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The fishing side of becoming a pro

  One of the most popular questions I get asked is, “How can I become a bass pro?” There’s not a simple answer nor do I believe my way the only way, but I have advice on how to make that happen. Essentially, there are two dynamically different, yet equally important, aspects to achieving this goal. This week we’ll deal with the fishing aspect which might seem obvious, yet most neophyte bass fishermen lack an intricate understanding of how it is to compete on the pro level. And next week, I’ll cover the sponsorship and the business side that often …

Baitcasting made easy

  While I was being filmed for a Bass Pro Shops commercial, local onlookers walked onto their docks and began asking me about the use of a baitcaster. “I never could get the hang of how to use a baitcaster,” one man said. “How do you make it look so easy?” It’s a comment I get at sport shows and public appearances. People say they can’t use baitcast gear and prefer spincast and spinning reels that are easier to use. But baitcast gear gives you a mechanical advantage over other types of reels and the utmost control in making precision …