Kansas State University 2017 Big Bass Bash

KSU Big Bass Bash Entry Form We are excited to announce that we have changed things up this year! Instead of the usual fundraiser tournament format that we host every year, we are now hosting the 1st annual Big Bass Bash style fundraiser tournament!! This year’s Bash will take place at Melvern Reservoir on April […]

Topwater Froggin’ – Brett Herder

We all love witnessing the commotion of giant bass exploding on top-water lures. It’s arguably one of the most popular ways to catch bass, due to its ease and excitement. However, year after year top-water lures have proven themselves amongst the best at catching absolute MONSERS. With so many shapes, sizes and colors of top-water […]

Winter Bassin’ with Jewel Jigs – Tyler Nekolny

As winter moves into full effect, tricking bass to consume your bait can become tricky. This is when matching the forage in a body of water becomes extremely important. Since the water is much colder this time of year, bass become lethargic and require less food, due to their slower metabolism. As a result, I […]

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 […]