By Bob Greene, Tournament Pro
So you wanna be a sponsored professional angler huh? Living the dream; casting for cash. Tournament Bass fishing has exploded into an industry worth billions of dollars. So how do you get your piece of the pie? Careful what you wish for. There’s more to being sponsored than donning a patch or logo and hitting the lake.
Wired2Fish talks with Mike Iaconelli about jig fishing. It's not all about big baits and power techniques. Check out how you can finesse up more big sacks with this versatile bait.
Priority entry deadline closes Dec. 16 for anglers interested in fishing all 10 FLW Tour events for 2011 season
If you would like to fish all 10 Walmart FLW Tour events in 2011 but have not already entered, please do so by 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday, Dec. 16. At that time we will close priority entry for pros and co-anglers fishing all 10 events. The field of pros confirmed in the six FLW Tour Majors will be announced Friday, Dec. 17.
Priority entry deadline for pros and co-anglers only wishing to fish the four FLW Tour Opens is January 13, 2011. You may enter online at FLWOutdoors.com or by calling (270) 252.1000. Find out more.
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Three legendary lakes will serve as hosts for the 2011 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix. The season begins in late March on Lake Lanier in northeast Georgia, known for its outstanding spotted bass fishing. The series moves to Missouri's famed Table Rock Lake in June to tangle with the mix of largemouth, spots and smallmouth. The season wraps up in August on Neely Henry Lake in east Alabama, where the PAA Angler of the Year race and qualifications for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic will be finalized.
American Bass Anglers today announced the 2011 season details for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series. The series will feature 20 divisions in 2011 each offering 4 divisional one-day Saturday events and a two-day divisional championship. Anglers will qualify for one of 4 regional championships, and the top anglers will advance to the National Championship. The series champion will be invited to compete in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic®.
2011 Bassmaster Classic
Tournament fishery: Louisiana Delta
Host city: New Orleans, La.
Dates: Feb. 18-20, 2011
Visit Bassmaster.com for more details.
We’ve all heard it before. Most lures are designed to catch fishermen, not fish. When we walk the aisles of our favorite tackle store what are we seeing that the fish aren’t? Better yet, when we cast those lures into the water what are the fish seeing that we aren’t? [read on]
FLIPPIN, Ark. (May 27, 2010) – Reinforcing a significant commitment to high performance on the water, championship angler Skeet Reese has joined with Stratos® Boats, bringing an elevated level of energy to the Stratos product line. An impressive competitor, Reese’s angling career is highlighted by dozens of top ten BASS career finishes and multiple high profile wins including the 2009 BASS Master Classic Championship and 2007 BASS Angler of the Year title. It’s an elite level of accomplishment that puts Reese in a class with only eleven other anglers who have won both the BASS Master Classic trophy and BASS Angler of the Year title.
FLW Tour co-anglers continue to parlay on-the-water experiences with pros into learning opportunities and long careers03.Dec.2010
While most fans will never get a chance to play with Michael Jordan, race with Jimmie Johnson or share a tee time with Tiger Woods, on the Walmart FLW Tour weekend warriors continue to have the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the greatest anglers in the history of the sport.
As an FLW Tour co-angler, the opportunity to fish with the leaders and legends of the sport – Larry Nixon, Bryan Thrift, Andy Morgan, Brent Ehrler and Luke Clausen – is virtually an unparalleled experience. > read more