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  • The importance of focus

    Focus is a subject you don’t hear much about except when a professional bass tournament is on the line. The truth is, though, that it’s much more important to the success of catching bass in any situation than anyone ever talks about — until now. 

  • Mullins moves into Day 2 lead

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — With each day that passes, Tennessee angler David Mullins sounds more and more confident about his current situation.He’s learning Lake Lanier’s spotted bass, and it shows in the standings.

  • The plumber and the respectful

    “I grew up on a working man's wage…”Dateline: The Banks Of Lake Lanier “Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts.”- Confucius I grew up on a workingman’s block. 

  • Giant bass await Central Open anglers on Toledo Bend

    MANY, La. — Fireworks. That’s what anglers competing in the 2019 Basspro.com Bassmaster Central Open at Toledo Bend can expect next week.

  • Radio: Clunn, Chris Johnston and Mercer

  • Gustafson leads after Day 1

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Jeff Gustafson said coming into this week that Lake Lanier on the historic Chattahoochee River was probably his favorite fishery in the lower 48 United States.

  • David Fritts, Davy Hite join Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

    The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors announced this week that five individuals, each of whom has made a substantial mark on the sport of bass fishing, have been selected for induction into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

  • Talley’s silent fishing partner

    When a pro refers to “fishing history” it means fishing in the past, or returning to spots that paid off in previous events.

  • Sportfishing industry applauds passage of federal funding bill

    Alexandria, Va.

  • Sen. Kennedy secures funding to protect the Louisiana coast

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen.

  • 2019 Central Open #1 angler rosters

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  • Mercury Marine launches the all-new 400hp Verado outboard engine

    MIAMI — Mercury Marine has announced the launch of the 400hp Verado outboard engine today, the company’s highest horsepower Verado branded outboard engine in its portfolio.

  • How I'll fish Lake Lanier

    Stop no. 2 on the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Seriess is Lake Lanier in Georgia. This place fishes a lot like Smith Lake in Alabama so that’s what I’ve been trying to relate it to.

  • Carhartt College B.A.S.S. degrees

    Along with being Bassmaster Elite Series competitors, Jake Whitaker, Patrick Walters and Tyler Rivet have at least one other thing in common – they all competed against each other in Carhartt College B.A.S.S. tournaments, too.

  • Gear Review: LiveTarget Hollow Body Craw

    What is it?LiveTarget Hollow Body Craw

  • Lake Lanier: Like going home

    There is no question that living the pro-bass-angler dream fulltime on the Bassmaster Elite Series certainly comes with a certain level of sacrifice. Most pros would agree that missing time at home is one of those sacrifices, which can be tough to deal with.

  • Lanier’s big spots will show up

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Interestingly, the Bassmaster Elite Series has never been to Georgia’s famous spotted bass factory, Lake Lanier. But when the four-day tournament begins here Thursday, several anglers will be back in familiar territory.

  • Jay Yelas: 'We will visit'

    Dateline: Lake Lanier, Georgia“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”- Rabindranath Tagore 

  • Know your sponsor’s needs

    A vital part of being a professional bass angler is securing sponsors and cultivating relationships with the companies that support you. Do it well and you’ll develop long-term associations that will benefit you and your sponsors.

  • Reflecting on St. Johns

    I finished up the St. Johns late Sunday and just finished day 1 of practice of Lake Lanier. We didn't pull out of Palatka until about 7:30 Sunday night, then we drove four hours, slept four hours, then arrived here for practice.

  • Cooling trend for this week's Elite at Lake Lanier

    GWINNETT, Ga. — As much as David Fritts enjoyed the mild weather in Florida, he hoped it would a little bit colder when he arrived in northern Georgia for this week’s Toyota Bassmaster Elite at Lake Lanier.

  • Meet the Elites: Derek Hudnall

    By finishing third in the 2018 Bassmaster Central Opens, Louisiana angler Derek Hudnall earned invitations to the 2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods and the Bassmaster Elite Series. He is poised to take full advantage of these opportunities.

  • Off to a good start and ready for Lanier

    As I head to the next event at Lake Lanier, I’ve been reflecting on my win at the St. John’s River, and I have to admit – it’s still surreal. I haven’t wrapped my head around it.

  • St. Johns: It was the real deal

    What a week! 

  • From St. Johns to Lanier

    I'm happy with my St. Johns finish. I was in fifth on Day 1, but I didn't have a good practice and finished 29th, so I'm happy with everything.