Find Baitfish, Find Fall Bass

Fishing during the fall months is something Major League Fishing pro Edwin Evers knows a thing or two about.It being the ability to catch fish. And to win tournaments.As you'll recall, late last October, as Hurricane Sandy roared up the Eastern seaboard and left Florida's wind whipped Lake Istokpoga in her rearview mirror, Evers did both.He caught plenty of fish on the last day, a final period tear on the vast, shallow water body.And he caught enough bass to overtake leader Ish Monroe and win the Jack Link's Major League Fishing 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup on Istokpoga in dramatic fashion.In an interview I did with E-Squared several years ago, Evers admitted that he really, really, really likes fall fishing.Why?- See more at:

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Jack Links Major League Fishing on Sunday completed filming in North Texas on lakes around the city of Denton. The Shell Rotella Challenge Cup is Major League Fishing’s fifth event. The Challenge Cup marks the second time MLF anglers fished competitively on more than one body of water during a six-day event. The anglers are not informed of the day’s venue until the morning of the competition. “We had a great experience in Denton. I’ve never seen the anglers more energized than they are right now, and that attitude will come through in our television show. We had some outstanding competition,” said Major League Fishing Commissioner Don Rucks. Denton, Texas, is roughly 35 miles northwest of Dallas and 35 miles northeast of Fort Worth. The city is home to the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University. “We are especially pleased to have filmed in a vibrant community like Denton. It is an attractive community and one that welcomed us,” Rucks said. - See more at:

2014 Challenge Cup Format and Rules


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2014 Bassmaster Marshal Registration is open

Bass fishing fans — don't miss the opportunity to Marshal alongside a top Bassmaster pro at one of the legendary fisheries featured in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series schedule.Through B.A.S.S.'s one-of-a-kind Marshal program, participants get to spend two to three days on the water learning tips and techniques from the world’s best bass anglers.

The One Thing

Edwin Evers I had a pretty solid year. I can't say that there was any one thing that got me here [All-Star Week]. If I had to narrow it down, it was that I made good adjustments throughout the year and was able to be consistent.

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Edwin Evers on White Lake

Edwin Evers swings for the fences on the final day of the Elite Series Toyota All-Star Week and Evan Williams Bourbon Championship, hoping to bring home the All-Star trophy.

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The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is a no-entry fee, $100,000 tournament that raises funds for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. With conservation top-of-mind, only bass over 21-inches are brought to weigh-in for fans to see. All other keeper bass are weighed, recorded by a ride-along judge, and immediately released into Lake Conroe. Very much a festival, the tournament also includes a huge bbq competition and top-notch country music concerts each day.

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Offers Free Activities for Fans and Families

The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC), the world championship of professional bass fishing, is bringing the best anglers along with some of the biggest bands in country music to Conroe. Today, tournament officials announced a full lineup of free, family-friendly activities taking place at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center Oct. 4-6 to coincide with the tournament.“We have world class music and a stellar field of anglers coming to Conroe. With all of the activities we have planned for fans and families, it’s shaping up to be a great weekend at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic,” said Tournament Director Lenny Francoeur. “This event is really about supporting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and with event tickets being free it’s a great way for the community to enjoy world-class entertainment and support a worthy cause.”Outdoor Adventures Area – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Adventures Area features kid-friendly activities that emphasize the TPWD’s youth fishing programs. Activities include archery, a rock climbing wall, kids casting challenge and a host of outdoor-themed educational and interactive exhibits.Bass Pro Shops Kids Zone – Families can enjoy several free brand new activities in the Kids’ Zone including an inflatable obstacle course and Velcro wall, BB gun shooting range, kayak pool and  the ever popular mechanical bull riding.BBQ Cook-Off – Over 50 teams will compete in the second annual TTBC BBQ Cook-Off where they will serve up their best brisket, ribs and chicken. Defending champion Donald Canterbury with the “We Be Smokin” team will return to defend their 2012 titles. Winners of the 2013 title will be announced Saturday ahead of the tournament weigh-ins.Food Truck Court – Several of the area’s awarding-winning food trucks will be on-site at TTBC this year including Papa John’s, Holmes Smokehouse, Koagie Hots, Custom Confections and many more!Wake Rail Demonstrations – Two 1,200 sq. ft. wake rail pools will debut at this year’s TTBC and will feature pro wakeboard riders performing free trick demonstrations throughout the event weekend.Yamaha Test Track – Riders can test various Yamaha ATVs on the 25,000 square foot test track that includes bumps, twists and log-filled roads and obstacles.Toyota Drive Center – Fans can enjoy hands-on driving experiences in the latest Toyota makes and models including the 2014 Tundra at the off road test track.Free Concerts

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One fan to win Tundra

he All-Star pros won’t be the only ones collecting prizes on Sept 29. One of 14 finalists in the Toyota All-Star Fan Favorite Angler Sweepstakes will win a 2014 Toyota Tundra valued at $35,000.Those 14 fan names have been randomly paired with the 14 pro names. The Toyota Tundra winner will be the fan lucky enough to have had their name paired with the eventual All-Star champ. The pairings are:            Hank Cherry: Clay Wilson of Rogers, Ark.            Keith Combs: Tammy Jones of Grimesland, N.C.            John Crews: Susan Blackwell of Lombard, Ill.            Edwin Evers: David Johnson of Falls Church, Va.            Mike Iaconelli: Tony McCraw of Galax, Va.            Alton Jones: Stephen Eddy of Lakeland, Fla.            Bobby Lane: Kevin Chaney of Tarpon Springs, Fla.            Aaron Martens: Terry Crawford of Clyde, Texas            Cliff Pace: Glenn Altman of Marion, S.C.            Brandon Palaniuk: Chris Regas of Plainfield, Ill.            Skeet Reese: Shawn Kleipe. of Brooklyn, N.Y.            Gerald Swindle: George Compton of Laurens, S.C.            Kevin VanDam: Robert Catron of Stilwell, Okla.            Chris Zaldain: Rocco Simeri of Murfreesboro, Tenn.Follow the coverage

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Storage solutions for 2013

Wild River Tackle Tek Nomad XP Lighted with USB charging systemThe Wild River Tackle Tek Nomad XP Lighted comes with a USB charging system powered by an AC or DC adaptor, or an optional clip-on solar panel. The front pocket holds a mobile device and charging system and an integrated 3000mAh rechargeable lithium battery is included. Storage compartments hold up to four medium and two small trays. 

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