UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Potomac River

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Product Review: Teckel Sprinker Frog

Product Review: Teckel Sprinker Frog

The Teckel Sprinker frog created a lot of hype after its introduction at ICAST 2017, so much so that the company initially couldn’t produce them fast enough to keep up with the early demand. Thankfully, now the Sprinker is more readily available. I recently took it for a lengthy test drive, and can tell you it’s a unique frog that can put bass in the boat. READ MORE »

Mistaken Identity?

Mistaken Identity?

Dulleck, who says he received an e-mail from IGFA notifying him that his all-tackle spotted bass world record might be exchanged for an Alabama bass record, says he is somewhat confused by the recent turn of events. READ MORE »

It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over

It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over

Co-anglers play an integral role in the FLW fishing model, and it shows. Through the years FLW has always strived to make back-deck opportunities abundant and affordable at a variety of levels, ranging from entry-class FLW Bass Fishing League derbies to the Costa FLW Series and the top-tier Walmart FLW Tour. READ MORE »

Williams Stages Epic Comeback for Co-angler Title

Williams Stages Epic Comeback for Co-angler Title

Given the lack of control over site selection and preferred fishing styles and the day-to-day inconsistencies of randomly selected pros, co-anglers have a tough road to tournament victory. That said, placing 75th on day one rarely gives cause for optimism. READ MORE »

Product Review: Daiwa Zillion TWS

Product Review: Daiwa Zillion TWS

Now a year old, Daiwa’s latest iteration of the Zillion TWS brings a variety of cool features to the table, all in the name of promoting longer, trouble-free casts while at the same time improving accuracy and durability in a lightweight package. READ MORE »

Product Review: Power-Pole Micro Anchor

Product Review: Power-Pole Micro Anchor

While racy fiberglass boats decked out with big outboards and high-tech electronics continue to ring the bell with bass anglers, smaller aluminum rigs, kayaks and even small electric-powered boats have developed a pretty strong following as well. READ MORE »

Houston Rebuilding Lake After Dam Failure

Houston Rebuilding Lake After Dam Failure

One of pro bass fishing’s true legends has vowed to rebuild it. In the process, he plans to resurrect what might have been one of the best private trophy bass fisheries the state of Oklahoma has ever seen. READ MORE »

AOY Contenders: Tracy Adams

AOY Contenders: Tracy Adams

Walmart FLW Tour pro Tracy Adams is what I’d call a well-rounded angler in every sense of the word, but not just because he can catch ’em shallow, deep or anywhere in between. READ MORE »

Sebile Action First Star Shiner

Sebile Action First Star Shiner

It’s no secret that one of the best baits you can throw at lethargic bass in chilly water is a suspending jerkbait. Just in time for this year’s prespawn brawl, here is a new twist on the darting, diving minnow imitator that’s sure to put a twinkle in the bass’ eye without putting a big dent in your tackle budget. READ MORE »

Tackle Review: Strike Pro Big Bubba

Tackle Review: Strike Pro Big Bubba

Here’s a one-of-a-kind square-bill that crankbait junkies might want to think about adding to their shallow-water arsenal. I’m hesitant to call the Big Bubba new because Strike Pro actually unveiled it awhile back. READ MORE »

Tackle Review: Z-Man DieZel MinnowZ

Tackle Review: Z-Man DieZel MinnowZ

With a name like DieZel, I expected the MinnowZ from Z-Man to be one rough customer. What I didn’t expect was something tough enough to catch several dozen bass and still not need replacing. Then I remembered the nifty 4-inch swimbait is manufactured using ElaZtech, a super-soft, yet incredibly strong material that has made a name for itself as one of the most pliable and durable soft plastics used in the fresh- and saltwater fishing industries. READ MORE »

Tackle Review: Gambler Burner Worm

Tackle Review: Gambler Burner Worm

Just when you thought the soft-plastic worm market couldn’t get any fatter, Florida-based Gambler introduces a heavyweight surface swimmer that is designed to perform significantly better than others with a paddle-tail caboose. It’s called the Burner Worm, but it does way more than the name implies. To hear Walmart FLW Tour pros JT Kenney and Jim Tutt tell it, Gambler’s newest soft plastic is perfect for buzzing on top or crawled beneath the surface without ever missing a beat. READ MORE »

Tackle Review: Strike King Tour Grade Rage Blade

Tackle Review: Strike King Tour Grade Rage Blade

There’s a new bladed swim jig in town from Strike King, and this one is sure to shake things up once the bass fishing masses catch on to some big changes it brings to the table. Not only does it rattle your rod tip and attract violent strikes from afar, it helps solve a couple of nagging problems inherent in a posse of its predecessors – poor hookup ratios and frustrating hangups. READ MORE »

2-D sonar strategies

2-D sonar strategies

There was a time when experience almost always trumped equipment when it came to finding fish. If you wanted to be a better fisherman, you got out there on the water and paid your dues. You learned the spots that produced at certain times of the year, and culled the 90 percent of the water that was almost always void of bass. The last decade or so of fish-finding technology has changed the paradigm, however. Now anglers can buy a Lowrance HDS unit, cruise likely looking spots on any lake and literally see bass. READ MORE »

Boat Care 101: Simple do-it-yourself carpet cleaning

Boat Care 101: Simple do-it-yourself carpet cleaning

If there is one thing I hate worse than seeing a nice bass boat with a filthy finish, it’s seeing one with dirty carpet. I like to keep my stuff clean, but not just because it looks good. A bass boat is a huge investment, and the more you can do to protect that investment the better the returns if you ever decide to sell or trade it. READ MORE »

All the right turns

All the right turns

Tournament fishing isn’t just about catching fish. It’s about making sound decisions based on experience and applying the proper strategies to make good things happen when they count the most. Of course, sometimes it’s just about trusting your instincts. READ MORE »

Deep-diving details

Deep-diving details

Anyone who follows big-league bass fishing knows pro David Fritts is legendary for his ability to sniff out and catch bass on a crankbait. True, Fritts is handy with other styles of lures. But he is the iceman with a crankbait, particularly when the bass relate to cover or structure in deep water. READ MORE »

Lures for the thick of it

Lures for the thick of it

While there is more than one way to get to a fat bass that is buried up in the jungle, few methods are more effective than flipping or punching. Both are short-range techniques built around a hard-core fishing system that includes thick line and a stout rod, and any number of lures and rigs designed to slip in and out of thick cover with the skill of a grass snake. READ MORE »

Spinnerbaits top to bottom

Spinnerbaits top to bottom

What bass lure is more versatile than the spinnerbait? Not only will it work in water that is clear, stained or muddy, a spinnerbait will catch bass that are holding in shallow water or deep around all sorts of structure and cover such as grass beds, brush, laydowns, rocks, ledges, docks and stumps. Adding to the versatility of the trusty lure, it can be adapted to situations when the fish want something moving quickly, slowly or at a retrieve speed somewhere in between. READ MORE »

Tackle Test: Power when you need it

Tackle Test: Power when you need it

Of all the equipment on a bass boat, none is called into service more frequently than the batteries. Take away the boat’s power cells, or the ability to recharge them, and fishing performance is sure to suffer. Simply put, batteries provide the juice that brings a bass boat to life. READ MORE »