Decision-Making Hardest Part of Professional Tournament Fishing

Where do you start fishing? When do you leave for a new area? Which lure might work best? As a full-time bass tournament competitor, veteran Yamaha Pro Ish Monroe has to answer these questions every day of competition, so he tries to simplify the process as much as possible.

How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar

When it comes to electronics, a question I get asked a lot is, “How do you customize your fish finder settings at the beginning of a day on the water?” The short answer is, “I don’t.”

Recognizing Changing Conditions Often Critical in Relocating ‘Lost’ Bass

Matt Herren’s recent victory in the Toyota® Texas Bass Classic, one of the most prestigious bass tournaments in the country, hinged almost entirely on the Yamaha Pro’s ability to recognize and adjust to rapidly changing water conditions, even though he’d never before seen the lake he was fishing.

Jerkbaits Often Overlooked as Summer Bass Lures

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Fishes Jerkbaits Year-Round for Quality Bass Bass tournament fishermen are famous for having “secret” lures they don’t tell anyone about, but Brandon Palaniuk’s secret lure is one that’s in virtually every angler’s tacklebox. The Yamaha Pro’s lure is a jerk bait, but his secret is that he fishes it all year, and he especially likes to use it during the hot summer months. “Most fishermen think a jerk bait is only effective during the winter, but really, these are lures I use throughout the year. The difference is simply the speed at which I present them. Now during the summer in warm water, I work them really fast, as opposed to cold water where I fish them much more slowly.”

Finding Bass During a Mixed Spawn Season

Yamaha Pro Mark Davis Offers Two Solutions For Catching Bass This Spring Warmer-than-normal winter temperatures have shuffled bass spawning schedules on many lakes throughout the country this spring, but Mark Davis has seen it before, and the veteran Yamaha Pro knows just how to approach the problem.

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Wins Toyota® Bassmaster® Texas Fest on Sam Rayburn

THIRD ELITE VICTORY FOR THE 29-YEAR-OLD IDAHO PRO KNOWN AS “THE PRODIGY.” Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk finished Sunday’s Toyota®Bassmaster® Elite Texas Fest with a catch of 21 pounds, 12 ounces to capture the win on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with a four-day total of 93 pounds, 12 ounces. It was the third Elite victory for the 29-year-old Idaho pro known as “the prodigy.”

When it comes to Marine Electronics for Kayak Anglers Lowrance has you Covered

Fishing consumer trends are clearly indicating that – as with TVs – the growing trend with fishfinder displays is that “bigger is better.” Following a record-setting year in 2016 with the Elite-7 TiTi is showing signs of being the new frontrunner – another indicator that fishing consumers are continuing to make room for bigger, brighter and easier-to-view displays. Another trend in the consumer market is the growing popularity of kayak fishing. Kayaks offer anglers an affordable and

Lowrance provided Serious Excitement on and off the Water at the Bassmaster Classic

Lowrance® continued its domination of America’s tournament-fishing circuit late last month as Lowrance Pro Jordan Lee won the 2017 Bassmaster Classic Championship on Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas. A 25-year-old professional angler from Guntersville, Alabama, Lee became the sixth consecutive Lowrance angler to win the Classic when he finished with a three-day total of 56 pounds, 10 ounces, taking home $300,000 and the most coveted trophy in the sport. Steve Kennedy, who also competed in the event with Lowrance marine electronics, finished second with a total weight of 55 pounds, 1 ounce.

Former Classic® Winner Jones Has a New Competitor on the Water

This Season Alton Jones Jr. Joins His Father to Fish the 2017 Bassmaster Classic® and the Elites Never, in all of his previous 26 seasons of bass tournament competition, has Alton Jones been concerned with how many fish any other anglers may be catching, but that will change this year. That’s because the Yamaha Pro’s 24-year old son, Alton Jr., will be joining him on both the Bassmaster® Elite circuit and in the 2017 Bassmaster Classic® as he begins his own full-time professional career.

Dialing in Docks to Up Your Bass Game

Virtually every angler on the water these days is well aware that boat docks hold bass throughout the year. However, not all anglers approach dock fishing with the correct tackle and strategy to make the most of their time on the water. Fine-tuning your approach by reaching all fish-holding zones and identifying patterns can definitely lead to higher catch rates and bigger fish.