Has Tournament Bass Fishing Become An Elitist Sport?

Don’t laugh…this is a legitimate question.  Why?  How?  The average price for a new tournament-ready bass boat out the door is between $60,000 – $80,000.  The most expensive bass boat on the market right now sells for over $100,000.  You heard me correctly, that is not a typo…over $100K!  I did not say it was […]

The Importance of a Fishing Resume

How can I get sponsored? This is the question I get asked the most by up & coming tournament anglers, who are looking to crack the sponsorship code. There are several methods you could use, such as calling and pestering a company every day or sending flowers and candy to the company’s CEO. Either one […]

Thomas and Richardson Win IFBBA Texas Team Open

Skirmish Baits Pro Staff teammates Darrel Thomas and Robert Richardson decided to partner up and fish the IFBBA Texas Team Open on Lake Bob Sandlin, March 11, 2017. That decision paid off as the duo took first place with 17.22lbs. They also weighed in the second largest bass of the tournament with an 8lb giant! […]

Fall Fishing is Fun-tastic!

Finally… The dog days of summer are behind us.  It’s now fall, the tournament season has pretty much ended and the weather is absolutely perfect in a lot of areas for some fun bass fishing!  With the cooler air and water temperatures, the keys to success on most lakes right now are: find the baitfish […]

Introducing Bass Brothers Fishing

Based on the 2012 U.S. Census, there were 33.1 million licensed anglers in the U.S.  Of that number, 2.3 million of those licensed anglers were African-American.  By 2015, The State of the African-American Consumer Report found that black buying power had reach $1.1 trillion.  Yet, out of the 260+ professional bass anglers on tour in […]

Color Me Bass

Relax folks… I’m not talking about the 90’s boy band who had the hit song “I Wanna Sex You Up”.  Although, if they made a comeback as bass anglers, this would be the perfect name for them! As tournament bass anglers, we are always looking for an edge.  Something that could potentially set us apart […]

Thomas and Boyd Win Squaw Creek

My partner and I won the first Dallas Bass Hookers Club Tournament of the year, January 17, 2015 on Squaw Creek Lake in Granbury, TX. I had never fished the lake before, and my partner had not fished it in years. So we knew we had our work cut out for us. The morning started […]

Get Your “Grub” On!

The soft plastic grub has been around since the early 1970’s. If you’re like me, the curly tailed grub is one the first artificial lures you ever learned to use as a kid. Over the decades, with the advent of new and innovative soft plastic bait designs, the “lowly” grub has been forgotten and discarded.   […]

Choosing the Right Hook

This video provides some basic tips on selecting the right hook for different types of soft plastic baits.

The Cultural Divide In Tournament Bass Fishing

While I contemplated writing this article, I asked myself “Is this question too serious for a fishing blog”?  I ultimately decided to address the issue based on my personal experiences, and those related to me by others.  Does bigotry exist in tournament bass fishing?  First of all…how do we define “bigotry”?  Wikipedia defines bigotry as […]