KVD Breaks all time Weight Record at 2011 Classic!

February 20, 2011 by

Kevin VanDam put 28 pounds on the scales to take his 4th Bassmaster Classic trophy.

“I am flattered to even be mentioned in the same sentence as Rick Clunn,” said VanDam of the only other angler to lay claim to 4 Classic titles.

VanDam credits his win to the fact that was the first, of many anglers fishing a spawning cove on Lake Catouatchie, to adjust when fishing pressure put the hurt on what had been a strong spinnerbait bite. His remedy was Strike King’s 1.5 square bill crankbait. The leading-edge move created the lead he needed and then he shut the on all challengers today.

As a result, VanDam passed Roland Martin for the most all time wins with 20. He tied Clunn with 4 Classic wins. He surpassed the $5,000,000 mark in tournament winnings. His 69-plus pounds shattered 56-plus record heaviest weight in a 3-day Classic.

Van Dam wins his 4th Bassmaster Classic

February 20, 2011 by

KVD weigh-in in 28 LBS today for a 4 day RECORD CLASSIC total of 69+ to win his 4th title only second angler to win back to back Classic’s…………this guy is on a totally different planet right now. In the media room in New Orleans and everybody says the same thing: He’s not beatable on the big stage right now-Period. There were other Pro’s in the room just shaking their head at what is going on in their sport right now…………..should be an interesting 2011!

John Crews post Weigh-in Update

February 20, 2011 by

Just ran into John Crews here in the media room, as he just weighed in a little over 13+ and sits in 5th place. He says he’ll finish around 20th which i thought sounded way, way low. He said nah, they are holding back the big bags as some guys really whacked em’ this afternoon and everyone better get ready!

On the Water at 2011 Bassmaster Classic-Incredible Video

February 20, 2011 by

Here are two video clips from AC Insider Vance McCullough out on the water Friday with Greg Vinson……absolutely awesome video. Click the links below and enjoy!

http://anglerschannel.com/content/2011-bassmaster-classic-day-1-water-greg-vinson-part-1

http://anglerschannel.com/content/2011-bassmaster-classic-day-1-water-greg-vinson-part-2

Classic Records May Fall Today at Weigh-in

February 20, 2011 by

Just over a year ago Kevin VanDam had twice won the biggest championship in competitive bass fishing. Now he stands poised to join only Rick Clunn as a 4-time Bassmaster Classic Champion.

And if he can do it big enough he could also shatter the record for heaviest Classic winning weight.

We’re in for quite a show!

Weigh in show is happening now. They’ll start actually putting fish on the scales shortly. Stay tuned for the latest here at AnglersChannel.com!

AC to send big Team out to Bassmaster Classic this Week-

February 16, 2011 by

Anglerschannel.com will have more Insiders at this event than ever before………….we will have Vance McCullough, Robby Byrum, new insider Luke Estel, and former Daiwa National Sales Mgr Vic Sykes with us for the entire event. Really looking fwd to the feedback these guys have on what many are predicting will be a fantastic classic from a pure fish catching standpoint. The Louisiana Delta is a classic shallow water bite and there will be some anglers more than eager to get out on the water and push the limits. Bass Elite Series Pro Casey Ashley said last week at the Anglers Choice Marine Open House that there will be many guys covering hundred’s of miles of water each day-now that should be interesting! We hope to provide some great insight so please stay tuned to Anglerschannel.com throughout the weekend-and don’t forget we will have some top 5 results from area tournaments being posted as well.

Greene Boat and Motor heads to Norman this Sat

February 16, 2011 by

The 2nd stop on the 2011 Greene Boat and Motor Team Trail is Lake Norman and Pinnacle Landing this Sat……..reports are that Lake Norman is hot right now, with an 18 Lb bag brought in this past weekend. For more information on this tournament trail, just click the link below that will take you to their schedule and contact information:

http://anglerschannel.com/content/greene-boat-and-motor-team-trail-2011

 

Good luck on the water!

TRITON BOATS re-up’s with BASS

February 14, 2011 by

Considering the climate out there, this is a BIG DEAL for TRITON:

MURFREESBORO, Tenn – Triton Boats, LLC, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass fishing boats, has signed a new sponsorship agreement with the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, America’s largest bass fishing organization. Effective immediately, Triton has been elevated to the Premier sponsorship level, thereby strengthening its ties to the 500,000-member B.A.S.S. organization.
 
“Triton is extremely proud to be named a Premier sponsor of B.A.S.S.,” said company founder Earl Bentz. “We have been a supporting sponsor of the organization for some time, and feel our elevation to the highest sponsorship level symbolizes our deep commitment not only to B.A.S.S. and its members, but to the entire sport of bass fishing.”
 
Reflecting this commitment, Triton officials recently unveiled the 2011 Federation Nation Alliance Program as well as a revamped Triton Gold contingency program that includes even bigger payouts for the 2011 tournament season. Specifically tailored to B.A.S.S. Federation Nation anglers, Triton’s Alliance Program includes bonus money for winning state championships, divisional titles – all the way up to the Bassmaster Classic – and culminates with the possibility of up to $144,000 for qualified anglers.
 
Not to be outdone, the Triton Gold contingency program enters 2011 with increased payout at over 3,000 events nationwide.  Several B.A.S.S. events are included and most qualified events offer anglers an incredible potential bonus of $7,000 per tournament win, which gives Triton owners one of the richest contingency programs in the industry.  
 
Both Triton and B.A.S.S. have welcomed new ownership in the past several months.  Triton joined industry leading brands Ranger and Stratos as part of Fishing Holdings, LLC while B.A.S.S. was purchased by an investment group headed by longtime industry veteran Jerry McKinnis. “B.A.S.S. is proud to continue its close association with the Triton brand,” said McKinnis. “The Triton reputation for solid service and quality products appeals to anglers of all skill levels, and certainly to our core membership of bass anglers.”
 
With so much to offer anglers in the way of contingency programs and key partnerships, Triton officials are especially excited about the 2011 model year and what it brings in terms of new product.  From the all-new 18 and 19-foot XS Series designs, to the all-new SE Series and the legendary 21HP, tournament anglers are bound to find a platform that will bring new meaning to the phrase “bragging rights.”
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Eufaula Report

February 14, 2011 by
Water level, 188.90 msl
Temperature mid to upper 40′s
Clarity – Extremely muddy
 
Bass fishing has been very tough to say the least. The cold, muddy water has them all over the place. Slow, slow presentation has been the trick to get any kind of a strike. Jigs, rigged with a Sinko worked around any structure , slow cranking a big lipped lure or a Shakey head presentation, all worked slow. Red bug and gold have been good soft plastics color choices.
 
Crappie are very deep and not producing as expected due to the muddy water. When the water temperature comes up another eight degrees or so,and the water clears up,we will see increased action. The fish taken now are very deep.
 
Pan fish are still a few weeks out.
 
Catfish are doing well, they love the muddy conditions. A good smelly bait is doing the trick, the odor carries in the muddy water and draws their attention.
 
Be sure and check the www.leekingbenefit.org site, we are getting close to filling the first flight of 30 teams for the June 11, 2011 event.
 
Dress warm and keep plenty of water on the boat for these cold trips. We have a few more weeks of this winter weather coming.
 
“till next time,
 
God Bless & Good Fishn’
Capt. Sam
 
 
Capt.Sam Williams
hawk184@earthlink.net
www.leekingbenefit.org
www.hawksfishingguideservice.com
Skype # sam.williams184
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Visit S & K Outdoors in Eufaula, Al. for all your fishing needs 334 687 4000

Steve Griggs Big CATCH!!

February 12, 2011 by

This is very impressive from two weeks back at Kissimmee……………..9.33 on the BF-WOW!!


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