Wednesday July 13

5 Topwater Baits for Summer

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by Brendan

We’ve broken down some of the best Topwater lures into 5 groups that will help…

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Thursday June 13

Post-Spawn Fishing Tips

in Seasonal Fishing

by Brendan Cucinello

It’s pretty safe to say that the post-spawn is one of the hardest times of…

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Saturday August 20

Weedless Frog Tactics

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by Marques Green

  Summertime on the Mississippi river means one thing, weedless frogs.  Lily pads, eel grass…

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Saturday August 20

Weedless Frog Tactics

Saturday February 19

The Complete Guide to Drop Shot Fishing

in Tactics & Techniques

by Brendan Cucinello

This step by step instructional guide will break down the different components that are used…

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Wednesday August 21

Wacky Worming

in Fishing Tackle

by Dan McGarry

Over the last three years the most consistant bass fish catcher I have used has…

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Wednesday August 21

Wacky Worming

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Fenwick HMG Triggerstik Rod Review -Nunzio

Product: HMG Triggerstik GT70MH-F

Rating: 8.00

 

First Impressions: 

When I received the Fenwick HMG Triggerstik GT70MH-F, I was very impressed. The HMG Triggerstik GT70MH-F a 7 foot rod that seems very versatile. The rod looked great, felt great and seemed very well-made. I couldn’t wait to try it with different applications. The only thing missing was a bait keeper.
 

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Fenwick EliteTECH Smallmouth Series - Frank

Fenwick EliteTECH Smallmouth Series Rod ESMS63MH-F

Rating: 9.00
 

First Impressions: 

A great looking rod, a soft green color, and a great looking cork on the handle.  The TAC inlay set off nicely from the fine grain cork.  The split grip was clean looking and not too space age.  The handle fit my hand offering me a full hand feel.  It balanced nicely with the reel I used.  A quick flex with the tip on the floor presented the J form curve I expect and prefer from a fast action rod. 

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Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod Review - Dave

Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod GS66MH-F

 

First Impressions: 

First thing you notice about the HMG GS66MH-F is its appearance. The rod has a black epoxy coated blank and the wrapping on the guides are black with gold tips, which goes nicely with the gold lettering on the blank. The grip is very interesting; it is what Fenwick calls TAC, which stands for technically advanced construction. It is designed for the angler to have better grip during wet conditions so it’s a different material then traditional cork.

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Fenwick HMG Triggerstik - Dave

Fenwick HMG Triggerstik GT70MH-F

Rating: 7.50
 

First Impressions: 

First thing you notice about the HMG Triggerstik GT70MH-F is its appearance. The rod has a black epoxy coated blank and the wrapping on the guides are black with gold tips which goes nicely with the gold lettering on the blank. The grip is very interesting; it is what Fenwick calls TAC, which stands for technically advanced construction. It is designed for the angler to have better grip during wet conditions so it’s a different material then traditional cork.

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Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod Review - Frank

Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod GS66MH-F

Ratings: 5.33
 

First Impressions: 

I thought the blank looked sharp, a nice deep rich color with a glossy finish.  The reel seat and handle seemed a bit odd, like someone couldn’t make up their mind to commit to a split grip or keep it a full grip.  The handle color and grainy appearance put me off a little.  Even though it’s not cork but a material called TAC, it looked like the grainy cork handles of cheap 1960’s solid fiberglass rods.

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Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod GS66MH-F Review

fenwick logo 120"A classic looking rod with a new age design!"

Overall Rating: 7.08

 

About Fenwick

For over 50 years, the Fenwick name has been a legend among fishermen all over the world. The name comes from a lake in Washington State. And performance was the name of the game from day one. On the shores of Lake Fenwick, a group of men passionate about fishing dove head first into development of a rod that would set the technological pace for generations of passionate anglers to follow.  Fenwick technology is always advancing.

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Fenwick HMG Triggerstik GT70MH-F Review

fenwick logo 120"A classic looking rod with a new age design!"

Overall Rating: 7.80

 

About Fenwick

For over 50 years, the Fenwick name has been a legend among fishermen all over the world. The name comes from a lake in Washington State. And performance was the name of the game from day one. On the shores of Lake Fenwick, a group of men passionate about fishing dove head first into development of a rod that would set the technological pace for generations of passionate anglers to follow.  Fenwick technology is always advancing.

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Fenwick EliteTECH ESMS63MH-F Review

Fenwick Fishing Rods"Designed specifically for catching smallmouth bass!"

Overall Rating: 8.42

 

About Fenwick

For over 50 years, the Fenwick name has been a legend among fishermen all over the world. The name comes from a lake in Washington State. And performance was the name of the game from day one. On the shores of Lake Fenwick, a group of men passionate about fishing dove head first into development of a rod that would set the technological pace for generations of passionate anglers to follow.  Fenwick technology is always advancing.

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Fenwick EliteTECH ESMC69MH-F Review

fenwick logo 120"Designed specifically for catching smallmouth bass!"

Overall Rating: 8.00

 

About Fenwick

For over 50 years, the Fenwick name has been a legend among fishermen all over the world. The name comes from a lake in Washington State. And performance was the name of the game from day one. On the shores of Lake Fenwick, a group of men passionate about fishing dove head first into development of a rod that would set the technological pace for generations of passionate anglers to follow.  Fenwick technology is always advancing.

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Fishing for Beginners

When I first began fishing for bass it was challenging to find helpful information to get me pointed in the right direction.  This guide was created to help the beginner and intermediate fishermen learn the basics so you can get out on the water and catch some bass!  Lure fishing can be hard, but with a little practice, you will find it to be very rewarding.

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The Next Big Bait TV Show [VIDEO]

So what's the "Next Big Bait"? Well we caught up with the TV show's co-host Shane Richardson to get the inside scoop.  Companies competing lure to lure in an MBA style bracket elimination tourament.  There can be only one!

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Lake Chickamauga cranks out a new TN State Record?

According to a report from the folks at BassFan.com a high school teacher named Gabe Keen caught and landed a 15.20 lbs largemouth bass which when and if it’s certified, would take down the previous state record catch of 14.80 lbs caught back in 1954.

Keen caught the bass using an umbrella rig paired with fluke style soft plastics. The bass was weighed in at the Bi-Lo grocery store’s certified scale in Soddy Daisy, TN.

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Casey Ashley Wins Bassmaster Classic

Local favorites typically don't win the Bassmaster Classic, at least that's what they say.  On Sunday February 22nd, 2015 Casey Ashley did just that.  Over three days on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, SC, Ashley targeted bass using a pearl white Zoom Super Fluke rigged on a homemade fish-head spinner made by his father Danny.

 
Bryan Basher senior editor at Bassmaster.com quoted Ashley “I was going out and getting a good limit with that bait and then going and fishing brush piles and structure looking for big fish with a jig,” Ashley said. “I burned a lot of time doing that the first two days.

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NY Fishing License Restructuring Proposal

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's is proposing a hunting and fishing licenses restructuring program.

 

"Governor Cuomo Unveils NY Open for Fishing and Hunting with Plan to Reduce Cost of Hunting and Fishing Licenses"

 

On February 20, the Governor's office announced NY Open for Fishing and Hunting, a plan to streamline hunting and fishing licenses and reduce license fees to support tourism opportunities and benefit sportsmen and sportswomen throughout the state. The proposal is part of the 30-day amendments to the 2013-14 Executive Budget and would reduce fees paid by hundreds of thousands of hunters, anglers and trappers while maintaining support for the states fish and wildlife programs.

 

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New Largemouth Bass Record in Oklahoma

Anglers lands new Oklahoma state record largemouth bass

 

News of the Week
For Immediate Release: MARCH 23, 2012

 


Largemouth bass oklahoma recordsA new Oklahoma state record largemouth bass was caught Friday, March 23, at Cedar Lake in southeast Oklahoma. The fish weighed 14 lbs. 12.3 oz. and was caught by Poteau angler Benny Williams, Jr. while on a camping trip at the 78-acre LeFlore Co. lake.
           

Williams caught the bass at 11 a.m. on a ¼ oz. Striker King jig. This fish measured 26 inches in length and 22 3/8 inches in girth.
           

Williams' fish breaks a state record held since 1999 when William Cross caught a 14-lb. 11.52-oz. bass from Broken Bow Lake.
           

"Catching the state record largemouth bass in Oklahoma is a big deal and catching a fish this large is a big deal," said Barry Bolton, chief of fisheries for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. "It speaks to the quality of fishing we have in Oklahoma and also to the anglers who get out there and fish for them. We congratulate him on his great catch."

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New Bass Record in Arkansas

New largemouth bass record set in Arkansas

News - Bassmaster

Mar 1, 2012

 

Paul Crowder of AK with 16.5 lb Largemouth BassWYNNE, Ark. – Almost 36 years to the day, Arkansas’s largemouth bass state record has finally been broken. On Tuesday, Paul Crowder of Forrest City set the new record on Lake Dunn near Wynne. Crowder’s lunker weighed 16 pounds, 5 ounces, breaking the old record by just a single ounce.

 

Aaron Mardis of Memphis had held the state record since March 2, 1976. Mardis’ 16-4 fish was caught on Mallard Lake near Manilla in Mississippi County.

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Chris Lane claims Bassmaster Classic crown

NEWS - Bassmaster.com

By Deb Johnson
FEB 26, 2012

Chris Lane Wins Bassmaster ClassicSHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. — “Go, Chris Lane!”

As he stepped off the 2012 Bassmaster Classic stage on Sunday, Bobby Lane bellowed his brother’s name. Bobby had just been knocked out of contention. He knew Chris still had a good chance.

More than good. Chris Lane of Guntersville, Ala., won the Bassmaster Classic Sunday by more than 3 pounds, fending off hard-charging Greg Vinson. Lane’s victory was his second Bassmaster tournament title of 2012. Each came with a qualification for the 2013 Classic.

Lane brought 51 pounds, 6 ounces to the scales over three days to claim the 2012 crown of professional bass fishing and the $500,000 first-place prize. It was his first Classic win.

Vinson, of Wetumpka, Ala., had a 47-15 total. Finishing third was first-day leader Keith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., with 45-15. Fourth was 2008 Classic champ Alton Jones of Woodway, Texas, whose tournament total was 45-14. Ott DeFoe of Knoxville, Tenn., shot from 15th to finish fifth with 44-14.

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LINDNER WINS EVERSTART SERIES

LINDNER WINS EVERSTART SERIES WESTERN DIVISION EVENT ON LAKE HAVASU

News Release FLW
 
Baker wins co-angler title
 
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 25, 2012) – Troy Lindner of Los Angeles, Calif., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Western Division event on Lake Havasu with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 49 pounds, 11 ounces. For his victory, Lindner earned $29,665 and a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor.

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