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ICAST 2017 – Rapala Ripstop

Cast. Reel. Twitch. Reel. Rip! Reel. Stop! Wait for it … Set the hook! Boat your latest trophy catch courtesy of the groundbreaking RipStop®, the exhilarating new fast-ripping, hard-stopping, hard-plastic boot-tail rip bait from Rapala®. “This is the kind of bait that gives you goose bumps,” says Rapala Director of Field Promotions Mark Fisher, who helped dream up and design …

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2017 BASS Elite Rookie and Legend Field Shows Quality

The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series roster has been set at 111 and will include at least 13 newcomers to the prestigious bass fishing circuit, B.A.S.S. announced today. The new tournament year, which begins in February, also marks the return of legendary angler David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., to B.A.S.S. competition. “We have seen less attrition among the current Elite anglers …

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Mullins Builds On His Lead At Southern Open On Douglas Lake

Obviously, David Mullins is sick of finishing second at Douglas Lake. The Mount Carmel, Tenn., angler, who finished second in 2014 and 2013 Bassmaster Opens here, will take a 7-pound, 7-ounce lead into Saturday’s Top 12 final of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Douglas Lake. For the second day in a row, Mullins topped 20 pounds with …

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Penn State Maintains Lead In Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional On James River

Maurice Hudson and Sean Cummins of Penn State University maintain the lead Friday at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on the James River after landing four fish worth 11 pounds, 8 ounces. With a two-day total of 28-10, Hudson and Cummins take a 7-ounce lead into the final day of competition. Even though …

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Kevin VanDam Wins On Toledo Bend

Superstar professional angler Kevin VanDam often deals with a different set of circumstances than the average angler on the Bassmaster Elite Series. With such a sparkling resume, many fans’ expectations for VanDam are much higher. With such a recognizable name and face, the number of people who want to catch a glimpse of him doing his thing on the water …

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VanDam Maintains Lead At Toledo Bend After Slow Start On Second Day

The biggest thing Kevin VanDam has caught so far this week has been himself. But there could be far bigger catches ahead of him if he remains on his current path at the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend. VanDam had to have a treble hook removed from his hand during Friday’s second round after landing his biggest …

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Fantasy Win Upgrades New Hampshire Angler From Canoe To Bass Boat

Jason Hill has never owned a bass boat, but he didn’t let that stop him from pursuing his favorite hobby of bass fishing. Instead, he strapped his canoe to the top of whatever vehicle he owned at the time – from an old sedan to an SUV – and fished the ponds and smaller bodies of water near his home …

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Jason Christie Predicts A Tight, Tough Battle in the Bassmaster Open On The Arkansas River

Jason Christie often fishes Oklahoma’s Arkansas River, a short drive from his home on Lake Tenkiller. Despite his familiarity with the river, Christie doesn’t want to be considered a local favorite in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens tournament slated for Sept. 19-21 on the Arkansas River. “I really think that once we get all the Opens anglers out there …

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Prop Sox Protect Propeller Blades

Propeller blades are the most important component of an outboard or sterndrive propulsion system. That’s why Davis Instruments’ Prop Sox are an important accessory to help protect propeller blades when the boat is not in use. They also protect the blades from road kickback when trailering.Davis Instruments’ Prop Sox system includes three injection-molded plastic covers that fit most boaters’ propeller …

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Scott Martin on His Lucky Bass Hook

By Ron Presley Stories of superstition and luck are not uncommon in the lore of the fishing community. One such story involves a lucky hook. Scott Martin is a bass fishing pro. He also hosts his own TV show, The Scott Martin Challenge. His tournament travels take him all over the place in search of big bags of bass. On …

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