Timmy Horton hit the pro-bass scene with a bang back in 2000. The NITRO/Mercury pro took home the Angler of the Year title in his rookie campaign. Since then, Horton has been one of the top anglers fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series, earned four Bassmaster victories and hosts Timmy Horton Outdoors. Horton took a little time to share some of his summer bass fishing tips with Pros4- 1Source. Think grass for bass during the heat of the summer. "I do like to fish deep water for bass during the summer," said Horton. "However, I love to pull them out of…
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Mercury pro Brett Hite is certainly one of the top pros fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series. His first year on the Elites brought Hite a victory in addition to qualifying to fish the prestigious Bassmaster Classic. This year hasn't been as productive, but it's not been too bad. The Yamamoto pro sits inside the Top 50 in Angler of the Year (AOY) points with three more regular season events to go plus the AOY Championship to get his points total high enough to qualify once again for the Bassmaster Classic. photo courtesy Joel Shangle So, what is the approach this Phoenix,…
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Chris Lane is on a mega roll. Honestly, the Bass Pro Shops pro is having one productive season after another on the Bassmaster Elite Series. Starting with his Bassmaster Classic victory in 2012, Lane has won an Elite event in each season. Plus, there are still a few events left in the 2015 season for Lane to add another victory. How is he doing it? Well, according to Lane, moving from Florida to Alabama several years ago and paying attention on tour have changed his life as a pro angler. In fact, the move to Guntersville, Alabama changed the trajectory…
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When followers of pro bass fishing hear the name Edwin Evers, they think many things like, Nitro pro, runs a Mercury, wins a lot, always smiling. Well, all of those thoughts are accurate. Evers is a Nitro/Mercury pro. Evers does smile a lot at the events. Oh yeah, he wins, a lot for a pro angler. In fact, Evers just finished off his 9th career Bassmaster victory at BASSfest on Kentucky Lake. This successful Megabass pro seems to always be in the mix. Almost every season, Evers is in the Top 20 on Angler of the Year (AOY) points and …
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Usually, when fishing fans think of Mercury pro Skeet Reese, they think of bright yellow and black, his signature colors. And maybe his Bassmaster Classic win, Angler of the Year (AOY) title and multiple wins at B.A.S.S.  Basically, he's thought of as a great angler. When it comes to pinning down Reese for a specific style of fishing, well, that's another thing entirely. He's won events flipping shallow with soft plastics, cranking, drop-shotting, tossing large swimbaits, essentially using whatever it takes to win. So when it comes to choosing his technique suggestions for summertime bass fishing, Reese has a large…
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KVD ready for second half of 2015 Elite season Saying the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series season was a rough one for the legendary Nitro Boats pro Kevin VanDam would be a massive understatement. The Mercury pro didn't make the Bassmaster Classic. He has been a fixture at the biggest event in pro bass fishing for over two decades, winning it four times. That's all old news now. The 2015 Elite Series season is at the halfway mark and VanDam is performing much better than last year. He sits in the 16th spot in the Angler of the Year (AOY) race…
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Fans of the Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments have had one heck of a ride so far in the 2015 season. From a classic grinder tournament on the Sabine River in Texas, to the absolute bass-o-saurus fest that was the California Delta, the Elite Series schedulers and pros have delivered big time for the sport and the fans. So, when such a killer first half of the season has come and gone, what can we expect during second-half play? Bass Pro Shops staffer and Bassmaster TV host Mark Zona gives us his thoughts on the season so far and what's on…
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When I think back about big bass I’ve caught, one thing comes to mind and that’s lure presentation. An erratic retrieve, in most cases, has produced many of my biggest bass. Why is that? Because this retrieve most closely mimics live forage. When danger threatens, they are going to do something different, like speed up, retreat, go crazy, play possum or try to hide. In most cases though, they will move out like a late freight train. Fishing lures such as plastic worms, jigs, spinnerbaits (slow-rolled), crankbaits (fished in a stop-and-go retrieve) and even topwater lures can be worked erratically…
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Summer fun with Ike Berkley fishing tackle pro Mike Iaconelli is an icon in the world of professional fishing, known for his exuberant yelling even when hooking and landing fish of a somewhat diminutive stature. Of course, Iaconelli is also famous for his multiple tour-level wins, Angler of the Year title and Bassmaster Classic victory. So, what type of bass fishing does Mike like when he's not chasing bass for bucks? Think small, nearly inaccessible public waters. Yep, the stuff everybody can fish, even if you don't have a bass boat. Less pressure equals better bass fishing. "I loved fishing…
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Largemouth bass are opportunistic feeders. Preferring to lie in wait under a canopy of cover for the next meal to swim by, these fish possess heightened senses that are fine-tuned for efficiency.   Bass living in thick vegetation rely on their inner ear and lateral line to detect prey. Crank up the decibel level to entice more bites. It's All in the Ears....or Line Unlike humans, bass have two sensors for detecting acoustical disturbances (sound) – the inner ear and lateral line. These two systems work independently of each other to hear and feel particle motion and pressure changes. These…
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