Niggemeyer needs more than baits and reels to maintain his Elite pro status.
What is it? SeaStar’s latest and greatest hydraulic jackplates, the SeaStar and the SeaStar HD. What does it do? A jackplate bolts between your transom and outboard to offer setback, or distance between the motor and boat. This can improve performance and holeshot as well as get you in and out of skinny water with ease. If you're in rough water, you'll want to lower the plate to keep that prop wet. When you need to fly, raise it up and watch your speedometer climb. These plates are built to last, even under the harshest conditions.
HDS Gen3 is available in 7-, 9- and 12-inch models and combines a faster processor with enhanced, built-in fishfinder technologies, as well as a modified menu system that’s even easier to use.
What is it? Minn Kota’s Micro Remote Accessory that lets you control your iPilot and iPilot Link-equipped trolling motor. What does it do? It lets you engage Spot Lock, Advanced AutoPilot and prop on/off without the bulk of the full-size LCD-equipped remote. How do I use it? Easy! You’ll learn what is where pretty fast because there are just a few buttons. It’s very intuitive.
Take a tour of Ish Monroe's bass boat and see the essentials he utilizes to stay competitive on the water.
What is it? Fish D-Funk Wipes. What does it do? These wipes kill all manner of smells from fish to gas to general boat stink. How do I use it? If your dog stinks, use the Dog Cleaning Wipes. If you smell like fish, use the Fish Odor Remover. There’s also a Gun Cleaning Formula and Boat Cleaning Spray. What sets it apart? While some of the products kill smells, others kill unwanted odors and leave a scent that’s reported to be attractive to fish. How much? From $5.99
It addresses the most common question that pros get and anglers ask: How do I break down a new body of water? Pro Patterns is a highly informative series of DVDs. The producers travel to Bassmaster Elite Series events and climb in the boat with different pros for practice days. The camera starts at the dock and doesn’t turn off until the day is over.
Robert Montgomery’s newest book, Fish, Frogs and Fireflies. Montgomery is a long-time senior writer for B.A.S.S. publications and has won several awards for his contributions to the outdoors and conservation.
Many holiday shoppers may be staring at store racks or online catalogs and trying to figure out just what to buy.
What is it? The Kooler Cap, the best idea for coolers since ice. What does it do? It saves you hundreds of dollars in two ways. First, it will keep you from having to buy one of those $400-plus coolers that you probably don’t need. Think about it: when you need a cooler, how often do you need to keep things for three or more days? We’re betting not too often. Secondly, this will make your current cooler more effective by keeping the cool in longer.
Watch Phil Hunt give life to a small block of balsa wood.