ONAMIA, Minn. — As the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series season progressed, Brandon Palaniuk always had a sense that he was in contention for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year crown.
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The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished the club’s final tournament of their season September 9. Seventy-one youth anglers competed in three age divisions on Pickwick Lake leaving from McFarland Park Ramp.
We (Mepps) need them to create hand-tied dressed hooks for our world-famous, fish-catching lures. We’ve tried hundreds of other natural and synthetic materials; bear hair, fox, coyote, badger, skunk, deer, even Angus cow, but nothing works as well as squirrel tail hair. We’ve been recycling squirrel tails for over half a century. In fact, we recycle more of them than anyone else in the world.
The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished Wilson Lake in northwest Alabama on August 26 from the Lock Six ramp. The youth club members enjoyed a very nice day for fishing with mild humidity and only a slight wind.
Sixty-four of the club members vied for trophies in each of three age divisions. Bag weights were pretty evenly matched throughout the age groups. Total weight for all ages was 87.625 pounds.
How much ethanol do you want in your gas in 2018?
ALEXANDRIA, Va.- The battle to protect your boat’s engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply for 2018, and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging recreational boaters to speak up and be heard by providing comments at http://cqrcengage.com/boatus/app/act-on-a-regulation?2&engagementId=389053. The deadline is midnight August 31.
Wheeler Lake in North Alabama is a popular location for many national circuit tournaments as well as state and national high school and college events with a high number of participants. This tournament activity is in addition to area and local circuit fishing tournaments, area club tournaments and individual fishermen. Some release everything caught and some rely on their catch for dinner.
I really wonder how many anglers, out of the hundreds fishing in these tournaments, and the scores of leisure fishermen have any idea about what they are casting their lures into and the possibility of putting toxic fish into the livewells. I doubt very many do.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 14, 2017 – In tournament angling, speed and power are what get you to the best fishing spot before the other guy. The high-performance nature of bass boats is leading many tournament organizations to increase the amount of boat-liability insurance required for entry, and that’s causing some angst among tournament anglers.
DEERWOOD, Minn. — All season long, as teammates on Bryan College’s bass fishing team, Jacob Foutz and Jake Lee worked well together. The college freshmen finished ninth in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops at Cherokee Lake, Tennessee.
Last week they really clicked, claiming the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji in Minnesota. And this week, when the teammates were split up and battled their way through separate sides of the College Series Bracket on Serpent Lake, each dominated their matchups to make it to today’s finals.
The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished the club’s fourth tournament on the 2017 schedule. Around two dozen boats carrying one or two youths fished the event. Forecast rain and storms did not appear and the weather was great for the kids. Pickwick begun to get rough at weigh-in time but all boats returned with no problems to the Colbert Park ramp just off the Natchez Trace Parkway.