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New opportunities for young anglers

Nov 21, 2014

While I consider myself fortunate to have been involved in tournament fishing at a young age, opportunities for today’s teens are far better and growing every day. There weren’t as many places for anglers to compete when I was that age. I joined a bass club at age 16 and most of the club members were much older. Even so, I learned a lot from them in meetings and club events. But throughout my early career, I had to compete against older and more experienced anglers and would have loved the chance to fish with and against guys my own age.

The reality of being a professional bass angler

Nov 18, 2014

I’ve had several questions posted to Facebook asking me questions about the various aspects of being a professional angler. Let me say right up front that it’s the greatest job in the world. But make no mistake about what I’m saying. It’s a job.

Elite Series turning 10

Nov 18, 2014

More than half of the Elite field will likely be composed of anglers who weren’t there when the deal kicked off in 2006.

Fishing the fall turnover

Nov 17, 2014

We haven’t heard too much lately about the fall turnover. This week I’m going to try to change that.

A young angler impacts Carolina high school fishing

Nov 17, 2014

Riley Laymon had a dream to launch a high school bass fishing program in North Carolina.

Thanks to our veterans

Nov 11, 2014

Take a few moments to think about what veterans' service means to us and say a prayer for them after we tell them thanks and shake their hand.

Gone but not forgotten

Nov 11, 2014

All secrets must be let out of the bag eventually, but delaying the announcement is something Shane Lehew and his father Troy could control. Paul Elias made the Alabama Rig famous when he won on Lake Guntersville in October of 2011. Not long after that event, the Lehews cleaned up tournaments on Lake Norman throwing the Alabama Rig. But not just any A-Rig.

Hot Product Press: O.S.P. Rudra-SP

Nov 11, 2014

It’s jerkbait season, and many tournaments are taking less weight to win than they have in previous months. To win, you often need a kicker fish.

Improve your skills this winter

Nov 10, 2014

Why not spend the cold, snowy months improving your knowledge of the sport?

Fishing unknown waters

Nov 4, 2014

This week we’re going to talk about how to approach new waters. Everyone is faced with this challenge no matter if you’re a serious tournament angler or a casual recreational angler. It’s a part of the sport.

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