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With a generally mild winter behind us, all indications point to an early season kickoff for striped bass fishing in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and there are a few techniques that can help even a novice get in on the action. Before we get into the nuts and bolts, it’s important to note that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) recently instituted new regulations to reduce striped bass mortality.
Husband and Wife Duo Compete in Both Bassmaster® Elites and Opens
He won the 2015 Bassmaster® Angler of the Year Championship tournament, finished 4th overall in the 2019 Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings, and placed 16th in the 2020 Bassmaster Classic®. She finished 4th in her first major bass tournament, and quickly moved up to the Bassmaster Central and Eastern Opens. Together, these two Yamaha Pros may soon become the first husband/wife team competing as Bassmaster Elite anglers.
Yamaha Angler Began Fishing at Age 2, Now Entering 10th Season as Full-time Pro
Brandon Palaniuk will never forget his first ride in a bass boat, because part of him was really scared at going so fast on the water. At the same time, another part of him was unbelievably excited for the opportunity. He also remembers that day for another reason. The future Yamaha Pro caught a four-pound bass on a tube lure by a fallen tree, and that’s when he decided he wanted to be a professional fisherman. He was eight years old.
Yamaha Pro Staffer Brian Rice’s Program Introduces Children to Fishing
Fair Haven is a quiet New Jersey town situated on the southern shore of the tidal Navesink River. It’s a stone’s throw from Sandy Hook, Raritan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, where all manner of gamefish reside. The area offers some of the best coastal fishing in the Mid Atlantic region. Where should parents in the area look if their kids are ready to try fishing?
Enter Captain Brian Rice. Rice, a Fair Haven resident, is a successful businessman and charter captain who specializes in light tackle fishing for the area’s abundant striped bass. He also takes his clients bottom fishing and on occasional jaunts offshore for tuna. Rice runs the Jersey Devil, a highly recognizable Yamaha-powered 31-foot Contender® center console. He’s been associated with Yamaha for more than a decade and is a member of the pro staff team for companies including Shimano® fishing tackle and Costa del Mar® sunglasses. He’s well known in the New Jersey fishing community and active in local conservation and civic groups.
Unexpected Bites at Lake Tenkiller Saved Yamaha Pro’s Season
According to Scott Canterbury’s notes, he spent 33 days in competition on 10 different bodies of water during the 2019 Bassmaster® Elite season, but the most important part of his season really lasted just 20 minutes on the second day of fishing on Oklahoma’s Lake Tenkiller.
Yesterday’s trip was a reminder of how fall fishing really differs from every other season.
We’d launched on a natural lake with water clarity of about five feet. Our plan was to look for active fish; crappie, largemouth, or walleye.
Besides being on a new lake, we were also on the back end of a cold front that sent air temps plummeting from 88 degrees to 43. I feared this would drop water temps into the low 50s and trigger turnover.
Lessons from a Snook Pro Captain will Up Your Linesider Success
Mike Holliday is not your typical sportfishing captain. Sure, he has more than 30 years of experience guiding in Florida waters, but he is also a noted outdoor writer, with two published books on inshore fishing topics and countless magazine articles to his credit. He’s the former editor of two regional sportfishing magazines, and he’s often featured on the Florida Insider Fishing Reports Show, which airs weekly in primetime on the Fox Sports® Network.
Yamaha Pro Patrick Walters Believes Current Makes Bass Easier to Locate
If it’s summer, don’t look for Patrick Walters to be fishing anywhere on the main body of a lake. Instead, you’ll find the Yamaha Pro far upriver where he can work moving water.
The Yamaha Team Spends Some Time in Florida’s Northernmost Keys on the New Regulator® 26 Crossover
The Fla. Keys are famous for many things, from pirates and sunken Spanish treasure galleons to Ernest Hemingway’s Key West home with its pride of polydactyl cats. But for anglers, it’s best known for fishing. While the middle and southernmost Keys garner most of the good press, the upper Keys offer some of the most diverse fishing opportunities in the entire island chain. The winter sailfish season provides the opportunity to catch a billfish a scant few miles off shore, while the ocean reefs are home to tarpon, jacks, blackfin tuna and a variety of grouper and snapper species. On the other side, the backcountry of Florida Bay is a shallow water playground where bonefish and permit hunt the skinny water, and a variety of mackerel, snapper, grouper, jacks and ladyfish are found in the slightly deeper holes.
Yamaha Pro Bill Lowen Made 100-Mile Runs to Find Right Conditions at Winyah Bay Event
Bill Lowen had never made a 100-mile run one-way just to find the right fishing conditions, but he did it three successive days during the recent Bassmaster® Elite tournament at South Carolina’s Winyah Bay, and it nearly paid off with a victory. In three days of competition, the Yamaha Pro put more than 600 miles on his boat, the equivalent of driving a car from Atlanta to Miami.
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Yamaha Pro Mark Davis Offers Two Solutions For Catching Bass This Spring
Adding years of life to an outboard is easy and doesn't cost a dime. What's the secret? Flush the outboard with fresh water frequently, preferably after every use. It's that simple.