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Opens registration begins tomorrow

Nov 3, 2014

B.A.S.S. Nation and Life members can sign up starting Tuesday, November 4th for the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens.

So you want to fish Florida this winter...

Oct 31, 2014

Every so often we get questions about fishing Florida, and for good reason. The weather’s pleasant for those of you who want to thaw out for a while and there’s always the chance of catching the bass of a lifetime. Florida can be tough, though. The water’s shallow and there’s vegetation everywhere. They don’t jump in the boat. Some of the tried and true techniques that work in other areas of the country don’t seem to interest Florida bass all that much. Here are a few tips that might help if you visit the Sunshine State this winter.

Opens angler hosts giveaway for charity in conjunction with B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

Oct 29, 2014

The Jim Dillard Boat Giveaway will benefit the Mia Moo Fund, a worldwide nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and funds toward research, treatments and causes of cleft palate.

The fall feeding frenzy?

Oct 28, 2014

The fall frenzy doesn’t go on all the time. It starts and stops depending upon the calendar and the weather.

Hot Product Press: Hawgtech reel handles and knobs

Oct 28, 2014

Hawgtech makes lightweight and incredibly strong carbon fiber reel handles that feature interchangeable knobs.

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.

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