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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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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Targeting Redfish in Texas

Texas anglers love redfish as much as the Dallas Cowboys. There’s nothing more exciting than sight-casting flies, plugs or plastics. Tosh Brown Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. A redfish is like a bull in a […]

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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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Three Iconic Boating Cities

For entertainment, check out the Chicago Riverwalk. It has three downtown docks, including this one at City Winery, a restaurant and live-music venue. Cate Brown Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Chicago This city of 2.7 million doesn’t become an […]

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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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Flats Boat vs. Bay Boat vs. Hybrid

From flats to blue water, these boats have you covered. Courtesy Grady-White Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Coastal anglers typically have a lot of variety when it comes to fishing grounds. Some love the flats and backwaters, skinny waters […]

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Tips for Using Crabs as Bait

Crabs are a tasty temptation for a variety of game fish. Jason Stemple Since I was a youngster, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the lowly crab. According to my parents, my first encounter with an angry crab resulted in a screaming kid and an airborne crustacean. Later, I learned to appreciate crabs as fishing […]

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Popular Baitfish Successfully Grown at Fish Farm

This croaker was raised from an egg in captivity in early 2022. Nicole Kirchhoff Many snook, redfish, grouper, and trout anglers believe a 4- to 8-inch croaker is the most productive live bait available, particularly in the surf, around jetties, and over shallow grass flats. Farther north along the Atlantic coast, anglers use croakers to […]

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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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Drum Decline Has Louisiana Anglers Seeing Red

Todd Masson, with a tagged Louisiana redfish, ready for release back into the marsh. Todd Masson Artificial Intelligence is frighteningly smart, and it may eventually take over the world, but on its best day, AI could never draw up a more perfect nursery ground for redfish (red drum) than the one Mother Nature created over […]

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New Freshwater and Inshore Reel from Diawa

Diawa Monocoque Technology for Under $200 Daiwa’s new Procyon MQ LT brings freshwater and inshore anglers cutting-edge design features at an affordable price Cypress, CA (September 8, 2022) – Now redesigned for a higher level of performance, the Daiwa Procyon MQ LT spinning reel family is back for freshwater and inshore applications. From speckled trout, […]

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SEPTEMBER FISHING IN SW FLORIDA

Now is the time! Those looking for opportunities to catch big Redfish; now is the time! FWC opened Redfish for harvest this month on September 1st. the limit is one per person with a maximum of two Redfish per vessel with a slot size of 18-27 inches in length. Big ‘Bull-Reds’ will be here anytime […]

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Five Things You Should Never Do on a Flats Charter

A captain will do whatever it takes to get his anglers on fish such as tarpon, but anglers can take these steps to make the whole fishing day a breeze. Mike Conner If you are new to chartering a flats-fishing guide, maybe you’re wondering what the protocol is? Any shallow-water captain will thank you for […]

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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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Dale Stewart of Seether balances touring with a fishing life

Catchy Tunes Rock bassist Dale Stewart of Seether balances touring with a fishing life. Rock stars have a reputation for being a little weird, passionate, and a touch rebellious. Bassist Dale Stewart of the rock band Seether likes to fish. Okay, that’s not weird, millions like to fish. But the 42-year-old can’t just chill before […]

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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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Schmitt Wins Bassmaster Elite Series Event On Mississippi River

Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Md., has won the 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River with a four-day total of 63 pounds, 4 ounces.Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S. Schmitt Claims Close Win At Bassmaster Elite Series Event On Mississippi River LA CROSSE, Wis. — Persistent refinement put Bryan Schmitt on track to sacking up a […]

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