as new revisions were in full force. Some companies seemingly came out of nowhere while other mainstays continued their winning ways. Below you’ll find a lot of the things I really liked at the show. More in depths write-ups are in the works but I wanted to get you Continue Reading

DECKED : Ultimate Day On The Water With Scott Martin Contest

DECKED, manufacturer of in-vehicle storage systems for pickup trucks and cargo vans has teamed up with KICKER and FLW bass fishing legend, Scott Martin, to offer consumers a chance to win the Ultimate Day on the Water. Not only will the winners get a chance to fish with Scott, but also they will actually be featured as his competition on Continue Reading

7 Things to Know From a Bass Boat to a Kayak

As people continue to discover kayak fishing as an alternative to power boats ( bass boat ), the questions often come up about the differences. Some of the first answers are the quiet, serenity, oneness with nature etc. Beyond that are some differences fishing in kayaks that every powerboat guy should know first. Gear You know that 300 pounds of Continue Reading

REVIEW: Bio Bait Switchback

I stopped by my local tackle shop, Tightline Premium Fishing Tackle, in Killeen, TX last week and Chad said he had something new he wanted me to check out. It was a soft plastic fluke style bait called the Switchback from Bio Bait. As always I was happy to oblige and spent a few hours on the water with it Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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