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Half My Practice Period is Spent at Idle Speed

I’ll spend hours at a time idling around a lake and looking at my sonar for structure that’s holding bass

By Kelly Jordan

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

The last five weeks have been just crazy around the Jordan house after the birth of my son Charles Cole Jordan. He weighed 7.5 pounds at birth and has already put on three pounds, so he’s just growing like a weed. 

My 2 ½ year old daughter Ruby Kate is just a sweetheart and a daddy’s girl—she won’t go anywhere without me, so I suspect my son is going to side up to his mom. He’s been just a great baby and it’s been a lot easier than we thought it would, so we’re kind of waiting for the storm to blow in.

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It’s Family Time For Tournament Fishermen

Following a great year of tournament fishing, I look forward to fishing with my family and friends

By Bobby Lane

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

The 2013 tournament season is finally over for me and while it was an outstanding year, I’ve really been looking forward to this break from traveling. This is the time of the year that I get to spend a lot of time with my family enjoying the Holiday traditions as well as taking them fishing. I’ve been home only two days, and my son and I already caught a half a dozen bass out of the lake in our back yard.

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Fall Bass In Texas

From private lakes to the next Major League Fishing Event, the fall bass bite is fantastic

By Alton Jones

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

For the past four days I’ve been down in South Texas on a charity fishing trip benefitting Legacy Outfitters. It was a trip that we auctioned off as a fundraiser to held benefit the organization.

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The New Skeeters Improve on Perfection

Instead of resting on their laurels, Yamaha and Skeeter continue to improve their models

I just picked up my 2014 Skeeter SX 2250 Bay Boat with 250 h.p. Yamaha VMAX SHO® four stroke, and I’m really impressed with the changes they made to the boat from 2013 model. One of the things that really impresses me about Skeeter Boats and Yamaha is that even though they’ve got the best product on the market, they don’t rest on their laurels. They’re constantly working to improve and build on the current models.

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Fall Bass In Texas

From private lakes to the next Major League Fishing Event, the fall bass bite is fantastic

By Alton Jones

Yamaha Pro Staff

For the past four days I’ve been down in South Texas on a charity fishing trip benefitting Legacy Outfitters. It was a trip that we auctioned off as a fundraiser to held benefit the organization.

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The New Skeeters Improve On Perfection

Instead of resting on their laurels, Yamaha and Skeeter continue to improve their models

By Ron Hueston

Yamaha Pro Staff

I just picked up my 2014 Skeeter SX 2250 Bay Boat with 250 h.p. Yamaha VMAX SHO four stroke, and I’m really impressed with the changes they made to the boat from 2013 model. One of the things that really impresses me about Skeeter Boats and Yamaha is that even though they’ve got the best product on the market, they don’t rest on their laurels. They’re constantly working to improve and build on the current models.

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Helm Master™ Makes Perilous Tasks Simple

It’s just so easy to use that I don’t know why any boat wouldn’t have it

By George Mitchell

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I just got home from six weeks of fishing in Venice, Louisiana and I have to say that Louisiana really is the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” There’s just so much variety out there and such a tremendous food source constantly flowing out of the marshes and in the Gulf of Mexico. Any time you have an abundance of food like that, you’re going to have predators in the area.

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St. Claire Throws a Curve

I located some great fish on Lake Erie, but those fish moved by tournament time

By Kelly Jordan

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

The last tournament of the year was on Lake St. Claire and the Detroit River, up in Michigan, and it was a very different kind of event than what we’re used to. Lake St. Claire is a pretty big lake and all the water that goes through the Great Lakes flows through it. It’s between Lake Huron and Lake Erie and a lot like Lake Okeechobee in that it’s big and wide, not very deep with a lot of sand.

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Angler of the Year Race is About Consistency

One breakdown and you’re out of the running

By Bobby Lane

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

We’re officially through with the Bassmaster® Elite Series season and it’s been just an awesome year on the professional tournament trail. I finished in fourth place for Angler of the Year honors, and any time you can do that you have to feel like you accomplished a lot over the previous nine months.

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Other Applications For Yamaha’s Helm Master™ System

It’s not just a great docking tool, it also has some fantastic fishing applications

By George Mitchell

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I’m currently in Venice, Louisiana and have been here for a couple of weeks now and fishing just about every day. I just finished filming yellowfin tuna and red snapper episodes of the Reel Animals television show with Billy Noble and Mike Anderson. We had just an absolute blast on the water and caught plenty of both species.

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