May

24

Rapala® Crankbaits Help Palaniuk Get 30-Pound Limit, Century Club Belt, Runner-Up Trophy And Bassmaster Angler Of The Year Lead

Rapala® DT®-16 crankbaits helped Rapala Pro Brandon Palaniuk to several impressive bass-fishing achievements last week on Lake Fork in Texas – a one-day weight total of 30 pounds or more; a Century Club belt for weighing 100 pounds or more in a tournament; a runner-up finish in a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, and the lead in the Elite Series’ Angler of the Year race. Continue reading

Feb

16

Arashi® Vibe helps Downey place 2nd in Bassmaster season opener on St. John’s River

A trio of Rapala®, Storm® and VMC® baits helped Bob Downey to two monster bags and a runner-up finish in the Bassmaster Elite Series season/opener last week on Florida’s St. Johns River. The bait that put the most big bass in the Rapala pro’s boat was a Storm Arashi Vibe lipless crankbait. Continue reading

Jun

29

Rapala® DT®-6 Helps Trevor McKinney Win Bassmaster College Series Tournament

Lightning struck twice last week for McKendree University’s Trevor McKinney – figuratively and literally. In practice for the Bassmaster College Series Wild Card tournament that he and partner Blake Jackson won on Alabama’s Lay Lake – his second collegiate win on the waterbody – McKinney was struck by lightning for the second time in his lifetime. Thankfully, he was not seriously injured and was cleared to continue competing in the tournament. Continue reading

Jun

11

Wheeler Cranks DT’s on Ledges for Runner-Up Finish on Chickamauga

Running essentially the same gameplan that won him a trophy last June on Chickamauga, Jacob Wheeler came within one biggun’ of winning again this week on the Tennessee River reservoir. Wheeler cranked ledges with Rapala DT-16 and DT-20 crankbaits to catch the most, and biggest, bass he weighed, including a 5-pound, 13-ouncer in the final minutes of the championship round Wednesday on the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour. Continue reading