VMC® Redline Series® Hooks Help Walters Claim Victory and Smash Heaviest Smallmouth Bag Record

Patrick Walters, who struggled with smallmouths early in his juggernaut of a professional fishing career, set a seemingly unassailable record in the final Bassmaster Elite Series tournament of the season. He weighed in four consecutive limits of New York bronze totaling 105 pounds, a remarkable average of 5 ¼ pounds per St. Lawrence River bass. Continue reading



Walters Gets Redemption on Home Pond with NPFL Win on Santee Cooper

South Carolina pro Patrick Walters has spent countless hours probing around his home waters of Santee Cooper. And though he’s had plenty of success on Santee over the years, a win at the top level has escaped him – until now. Posting a three-day total weight of 67 pounds, 12 ounces, Walters took home the W in the National Professional Fishing League event on Santee Cooper to claim not only a $100,000 payday but also a bit of redemption. Continue reading




Rapala, a legendary company already in possession of the industry’s most accomplished and diverse set of pro-staffers, announces the addition of esteemed walleye guide and media personality Ross Robertson to the team. This adds geographic diversity, enhances the staff’s multi-species excellence, and will provide additional brain power for future product development. Continue reading



VMC® hooks & weights, Sufix® line, help Walters, Feider & Huff, to top-10 finishes in South Dakota

VMC® hooks, VMC weights and Sufix® line helped Rapala Pros Patrick Walters, Seth Feider and Cody Huff earn top-10 finishes Sunday in the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Lake Oahe, a sprawling Missouri River reservoir in South Dakota. Walters finished in sixth place, Feider came in seventh and Huff placed tenth. Continue reading



Cody Huff and Brandon Palaniuk Land Top 10 Finishes at BASS Elite on Pickwick

Storm swim baits, VMC® hooks, Rapala® crankbaits and Sufix® line helped Rapala Pro Cody Huff to a runner-up finish Sunday in the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Alabama’s Lake Pickwick, a Tennessee River reservoir. In the same event, a VMC Tokyo Rig helped Rapala Pro Brandon Palniuk place 5th and retain his lead in the Bassmaster Angler of the Year race. Continue reading



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