As the field narrows on the last day of the Southern Open, anglers hope less fishing pressure will equal bigger bags.
Ever since Abu Garcia launched the new Revo reels at this year’s ICAST show in Orlando, Fla., anglers have been chomping at the bit to get these lightweight reels on the water.
Each year, the American Sportfishing Association hosts the fishing industry's largest trade show, called ICAST. From across the globe, manufacturers, sales reps, buyers and dealers all meet at a given location to work toward a common goal, and that's to bring new products and services to market.
According to information released by the American Sportfishing Association, the 2012 ICAST had a total of 9,000 attendees, which includes 3,000 buyers and more than 760 media representatives.
I’ve spent the last few days at the tackle trade show in Orlando talking to buyers and media from around the world about my sponsors’ new products for 2013. One item that’s getting a lot of attention is the Strike King Dream Shot, a 4-inch soft plastic drop-shot that my nephew Jonathon used to win the Green Bay Challenge two weeks ago. Strike King is one of the few lure companies that puts prototype lures in the hands of their pro staff for testing before releasing them to the public.
How one man's idea is transforming an entire industry.
It’s the week before ICAST so it’s a busy time for us. We have to get ready for the show and, at the same time this year, get ready for a family vacation.
Man, am I looking forward to the next couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to spending Fourth of July with family and friends, and after that, I'll be headed to ICAST.
It’s Sunday. We’re on our way to Palatka from the airport in Orlando to get ready to prefish the St. Johns River.
Today, the state of Alabama announced the creation of an unprecedented experience for bass anglers: The Alabama Bass Trail.