Feb

13

Use Sufix® 832 when line is the most crucial piece of the puzzle

“Your line is one of the most critical links between success and failure in fishing,” explains Tharp, a 4-time Bassmaster Classic contender. “It’s one of the most crucial pieces to the puzzle. I mean, you can have the best lure or hook in the world, you can have the best rod and reel in the world, but if you don’t put the right line on, the rest of that stuff is useless. It all has to work together.” Continue reading

Jan

8

Gerald Swindle, 2016 Bassmaster Angler of the Year, joins Rapala VMC Pro Staff Team

When it comes to Rapala® crankbaits, The G-Man is an O.G.

“I’ve got a bunch of Shad Raps I started collecting when I was 19,” says Gerald Swindle, 48, who joined Rapala’s pro team Jan. 1. “This young pro saw my collection and says, “You’re an O.G. when it comes to Shad Raps, G.’ I said ‘Yessir!’ A Shad Rap®, a DT®-6, a DT®-10 have always been stable baits of mine.” Continue reading

Sep

12

DeFoe flips Terminator® Pro Series Jig to win Bassmaster Open

While Ott DeFoe’s boat got the headlines for getting him to unpressured water, it was his jig that got him the bites to win last week’s Bassmaster Northern Open tournament on Tennessee’s Douglas Lake. DeFoe flipped a half-ounce, black-and-blue Terminator Pro Series Jig to catch most of the fish he weighed, including his biggest, a 4 ½ pounder. Continue reading

Mar

28

DeFoe Lands lunker on top-secret topwater bait in Bassmaster Classic

For the second time this season, Rapala® Pro Ott DeFoe made a big splash for a big finish with a hush-hush new-bait. On Championship Sunday of the Bassmaster Classic on Texas lunker factory Lake Conroe, he caught and landed a 9 lb. 9 oz. bass that exploded on a Storm® Arashi® Cover Pop, a new topwater bait scheduled to be unveiled publicly in July. Continue reading