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Tips for mid-season boat maintenance

Aug 1, 2012

It’s the first of August. That means it’s time to do a little mid-season maintenance on your rig.

Tracey & Morgan’s Elixir

Jul 25, 2012

There’s a happening among professional anglers called tournament hangover. It’s what happens after the first cut when you wake up and realize that the tournament didn’t go your way. All the anticipation is over. Reality has arrived. You feel awful, tired, stiff and cranky.

Day One launch on Detroit River

Jul 19, 2012

Anglers eagerly assemble for the Day One launch of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 on Michigan's Detroit River.

My phone and Walden Pond

Jul 18, 2012

OK, so I’m up in Detroit getting ready for the Open. It’s Sunday, and I’m telling Tracey I love her while I’m trying to fish. I hit a wave. The boat lurches. My phone jumps up in the air. I claw for it. There’s a small splash.

Lake St. Clair

Jul 12, 2012

High Five props & Dramamine

Jul 3, 2012

As most of you know, I fish a lot on the Great Lakes. There’s no doubt in my mind that they’re the best smallmouth fisheries on the planet.

Day Two weigh-in gallery

Jun 29, 2012

Check out these photos from the second weigh-in at the 2012 Elite Series Green Bay Challenge.

Day One launch on Green Bay

Jun 28, 2012

The Elite Series boats are lined up and heading out on the big, open water on the first day of the Green Bay Challenge at Lake Michigan.

Chasing Green Bay smallies

Jun 27, 2012

The Mystery Lake is no more. We’re on Green Bay, off of Lake Michigan, doing the best we can with the wind, reduced fishing waters and a tough bite. The wind was especially nasty on Monday.

Day Two on the Mississippi

Jun 22, 2012

Elite Series anglers are battling big bass on Day Two of the Mississippi River Rumble out of La Crosse, Wis.

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