Topics: ICAST 2013

Jason Christie receives accomplishments award

Jul 11, 2013

Jason Christie, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Oklahoma and arguably the hottest angler in the country, continues to receive accolades. Lew's Tackle President Gary Remensnyder presented Christie with a new award for "angler accomplishments." One would think the award was created with Christie in mind. In the past 12 months, he's won five major tournaments, including the Ramada Quest Elite Series tournament on Bull Shoals, Ark., two Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens, and two FLW tour events.

Additional offerings from ICAST

Jul 10, 2013

Check out the amazing products that hit the showroom floor at ICAST 2013!

A three-for-one photo

Jul 10, 2013

I'd call this photo "3 for the price of 1." On the right we have Elite Series legend Kevin VanDam. On the left we have BASS publishing legend Dave Precht. And in the center we have new BASS sponsor Diet Mountain Dew. A triple crown.   Moments later Kevin got up on stage and talked about the new Hummingbird 360 Bow Mount. He called it "X-ray vision around the boat."

Is your head normal?

Jul 10, 2013

If you have trouble fitting face masks over your head -- whether your head is a little too big or a tad too teensy -- Aqua Design has a fix. Its new face protector comes with an adjustable strap in the back.

Protect your kids

Jul 10, 2013

Mustang Survival says it wants kids to be as happy and safe on the water as their parents are. So the company has extended its line of kid-size life jackets to accommodate younger anglers. Check out the new selection of tot-size PFDs from Mustang Survival.

The gang's all here

Jul 10, 2013

Hail, Hal, the gang's all here -- at ICAST! That makes it tough to get through the aisles without being stopped dozens of times to visit with friends I haven't seen in months or more. No complaints, though. It's part of the fun of being here. I'm also trying to round up all the new bass reels for the coming year-- more than you might think!

For the wanna-be organized angler

Jul 10, 2013

I admit it — I'm a little OCD when it comes to organization. I love anything and everything that has to do with storage. So when it comes to checking out the new storage products at ICAST 2013, I was stoked to get this assignment.   You can imagine how excited I was to walk into Plano's booth. Wow. Choices abound — StowAway compartments with removable dividers, fixed dividers, even no dividers at all. Soft tackle bags, hard cases, Hydro-Flo options so your baits can breathe. They have it all.  

Tackle industry group celebrates growth in fishing

Jul 10, 2013

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is celebrating its 80th anniversary today with the opening of the annual ICAST trade show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Explore the trade show floor: new products

Jul 10, 2013

Our Bassmaster team takes you through the ICAST showroom floor, highlighting some of the newest products at the world's largest fishing trade show.

Back porch sittin'

Jul 10, 2013

As I wander around the floor at ICAST 2013, there's one booth that keeps drawing my attention: Costa. It's part shack on the bayou, part country store, part Kenny Chesney's beach bungalow. And I want to chill here. Preferably with a margarita in my hand.    Obviously designed to promote Costa's stellar sunglasses — and the fishin', beachin', chillin' lifestyle — this is where you can kick back, try on some shades and chitchat with their friendly staff.