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Tough Fishing In Bassmaster Open James River

Ed Loughran doesn’t necessarily consider himself a “cerebral” angler. He says he’s more of a “grinder” whose work ethic has helped him collect a check in 13 of the 25 B.A.S.S. tournaments he’s fished dating back to 1993.Still, Loughran is sharp enough to know he needs a really good showing at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 2 if he wants to fulfill his dream to join the Bassmaster Elite Series one day.

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Kevin VanDam & Cousin JVD Lead St. Lawrence Elite

It’s been every pro fisherman’s nightmare for more than 25 years.Superstar Kevin VanDam — a Michigan native and arguably the best smallmouth angler in the history of the sport — is hammering the smallies with no sign of slowing down. And now, the remaining anglers in the field have just one more day to overtake him and keep him from recording his 24th career B.A.S.S. victory wire-to-wire style at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing.

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Kevin VanDam Leads Bassmaster Elite Series On St. Lawrence River

One the biggest names in professional bass fishing history managed to hold his ground at the top of the leaderboard during Friday’s Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing. Kevin VanDam — a four-time winner of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic and seven-time Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year — caught five bass that weighed 19 pounds, 8 ounces and remained in the lead with a two-day total of 43-13.

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Parks Pursues Patent Infringement at ICAST

Steve Parks marched across the show floor. The 10th-degree black belt and Strike King Lures designer was angry. Someone had infringed on his patent, he said—and under the bright lights of ICAST, he was going to confront the perpetrators. “It happened the first day I was here,” Parks tells. “One of my buyer groups came up and told me that the Rage Tail Craw was in the New Product Showcase.”

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Kevin VanDam Leads Bassmaster Elite At St. Lawrence River

After one round of the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence presented by Go RVing, a familiar storyline has emerged.Kevin VanDam, the Michigan superstar who already holds two B.A.S.S. victories on the St. Lawrence River, caught five bass Thursday that weighed 24 pounds, 5 ounces to take the lead in his latest chance at a big win on the fishery that splits upstate New York and Canada.

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Forrest Wood Cup Set to Return to Lake Murray

The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing, will return to Lake Murray Country, Aug. 11-13, to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2017. Hosted by the Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board, the tournament will feature 53 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for the sport’s biggest award – $300,000 cash.

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Boggs Wins FLW Bass Fishing League LBL Division on Kentucky-Barkley Lakes

Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 11 ounces. Boggs took home $4,498 for his victory. “Saturday was a special day on the water,” said Boggs, who earned his fifth career-victory in BFL competition.

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High Water, Status Of Lock Will Play Into Bassmaster Elite Series On St. Lawrence River

After visiting the St. Lawrence River two of the past four years, many of the anglers on the Bassmaster Elite Series were starting to feel like they knew the remote fishery fairly well. But when they arrive for next week’s Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing, they could find a different world — one with a lot more water than usual.

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Bassmaster Elite Series 2018 New and Familiar Fisheries

The Bassmaster Elite Series has a rich history that always seems to lead it back to venues where special moments have taken place in the past. It’s also blessed with a sense of discovery — and that leads the organization to sometimes visit lakes that are a little off the beaten path. The 2018 Elite Series schedule, which was announced today, features elements of both.

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