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Hot Product Press: O.S.P. Blitz Max

Oct 22, 2014

What is it? O.S.P.’s newest shallow-water crashing crankbait, the Blitz Max. What does it do? O.S.P. designed the Blitz Max as a big-bodied crankbait that excels at attracting big bass from treacherous cover. The action, size, snaglessness and ability to get into heavy cover are all traits that O.S.P. reports attracts bigger bites. Plus, you’d be hard pressed to find a more durable hardbait on the market. How do I use it? Like a squarebill crankbait; in and around stumps, rocks, wood and other shallow cover.

Berkley renews Premier Sponsorship with B.A.S.S.

Oct 22, 2014

Berkley Fishing Tackle will be an official Premier Sponsor of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series presented by Allstate and the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series for the next three years. The Premier Sponsorship includes Berkley’s entire array of products (line, soft and hard baits, tools, rods, etc.) for the various Bassmaster events.

Out-of-pocket baits

Oct 21, 2014

Another one of our Facebook readers, Dustin Keys, wants to know what out-of-pocket baits I use, and why. By out-of-pocket I assume he means those lures that I buy myself, those that do not come from sponsors. In truth I don’t use a lot of them. I have top-shelf sponsors. Their baits seem to work in most situations I’m faced with in B.A.S.S. tournaments. There are exceptions, however.

Dave Mercer to appear on Ike Live

Oct 21, 2014

I’m really excited about next Sunday’s Ike Live show. Dave Mercer, Bassmaster Elite Series emcee, will review the 2014 Elite Series season. The show will air for two hours starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You can watch it from my site, www.mikeiaconelli.com.

Hot Product Press: MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix & Hairline Fix

Oct 21, 2014

What is it? MagicEzy’s 9 Second Chip Fix and Hairline Fix. What does it do? As the names imply, these little miracle tubes are designed to fix up your boat’s dings, dents, scratches and cracks in a matter of seconds. The Chip Fix fills in, well, chips, and the Hairline Fix takes care of those annoying hairline chips that come with wear, tear and age.

Hot Product Press: GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press

Oct 17, 2014

There’s more than meets the eye with this mug. Sure, it can hold 15 ounces of coffee and keep it hot, but it’ll also make French pressed coffee for you. How? It’s a mug within a mug.

Alabama Bass Trail adds lakes to its schedule

Oct 16, 2014

The Alabama Bass Trail is proud to announce two lakes have been added to the state’s popular fishing trail for 2015.

Hot Product Press: Alabama Power Shorelines App

Oct 15, 2014

What is it? Alabama Power’s Shorelines app and website. What does it do? Alabama Power is releasing its Shorelines media that includes an app, website, social media component as well as email alerts to keep customers and lake-goers abreast of lake conditions, news and stories from Alabama’s waterways. The app might be most useful for bass anglers because it includes dam generation/release schedules for the 11 reservoirs and 14 dams controlled by the company on the Coosa, Tallapoosa and Black Warrior rivers.

Why I fish professionally

Oct 14, 2014

I was asked on Facebook what it was about fishing that sparked my interest and what made me want to make a career out of it. Here’s my answer.

B.A.S.S. members: Register to be a Marshal today

Oct 14, 2014

Bass fishing fans — don't miss the opportunity to Marshal alongside a top Bassmaster pro at one of the legendary fisheries featured in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series schedule.

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