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Hook Types

There are hooks of all shapes and sizes on the market. Kristine Fischer shows the most used types and explains what they are for.

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Bassmaster’s Go Out{side} Sponsors New Children’s Book Designed To Inspire Girls To Fish


A new children’s book inspires young children — and especially young girls — to try fishing as a family activity. Layla’s Big Bass was born from one family’s search for fishing-themed storybooks to read their young daughter at bedtime. “My husband and I have enjoyed fishing together for years, and it’s an activity we always knew our […]

Fall Mackerel Mania Offers Action Aplenty

by David A. Brown


They call ’em “zingers” for the torturous sound a spinning reel makes when a big Spanish mackerel defies the drag with a speedy run. One of the most popular sportfish in coastal Gulf waters, hefty mackerel strike fast, run hard and reward diligent anglers with an unforgettable photo op. Throughout the warmer months, mackerel of […]

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    Kristine Fischer


    Born and raised in Weeping Water, NE, Kristine Fischer wasn’t one to adhere to societal norms. Growing up in a home unimpeded by the restraints of a tv, she had a natural inclination towards the outdoors.For the past few years, she’s lived on the road competing in national kayak bass tournaments across the country.  Her tournament records have […]

    Corey Hunt


    Corey Hunt is an award-winning freelance outdoor writer and photographer from the upstate of South Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her work has appeared in publications such as Dun Magazine, South Carolina Wildlife, and other online publications. More on Corey’s writing can be found on the blog she writes with […]

    Philip Hunt


    Philip Hunt grew up exploring the outdoors in any way possible. Thanks to his parents, uncles, and family friends, he is just as comfortable kayaking whitewater rapids as tying microscopic flies for fly-fishing. Philip’s wife, Corey, shares in the love of outdoor adventure. Together they raise two children with the goal of instilling a lifelong […]

    Jimmy Kennedy


    Jimmy Kennedy is a chef as well as a professional angler. Kennedy and his daughter, June, host their own cooking show focusing on bringing viewers into the heart of the home – the kitchen. {read more}

    Bryan Brasher


    Bryan Brasher is a life-long angler and enjoys catching all species of fish.

    James Hall


    James Hall shares his vast fishing knowledge from growing up fishing with his grandfather to his 20+ years as a B.A.S.S. Editor.

    Justin Brouillard


    Justin is an avid angler and content creation specialist with a major passion for the outdoors.

    John Deshauteurs


    Fishing has always been an obsession for John. As a young boy his favorite thing to do on a Friday night was to stay glued to the Outdoor Channel. He couldn’t wait to tune in and watch the pros demonstrate fishing techniques while showing the latest and greatest in gear and just loving life on […]

    Courtney Johnson


    Courtney Johnson is a book author, freelance writer and teacher based in Erie, CO. Most of her days are spent chasing her 7-year-old daughter on hiking trails, down the hills on a mountain bike and up climbing routes. You can follow her adventures at: https://adventureswithmylittleray.com/.

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