Pro Anglers

Battery Care 101

Your batteries are an essential link to a successful day on the water

By Kelly Jordan

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

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Positive Moves Coming out of the Classic

Improvements every day and a good showing start the season right

By Bobby Lane

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

The bite never really panned out for me during the 2014 Bassmaster Classic® on Lake Guntersville, even though I did fairly well. When we arrived for the official days of practice before the tournament, the water temperatures on Lake Guntersville were ranging from 40 to 42 degrees—so it was very cold. The air temperatures were in the mid 40s the entire time, which made it just tough for fishing.

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Up and Down at the Bassmaster Classic®

I caught a lot of nice fish the first day, but cold water came in and slowed my bite

By Dean Rojas

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

The practice period for the Bassmaster Classic was really tough for everyone. There was still snow on the ground and the water was super cold, so even through you’d mark fish, they just weren’t biting. I fished all over—I fished deep, I fished shallow, and I just couldn’t get a bite. It was really frustrating.

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Pay Attention to the Details

It’s the little things that can turn into big problems with your outboard motor

By George Mitchell

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I’m a staunch proponent of preventative maintenance for several reasons: it’s usually simple and not very expensive, and because little things that can go overlooked can turn into big problems that will leave you stranded. Sometimes it’s something very simple that can upset the balance of the mechanics of your outboard motor and cause it to run poorly or not run at all.

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Long Days Ahead at the Bassmaster Classic®

Cold weather, big fish await tournament anglers on bass fishing’s biggest stage

By Takahiro Omori

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I’m at my home in Texas and it’s freezing cold. There’s freezing rain, but no snow, but I saw on the weather today that it’s supposed to snow again in Birmingham.

I leave Thursday for Birmingham and Lake Guntersville for the Bassmaster Classic and am really looking forward to it. This is my tenth Classic, so I have a good feel for the atmosphere and what to expect.

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A Warm-Up Will Make this a Wide-Open Classic

Whatever the weather, there are going to be some impressive stringers on Lake Guntersville

By Bobby Lane

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I did some scouting on Lake Guntersville in late December in preparation for the upcoming Bassmaster Classic®. The weather was gorgeous, a little cool, but warming up during the daytime, but since then it has turned absolutely frozen in Alabama.

My brother Chris has lived on Lake Guntersville for five years and he told me he’s never seen it so cold in the time he’s lived there. The backs of some of the creeks are solid ice, so the water in the lake right now must be in the high 30s or low 40s, which is really cold.

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Yamaha Offers More Than Just Outboard Motors

From fuel efficiency and reliability in their motors to new motor promotions and Helm Master™, there’s a lot of good things going on

By George Mitchell

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

Last week I was fishing out of the Miami Beach Marina on a 32 Yellowfin with twin 300 h.p. Yamaha 4.2 Liter V6 four stroke outboards. I spent a good portion of my life fishing South Florida before I moved up the east coast to Jupiter, so going back top Miami was like homecoming weekend for me.

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Boats Shows offer a Good Venue to Compare Features

The larger the show, the more boats you can look at

By Bill Platt

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

The Houston Boat Show is this weekend, so I’m looking forward to going to that event and seeing all the new boats and visiting with my friends in the Yamaha Booth. I’ve been going to the Houston Boat Show since I was a little kid, it’s just a tradition for me to go there and look at all the new boats, motors and marine gear on the market.

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Strong Classic Field of Anglers Really Pushed Me to be Prepared

I’ll have almost two weeks of scouting in on Lake Guntersville for the Bassmaster Classic® in late February

By Takahiro Omori

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

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No Preconceived Ideas About The 2014 Bassmaster® Classic

At Lake Guntersville the bass will be in the grass, but how close to shore will be determined by the temperatures

By Ish Monroe

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

I’ve been keeping myself busy so that I don’t think much about the upcoming Bassmaster Classic in February. I got both of my boats wrapped and ready and am actively breaking in the 250 h.p. Yamaha VMAX SHO® four strokes.

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