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Fish-A-Thon supports Casting for a Cure!

January 16th, 2012

This is a long over-do update for Casting for a Cure for 2011! We had great support in 2011 for Casting for a Cure. On July 23rd, 2011, the annual Fish-A-Thon for a cure took place at Deer Creek Conservation Area near Langton, ON. The event raised over close to $10,000.00  for Casting for a [...]

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This Shark Rocks!

January 13th, 2012

I saw this cool picture on one of my favorite fishing sites www.fishingfury.com & had to share it with you guys!

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Facts of Fishing THE SHOW is Back

January 6th, 2012

The new season of Facts of Fishing THE SHOW will premiere this weekend on The Score & The Score HD in Canada. Tune in Saturday Jan 7th at 9AM & Sunday Jan 8th at 8AM to see all the action. Once again we will show everything from backlashes to big fish so get ready to [...]

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BASSketball

December 1st, 2011

So here I kind of thought I was a big deal when I made the first cast at a Major League Baseball Game a few years ago at a Toronto Blue Jays Game. That’s right I said first cast! I cast the baseball with a rod & reel, Some said it was crazy, some said [...]

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Ice Fishing Can Be HOT!

November 30th, 2011

As the temperature slowly starts to drop, some of us up north are faced with the sad reality that our once sparkling lakes will soon be hard & ice covered. However, proving once again that anglers can not be stopped, our for fathers figured out a way to hack, dig or drill their way through [...]

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Some BassZone Ink

November 28th, 2011

As most of you know when I am not on the water yelling crazy stuff at fish while shooting Facts of Fishing,  I have another job. I yell crazy stuff at other people’s fish as the Bassmaster Classic & Elite Series emcee. Which really just goes to prove how wrong my high school guidance counselor [...]

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Really Fresh Fish…REALLY FRESH

November 23rd, 2011

OK so just about everyone likes fresh fish for dinner. It’s healthy & it tastes great! But there is a restaurant in Japan that has some really, really, REALLY fresh fish! Watch this video and you will understand what I’m talking about. Please leave a comment and let me know if this is somewhere you [...]

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Instead Of Brrr This Fall Say BUZZ

November 21st, 2011

Consider Buzz Baits to Attract Late Autumn Bass Courtesy of The Fishing Wire It’s easy to understand why Kelly Jordon considers topwater buzz baits some of the best lures to use for late-autumn largemouths. After all, the Yamaha Pro has never forgotten how close he came to winning the second professional tournament he ever fished [...]

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I Caught A Record Fish……..BURP!!!

November 16th, 2011

Alright I don’t care where you fish or what you fish for every angler in the world wants to catch the biggest fish. Maybe your goal is to catch the biggest fish of your life or better yet the biggest fish out of your loyal group of fishing buddies or just imagine the biggest fish [...]

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I Like Big Fish But This Is A Little Crazy

November 14th, 2011

So you folks all know that I am a big fish freak. The bigger the fish the better. There is nothing I love more than a big nasty fish……but this video is a little over the top!!!

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Dave Mercer Announces Winner of Hook, Line and Subway® Contest

October 19th, 2011

Hamilton, Ontario – Dave Mercer announced the grand-prize winner of the 2011 Hook, Line & SUBWAY® contest earlier today. The recipient, David Baker, was presented with his prize this morning at the Subway located at 101 Queenston Road in Hamilton. Dave Mercer drove up to the SUBWAY® restaurant with the bass boat, a Skeeter FX20 [...]

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Knot Another Loop

October 17th, 2011

The other day, while talking to Aaron Martens (or actually while listening to Aaron Martens – dude has some thoughts about just about everything), he mentioned went into his extensive theories on knots.  In particular, he uses a lot of braided line with fluorocarbon leaders and likes to join them together with a double uni [...]

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No shrimp on the Barbie for you!

October 14th, 2011

Reports out of Queensland, Australia have indicated that both commercial and recreational fishermen in the area had been afflicted with mysterious skin boils and lesions. According to one industry rep, somewhere between 20 and 30 percent of local commercial fishermen broke out in what can best be described (by me) as the worst type of [...]

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Big Man in the Boat

October 13th, 2011

Who knew? Three time All-Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork of the New England Patriots, owner of a Super Bowl ring, is an avid angler. At a recent charity event for a teammate’s foundation (www.mattlightfoundation.com – cool outdoor stuff, check ‘em out), the game of the day was sporting clays, but Wilfork spent most of his [...]

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Toothy Critters

October 12th, 2011

Should I be worried? I’m headed to Brazil in just about a month to chase and hopefully capture big peacock bass. If I want to get really greedy, I’ll let you in on the fact that I’m particularly excited about catching a few on topwater baits. All was going well – I’d gotten my yellow [...]

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Are you tow-worthy?

October 4th, 2011

Skeet Reese pulls his boat with a Ford F12billion, or something like that, the most jacked up truck this side of your local arena (“You’ll have to pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge of it!” the monster truck carnies screech.) Ish Monroe also has a truck that’ll scare the powerbait [...]

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Let it snow?

October 3rd, 2011

I’ve fished tournaments in the snow before, but the coldest I’ve ever been while in a boat was on a day when it WASN’T snowing. It was the first day of the 2008 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell. When I think of SOUTH Carolina, it’s warm weather, good fishing and good food that [...]

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Calamari Fiesta

September 28th, 2011

According to the Los Alamitos Seal Beach Patch (that’s a hard newspaper name to digest), there’s some good news: Humboldt Squid (also hard to digest) have invaded the waters off Huntington Beach, California and are ripe for the picking. The paper tells us that one boat out of Long Beach Marina “encountered the 2-5 lb [...]

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What a Hawg? Hog?

September 23rd, 2011

If you have any aspirations of being a celebrated TV show host like Dave Mercer, you’ve got to get the vocabulary down pronto. Number one thing to learn – a big bass is a “hawg.” I have no idea if South Carolina angler Wes Covington has any designs on taking over Dave’s show, but he’s [...]

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Split Personality

September 22nd, 2011

Little Davey Wolak had a big payday at Lake Champlain this past week, earning $125,000 for his efforts. But in many ways it was a joint effort – not only did is the lake split between New York and Vermont (as well as Canada), but Dave’s 80+ pound catch was part smallmouths and part big [...]

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Now YOU’RE the Bait!

September 15th, 2011

Yes, you can quote the old Jaws script on this one – we ARE going to need a bigger boat. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, an adventure traveler of the first order or just a regular old nut with money to burn, you may be interested in traveling to Roatan, an island off the coast [...]

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This one will register

September 13th, 2011

Over the years, less-than-scrupulous angler wannabes have developed all sorts of ways to cheat in tournaments. Fortunately, many if not most of them have been caught. When they are caught, justice is often swift – rumor has it that the criminals would typically prefer to deal with law enforcement authorities than with an angry mob [...]

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Kids Day At Ontario Place Is Back!!!

September 9th, 2011

It’s Back!!! Facts of Fishing Kid’s Day is back at Ontario Place on Saturday, September 17th, 2011! This year is going to be the best year ever for this event! Not only will the first 400 kids receive a free gift bag full of great stuff from great sponsors such as Shimano, Subway, Toyota, Yamaha, [...]

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What’s the minimum length?

September 9th, 2011

Here’s a hot tip for multi-species action – if you’re bored with bass, weary from walleye or too pretty for perch, check out Lake Ida near Alexandria, Minnesota. While fishing there over the July 4th holiday weekend, Beth Krohn hooked into something that just didn’t feel right. Turned out it was a prosthetic leg. Might’ve [...]

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LaCrosse Sticks Out

September 8th, 2011

Of the eight tournaments on next year’s Bassmaster Elite Series schedule, the summer derby in La Crosse, Wisconsin is the one that most intrigues me. If early reports are true, and I have every reason to believe that they are, this has the potential to be one of the fishiest and closely-battled tournaments in BASS [...]

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