Topics: Gear

Hackney's big reels

Nov 20, 2014

The spools Hackney prefers are larger than those of pretty much every other Elite Series angler on tour, and most likely the ones you’re using too.

Evers' 5 favorite fall lures

Nov 20, 2014

Elite Series pro Edwin Evers picks his 5 favorite lures for tricking bass this time of year.

Inside Elite Boats: Bernie Schultz

Nov 19, 2014

Elite Series pro Bernie Schultz takes us inside his Ranger boat.

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.

Inside Shaw Grigsby's Triton

Nov 10, 2014

Elite Series pro Shaw Grigsby invites you to take a tour of his boat.

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.

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.

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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