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Inside Bass Fishing Magazine’s June-July Issue

Inside Bass Fishing Magazine’s June-July Issue

With fishing tournaments back in full swing and the summer bite starting to heat up, now’s a good time to pick up a copy of Bass Fishing magazine for tips, tricks, gear reviews and all the bass fishing content our readers have come to expect from within its pages.

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Here’s a summary of what’s inside the latest issue from June/July:

 

Features

- Full Power Power-Fishing – MLF Bass Pro Tour pros Zack Birge and Ish Monroe give their thoughts on the potential of succeeding in the bass fishing world without ever having to fish finesse. If you have a penchant for power-fishing, this one’s for you.

- Mining Deep Current for Priceless Bronze – It’s not always easy to fish, but sometimes fast-moving water presents the best opportunities for catching big bags of big brown bass. From techniques and tactics to baits and best practices, Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit pro Scott Dobson and Canadian hammer Dave Chong spill the beans about how to mine that deep current for giant bronzebacks. 

- How Fish Learn – Former fisheries biologist TJ Maglio continues to pen highly informative articles about fish behavior to help you better understand where bass are and how to catch them. Learned behavior in pressured fish might just be the key.

- Pro Fishing Hindsight – The road to a professional bass fishing career can be long and arduous, with plenty of lessons to learn along the way. MLF Bass Pro Tour pros Jason Christie, Kelly Jordon, Jared Lintner and Justin Atkins along with Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit pros Miles Burghoff, Ron Nelson and Greg Bohannan give us an inside look at what they’ve learned and how they’ve learned it – a little later than they would have liked.

- Unlocking the Old Ball and Chain – The Carolina rig has been around a long time, but it’s just recently seen a resurgence in the professional bass fishing world, spearheaded by the likes of Pro Circuit pro Darold Gleason. Luckily, Lloyd Pickett Jr. has been dragging around the old ball and chain his entire career, and the pair delve deep into the secrets that could once again make the Carolina rig a tournament-winning staple.

 

Columns

- Newell’s Notes – John Cox is one of bass fishing’s biggest stars. The way he’s earned that title is just as impressive as all the wins he’s piled up and all the money he’s earned. To understand how and why Cox is who he is, Rob Newell takes a peek behind the curtain at the shallow-water power-fishing obsession of the angler known as “Tin Man.”

- Balog on Bass Fishing – Despite the inherent difficulty of making the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American, some anglers such as Lloyd Pickett Jr., David Wright, Robert Walser, Roger Fitzpatrick and Dennis Berhorst seem to have it all figured out. They explain how they’ve made a career of qualifying for perhaps the toughest championship event to conquer.

- Conservation – TJ Maglio double-dips into the realm of finding fish. In his Conservation column, Maglio details how to find and catch bass based on the forage they target.

- Tactical Bassin – When the sun comes up and the summer heat sets in, many anglers head back to the ramp. Tactical Bassin’s Tim Little and Matt Allen explain why that may be a bad idea. Finding fish in the midday heat is as easy as just knowing where to look.

 

And More …

- There’s more than one way to fish a frog. Editor-in-Chief Curtis Niedermier picks the brain of MLF BPT pro Jacob Wheeler about how, when and where to fish a frog.

- The wake bait doesn’t get much love on Northern smallmouth fisheries, but it really should – at least according to Pro Circuit pro Matt Stefan.

- Q&A: Dustin Connell explains how he was able to find success in the professional fishing world so early in life.

- Everything you need to know about crankbait design from master maker Cliff Pace.

- Product Review: Abu Garcia Revo Beast X.

- Winning tactics from all of MLF’s and FLW’s most recent events.

- A look at cool new gadgets, gear and tackle for your summer fishing trips.

- The Last Cast: Pro anglers are pretty great at catching fish, but everyone makes some mistakes. Top pros share a few of their more entertaining blunders.

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2020 Toyota Series Championship Roster

2020 Toyota Series Championship Roster

With the elongated 2020 season finally drawing to a close, the Toyota Series Championship is upon us. This year, the Toyota Series Championship field is made up of the top 25 pros and co-anglers from each division, plus top finishers from the Abu Garcia College Fishing National Championship, The Bass Federation, the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American and FLW’s international ranks. READ MORE »

Who’s Ready to Fish the Bass Pro Tour?

Who’s Ready to Fish the Bass Pro Tour?

For the Bass Pro Tour opener, the top four anglers based on the 2020 Pro Circuit AOY standings will get a chance to compete for $100,000, meaning Ron Nelson, Spencer Shuffield, Grae Buck and Matt Becker will head to Texas. READ MORE »

Varkevisser, Eastman Win 2020 FLW South Africa Championship

Varkevisser, Eastman Win 2020 FLW South Africa Championship

After three days of fishing on Witbank Dam, Justy Varkevisser and Reed Eastman of Team Beli VC took home the 2020 FLW South Africa Championship title with a total weight of 19.56kg (43.12 pounds). Taking place Nov. 19-21, Eastman and Varkevisser won over $1,300 for their efforts. READ MORE »

Phil Marks Passes at Age 55

Phil Marks Passes at Age 55

FLW is saddened to report that Phil Marks, Senior Vice President of Sales for Strike King and tournament angler, passed away at the age of 55 following a long battle with cancer. READ MORE »

 Cox Commits to MLF

 Cox Commits to MLF

The announcement of the 2021 MLF Bass Pro Tour roster finally makes it official: John Cox will fish the Bass Pro Tour and the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit. READ MORE »

2021 Bass Pro Tour Roster

2021 Bass Pro Tour Roster

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the 2021 Bass Pro Tour angler roster. The roster includes 75 returning anglers, headlined by 2020 Angler of the Year (AOY), Heavy Hitters winner and General Tire World Champion Jordan Lee, five-time MLF event winner Jacob Wheeler, Ott DeFoe, Edwin Evers, and the man considered by many to be the greatest professional angler of all-time, Kevin VanDam. READ MORE »

College Open Headed to Chick

College Open Headed to Chick

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that Dayton, Tennessee will host the 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Open on March 30-31 at Lake Chickamauga. The famed big-bass fishery has produced some of the best trophy bass fishing opportunities in the country and has served as a highly competitive playing field for many major bass tournaments over the years.   READ MORE »

16 Spots Filled For Toyota Series Championship

16 Spots Filled For Toyota Series Championship

With the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP wrapped up, the field for the Toyota Series Championship happening this December on Lake Cumberland can now take shape. While the full roster will be released soon, the highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each of six Regional Championships, the Wild Card and The Bass Federation (TBF) National Championship at the All-American now advance to Cumberland next month for a shot at winning $235,000 and $33,500, respectively. READ MORE »

All-American Midday Update – Day 3

All-American Midday Update – Day 3

The final day of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP is shaping up to be a nail-biter. READ MORE »

All-American Midday Update – Day 2

All-American Midday Update – Day 2

Like day one, day two of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP has thrown a variety at the anglers. The day started with rain, which was heavy overnight, and tapered off after takeoff. Then, cloudy and slick conditions set in. Now, it’s turned into a perfect day, with puffy clouds, lots of sun and a nice breeze. READ MORE »

All-American Midday Update – Day 1

All-American Midday Update – Day 1

Day one of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP hasn’t been quite as wet as anticipated, but it’s still offered far from ideal conditions for offshore fishing on Hartwell. So far this morning, nobody has distanced themselves, but there’s still plenty of time before weigh-in. READ MORE »

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 3

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 3

The final round of competition for the Toyota Series Plains Division event on Table Rock Lake has been yet another beautiful early November day with highs in the 70s, a light wind and clear skies. READ MORE »

Lake Seminole Midday Update – Day 3

Lake Seminole Midday Update – Day 3

After two spectacular sunny days at the Toyota Series Southern Division event on Lake Seminole, the final day brought heavy low clouds and an east wind. The cloudy weather seemed to be exactly what Dillon McMillan needed to prolong his jerkbait bite in the Spring Creek channel. READ MORE »

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 2

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 2

Day two of the Toyota Series Plains Division finale on Table Rock Lake has been essentially a carbon copy of day one, well, as far as weather goes. Bluebird skies, light wind and temperatures hovering in the mid 70s once again made for pleasant conditions on the water, though it hasn’t done anything to help the fishing. READ MORE »

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 1

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 1

Most of the dock talk this morning hinted at the fact things weren’t going to be easy on Table Rock for the final Toyota Series Plains Division event of the season, and while that was mostly true, the guys focusing their efforts off the bank have been producing both numbers and some quality. READ MORE »

Curtis Locks Up Southwestern AOY

Curtis Locks Up Southwestern AOY

This year, things lined up for Curtis to fish a full season of Toyota Series competition for just the fourth time since 2011 (when he finished fifth in the points). With a pair of top fives and a 16th place showing at the finale on Sam Rayburn, Curtis cruised to the Strike King Angler of the Year title. READ MORE »

2020 All-American Roster

2020 All-American Roster

The 110 best boaters and co-anglers from FLW’s grassroots ranks will compete on Lake Hartwell, November 11-13 in the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP. READ MORE »

2021 High School Fishing Schedule

2021 High School Fishing Schedule

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 season of High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing, along with scholarship and advancement opportunities to compete in the 2021 Toyota Series Championship. The top 10 percent of teams in each High School Fishing tournament will advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, featuring national television coverage on the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.  READ MORE »

Hays Makes History, Inspires Other Women to Compete

Hays Makes History, Inspires Other Women to Compete

Melinda Hays of Hot Springs, Arkansas recently became the first woman in FLW history to win a Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship. She competed in the Regional on Table Rock Lake in October and weighed 10 bass over three days totaling 22 pounds, 4 ounces. She took home the top co-angler prize package of $50,000, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard. READ MORE »

2021 College Fishing Schedule

2021 College Fishing Schedule

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing season, culminating in the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship presented by Lowrance on Grand Lake in Grove, Okla., as well as advancement opportunities for anglers to compete as boaters and co-anglers in the 2021 Toyota Series Championship.  READ MORE »