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Latest Fishing News, Gear Reviews, and Expert Advice to take your fishing to the next level.

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Your Bass Guy - New Email Service Provider

Happy Friday Everyone.We recently switched our email service providers and we want to make sure that you're getting our emails.We sent an email last Friday with the subject line"[NEW CONTENT] Kevin VanDam (KVD) Interview"If you didn't see it, it might have la…

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Gone fishin': We're taking a pause

Hey all - just sending an email today to let you know we're going to take a week off from the newsletter.We have some technical issues to figure out, but we'll be back with more tips from the nation's top bass pros.

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Bass pro develops crankbaits to meet his needs in clear, rocky reservoirs

Mining the rocksThe Wiggle Wart has always been a dominant early-spring bait on the clear, rocky reservoirs of the Ozarks. But there’s a new kid on the block that’s making waves—the Spro RkCrawler.After McClelland won a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament in 2…

 
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Even in the cold, bass can be tempted into biting in clear Ozarks reservoirs

Deals of the WeekBefore we get started, repeat our motto: You can never have enough fishing tackle.We’ve found a few good deals this week, so get out that credit card and get ready to shop. A high-dollar reel: Bass Pro Shops has a great deal on the Abu-Garcia…

 
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True to his Ozarks roots, McClelland thrives on clear-water bass fisheries

Fishing the ‘ZarksWhen you grow up on Table Rock Lake, chances are, you’re going to become a fisherman.That was the case for McClelland, anyway.His aunt and uncle operated a small resort near Kimberling City, Mo., and McClelland was there constantly.His uncle…

 
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Around the bass world: Promoting the outdoors and checking in on a Texas lake producing huge bass

Shaw Grigsby grew up in an outdoors family.He has good memories of the many trips he experienced with his mom, dad and sister.“My dad loved to fish and hunt,” Grigsby said. “He didn’t specialize in anything; he did it all. He fished for redfish, crappies, any…

 
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Bass-fishing legend Shaw Grigsby remembers the good old days of professional fishing

Repeat after me: You can never have enough fishing gear.As we do every week, we’re going to cast out a few deals and see if we can get you to bite. We have no skin in the game. This newsletter is not sponsored, so we can give you an unbiased look at what’s ou…

 
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For Shaw Grigsby, bass fishing is usually a visual experience

Seeing is believing for Shaw Grigsby.Some fishermen rely on their imagination to envision where a bass is hiding. Grigsby, a Hall of Fame fisherman from Gainesville, Fla., uses his eyes.He is known as one of the pro tour's best sight fishermen, and he has put…

 
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Park it in the garage: Ott carved out a career when he made custom crankbaits

When DeFoe was in high school, he started tinkering in his garage to make balsa-wood crankbaits.“Eastern Tennessee and balsa-wood crankbaits go hand in hand,” he said. “A lot of people use them and they catch a lot of bass.”DeFoe had a head-start in his lure …

 
#38・

Welcome to Ott's Garage, where wooden baits, dreams are born

Deals to start the new yearThe new year brings new deals.Some companies are posting clearance sales to make room for new stock. Others are reducing prices on items that didn't sell as well as anticipated.Whatever the case, there are deals out there that are w…

 
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One last look at the 2021 fishing season, a first look at 2022

Deals of the weekSo those socks and underwear you got for Christmas didn't quite cut it. Why not spend a little money on yourself while the end-of-the-year sales are still out there?Here are a few specials that caught my eye while I perused the Internet. As a…

 
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'Worldwide' Watson took an unique path to reach bass fishing's pros

An unbeatable father-son teamWatson's entry in his high-school yearbook wasn't just a wild dream.By the time he got to his senior year, he was already a seasoned angler. He competed in his first bass tournament when he was only 9, teaming with his dad in a lo…

 
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Dear Santa, make sure you bring me lots of fishing gear this Christmas

'Tis the season to spendForget the three French hens and the partridge in a pear tree.We have some reels a'singing and bass a'leaping this week.Companies are putting out their last-minute Christmas deals, and there are some great buys out there.A steal on a r…

 
#34・

U.S. Open - the "stuff that dreams are made of" for amateurs

A special golden anniversaryYou have to hand it to Johnny Morris, founder and owner of Bass Pro Shops. He definitely knows how to throw a party.In recognition of the Bass Pro's 50th anniversary, he came up with an event the likes of which bass fishing has nev…

 
#33・

Kristine Fischer is breaking stereotypes in kayak bass fishing

Holiday specials worth consideringDrop a few hints to your spouse. Tell her or him that you'd really want some more fishing equipment instead of a robe or socks this year.Take a look at these deals.A spinning reel to consider: I'll admit it. I love Pflueger P…

 
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Advice from a fishing legend helped Jeremy Lawyer fish his way to the top

'Tis the season of the dealsBlack Friday and Cyber Monday mean plenty of deals for those shopping during the holiday season.Here are a few that caught our attention. But you'd better shop early. Some of these deals won't be around for long.Electronics: Bass P…

 
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Brandon Palaniuk's rags-to-riches story inspires young bass pros

From Idaho to stardomIdaho isn't exactly known as a breeding ground for professional bass fishermen. It has some great trout streams and some big salmon, but bass? Not a lot.But as unlikely as that might seem, that's where Brandon Palaniuk got his start."We h…

 
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Gary Yamamoto uses 'go-slow' approach to find bass-fishing fame

Deals of the WeekWith the holidays approaching, we're starting to see some good sales on fishing gear.Here are a few deals that caught our eye this week.Quality fishing rods: Dick's Sporting Goods has a sale on Shimano SLX casting and spinning rods. Each regu…

 
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Sweet home, Alabama. Guide knows that Roll Tide country holds big bass

Searching for a dealWith the holidays approaching, it's time to start shopping. We found a few deals this week that might make it easier to spend.As usual, we are not tied to one outlet. Because this newsletter is not sponsored, we are unbiased. We review the…

 
#28・

Jay Yelas got a late start in bass fishing, but look at him now

A few deals, a few stealsKeep shopping. There are some great deals out there this week.Remember, we aren't sponsored, so our approach is unbiased. We review the major fishing-tackle websites, and pass along the deals that catch our eye.A combo for intermediat…