The 10th Bassmaster Elite Series season to showcase world-class fisheries

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In 2015, B.A.S.S. celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Bassmaster Elite Series with a schedule that commemorates some of the greatest events in bass fishing history. Six of the sites have hosted Elite tournaments in the past decade, and all eight fisheries are among the finest venues the sport has to offer for the best anglers in the business.

“It’s fitting that the 10th Elite Series season features such prominent and important fisheries,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin in announcing the 2015 schedule. “The schedule spans the country from coast to coast and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and it includes some of the very best bass lakes and rivers in the country — and some of the most challenging.” See photos of the 2015 schedule. Read More

Lew's hosts tournament for heroes

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Lew’s provided American Hero rod and reel combos to the 72 wounded warriors and disabled veterans who participated in the 2014 Reel American Heroes Foundation Tournament, appropriately held recently on the Potomac River near historic stretches not far from the nation’s capital.

Bassmaster Elite Series pros Tim Horton, Shaw Grigsby, Paul Elias, John Crews and Michael Simonton attended in support. Read More



Superdeep Crankbaits

By Mark Hicks, Bassmaster Magazine It’s no easy feat to build a crankbait that breaks the 20-foot depth barrier. Mann’s 30+ and Luhr Jensen’s 3/4-ounce Hot Lips Express have been doing this for years, but they’ve had few serious challengers — until now. View photos of the Superdeep All-Stars

Today, there are more than a dozen “supersonic” crankers that dive 20 feet or more. Why do you need them? Timmy Horton has the answer.

“The key to fishing diving crankbaits is hitting the bottom,” Horton says. “If you’re missing the bottom by 1 foot, you’re missing it by a mile.” Read Complete Story


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