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Randall Tharp joins Rapala pro staff

Jan 28, 2015

For years, Randall Tharp has used a Rapala knife and cleaning table to prepare dinners of fish caught fresh from the sea. Now he’ll rely on the iconic brand to put food on the table in another way — throwing Rapala baits to win prize money in Bassmaster tournaments. The 2013 Forrest Wood Cup champion has joined Rapala’s pro staff.

Inside Elite Boats: Brent Ehrler

Jan 27, 2015

Pro Brent Ehrler's boat is prepped for his first year on the Bassmaster Elite Series.

Fantasy: Pace and Ashley have the best Hartwell history

Jan 27, 2015

So many different patterns and techniques have a chance at being a factor on Hartwell that choosing your Fantasy Fishing team for the Classic may be difficult.

Rapala recruits The Bass University co-founder Pete Gluszek

Jan 27, 2015

Gluszek will fish the Bassmaster Northern Opens, competing on Virginia’s James River, New York’s Oneida Lake, and Lake Erie, launching out of Sandusky, Ohio.

Swimming a Texas rig: Oldie but goodie

Jan 27, 2015

I caught an astounding 25 pounds, 1 ounce in one day on Lake Toho by using a technique that’s often overlooked — swimming a Texas rigged worm.

The Bassmasters wins Golden Moose Award

Jan 27, 2015

For the third time in four years, The Bassmasters television show on the Outdoor Channel has won a Golden Moose Award.

14-pound 'Hall of Famer' protected through Florida's TrophyCatch program

Jan 27, 2015

With the spawning season in full swing across much of the Sunshine State, Florida’s TrophyCatch program is serving as a powerful incentive for anglers to release giant female largemouth bass. The program, now in its third season, offers prizes for anglers who catch, document and release bass that weigh 8 pounds or more. There are three levels of qualification – Lunker (8-9.99 pounds), Trophy (10-12.99) and Hall of Fame (13 or greater) – and each offers a substantial list of prizes.

Prepping a tourney game plan

Jan 26, 2015

Terry Scroggins and Gerald Swindle share the game planning techniques that led to a combined $4 million in winnings.

It's the final countdown

Jan 26, 2015

New Year's celebrations have come and gone, and now it's time for Skeet Reese to focus on another year of professional fishing.

Tharp signs with Zoom

Jan 26, 2015

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Randall Tharp has joined the pro staff of Georgia-based soft plastics manufacturer Zoom Bait Co.