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Brad Knight wins 2015 Forrest Wood Cup!

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Brad Knight wins the biggest payday in bass fishing. photo courtesy of FLW OutdoorsBrad Knight wins the biggest payday in bass fishing. photo courtesy of FLW Outdoors

 

 

 

 

 

Wheeler leads tight leaderboard after 1st round of 2015 Forrest Wood Cup

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Jacob Wheeler was all smiles today as the Forrest Wood Cup kicked off on Lake Ouachita. photo courtesy of FLWOutdoors.com

 

BOAT BLING CONTEST WINNER TO COMPETE AGAINST CODY MEYER FOR NEW RANGER BOAT

B.A.S.S. reports big attendance numbers at 2015 Elite Series events

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Numbers were up at the recent ICAST show in Orlando. Fishing liscense sales have increased in many states. Now Bassmaster reports strong attendance at its Elite Series tournaments. Is the economy turning around?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the seventh stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series tour complete, total attendance records have already been shattered before the tour’s final events.
 
The Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay, Aug. 13-16, tipped the scales on the 2014 Elite Series attendance record.
 

Martens rides big bite to Elite Series victory on Chesapeake

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Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., takes first place at the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay. He brought a four-day total of 70 pounds, 2 ounces to the scales, winning his second Elite event of the season.

Photo by Seigo Saito/Bassmaster

NORTH EAST, Md. — Aaron Martens could feel it all slipping away.

After starting Sunday’s final round of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay with a 5-pound lead, he was struggling as the clock ticked toward noon. And to make matters worse, Bill Lowen, his closest competition coming into the day, was off to a red-hot start.

Martens poised for dominant win as Elites head into final day on Chesapeake

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Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., maintains the lead on Day 3 of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay. He has a three-day total of 48 pounds, 13 ounces.

Photo by Seigo Saito/Bassmaster

NORTH EAST, Md. — Aaron Martens said he’s exhausted after averaging only four hours of sleep a night since the tournament began, and he’s lost at least four good-size bass this week.

But through it all, he’s put himself in position to score a rare wire-to-wire victory at the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay.

FLW to offer bass tourneys in Mexico!

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Dust off your passport - FLW will offer tournaments in Mexico!

 

 

Martens maintains lead over Elite field on Chesapeake

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Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., takes the lead on Day 2 of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Cheseapeake Bay bringing 15 pounds to the scales for a two-day total weight of 32 pounds, 8 ounces. 
Photo by Seigo Saito/Bassmaster

NORTH EAST, Md. – Aaron Martens took another step toward his second victory of the season Friday, weighing in five bass that weighed 15 pounds in the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay.

Martens leads Elites on Chesapeake

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Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., takes the lead on the first day of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay, bringing 17 pounds, 8 ounces to the scales on Thursday. 

Photo by Seigo Saito/Bassmaster

NORTH EAST, Md. — Some fishermen like to play it safe when they’re leading the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race late in the season.

They focus on getting a good limit, drawing a paycheck and earning valuable AOY points.
But Aaron Martens seems to be taking a different approach during this week’s Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay.

Howell takes Open title on oneida with final round blitz!

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Randy Howell of Springville, Ala., wins the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate held on Oneida Lake out of Syracuse, N.Y. Howell brought 14 pounds, 9 ounces to Saturday's weigh-in giving him a three-day total weight of 49-2.

Photo by Garrick Dixon/Bassmaster

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ten minutes. That’s how long it took Randy Howell to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate.
 
Howell, of Springville, Ala., desperately wanted to win at Oneida Lake after losing a 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament here by 6 ounces to Boyd Duckett. Settling the score seemed impossible.
 

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