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Randall Tharp Talks Fishing Line

“Your line is one of the most critical links between success and failure in fishing,” explains Tharp, a 4-time Bassmaster Classic contender. “It’s one of the most crucial pieces to the puzzle. I mean, you can have the best lure or hook in the world, you can have the best rod and reel in the world, but if you don’t …

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Freedom Tackle Spinnerbait Review

On the surface all spinnerbaits are created equal, but that just isn’t true as soon as you dive deeper than the basic appearance. Much like other times in life you might say “Well this one is cheaper, and it does the same thing”; but that is a good way to miss something special. I’ve had the same Freedom spinnerbait tied …

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Takahiro Omori Wins Bassmaster Elite Series Opener At Lake Martin, Alabama

Before this week, it had been more than 15 years since Takahiro Omori fished a major professional bass tournament on Lake Martin. But history — both recent and distant — says he should find ways to come back as often as he can. Omori went into Sunday’s final round of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge …

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Vinyl Wrapping Baitcast Reels

When it comes to reels the customization limitations are only in your head, today we begin by doing one of the more difficult and usually least apt to succeed methods, vinyl wrapping. The problem with vinyl is the wrap will often cause problems with the reel not closing and sealing correctly. You have been warned.  

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BooYah Shows Off New ToadRunner Pad Crasher

In order for a topwater bait to be effective, the bait must have the ability to disturb the water surface with attributes that create sound, action and vibration. The all-new ToadRunner™ from BOOYAH® Bait Co. not only has those qualities, the ToadRunner gives anglers the ability to adjust the sound and action based upon fishing conditions. The new ToadRunner is built …

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Kayaking for Winter Bass

The vast majority of northern bass anglers hang up their open-water gear for the winter. With most lakes under inches (if not feet) of ice by January, most fishing involves an eight-inch hole in the ice. “You have to look hard in the northern states, but there are places to fish bass during the winter in open water,” says Minnesota-based …

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Secrets of the Ned Rig with Ned Kehde

Legendary angler Ned Kehde chronicles namesake lure & how to fish it Days on the water with Ned Kehde aren’t measured by pounds of bass in the livewell or by “5 good bites.” Rather, outings with the Hall of Fame fishing writer mostly distill down to clicks on a little handheld counting device; following many of Kehde’s daily, 4-hour forays, …

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Bobby Lane Clinches Wire-To-Wire Win At Bassmaster Open On Kissimmee Chain

Mobility and versatility were the keys ingredients for Lakeland, Fla., pro Bobby Lane who completed the wire-to-wire win at the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open at Big Lake Toho Marina with a three-day total weight of 60 pounds. After buoying his performance with a massive Thursday limit of 31 pounds, 7 ounces, Lane entered Friday with a 10 …

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How Mike Iaconelli Prepares For Bass Tournaments

The Elite season for 2018 is about to start. Being organized for any tournament is a key to success. Mike is in the shop explaining how he prepares and stores his gear for the tournament season. ()()! For a complete breakdown of his trip check out Ike’s blog: http://blog.mikeiaconelli.com/2016/02… Check out Ike’s new Going Ike series! http://bit.ly/2o9h2Nn Going Ike Series …

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RAPALA® CELEBRATES SUPER BOWL AND MINNESOTA HERITAGE WITH ROOFTOP ICE-FISHING AT WCCO’S MINNECENTRIC EXPERIENCE

This week, as pro football fans flock to Minneapolis for the season’s championship bout, Minnesota-based Rapala® USA and WCCO-TV have joined forces to celebrate the Big Game with the MinneCentric Rooftop Experience, a charitable activation that has transformed WCCO-TV’s downtown Minneapolis rooftop into a one-of-a-kind ice-fishing village, complete with an ice bar, curling sheet, warming house and — most importantly …

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