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  • Hartman crowned Cayuga champ

    UNION SPRINGS, N.Y.

  • A tribute to Doris Parsons

    One of the people I’ve most admired in my life passed away recently. Her name was Doris Parsons. She owned Tackle Town in Maiden, N.C., one of the premier custom fishing tackle shops in the country. 

  • Gustafson holds lead for Day 3

    UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. — As Jeff Gustafson struggled through a difficult Saturday at the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake, he assumed he would probably fall out of the lead.

  • Gustafson takes Day 2 lead

    UNION SPRINGS, N.Y.

  • Habitat work continues on Harris Lake

    BUCKHORN, N.C. — Volunteers joined with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) this past summer to continue a long-term habitat enhancement program on Shearon Harris Reservoir, commonly recognized as the state's premier bass fishery.

  • Radio: Micah Frazier, Bryan Brasher and more

  • Smallmouth and crankbaits

    We are in the middle of a few tournaments where smallies could play a role so I thought this might be a good time to talk about smallmouth bass and crankbaits. 

  • Berkley delivers high-performing new hardbaits for 2019

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – New for 2019, Berkley continues to roll out tested, proven new baits that deliver high-performance for specific applications.

  • Caleb Sumrall: The mirror

    “Ba-ba-doo, ba-ba-de-ee…” “I was struggling and beating up on myself...”— Caleb SumrallDateline: Cayuga Lake, N.Y. 

  • Zaldain leads Day 1 at Cayuga

    UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. — Chris Zaldain’s day couldn’t have started much worse.

  • Sometimes you can’t help but wonder why

    First off, let me congratulate Micah Frazier on his first Bassmaster Elite Series win at the 2019 Berkley Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet. Well done, Micah! You were consistent the first three days and upped your weight on the last day.

  • How I’ll fish Cayuga Lake

    This year will be much like the first time we came back in 2014. It’s same time of the year. The last trip here was much closer to the spawn and the fishing was entirely different.

  • Fish with Jamie Hartman Sweepstakes prizes include new Nitro bass boat

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

  • Cayuga full of question marks and no grass

    UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. — After three days of practice, Cayuga Lake has presented more questions than answers for the Elite Series anglers.

  • Gear Review: Enigma E-Cast EC150 Series

    What is it?Enigma Fishing E-Cast EC-150 Series baitcaster

  • Super stats: Toyota AOY race hot, getting hotter

    The Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race gets more interesting by the tournament. As of late, there has been a new leader after each event and no one has separated himself from the field. The latest example was the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at the St.

  • Keeping us on our toes

    There’s no question back-to-back tournaments keep us on our toes. This week is no different as we trade the smallmouth of the St. Lawrence River for largemouth on Lake Cayuga.

  • Mammoth Coolers announces sponsorship of Bill Lowen

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — Mammoth Coolers, a leading provider of premium rotomolded and soft-sided coolers, drinkware and accessories is proud to announce their partnership with Bill Lowen.

  • Northern smallmouth: Details matter, part 2

    Once I’ve made my line selection it’s time for me to pick a bait. It’s popular to pick ones that look like a goby. After all, that’s pretty much what they eat. 

  • Service yard saviors: Trent Miller

    Trent Miller is like many of his peers whose jobs entail servicing the boats and motors used by the pros on the Bassmaster Elite Series. Miller and others learned their trade through other jobs in the marine industry, and brought their skills and experience with them.

  • Fantasy Fishing: Cayuga largemouth will dominate

    Last week, the tournament on the St. Lawrence River was certainly one for the record books. They absolutely dropped the hammer on those big smallies in and around Waddington, N.Y. But now, it’s time to turn our attention to the forgotten child of the North, the largemouth bass.

  • Elites expecting different scene for Cayuga return

    UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. — When the Bassmaster Elite Series last visited Cayuga Lake in 2016, that late-June event saw lots of fish on beds.

  • Fantasy Fishing: Momentum and grass will play at Cayuga

    There is no doubt there will be fireworks at Cayuga, one of New York’s famed Finger Lakes. There is a lot on the line for those with a shot at the coveted Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title, and when you evaluate the talent in the Top 10, it’s stout.Very stout.

  • Frazier wins at St. Lawrence

    WADDINGTON, N.Y. — The great smallmouth battle of 2019, also known as the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at St.

  • Fantasy Fishing: You should have picked Frazier at St. Lawrence

    WADDINGTON, N.Y. — As expected, the St. Lawrence River did not disappoint. Five-bass limits exceeding the 20-pound benchmark were regular occurrences during each of the four official days of competition.