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Finding Bass During a Mixed Spawn Season

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 10, No. 4

Yamaha Pro Mark Davis Offers Two Solutions For Catching Bass This Spring

Warmer-than-normal winter temperatures have shuffled bass spawning schedules on many lakes throughout the country this spring, but Mark Davis has seen it before, and the veteran Yamaha Pro knows just how to approach the problem.


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For Cold Weather Bass, Try This Two-Lure Approach

Fishin' Vol. 10, No. 2

Yamaha Pro Bobby Lane Alternates Jigs and Crankbaits in the Same Water

By most standards, Florida-based pro Bobby Lane would be among the last to say he enjoys fishing cold winter water, but just the opposite is true. The veteran Yamaha Pro has developed a two-lure approach that has nearly taken him to victory in the last two Bassmaster Classics,® both conducted in extremely cold weather.


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On The Run Again

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 8, No. 3

Fall is Striper Time. Are you ready for the action?

If you live in New England, it’s already started. If you live in the MidAtlantic you know that fall is in the air and millions of striped bass are heading your way. The southward migration of these highly-prized gamefish is a months-long fishing extravaganza that gets any fisherman’s adrenalin pumping. 


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Deep-Diving Crankbaits Often Fool Late Autumn, Early Winter Bass

Fishin' Vol. 9, No. 8

As water temperatures continue to cool now during the late autumn and early winter months, bass fishermen often tie on topwater lures in hopes of having a final flurry of surface action. Yamaha Pro Todd Faircloth, however, does just the opposite, choosing a deep-diving crankbait to target fish that have already moved out of the shallows.   


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As Water Starts Cooling, Bass Follow Baitfish into Shallow Waters

Fishin' Vol. 9, No. 7

Over the past decade, Bill Lowen has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best jig fishermen in professional tournament bass fishing, but in the autumn as water begins to cool, you might actually see the Yamaha Pro throwing a spinnerbait, buzzbait, or a crankbait.


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Instinct and Lure Choice Led Lucas to Winning Catch

Fishin' Vol 9, No. 5

The way Justin Lucas won the recent Bassmaster® Elite tournament on the Potomac River surprised everyone in the 107-angler field, possibly most of all the Yamaha Pro himself. The weather was hot and humid and fishing on the famous waterway had been poor, but Lucas led all four days of competition and weighed in 72 pounds, 14 ounces of bass, all from a single long boat parking dock.


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Jerkbaits Often Overlooked as Summer Bass Lures

Fishin' Vol. 9, No. 4

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Fishes Jerkbaits Year-Round for Quality Bass


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Fishin’ with Finelli

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 8, No. 2

Savvy and always fun to fish with, Capt. Mark Finelli knows his home waters and enjoys sharing them with his clients and friends


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Recognizing Changing Conditions Often Critical in Relocating ‘Lost’ Bass

Fishin' Vol. 9, No. 3

Matt Herren’s recent victory in the Toyota® Texas Bass Classic, one of the most prestigious bass tournaments in the country, hinged almost entirely on the Yamaha Pro’s ability to recognize and adjust to rapidly changing water conditions, even though he’d never before seen the lake he was fishing.  


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Watching Bass Chase Bait Keyed Omori’s Elite Win

Fishin' Vol. 9, No. 2

Yamaha Pro Changed Lures to Imitate Shad

Takahiro Omori’s recent Bassmaster® Elite Series victory on Alabama’s Wheeler Lake underscores just how important it is for a fisherman to be observant of both bass and baitfish activity going on around him. After seeing a bass chase a shad to the surface right in front of him, the Yamaha Pro changed lures, caught that bass, and went on to win with a total of 81 pounds, six ounces.


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