Brandon Card

Card's Catch - Big Water Fishin'

Card's Catch - Big Water Fishin'

Every summer the Bassmaster Elite Series heads north, and that means big waves and big smallmouth. It is a fun way to fish but it also takes additional preparation to make sure my boat and the gear I use to tackle those big bronzebacks give me the best possible chance at success. Here are a few things I do to make sure all of my equipment is ready for the big water.

Card's Catch - The 2017 Brandon Card College & High School Bass Open Recap

Card's Catch - The 2017 Brandon Card College & High School Bass Open Recap

Well, my 2nd annual college and high school tournament on Norris Lake is in the books and now I can rest a little. This year’s event was a huge success and we had 163 anglers competing in the event, which was a big increase over last year. All of the anglers really enjoyed competing and I enjoyed seeing their enthusiasm for bass fishing.

Card's Catch - Previewing the 2017 BASSMASTER Elite Series Part 2

Card's Catch - Previewing the 2017 BASSMASTER Elite Series Part 2

The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule is diverse and full of great fisheries across the country. In this piece I'm previewing the second half of the events of the 2017 season and making my predictions for the patterns and weight needed to win.

Card’s Catch - Previewing the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series Part 1

Card’s Catch - Previewing the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series Part 1

The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule is diverse and full of great fisheries across the country. I thought I’d take this opportunity preview the first half of the events of the 2017 season and make my predictions for the patterns and weight needed to win.

Card’s Catch - Find Your Own Approach

Card’s Catch - Find Your Own Approach

Each year after the season ends I take a look back at how I did.  I analyze what tournaments I did best in and take a look at my approach. And while it’s a bit painful, I look closely at my bad events and try to understand what went wrong.  It is something that all anglers should do from time to time if they want to continue to improve. Here is what I learned this year; finding my own personal approach and doing what works best for me.

Card's Catch - Potomac River Preview: Swim Jig Time

Card's Catch - Potomac River Preview: Swim Jig Time

The Elite Series event on the Potomac River is starting soon and I am excited to get on the water. I have been there three times and each time the swim jig played a big role. The river really sets up perfectly for a swim jig. It is a great way to quickly cover water to find concentrations of fish and then once you find them, it's easy to slow down and pitch Senkos.

Card's Catch - Senko Time at Cayuga Lake

Card's Catch - Senko Time at Cayuga Lake

The Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Cayuga Lake, NY will be my third trip to this lake. Each of the two tournaments I fished here have been dominated by the Senko - this type of lake really sets up perfectly for it. There are several productive ways to fish the Senko here and all will play a big role in the event, I’m sure of it.

Card's Catch - How I Rig my Boat for the Elite Series

Card's Catch - How I Rig my Boat for the Elite Series

When my new Triton arrives each year, I spend weeks customizing and rigging it to my liking. My boat is my office for the year, so each and every option and accessory I add serves a purpose and will hopefully make my life easier on tour. This year I will be running many of the same pieces of equipment as I did last year because I believe they are the best on the market. Here is a rundown of my setup for this year’s boat.