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With high school and college fishing growing rapidly, there is no doubt that the competition is getting tougher and tougher. Young anglers are qualifying for the Bassmaster Elite Series now more than ever. We performed a study of the average age of Elite Series qualifiers from the last 15 years, and the trend we found […]

The Bassmaster Opens have quickly become one of the most competitive tournament trails in the country.  A record number of anglers signed up to compete in all nine of the 2023 Opens, and with the 2024 schedule featuring stops at some of the top lakes in the U.S., it’s likely to become an even more […]

After fishing the Bassmaster Open on the St. Lawrence River out of Waddington, New York, Matt Pangrac realized that fishing a swift current river connected to a Great Lake is a totally different ball game than fishing any other body of water in the country. Matt spent several days practicing and competing, and even though he […]

Paths to Become a Pro Angler At some point, every youth, high school, and college angler dreams of becoming a professional angler. Anyone can decide to fish in high school and college if he or she is enrolled and has the minimum GPA requirement to be eligible. If you are a high school student and […]

Being in front of a camera can be extremely intimidating. For some of us it can be a disconcerting experience, but one that in today’s world of almost instant social media posts and media coverage you need to become proficient at as a tournament angler. Whether you are asked by a photographer to snap a […]

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