BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — What can you learn about bass fishing in 140 characters or fewer?
A lot, apparently.
If you're not a Twitter fiend, you may not realize how many bass fishing-focused accounts adorn the platform.
Wide Open Spaces, a website for all things hunting, fishing, shooting and outdoors, compiled a list of the Top 50 Twitter accounts in fishing, narrowed down from hundreds of fishing-related accounts, as well as thousands of anglers who tweet about the sport.
Who else is listed in the Fishing 50? Brandon Palaniuk nabbed the No. 3 spot, and Mike Iaconelli is in seventh. Several other Bassmaster Elite Series pros made the list (Kevin VanDam, Ott DeFoe, Edwin Evers, Randy Howell, David Walker, John Crews, Alton Jones, Skeet Reese and Chris Lane), and Bassmaster emcees Dave Mercer and Mark Zona earned a place as well. Gerald Sensabaugh, who competes on the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens presented by Allstate trail, is in the Fishing 50, too.
“We've found a big audience in social media, and they've inspired us to grow our frequency and experiment in our offerings,” said Jim Sexton, VP of digital at B.A.S.S. “We hold nearly 40 bass fishing tournaments a year and have found that Twitter is a great way to communicate up-to-the-minute news. We're excited to be recognized by WideOpenSpaces.com."
The @BASS_Nation account has more than 107,000 followers and shares fan photos, tournament updates and great stories.
View the entire list of the Fishing 50 here.
Want to find more pros on Twitter? Follow any of them on this list.