Remembering Bubba

Remembering Bubba

Most folks, by nature, don’t find it easy to put in the time nor do the research on a whiz-bang project, then let others take the credit for all their hard work. If you’re honest, I’ll bet you’d be hard pressed to find many of that personality type in your sphere of influence. I was lucky enough to have such a person in my life – my former boss and mentor, Jerry (aka “Bubba”) Puckett.

Fall Tactic: Stick and Move with the Heart Tail Swimbait

Fall Tactic: Stick and Move with the Heart Tail Swimbait

Football on the weekends, daily temperatures ticking slightly lower and hunters heading for the blinds all mark the arrival of the fall season.  This also means fewer boats on the water which means hardcore bassheads can have some of the best fishing of the year to themselves. I won’t tell if you won’t!

Rebuilt Nixon Will be Ready By January

Rebuilt Nixon Will be Ready By January

Larry Nixon may not be running entirely on original factory parts, but he’s convinced that he still has plenty of fuel in the tank to keep his long and consistent fishing career going.Nixon, who turned 67 years old on September 3rd, received for his birthday the best gift an ailing fisherman might hope for – a new left hand. Repetitive motion had worn it out so the doctor went inside and took out all of the cartilage in between his thumb and the first joint on his wrist.

Five Ways to Catch Dog Days Bass

Five Ways to Catch Dog Days Bass

What the heck are the “dog days” anyway? The term actually comes from an ancient Greek term for the time in the summer when the dog star, Sirius, rises just before the sun. Sirius is called the Dog Star because it’s the brightest star in the constellation of the dog that follows Orion the Hunter around. The dog days might not actually be the hottest days of the year, but they often feel like it. If you can tough it out, this time of year can be really hot bass fishing, too.

Yamamoto Pros Head to the 2017 FLW Cup

Yamamoto Pros Head to the 2017 FLW Cup

The 2017 FLW Forrest Wood Cup returns on August 11 – 13 to Lake Murray, South Carolina for the premier championship event of the summer. Spanning some 50,000 acres and with approximately 500 miles of shoreline, the Saluda River impoundment will present a challenging venue for 53 of the top bass anglers in the country. Among them are Yamamoto Fishing Team Members: Shin Fukae, Roy Hawk, Larry Nixon, and Darrel Robertson. The Inside Line caught up with each of the them as they shared a quick take on the upcoming tournament.

2017 Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge

2017 Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge

Following a week of unseasonably hot weather that saw temperatures hover in the triple digits, the 240 plus anglers that made their way to the seventh annual Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge were greeted with cooler temperatures and changing weather conditions. At stake were 60 big bass cash prizes, entrance into the Super 12 Grand Prize Drawing for biggest bass weighed in during each official tournament weigh in period, and a cash award for the biggest overall bass of the two day event.

Larry Nixon’s a Ned Rig Convert

Larry Nixon’s a Ned Rig Convert

Larry Nixon has seen a lot in his 40+ years in the cast for cash game. He was winning tournaments when the average bass boat had a 40 horse outboard and depth finders still used paper - and he’s still a threat to win with a 250 horse motor and $10k worth of electronics on his rig.