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I just returned from the Bassmaster Classic and the whole world was watching as friend and competitor Randy Howell hoisted the Classic trophy overhead in dramatic last day heroics. Congratulations to Randy! He will be a great ambassador for our sport. The 2014 BASSMASTER Elite season is almost here. I look forward to getting this […]
I’ve heard a lot of folks around the Classic speculating that long-time records are going to be broken on Guntersville this weekend. They’re right. The record for most weight by a champion. Gone. The record for combined weight by the field. It’s gone, too. The single-day weight record. Kiss that one goodbye, too. This is […]
More than sixty years ago, a Texas watchmaker named R.D. Hull watched packaging string flow tangle free from a spool at a local supermarket and thought it might make a good idea for a fishing reel. Gary Klein will graciously carry, and possibly compete, with a Zebco 33 at the Bassmaster Classic in honor of […]
The polar vortex, that crazy cold air that keeps sweeping down into our lives from the North Pole, killed my January. Cold weather – let me say, specifically, weather below freezing – is not good for the sport of fishing. And we’ve had a load of cold weather in Guntersville, Alabama. I was thinking the […]
The season is finally going. Been driving all over the country, getting boats together; getting trucks together; freezing cold – warm days – fish are going to be all over the place; but the great thing about it – I’m going to south Florida. South Florida – eighty degree temperatures! It’s been cold down there […]
Well, it’s January and time to start thinking about bass fishing and tournaments again. It’s been almost three months since I set the hook on a fat pig and I’m ready to rip some lips cause I’m the best there ever was and will be and no bass is safe and they know it and […]
We caught up with Casey Scanlon on his way to Florida to escape the Midwestern cold as he and James Watson headed out to Florida for some scouting for upcoming tournaments. Scanlon updates us on what he’s been up to, and some new partners for Team Scanlon in 2014.
I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. I definitely think setting goals is important, but I don’t usually like to put specific dates on goals, because circumstances will change your timetables. But I absolutely set goals and priorities – and I usually follow through. For example, a few years ago, it made sense to […]
Off Season…when does that start? The off season is often referred to as the time between the end of the Elite season and the Bassmaster Classic. People often ask what I do in the “Off Season” and what my schedule looks like, so I thought a glimpse of the last part of 2013 would let […]
FLW Tour Pro Andrew Upshaw sent us a video blog following the inaugural Platinum Team Trail team event on Sam Rayburn; an event he fished with fellow FLW Tour Pro Jacob Wheeler, they would finish in sixth place. This video blog details how
Well, it has been some time since we have done a blog It has been some time since the Elite Series has wrapped up there in St. Clair and I drove home and had some appointments and different things like that – stayed busy all the way to where I got home. And then I […]
Well, the off season is not so much an off season, you know. Things have been really, really crazy between, starting out the last time I talked to you guys – Major League Fishing has been going on; I did the SIMMS Day on the Delta – had to talk about the SIMMS Gear and […]
In December, I’ll be fishing in a last-chance tournament on Okeechobee, a place where I don’t have a great history. In fact, I once wrote a column for this site that said these words: I hate Florida. But this last-chance tournament is for the Classic. It’s a BASS event, where the winner, and only the […]
Casey Scanlon Checks in from the recent BASSZONE.com Fish and Chips event on Grand Lake and Downstream Casino in Oklahoma. Scanlon talks a little about the event, other tournaments that he has fished in the past month or so and a little about what he plans to do this offseason.