Be Confident – Dylan McKee

A few weeks ago I was asked by a friend what my confidence bait was, and out of pure habit I immediately responded with “a jig.” Then I stopped myself, took a moment to contemplate, and quickly said, “I take that back, I meant Snack Daddy Lures Elite Tubes.” My friend, not being an overly […]

Getting Jiggy With It

By Garrett Cates As many competitive bass anglers know, crawfish presentations can catch some monster fish. Bass depend on these crawfish as a main food source due to their high protein content and abundance in many North American reservoirs.  Having traveled the nation for tournaments and recreational fishing trips, I’ve seen first-hand how universal this […]

Carharrt Bassmaster College Series – Lake of the Ozarks

By Garrett Cates This event was one of five regional tournaments for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series. After a long winter of anticipation- studying old fishing reports, tournament results, weather patterns, and the lake’s topographic features with the Navionics phone app, my partner Graham Howard and I were ready to hit the lake. We were […]

SDL Elite Tube – A Wildcat Favorite

By Dan Towsley Being on the fishing team for my third year now, I have figured the ins and outs to college tournament fishing. I have learned what my competitors throw and have been able to fish a variety of different patterns for bass. Being from Kansas however, there are not too many different ways […]

Fishing to Win with Trokar Hooks

By Junior Member, Garrett Cates Without hooks, competitive bass fishing, as we know it, would cease to exist. The hook is one of the most important pieces of equipment bass anglers will ever use in order to be successful. The fishing industry has skyrocketed in recent years and there are countless brands and designs coming […]

How Navionics Have Helped Me – Drake Standefer

By Drake Standefer I am a freshman on the Kansas State Fishing Team. This year, for my partner and I as well as the rest of the KSU fishing team, Navionics have helped us out tremendously. These chips map out everything about the lakes for you, and it is huge when you are looking for […]

The Staple of Bass Fishing Reels

By Graham Howard Shimano reels came about in the 1920’s and have been a staple of bass fishing reels ever since. This is due to one person, Shozaburo Shimano. His goal, he declared, was “to aim to make Shimano’s products the best in Kansai, then the best in Japan, and finally the best in the […]

G-Loomis Rods

By: Freshman member Sheldon Rogge I started fishing G-Loomis rods when I was younger and used to walleye fish. They have always been my favorite type of rod to use and my first choice hands down. Fishing some of these Kansas lakes you really need to be able to get a feel for the bottom […]

The Trokar Advantage

By Freshman member, Sheldon Rogge I am a freshman on the Kansas State Fishing Team. Trokar hooks have been a huge help for me as I have traveled around and fished a lot of different lakes. I started bass fishing when I was in my early teens and I have always had a passion for […]

Snack Daddy Smallies

By Junior KSU Fishing Team member, Garrett Cates When I first transferred to K-State to fish on their fishing team, I didn’t know anyone and it quickly became apparent that I didn’t know much of anything about Kansas lakes either. Coming from Kansas City, I grew up fishing mostly Missouri Lakes including Lake of the […]