Bernie Schultz

Tag and release ... and catch again!

Oct 20, 2014

Catch and release works! I had an interested refresher course in the value of catch and release on Florida's Lake Santa Fe.

The Bump Man

Sep 30, 2014

To be the "bump man” is arguably the most humiliating position in our sport.

Surface swagger with wakebaits

Sep 9, 2014

My first exposure to wake baits came while competing in a B.A.S.S. event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in the late 1980s.

Luck vs. skill

Sep 1, 2014

In 2014, my season was bookended by luck, and I'm fortunate to report that it was good luck ... at least this time.

Crankbaits that hunt

Aug 13, 2014

Some crankbaits will create more resistance during the retrieve — or what’s referred to as “pull” — and those are the ones savvy pros search for.

ICAST: Abundant yet redundant

Aug 1, 2014

What I saw at ICAST was a lot of redundancy, and that made me wonder where this industry is headed.

Mercury: 75 Years

Jul 11, 2014

Kiekhaefer always had a fascination with speed, and it was this obsession that would ultimately separate Mercury from its competition.

Making lake maps

Jun 27, 2014

Ever wanted to create your own lake map of private water or a particular part of your favorite public reservoir? Now you can, and it's not difficult.

Dress for success

Jun 13, 2014

By adding a dressed treble hook to your favorite topwater, jerkbait or even crankbait, you can give these lures a more attractive and appealing look — an added teaser, so to speak.

What is Tackle-X?

May 22, 2014

When the Kirchman Foundation and the fishing tackle industry get together, everyone wins -- especially young people.

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