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Conditions Change, You Have To Trust Your Instincts

Late-season cold fronts completely changed the fishing in the last two Elite Series events

By Ish Monroe

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

The last two events on the Elite Series Tour have been tough for everyone, as fronts passed through the area and completely changed the fishing between the practice days and tournament days. That means everyone had to adapt, throw what they learned during the practice days out the window and try to find the fish.

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Tournament Luck is Hard to Beat

Thirty seconds after putting out a lure we caught a tournament winning fish

By Bill Platt

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

A couple of weeks ago I went down to South Florida to pick up my new 36 Invincible with triple 300 h.p. Yamaha 4.2 liter four strokes. It’s always nice to get a new boat and motors, and I was really looking forward to it, but had to wait while the electronics went in and the boat got wrapped, which took an extra week.

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From Sandals to Snow Boots

One week I’m fishing in flip flops and the next I’m doing all I can to keep warm

By Bobby Lane

Yamaha Pro Staff

It seems like every tournament we’ve had for the Elite Series this year has some kind of weather fluke thrown in. At the Bassmaster Classic is was 30 degrees, and a month later at Falcon Lake it was 104 degrees. That pattern didn’t change last week for the Elite Series Event in Bull Shoals, Arkansas.

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Coined By A General

Everyone had fun at the Warriors On The Water Military Appreciation Bass Fishing Tournament

By Mark Menendez

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I’ve been on the road a lot lately, first in Venice, Louisiana where I went fishing with some old friends in the boat business. I ran into the guys from the Venice Marina at an event in Alabama and they invited me down, and it turned into kind of an old friend reunion.

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Versatility from the Newest 200 H.P. Yamaha Four Stroke

The 200 h.p. 2.8 liter Yamaha In-Line four cylinder four stroke outboard has a wide range of boating applications

By Capt. Rick Murphy

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I can’t tell you how excited I am about the introduction of the new 200 h.p. 2.8 liter Yamaha In-Line four cylinder four stroke outboard. There are just so many applications for this motor, from offshore center consoles to larger flats boats and bay boats, and even to pontoon boats and cruisers. It’s just an incredibly versatile motor.

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The Fishing Season is Just Getting Started

It’s time to get your boat ready to fish

I just got back from Houston, Texas and the 2013 South West International In-Water Boat Show where everybody was talking about the new Yamaha Helm Master System. Everything really is bigger in Texas, and you never know who you’re talking to whether they came there to buy a bay boat or a big sportfishing boat.

I was able to test ride in the new 24 foot Yellowfin Bay Boat with the 300 h.p. Yamaha four stroke outboard. The mileage on that boat was just incredible. We were running 40 mph and burning 3.3 miles per gallon.

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Weird Weather Has Made Fishing Tough

Despite freezing and hot temperatures, the fishing has been good

By Russ Lane

Yamaha Pro Staff

It’s been a weird year so far for me. It started with the Classic where it was freezing cold, then yesterday I was in Texas where it was 104 degrees, and last night I got to Tennessee where it’s been snowing.

I went into the Bassmaster Classic® hoping to win, and probably pushed myself too hard beforehand. I had a bad cold and tried to push through it and ended up catching pneumonia during the event. I continued to try to power through the health issues and all that did was get me to the emergency room three times that week.

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New Yamaha Outboards Have Customer Confidence

A lot of people are looking to repower with the 150 h.p. Yamaha V MAX SHO® four stroke and 200 h.p. In-Line Yamaha four stroke

By Ron Hueston

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I spent a lot of time in the Yamaha and Skeeter booths at the Miami International Boat Show® last month and was glad to see a crowd of people looking at the new 150 h.p. Yamaha V MAX SHO four stroke and the 200 h.p. in-Line Yamaha four stroke. They drew huge interest in the Yamaha and Skeeter booths.

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Starting The Year Off Well

Placing 12th in the Bassmaster Classic® has set the tone for a new tournament season

By Dean Rojas

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I felt like I fished flawlessly during the 2013 Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I didn’t miss a single bite or lose a fish during the first two days of fishing, and that’s about all I can ask for.

Going into the event, I never really found the big bite or big fish that I felt would put me in position to win the event. The weather stunk, but it was the same for everybody, and it may have hurt me a little bit, but in the long run I just never had the right bites to make a run of it.

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New Products From Yamaha Drawing A Lot of Attention

The Houston Boat Show and Miami International Boat Show® had boaters looking to repower with the newest Yamaha outboards while Helm Master™ stole the show

By Bill Platt

Yamaha Pro Staff 

It’s been a busy boat show season for me. First I had the Houston Boat Show which always draws a big crowd, then I went down to South Florida for the Miami International Boat Show. Both shows had some really interesting crowds, and while there were a lot of new boats sold, what I think I saw most was a lot of people who owned boats looking to repower.

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