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May

04

Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic Takes Aim at Fundraising and Big Bass

2015Fundraisers18th Annual Event Will Take Place This Weekend on Mississippi River Over 65 teams will be competing on the Mississippi River for a possible first place prize of $7,500 this weekend during the 18th annual Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic.  The competitors will launch out of and weigh in at Ike’s Park in Wabasha, […]

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May

03

A Big Step in the Right Direction for Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance

MSBAIsle, Minn. —New non-profits validate their mission—the very reason they established the organization—by the success of the initial fundraising. If the message finds a sweet spot, support follows. With the first fundraiser completed for the Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance, the community and stakeholders stepped up in a big way and embraced the mission of the […]

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May

02

Treble Trouble

TrebleAs a bass fisherman, many of our favorite lure families such as crankbaits, jerkbaits and topwaters all have treble hooks. At first glance, all treble hooks appear very similar to one another, but this couldn’t be more further from the truth. To maximize the performance and hooking ability of hard baits an angler should pay […]

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Apr

27

Escaping Minnesota, Fishing Lake Guntersville

GunnerBy Chad Smith Round two has passed and Lake Guntersville is starting to become a body of water that is feeling more familiar with every visit.  My good friend, Parker Knudsen, and I loaded up our gear and headed down to Alabama to get our second crack at the phenomenal fishery.  With optimism of potentially […]

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Apr

25

South Dakota Slaunch!

IMG_0319Interview with the New South Dakota Smallmouth Record Holder Lyal Held and fishing partner Casey Ehlert have made it a goal of theirs to explore and hone their knowledge of Horseshoe Lake in South Dakota ever since a 7 lb smallmouth was caught there in 2013 and became the state’s record. “We’ve caught some pretty […]

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Apr

19

Another Event, Another Top-20 Cut for Gussy!

IMG_1762Jeff Gustafson Recap’s His 11th Place Finish at Beaver Lake Jeff Gustafson continues to make the trek from Canada down to the US to fish the FLW Tour and this year his stay at the Tour venues have been extended, as Gussy has now made the day three (top 20 cut) in the last two […]

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Apr

18

Winning Lines – Mark Fisher Breaks Down Bass Fishing Lines

SufixCastableInvisilineSpooling up with fresh line is a great way to boost your odds of boating more bass. But with so many options on the market, choosing which one to use can seem harder than pulling a 10-pounder out of your livewell by the tail. Lifelong bass junkie and Rapala’s director of field promotions Mark Fisher […]

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Apr

12

Out Of The Shadows

Rapala Shadow Rap ShadMark Fisher Explains Rapala’s New Shadow Rap Lineup By Dan Johnson Bass fans who understand the differences between Rapala’s breakout new jerkbaits—the Shadow Rap Minnow and Shadow Rap Shad—are destined to catch more fish this season, and Classic Bass friend Mark Fisher gives us the lowdown. After years of painstaking research, Rapala unveiled the Shadow […]

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Apr

07

Getting Your Boat on the Water Prior To the Season

Boating2For most anglers in Minnesota and Wisconsin the fishing season doesn’t get underway until early May in most cases. There are certainly other opportunities on border waters and in neighboring states, but the bulk of our open water fishing will kick off in about a month and a half. This leaves eager anglers plenty of […]

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Apr

04

Bass Pro Shops’ Pyramid Is A Dream Destination

BPS FinalBy Dan Johnson Traveling bass fans have plenty of worthy destinations to visit, from trophy-class smallmouth factories like Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake to largemouth Meccas such as Okeechobee or Fork. But one of the newest retreats for the bassin’ faithful offers a unique twist, delivering fishing-oriented retail therapy on a grand scale, along with fine […]

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