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Roy Hawk’s Bassmaster Classic Process

Roy Hawk’s Bassmaster Classic Process

For GYCB Pro, Roy Hawk, the 2019 Bassmaster Classic proved to be an event filled with excitement and challenges. When all was said and done, Hawk’s 11th place finish was a testimony to his immense angling skill and determination. The Inside Line caught up with the Arizona Pro as he prepared to depart for the stage four of the Bass Pro Tour at Lake Chickamauga and asked him to share his Classic experience with us. This is a glimpse into how he navigated the changing conditions that he faced over the course of the tournament.

Yamamoto Baits for Crappie, Pike, and Walleye

Yamamoto Baits for Crappie, Pike, and Walleye

Yamamoto baits excel at mimicking what fish eat, which means they aren’t just for bass — you can catch darn near anything on Yamamoto baits. Adding them to spinnerbaits and spoons as trailers is one way to add action, but it can also make the fish hold on longer, just to keep that yummy salty taste in their mouths. Often when I fish for species other than bass, the first thing I go for is a Yamamoto bait — with so many colors, sizes, and shapes, there’s a bait to tempt just about any fish.

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.

Flappin’ Hog a Long-time Favorite of Elite Pro Roy Hawk

Flappin’ Hog a Long-time Favorite of Elite Pro Roy Hawk

For long time Western Pro Roy Hawk of Lake Havasu, Arizona, 2018 is setting up to be an exciting season of opportunity. Hawk's highly successful campaign at the 2017 Bassmaster Central Opens not only landed him the coveted AOY Title, but also an invitation to fish the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series.

Monsoor Got in His “Weed Groove” on Grass-Filled Potomac River

Monsoor Got in His “Weed Groove” on Grass-Filled Potomac River

The 2017 season was shaping up to be the worst of Tom Monsoor’s lengthy career on the FLW Tour, and the biggest body blow occurred on his home pools of the Mississippi River. The Wisconsin pro was expected to dominate the sixth event of the season, but rising water threw him off his game and he ended up a dismal 105th.

7th Annual Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge Returns to the California Delta

7th Annual Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge Returns to the California Delta

The 7th Annual Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge returns to Russo's Marina on the California Delta June 24th and 25th for two exciting days of big bass and big prizes. Competitors may use only Yamamoto or Kinami baits.

2016 Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge - Results

2016 Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge - Results

For the nearly 300 competitors, the sixth annual Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge was an opportunity to put their angling skills to the test on the California Delta. Up for grabs 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.