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Siller Leads Windy, Wavy Day 1 at Bassmaster Open on Champlain

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Scott Siller of Milwaukee, Wis., takes the lead on Day 1 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate held on Lake Champlain out of Plattsburgh, N.Y. Siller brought 20 pounds to the scales at Thursday's weigh-in.

Photo by James Overstreet/Bassmaster

Several competitors spun tales of thrilling rides in 5- to 8-foot waves, but the most exciting moment for Scott Siller was weighing in a 20-pound limit to take the pro division lead in the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open presented by Allstate at Lake Champlain.

The 44-year-old police officer from Milwaukee, Wis., also experienced a rough ride on wind-swept Champlain, which reminded him of fishing back home. “It reminded me of Lake Erie,” he said.  “It was terrible. We got soaking wet.”


American Bass Anglers Introduces 100% Plus Team Tour!

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ABA now offers a tournament trail that pays out more than the sum total of entry fees collected:

Athens, AL. July 29, 2014   American Bass Anglers announced today the launch of a new era in Team Bass Tournaments with a 100% plus payout at every event.  With a full field of 200 teams, events will payout $60,000 in cash and prizes.  First place at each event will be a new 2015 Triton Boat with a Mercury Outboard, MotorGuide Trolling Motor fully rigged with sponsor product valued at over 20,000 and is guaranteed.

Susquehanna Valley Team Wins First Bassmaster High School Championship

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Nick Osman (left) and Garrett Enders of Susquehanna High School in Mifflinburg, Pa., win the Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt July 16-19.

Photo by Ronnie Moore/Bassmaster

With tears in their eyes and smiles on their faces, the Susquehanna Valley team of Garrett Enders and Nick Osman hoisted the championship trophy into the air. The Pennsylvania anglers outlasted 59 high school teams to take home the inaugural Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt trophy.

Bryan's spotted bass certified as new All Tackle World Record

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Keith Bryan with his 10.48-pound World Record Spotted Bass - photo by Steve Adams - Bass Angler Headquarters

Keith Bryan, president of Powell Rods, a Novato, Calif. based premium fishing rod manufacturer received notice today from the IGFA that his February 22, 2014 catch of a 10.48-pound spotted bass from New Melones Reservoir has been declared the new All Tackle World Record, and eight-pound-test Line Class Record for the species.


B.A.S.S. Nation and Old Milwaukee sign deal

Old Milwaukee has become the title sponsor of 2014 B.A.S.S. Nation events.
“Old Milwaukee is a time-honored brand,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “B.A.S.S. is proud to partner its grass-roots B.A.S.S. Nation fishing tournaments with such a well-known name.”
Old Milwaukee, a Pabst Brewing Co. brand, is a lager that has earned many accolades. One of the brews, Old Milwaukee Light, is a repeated award winner at the Great American Beer Festival.

Frog bite is on!!!

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As flowers open-up under mid-day sun, so does the frog bite!As flowers open-up under mid-day sun, so does the frog bite! is as hot as the summer sun over Independence Weekend!

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As summer heats up over the long Independence Weekend this year, just take a look at some of the great products on sale at your local Sportsman's Warehouse! Don't have a local Sportsman's Warehouse? Check out for all your fishing needs.

Progressive Bass Wrap Up TV Show launches on Destination America this Saturday at 8 A.M. EST!

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The Progressive Bass Wrap Up crew travels across the South to bring you tips from top pros, including Greg Hackney as seen here with producer, Kenny Curnow.The Progressive Bass Wrap Up crew travels across the South to bring you tips from top pros, including Greg Hackney as seen here with producer, Kenny Curnow.

University of North Alabama crowned Cabela's School of the Year

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The University of North Alabama capitalized on their season by taking home the much sought after Cabela's School of the Year title with a vicious lead over the rest of the field. After winning the title last year, the University of Louisiana-Monroe came in second place this season, followed by the recent B.A.S.S. Wild Card victor, Bethel University.

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