StriperFest 2022 Wrap Up

Welcome to StriperFest 2022! OTW’s Val Watts was there to get the party rolling! Winners At A Glance Grand Prize Winner • Tidewater 210 CC Adventure: Conor Laffey from East Falmouth, MA   Cornhole Competition Winners Winners receive prize packages loaded with Columbia PFG gear, a YETI soft cooler and a pair of Costa sunglasses. […]

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Keith Poche Wins Bassmaster Open on the Red River

eith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., has won the 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Central Open at Red River presented by Mossy Oak Fishing with a three-day total of 37 pounds, 12 ounces.Photo by Andy Crawford/B.A.S.S. Poche Prevails With Bassmaster Central Open Victory On Louisiana’s Red River BOSSIER CITY, La. — You might say Keith Poche […]

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The Top 5 Reasons For Getting Into Kayak Fishing

5 Reasons For Getting Into Kayak Fishing Are you wondering why some anglers are abandoning the traditional boat-and-motor fishing for kayak finishing? Or are you interested in knowing the benefits before venturing into the sport? Every kayak angler has unique reasons to start kayak fishing. But, most of them agree that the sport is beneficial […]

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2023 Bassmaster Opens Schedule is Out Now

B.A.S.S. Announces 2023 Bassmaster Opens Schedule With New Format For Elite Qualification BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The St. Croix Bassmaster Opens presented by Mossy Oak Fishing have grown exponentially in popularity over the past few years. But the buzz has never been louder than it’s been since the announcement of the new Opens EQ (Elite Qualifiers) […]

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10 Stops Along the Fall Run

Fall run in full swing: A school of stripers feasts on small baitfish off the south side of Montauk. Photo by Mike Demarco It’s easy to romanticize the fall striper run. Changing leaves, crisp weather, empty seashore towns, and the striper season saving its best fishing for last. No matter where you fish in the […]

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Better Gas Mileage for Your Boat

It’s no secret that we’re all getting hit hard at the gas pump these days, and it may be some time before we see any real relief. Article from Mercury Dockline Some might be tempted to boat or fish less to save some cash, and that’s understandable. But doing so just means you’re not using […]

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Three-time Japanese Angler of the Year Aoki Set to Retire

Japanese Angler Aoki Retires From Bassmaster Elite Series BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Three-time Japanese Angler of the Year and Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic qualifier Daisuke Aoki has announced his retirement from the Bassmaster Elite Series. The 39-year-old angler hailing from Yamanashi, Japan, has fished professionally for 20 years, including one season on the Bassmaster […]

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Sailfish Caught on Kayak Near Beach

Chuba needed help getting the kayak, and its outsized cargo, on the beach. Corey Chuba Navarre Beach, Florida, near Pensacola on the panhandle, has become a mecca for kayak fishermen. Its artificial reefs hold plenty of fish, and when billfish migrate to the area in September, you have a shot at catching a fish half […]

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Jay Yelas Fishes His Last Tournament

Bassmaster Elite Series angler Jay Yelas is retiring from tournament competition to concentrate on his work with the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. “I decided to retire from tournament fishing to focus on running the C.A.S.T.  for Kids Foundation,” the 57-year-old said. “So I’ve fished my last tournament.” Yelas, who won the 2002 Bassmaster Classic and was […]

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The Ike Foundation® Summer Recap and Youth Fishing Tournament Trail

The mission of The Ike Foundation® is to get kids fishing and in the outdoors, especially those who have not had the opportunity to do so. Ike’s Youth Fishing Tournament Trail was created to expand that mission with the introduction of fishing from a bass boat. The inaugural event was held on Lenape Lake, Hamilton […]

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Emily Jackson is your New Marketing Manager at Jackson Kayak 

Jackson Kayak, announced today, Emily Jackson to take over the role of Marketing Manager. Emily will be responsible for the brand and all marketing activities to foster company growth on a global level. Emily has a vast experience in the paddle sports industry and has grown up within the sport of kayaking. For the last […]

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JT Thompkins Wins Bassmaster Open At Chesapeake Bay

JT Thompkins was a man on a mission and his Championship Saturday performance fulfilled this truth with a 17-pound, 4-ounce limit that capped a three-day total of 39-12 and propelled him to victory in the St. Croix Bassmaster Northern Open at Upper Chesapeake Bay presented by Mossy Oak Fishing. After posting weights of 11-0 and […]

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Stay Versatile: Making the Most of Fall Fishing

It is here at last, the fall run. In the salt, hordes of stripers have begun their migration back to their winter waters further south. In fresh water, billions of juvenile herring are feeding gamefish in every lake, river, and pond. Warm water visitors like false albacore and Spanish mackerel are here for a few […]

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The 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule is Out Now

B.A.S.S. Announces 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series season barely in the history books, B.A.S.S. is already getting primed for another go-round as the 2023 Elite Series slate was announced today. The schedule includes nine regular-season events in seven states with a healthy mix of familiar fisheries […]

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Albies On The Fly

Among the many lessons Captain Casey Allen has learned from years of albie fishing, number one is to always have the fly line in your hands, ready to react. Photo by Capt. Casey Allen Things happen fast in albie fishing. But, somehow, it’s the opposite of a blur. Like video captured in frames per second, […]

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Przekurat Shuts Door On Falcon Rods Bassmaster Rookie Of The Year Title

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Calm, cool and collected. That is the demeanor Jay Przekurat exudes on the Bassmaster Elite Series each day, whether he is hoisting his first Elite Series trophy or fighting to stay above the cut line. That attitude is what helped Przekurat weather a midseason storm and ultimately win the 2022 Falcon […]

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