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Team Minnesota Looking Ahead to Lake of the Ozarks

Corey Brant Previews Team Minnesota’s Trip to Lake of the Ozarks for BASS Central Regional Corey Brant of Hopkins, has made the Minnesota State Team four years now and was elected as this year’s team captain, which will have him leading the team to the BASS Central Regional on Missouri’s famed Lake of the Ozarks […]

Fishing for Fun and Healing

Tournament was the brainchild of Al Lindner; an outgrowth of his passion for helping people struggling with addiction. It has grown into more than he could have ever imagined! Alcoholism and drug abuse have sent a lot of promising lives off into the ditch. Al and Ron Lindner know this well, because their lives were […]

Champions Tour Announces Kruger Farms Sponsorship

Minnesota Online Retailer Becomes Exclusive Online Sporting Goods Retailer Zimmerman, MN – Classic Bass (, a leader in providing bass tournament anglers informative, current information, and presenter of the Champions Tour is pleased to announce that Kruger Farms will be a sponsor of the Champions Tour during its inaugural season. Part of the Kruger Farms/Champions […]

John Cox and the Forrest Wood Cup

John Cox Gives 3 Great Takeaways from Cup Coming off an awesome win at Hartwell, John Cox knew his fishing was primed for victory before the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup. Despite having prior trips to the Cup, Cox felt confident that between his sight fishing and custom rod building, this trip would be much different. […]

Tinkering, Tying and Painting…A Day with Howie Lee

Staying Busy and Making Niche Baits for Anglers is His Specialty After selling cars for 33 years, Howie Lee wasn’t ready to just sit on the side line and not keep busy, so he figured out a retirement job that would allow him to stay busy, be involved in the fishing world and help anglers […]

Pro Brandon Lester’s 8’6” Spinning Rod Kit

After almost 4 years of custom rod building, Pro Angler Brandon Lester appreciates the benefits that come with the craft. Brandon believes rod building improves his overall performance through access to advanced knowledge as well as the enhanced equipment that comes with it. While custom rod building boosts his knowledge of different techniques, tackle, and […]

The Cost of Minnesota Fishing and Hunting Licenses May Increase

The Minnesota DNR has proposed a slight increase in fishing and hunting licenses for both residents and non-residents for upcoming seasons. There are a number of specific licenses that may see increases, but for example the Resident Angling license would increase from $22 to $25. The last time Minnesota license fees were raised was in […]

Why Elite Pro Brandon Lester Chose Custom Rod Building

Pro angler Brandon Lester recently took advantage of the Bassmaster Elite extending their length requirement from 8 feet to 10 feet and built himself an 8’6” spinning rod. Changing the maximum length of rod blanks in turn gave Brandon Lester the perfect opportunity to improve his finesse crankbait performance using a longer MHX blank. If […]

Hands-On Learning is a Must at Florida Keys Fly Fishing School

From Casting, to Landing of Fish, All Aspects are Covered The Florida Keys Fly Fishing School is in there 27th year of helping thousands of men and women, all the way from  newcomers to seasoned veterans become better anglers.  Their instruction is presented in a very fun, no pressure environment, which begins with a social […]

Finding the Blank’s Spine Builds Best Fishing Rod

Follow the 9 simple steps below to find the rod blank’s exact spine, which ensures the blank’s best performance each and every time The Role of a Fishing Rod’s Spine Most blanks are manufactured by wrapping a steel mandrel with either graphite, fiberglass, or a combination of both. This process often leads to slight variations […]