Besides fishing professionally in Japan and in the U.S., Daisuke Aoki is the founder, CEO and managing director of DSTYLE, a premier Japanese finesse fishing tackle company.
Jacob Foutz's offshore knowledge expanded exponentially at age 14 when his family moved from Ohio to Charleston, Tenn., a short drive from Lake Chickamauga.
Returning Elite angler Mike Iaconelli is known for being one of the best tournament anglers to ever wield a fishing rod.
Learn why Alex Redwine of Blue Ash, Ohio, didn’t feel overly stressed during the first two Bassmaster Northern Opens of 2021.
Mayasuki Matsushita was second in the overall Falcon Rods Bassmaster Opens Angler of the Year standings for 2021 and punched a ticket for the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series.
Talk about paying your dues, Minnesotan Josh Douglas has competed in 57 Bassmaster Open tournaments since 2012 in his quest to qualify for the vaunted Bassmaster Elite series.
Elite pro Drew Cook shares modifications that resulted from his almost constant tinkering with jerkbaits and crankbaits.
Elite Kyle Welcher is one of many pros who replace the stock treble hooks that come on crankbaits and jerkbaits.
Thanks to his long run as Bassmaster Opens tournament director, Chris Bowes has the knowledge, experience and contacts needed to flourish in his new role.
When Louisiana’s Nick LeBrun won the final Bassmaster Central Open at Grand Lake, Oklahoma, in 2021 he learned how advantageous it is to fish B.A.S.S. events.
By qualifying for the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series, Cody Huff is right on schedule for his dream of making a living casting for bass.
The Central Opens 2021 schedule encouraged Jospeh Webster to take another shot at making the Bassmaster Elite Series.
In the spring of 1996 North Carolinian David Williams got his first taste of big-time tournament fishing.
Find out why Drew Cook is a big fan of the firetiger pattern on crankbaits — especially when he’s fishing a tidal river.
If you attended any Bassmaster Elite Series tournament or Bassmaster Classic from 2008 through 2017, you may have bumped into Oklahoma’s Matt Pangrac. He was at every one of those events, covering...
Pro angler Andy Hribar introduced himself to fishing at age 14 when his family moved from Texas to Minnesota.
Denny Fiedler has competed in Bassmaster Open tournaments across the country and adopted a host of new tactics and techniques.
Pennsylvania’s Jonathan Kelley laid claim to the 2021 Northern Opens Angler of the Year title with two Top 10 finishes.
While competing on the fishing team at Illinois’ McKendree University, Trevor McKinney had success with several different partners.
Learn why few professional bass anglers spool their spinning reels with fluorocarbon line anymore.
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