Fletcher Shryock's journey to the top of the bass fishing world is a great story. The former professional motocross racer started fishing at a very young age. After a shoulder injury derailed his racing career his focus returned to the sport he loved as a child. His meteoric rise from club angler to professional is nothing short of amazing. “In 2009 I started fishing tournaments and by 2011, I was fishing the Elites (Bassmaster),” said Shryock.
By nature, we tournament anglers tend to be well prepared and safety-conscious on the water, maybe a little more so than others. But after the tragic loss of one of our own several weeks ago on Lake Okeechobee, we thought revisiting some water-safety tips would encourage us all to be even more vigilant out on the water.
Hey folks, this is Bassmaster Pro Randy Howell.
The fishing season has come to an end and now it's time for our favorite annual event, the King's Home Kids Fishing Event and boat giveaway.
At the bottom of this message you will see the link to donate for your tickets for the boat giveaway on November 18th. We have a goal of 2,000 tickets this year and if everyone helps spread the word, we can break our record from last year!
Lake Pleasant in Arizona is one lake where anglers must learn to adapt to changing conditions. The lake is known for extreme changes – the lake level fluctuates as much as 100 vertical feet every year, which means that the fish move constantly. If you don’t learn how to follow them, you’ll blank. Charlie Ponder, a tournament angler who fishes Pleasant often, knows how hard this can sometimes be.
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.
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!
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.
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.