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5 Questions with 2013 La Crosse Elite Series Champ Tommy Biffle

Somebody disconnected and stole the $80 extension cord Tommy Biffle was using to charge his boat batteries in preparation for the final day of practice while he slept Tuesday night. So the defending champion of this event stayed in the hotel parking lot Wednesday prepping tackle and graciously answering questions, instead of investigating the Mississippi River at La Crosse one ...

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VanDam’s 3 Picks for Back to School Smallmouth

In much the same way late August and early September causes breakfast Pop-Tarts to shimmy in the bellies of children facing the unknowns of a new school year – this ‘in between’ time on bass fishing’s calendar of seasons can also raise the anxiety levels of serious smallmouth anglers. Fear not – the most decorated angler of the past two ...

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Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest Headlines 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series Lineup

Toledo Bend Reservoir, where Kevin VanDam won the first of three Bassmaster Elite Series events this year, appears on the 2017 Elite schedule as well. Headlining the 11-event schedule is a nearby Texas fishery, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, which will host the new Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest May 17-21.                                                   Photo by James Overstreet/Bassmaster   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2017 Bassmaster Elite ...

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Elite Anglers Hope To Salvage Their Seasons At Mississippi River Finale

Bassmaster Elite Series pros will compete for the coveted $100,000 first-place prize and valuable Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points at the Plano Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Favorite Fishing held out of La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 8-11.                                                             Photo by Seigo Saito/Bassmaster LA CROSSE, Wis. — The full field of 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers will be ...

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Practice with Carl Jocumsen

This video recap shows you the insane weather and fishing that Carl Jocumsen worked through during his practice for the 2016 Bassmaster Northern Open on the James River in south east Virginia. .themify_builder .video-23533-0-0-1.module-video .video-content { } .themify_builder .video-23533-0-0-1.module-video .video-title { } .themify_builder .video-23533-0-0-1.module-video .video-title a { } Follow Carl on his Facebook page. Video produced by Bill Kohls  and ...

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A Parking Lot Lesson with Brandon Palaniuk

We caught Brandon Palaniuk sharing some tips but not the kind of tip you might expect in the parking lot after day two of of the James River Northern Open. Did you know Brandon was the three time Idaho State High School wrestling champion. Here he is sharing a few take down tips. This won’t make you a better angler ...

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GEICO Rewind with Mike McCelland

We caught up with GEICO pro Mike McCelland after back to back events starting with the Potomac River Elite and finishing up on the James River for the second Northern Open. .themify_builder .video-23528-0-0-1.module-video .video-content { } .themify_builder .video-23528-0-0-1.module-video .video-title { } .themify_builder .video-23528-0-0-1.module-video .video-title a { } Find out more about Mike here. Get a free insurance quote here. .themify_builder ...

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“Murphy’s Law” Skin Care

Here is a great video from our very own Chris Murphy on how to protect you skin and stay on the water longer. .themify_builder .video-23525-0-0-1.module-video .video-content { } .themify_builder .video-23525-0-0-1.module-video .video-title { } .themify_builder .video-23525-0-0-1.module-video .video-title a { }

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George and Jones Recap the James River Open

Here is a James River Open Recap from Sam George and Alton Jones jr. .themify_builder .video-23523-0-0-1.module-video .video-content { } .themify_builder .video-23523-0-0-1.module-video .video-title { } .themify_builder .video-23523-0-0-1.module-video .video-title a { } Follow Alton on his Facebook page. Keep up with Same here. Get everything you need to rig your boat here. .themify_builder .text-23523-0-0-2.module-text { }

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Healthy Pride Boils Over Near Top Smallmouth Fishery

Autumn isn’t far away along this same Wisconsin shoreline where Bassmaster Elite Series pros like Jordan Lee, David Walker and Chris Zaldain finessed 18-pound limits of Smallmouth to the scales last September. And the only thing thicker than the black grime on Matthew Peterson’s Carhartt jeans is the grin on his face. It’s a late summer Sunday night, the air ...

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