Tournament Fishing

News & Tips: Ott DeFoe’s Bassmaster Classic Winning Tackle & Tactics (video)...
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Ott DeFoe’s Bassmaster Classic Winning Tackle & Tactics (video)

March 22, 2019
With an 18lb 14oz. bag on Championship Sunday, hometown hero Ott DeFoe sealed his first Bassmaster Classic victory. A total weight of 49lb 3oz over the three-day event propelled him to bass fishing…
Josh Bertrand Winner - 2018 Bassmaster Elite on The St. Lawrence River by Josh Bertrand Winner - 2018 Bassmaster Elite on The St. Lawrence River...
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Josh Bertrand's Likes and Dislikes About Being a Professional Bass Angler

September 15, 2018
by Pros4- 1Source's Dave Landahl:        Josh Bertrand is no longer an up-and-coming pro bass angler. Nope, he's arrived. With a victory on the Bassmaster Elite Series, another qualification for the…
Mark Zona: photo credit Zona's Awesome Fishing Show...
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Fishing: Mark Zona’s Coldwater Swimbait Deal

April 26, 2018
Mark Zona, host of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show, grew up fishing the cold-water months in Michigan always believing that a blade bait was the best weapon in 35- to 45-degree water.   He’s been proven…
News & Tips: McClelland’s Tricks for Fishing Floating Cover in Cold Water...
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McClelland’s Tricks for Fishing Floating Cover in Cold Water

March 14, 2018
During the late winter and early spring, while many anglers wait to take their boats out of storage until warmer weather arrives, Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s Fishing Pro Mike McClelland not only has his…
Kevin VanDam just after a fishing tournament holding up two of his largest bass
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KVD's Secret Finesse Bait Can Put Key Fish in the Boat

March 6, 2018
For any student of bass fishing, they’re well aware of the place in history held by the French Fry worm. Once upon a time, it was a staple in any anglers’ boat whenever bass were being stubborn.…
News & Tips: Bassmaster Elite Anglers Talk About the One Fishing Lure They Reach For...
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Bassmaster Elite Anglers Talk About the One Fishing Lure They Reach For

February 6, 2018
For many anglers on the Bassmaster Elite Tour, the competition in 2017 offered a diverse opportunity to test their skills within vastly different fisheries on a variety of bodies of water in a…
Kevin Van Dam by Kevin Van Dam
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Fishing: Bassmaster Elite Series Excitement for the 2018 Season, Part 1.

January 23, 2018
by Dave Landahl   It's that time of the year again in the professional bass fishing world. That time is preseason for the upcoming Bassmaster Elite Series regular season starting in February.   This…
News & Tips: The Important Lessons of 2017 From the Heaviest Hitters on the Tournament Circuit...
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The Important Lessons of 2017 From the Heaviest Hitters on the Tournament Circuit

January 16, 2018
  Many people think that because a professional fisherman makes their living fulfilling sponsor commitments and fishing tournaments that they have all the answers.   At the end of each season, any…
BPS Pro Josh Bertrand  by BPS Pro Josh Bertrand
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Happiness on Tour With Pro Angler Josh Bertrand

December 27, 2017
by Dave Landahl     Happiness is a relative term. Each individual must define happiness for themselves. So, what the heck does this have to do with bass fishing? An awful lot. If you're not happy…
Randy Howell by Randy Howell
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Blessed to Be a Pro Angler

December 23, 2017
by Dave Landahl   So many anglers across the bass fishing universe dream of one day fishing for a living. Sure, many, if not more, don't want to turn their hobby into a job, but somewhere down deep…
Kayak fishing photo credit: Chris Payne
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How Does a Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament Work? (video)

September 13, 2017
Are you curious about how kayak fishing tournaments work? Kayak bass fishing tournaments share a lot of similarities with the bass boat tournaments of the FLW and Bassmasters but significant…
Aaron Martens fishing Ross Barnett Reservoir in Mississippi. by Aaron Martens fishing Ross Barnett Reservoir in Mississippi....
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Never Underestimate Aaron Martens

August 8, 2017
by Dave Landahl   Aaron Martens is certainly one of the best athletes to ever fish for bass professionally. His record of wins, Angler of the Year titles, and overall cash winnings is certainly up…