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Mercury Extends Sponsorship of BASS

Mercury Extends Sponsorship of BASS   BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing, announced that Mercury will extend its sponsorship of BASS as an official engine sponsor of the organization in 2011. As part of the agreement, Mercury will be an official sponsor of the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens […]

BassMaster Classic

Classic hopes float: The race is on for the remaining 13 berths in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. Six of those 13 qualifiers will come from the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens (two from each division: Northern, Southern and Central). Another six will come from the BASS Federation Nation Championship in late October. The 50th and […]

Skeet Reese wins again

Skeet Reese Continues Hot Streak at Lake Guntersville  Skeet Reese exuded calm Sunday morning heading into the final day of the Synergy Southern Challenge. Perhaps it’s easy to be carefree when you are sitting on a pile of momentum – Reese had already notched one Elite victory this year and four consecutive top-5 finishes – […]

Short Takes Elite Win on Pickwick Lake

Short Takes Elite Win on Pickwick Lake Saving his best for last, Kevin Short of Mayflower, Arkansas, registered the biggest limit of the tournament Sunday – a 23-pound, 5-ounce, haul despite a reduced competition day – and trounced the rest of the field on way to his second Bassmaster Elite Series victory at the Alabama […]

Bass University

I was very fortunate to spend the first weekend in February attending the final session of the Bass University school year. The BU was revived by Mike Iaconelli & Pete Gluszek and included some of the biggest names currently on the Bassmaster Elite circuit.  To say that the weekend was an eye and brain opening […]

Short Takes Opening Day Lead

Short Takes Opening Day Lead at Elite Series on Pickwick Lake  Kevin Short was sick of hearing about swimbaits and Thursday, he did his best to change the conversation. Kicking it “old school”, Short of Mayflower, Arkansas, tied on two comfort choices – a jig and a crankbait – and toted 20 pounds, 3 ounces, […]

Bassmaster Elites Return to Lake Guntersville

Bassmaster Elites Return to Lake Guntersville Sticking around BASS’ home state of Alabama for a while longer, the Bassmaster Elite Series will head south from the Alabama Charge at Pickwick Lake this weekend to Lake Guntersville for the May 6-9 Synergy Southern Challenge out of Guntersville. Guntersville has been the site of 20 top-level BASS […]

VanDam Says He Can Recover In AOY Race

VanDam Says He Can Recover In AOY Race Hope floats high for KVD: Can Kevin VanDam close his 30-place gap in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, considering he has only six events to engineer a recovery? “For sure, absolutely, there’s no doubt.” said VanDam, the 2009 AOY who sits in 42nd […]

Reese Wins By Fourteen-Pounds

Reese Wins By Fourteen-Pounds HUDDLESTON, Va. – While others zigged this week, Skeet Reese zagged and the decision paid off in spades. Bucking the sightfishing trend and primarily working a swimbait, the Auburn, Calif., pro left the competition in the dust – his closet competitor was Jason Williamson more than the 14 pounds behind – […]

Bassmaster Elite Coming Back to Virginia

Bassmaster Elite Coming Back to Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake In postcard-pretty southern Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake promises to fish as good as it looks during the April 15-18 Evan Williams Bourbon Blue Ridge Brawl. The lake’s beauty, however, has nothing to do with the amount of looking Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be doing. Most […]