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West Texas teen living tournament dream

ODESSA, Texas — Andy Ortega recalled with a laugh the moment that sparked his dream of becoming a tournament angler. Read More on BASSMASTER.com >

Millican and Cook win Toyota Bonus Bucks Owner's Tournament

As Cody Millican and John Cook idled through morning ‘boat check’ prior to throttling down in the 6th Annual Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners event, Millican told top pro Gerald Swindle, who was emceeing the event, that if he and Cook won – he was taking Swindle’s jacket home. Read More on BASSMASTER.com >

Pipkens’ Tips For Tactical Tubing

For a young guy, Chad Pipkens has great respect for the old ways, especially when it comes to tubes. Kind of a throw-back deal that has yielded much of its popularity to drop shots and maybe even the Ned rig; tubing still merits consideration. Read More on BASSMASTER.com >

Tom Petty compared song writing to fishing

I’m a big Tom Petty fan. I started liking his music way back in my teen years. I liked that he did things his own way, no mater what the money machine wanted. Read More on BASSMASTER.com >

Toyota Owners Tournament this weekend

This weekend the 6th annual Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament kicks off on Missouri’s famed Table Rock Lake. This has to be the best no-entry fee tournament in the country, with a $5,000 prize for first place and payouts for the top 31 finishers. Read More on BASSMASTER.com >

Magical time for big smallmouth

There are several things I like about the fall, but nothing tops my list more than fishing for big smallmouth in northern Michigan. Read More on BASSMASTER.com >

Day on the lake: Carl Jocumsen

It seems appropriate to feature former Elite Series pro Carl Jocumsen in the Best Bass Lakes issue of Bassmaster Magazine. After all, he honed his bass fishing skills for over a decade in his homeland of Australia before traveling to the U.S. Read More on BASSMASTER.com >

Four-Season Jerkbait

Plodding twitch-twitch-pause routines are pretty standard for early spring fish, but those in the know keep a jerkbait handy year-round for various scenarios. Read More on BASSMASTER.com >

Swim Jig Savvy

The thing about swim jigs is that they’re a good fit for a variety of scenarios. Jared Lintner’s clear on this and the Elite pro won’t hesitate to use this presentation for everything from shallow laydowns to deeper outside grass lines. Read More on BASSMASTER.com >

Lake Hartwell set to host B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

ANDERSON, S.C. — Amateur bass anglers from the U.S. and nine foreign nations will compete next week on Lake Hartwell in a tournament that will be the ultimate test of their fishing skills.  Read More on BASSMASTER.com >