Iwahori Rides Top-5 at 1,000 Islands to FLW Costa AOY

Iwahori Rides Top-5 at 1,000 Islands to FLW Costa AOY

For many American anglers, the growth of their fishing passion is an organic process. Whether introduced to the sport by fathers, grandfathers, summer camps, boy scouts, or any of the other innumerable ways - Americans are lucky in that we have almost as many paths into the sport as we have acres of fish-filled water.

How the Senko Plays a Key Role in a Yamamoto Pro's Fishing Career

How the Senko Plays a Key Role in a Yamamoto Pro's Fishing Career

“The 5-inch Yamamoto Senko is the most versatile bait ever designed,” said Michael Hall. “It will catch bass anywhere. You can adapt the presentation in many ways to match the mood of the fish.” Strong words? Perhaps, but in this case you need to only consider the source. Michael Hall has a long and successful history with the Senko.

Finding Bass - Post Spawn/Early Summer Channels

Finding Bass - Post Spawn/Early Summer Channels

Fighting a huge bass to the boat is a great way to start off your fishing season, and spring may just be your best chance to tangle with a real behemoth. Before, after, and even during the spawn, channels and cuts near beds will always have bass in them.

Jay Yelas Takes a One-Two Approach to Shallow Water Fishing

Jay Yelas Takes a One-Two Approach to Shallow Water Fishing

For many anglers, there is nothing more thrilling than targeting bass in shallow water. For GYCB Pro Jay Yelas some of his greatest professional triumphs have come this way, including his 2002 Bassmaster Classic victory on Lay Lake . Today, when targeting shallow water bass, Yelas relies on a pair of Yamamoto soft plastics to consistently put bass in his livewell: the Flappin' Hog and the Senko.

Tackle Technique – Fletcher Flips the ‘Dad

Tackle Technique – Fletcher Flips the ‘Dad

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.

Chaos on the Columbia, pt 3

Chaos on the Columbia, pt 3

I want you to meet a special friend named Steve Fleming.

I have more than one reason for calling him a special friend. Besides being a genuine good guy, Steve is also one of the top river guides I’ve had the good fortune to share a boat with many different times.

Tracking Trophy Bass with John Hope

Tracking Trophy Bass with John Hope

For the vast majority of us, what we know about bass is learned from the fish we are able to catch. We were in the right place at the right time (to the best of our knowledge) and we fooled them with a Senko (or your favorite choice of bait). But that glimpse into a fish’s life is merely that -- a glimpse, an incredibly small snap shot in the 86,400 seconds that make up a day.