Archive for the ‘News’ Category


Where Smallmouths Go to Park

June 29th, 2011

I just returned from covering the PAA tournament at Missouri’s Table Rock Lake. Congratulations to veteran pro Stacey King on his start-to-finish victory. The story that intrigued me the most coming out of the event wasn’t King’s use of oversized worms on offshore structure, but rather where third place finisher Brian Travis caught his fish [...]

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Live Target Lures Are Getting a Little Salty

June 23rd, 2011

Koppers launches NEW Saltwater Series at EFTTEX Press Release June 14, 2011 – Amsterdam, Holland Koppers Fishing and Tackle Corp., makers of LIVETARGET Life-Like Lures, is set to launch their NEW Saltwater Series of premium hard baits at EFTTEX later this week. The new Saltwater Series represents an evolutionary step in the way saltwater lures [...]

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KVD: Irresistible Force, Immovable Object

June 15th, 2011

Apparently the cliché exists for a reason. It is true. You cannot hope to stop KVD, you can only try to contain him. We’re less than a week away from the end of the 2011 Elite Series season and the King of Kalamazoo is once again leading the AOY race. Not that it’s been easy [...]

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No Snow Cones In Fishing

June 14th, 2011

This is another great read from by good friend Andy Whitcomb at When my son’s little league baseball game was finally over the other night, he asked if he could stay and watch a bit of the next game.  When I explained our loitering to the Stillwater Parks and Recreation supervisor, he smiled and [...]

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Locks of Respect

June 13th, 2011

For two days, controversy on the water tried hard to take center stage at the Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Arkansas River. However, in the end, instead of competitive emotion, it was commercial river barge traffic and subsequent delays spent waiting to pass through the infamous lock and dam system that caused competitors to [...]

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Championship Sunday In South Carolina

May 15th, 2011

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Who’s Day Is It?

May 8th, 2011

At the final day take off the top 12 anglers all had there game face on BIG TIME. Anyone of these 12 can win the Bassmaster Elite Series Pride of Georgia. Please leave a comment and let me know who you guys think is going to win today. 1) Ish Monroe 47-11 2)Kevin VanDam 46-8 [...]

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Run & Gun Day 3 Bassmaster Report

May 7th, 2011

In today’s take off video from the shores of West Point Lake at the Bassmaster Elite Series Pride of Georgia I talk about the how the pros are fishing. Your browser does not support iframes.

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Anglers Are Liar’s

May 6th, 2011

After day one at the Bassmaster Elite Series Pride of Georgia event once again I learned that anglers are liars! In this video I share my take on what is going on at the Day 2 take off. Your browser does not support iframes.

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Bassmaster Elite Series Day 1 Report From West Point Lake

May 5th, 2011

Most people are not aware of the trials & tribulations that a Bassmaster Elite Series emcee has to deal with lol. Well in this video I open up and share them with you and also break down what the anglers say is going on out on West Point Lake at stop #5 on 2011 Bassmaster [...]

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Billie Jean is Not My Co-Angler

April 28th, 2011

In a recent interview with US Magazine, Tito Jackson, older brother of the late Michael Jackson, offered up some info about how the late King of Pop’s kids are doing. The part of the interview most relevant to Facts of Fishing fans went as follows: Us: And what about Mike’s kids? Will you be taking [...]

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UFC Fish Fighter

April 27th, 2011

So UFC 129 hits Toronto this Saturday & as many of you may know I’m a huge UFC fan. So yes I will be at the fight along with 55,000 other UFC fans. But this site and our TV show is not about UFC it’s about fishing so what does this blog post have to [...]

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More from the nasty sea creature files

April 27th, 2011

Do you have a tube bait big enough to imitate one of these things? More importantly, would you reach your arm into the water to retrieve your $20 Japanese crankbait if you knew some of these lived nearby? The Lions Mane Jellyfish have tentacles 50 meters long. Let me repeat that – 50 meters. And [...]

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You Can Save A Life

April 26th, 2011

OK, so I know this is not the kind of thing we usually post on here but this is the sister of one of our good fishing buddies and we are just doing our part to help. I hope you guys can do the same.

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Big Bucks Pro Hawgin’

April 22nd, 2011

“I’d fish for free.” How many times have you heard your local BillyJoeJimBob tournament pro say that one? Then again, if you get good enough, you don’t have to fish for free. According to a table published by this week (See below), our good friend Kevin VanDam took home over 900,000 clams last year [...]

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Bass Can’t Eat You!

April 4th, 2011

This is Why I Fish for Bass OK, so you’re 50 miles off the Texas coast, fishing for red snapper, and suddenly there’s mako shark about the size of Andre the Giant flopping around at your feet, jaws a-snapping. Not a good scene, in my humble estimation. The news source seems to blame the shark’s [...]

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Bassboat Crash!!!

April 1st, 2011

Now here is a whole new way of towing a bass boat! We hope no one was hurt.

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He Saved Our Plastic Worms, Expensive Musky Baits & Flip Flops

March 30th, 2011

When it comes to recognizing the people who make the sport of fishing great, we’re all over the big guns. But sometimes we forget about the “little guys” who make a solid difference in our day-to-day angling lives. After all, who knows the name of the inventor of the Vienna Sausage or the foot-controlled trolling [...]

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Secret Lures

March 29th, 2011

So here is one of the biggest dilemmas I face in my line of work. As an angler we all have a few traits that no matter how hard we try, we can’t change them; it’s encoded in our DNA. One of those is the urge or need to keep secrets. All anglers have it. [...]

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FACTS OF FISHING LIVE presented by SUBWAY® restaurants

March 28th, 2011

Due to overwhelming demand and the unbelievable support of Subway® restaurants, Facts of Fishing LIVE presented by Subway® restaurants is back! Fishing funnyman and host of TV’s Facts of Fishing, Dave Mercer will once again be joined by pro angler and host of WFN’s Getting School’d, J.P. DeRose and Facts of Fishing Great Lakes Trolling [...]

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Dude Come Over And Check Out My Megalodon!

March 25th, 2011

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas is going to be selling one of the coolest pieces of fishing swag ever- A MEGALODON JAW! Man I SOOOOOOO wish I had an extra $700,000 laying around I would totally love to buy this for my man cave! The jaw set is composed of 182 fossil teeth, some over [...]

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On Air with Outdoor First Radio

March 22nd, 2011

Hey Gang, (or my fishing freaks, or my mercenaries, or whatever I should call you. I’m still trying to figure out what to call you guys. Many of the super cool people on radio or online  have names for their followers like The ______ Army or The______ Nation. I gotta get one of those names [...]

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March 18th, 2011

Ok, so I have to be honest… when I rolled up to Palatka, Florida to emcee The Bassmaster Citrus Slam on the St Johns River & heard anglers yapping about the super moon I thought they were talking about somebody dropping their pants and showing their butt off to the world. Well, sorry. That is [...]

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Good People fISH

March 8th, 2011

Ish Monroe= Nice Guy Try to find a photo of Ish Monroe where he isn’t smiling or on the verge of breaking out into a smile. I dare you. The photogenic fisherman and promoter should add Colgate to his list of sponsors. I found out this weekend that his happiness isn’t a facade, either. After [...]

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Flip Me Baby One More Time

March 4th, 2011

If you’ve already kissed Madonna on national television, how do you top that? For Louisiana native Britney Spears, the answer is obvious — take the family fishing! The former teen star, who seems peachy keen normal when placed next to contemporary Lindsay Lohan, and absolutely angelic when compared to Charlie Sheen, may have gotten some [...]

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