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  • Podcast: 2019 AOY recap with Scott and Dixie Canterbury

    Scott and Dixie Canterbury are in studio with Thomas Allen, Jim Sexton and Bryan Brasher as they recap Scott's amazing, AOY-winning first year on the Bassmaster Elite Series.

  • Ups and downs

    Now that the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series season is done, I’m looking back over my year, and I must say it has been a mix of ups and downs. Right off the bat, I have to say that if I were to script out my year on Jan.

  • 2019 in the rearview

    Now that the 2019 Bassmaster Elite season has concluded I thought I might take time to give you my point of view.

  • All about AOY

    The season's now over. I finished nine points away from winning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year, and I'd like to use this month's column to tell you how I feel. 

  • Why I throw jerkbaits, part 2

    Picking the right bait is critical. But, like you read last time, I don’t think or fish like most of the other guys. My standards for a good jerkbait are different. I’m not saying they’re better, just different. They’re what works for me. 

  • Bro Series: Snowden and Sullivan

    Brian Snowden and Randy Sullivan are 20 years apart in age, but the two Bassmaster Elite Series pros bridge the generation gap through a mutual affinity for bass fishing … and 80s pop culture.

  • Avoid dock talk and fish your strengths

    Every tournament angler likes to assess his season at the end of the year to determine what he did right and where he needs to improve.

  • Dick Garlock passed away

    We meet a lot of amazing people over the course of an Elite Series season, and Dick Garlock is one who really stands out.

  • Salt City Bassmasters host fishing expo

    LIVERPOOL, N.Y. — Moving to a larger venue for its fishing expo boosted the fundraising efforts of the Salt City Bassmasters.

  • Daily Limit: It’s a wrap on Elite 2019

    Canterbury holds on in tightest AOY raceIt’s inevitable.Some anglers end the season on a high with great anticipation to start the next campaign. Others finish with regrets and a lot of what-could-have beens, yet they also can’t wait to get back out there and compete.

  • After the adrenaline high

    This year has been the wildest ride of my career, but it started last year. I was burned out. 

  • Fantasy Fishing: Seth Feider was the best pick at St. Clair

    DETROIT, Mich. — You can win a decked out bass boat by winning Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing. Think about that. Carmeletia Winters of Greenville, Texas, won a 2019 Nitro bass boat for being the best Fantasy Fishing player of the 2019 season.

  • Super Stats: AOY intensity from start to finish, top to bottom

    In the final analysis, it was the most intense Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race in Bassmaster Elite Series history. And not just at the top, where Scott Canterbury didn’t clinch the AOY crown until the final hours of the final day at Lake St. Clair.

  • Final Hobie Open lands on Guntersville

    OCEANSIDE, Calif. — The final regular event of the Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS) took pl

  • Gear Review: ScentLok OZ Radial EZ

    What is it?Gear Review: ScentLok OZ Radial EZ

  • 3 things every St. Clair rookie should know

    Don’t be fooled by the fact that Bassmaster Elite Series pro Tyler Rivet is smiling on a sunny afternoon in this photo.

  • Did I do all that?

    This has been the toughest year of my professional fishing life ever. I’ve had issues with my mother, couldn’t prefish the way I should and finished dead last in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race. It was a mess from beginning to end. 

  • Managing tidal fishery changes

    Bass are bass wherever they roam, but tidal fisheries have different rules for key parts of the game.

  • Lessons learned from fly fishing

    Jerry McKinnis has been telling me about a place in Wyoming where he fly fishes and has wanted me to experience it.I put him off several times, mainly because I would have to use a fly rod and deal with tiny lines and hooks, something I never really understood or appreciated.

  • Gear Review: FishBrain WearOS

    What is it?Gear Review: FishBrain WearOS

  • Opens profile: Schmitt’s dual fishing careers

    Maryland angler Bryan Schmitt rarely spends an entire day without being aboard some type of fishing vessel. When he wasn’t competing in a Bassmaster Eastern Open or an FLW Tour event during the 2019 season, Schmitt was running a charter boat on the lower Chesapeake Bay for saltwater stripers.

  • Clearing up carp confusion

    In 2003, an angler wrote to Bassmaster Magazine complaining about its coverage of the growing threat to sport fisheries posed by Asian Carp. He asserted that he had fished for carp as a child, that they were native fish and that they were not a problem.

  • Unbelievable St. Clair caps great year

    After nine months on the road, it felt great to cap off my best Bassmaster Elite Series year so far with a wire-to-wire win at the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on St. Clair.

  • Davis, Hite, Fritts headline hall induction

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Three anglers with stellar careers in B.A.S.S. were inducted into the National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame (BFHOF) on Thursday.

  • I had to catch ‘em

    Wow! I know you’ve heard it before but this Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year is a dream come true.