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Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend bass fishing with Harold Allen

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Sam Rutherford   Harold Allen’s nickname is “The Legend” for many good reasons. The native Texan has guided on two of the state’s top bass fisheries since they were impounded, and he is one of the most decorated professional bass anglers of all time. Allen, 75, continues guiding clients on Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend reservoirs, as he’s done since 1970. Allen is a rare breed as one of the very few professional anglers who continued guiding clients, even with the demanding schedule of a … [Read More...]

Yamaha’s Boating Academy

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Dave Lear It was a natural fit. The need for social distancing and public safety coincided perfectly with a boating and fishing lifestyle as families flocked to the water over the last year or so. Record boat sales were the result, and many of those were first-time buyers. But owning and operating a boat is different from a car. That’s why the Yamaha Boating Academy, a video series explicitly geared towards novice boaters, was developed. The series is designed to help new owners become more … [Read More...]

Skeeter Owner’s Tournament returns to Lake Fork

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Sam Rutherford It is a family reunion like none other in fishing. The Skeeter Owner’s Tournament returns in 2021 to legendary Lake Fork Reservoir, the shining jewel in Texas’ famed big bass fisheries. The event is June 3-6, at Lake Fork Marina in Alba, Texas.   More than a tournament, the 27th Skeeter Owner’s Tournament attracts anglers and families of all ages for a weekend of fishing, fellowship, and the chance to win valuable and highly sought prizes, including categories for women … [Read More...]

Catch bedding bass in muddy water

    News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Sam Rutherford   Spring is a favorite season for bass fishing, as the fish become more active in anticipation of spawning. Largemouth bass feed more often and throughout the day as their metabolism increases and energy needs replacing. That, in turn, increases fishing opportunities and success. Spring fishing also includes the spawning cycle, specifically the pre-spawn, spawn, and post-spawn periods. Each requires a different approach for getting the best action on the … [Read More...]

Yamaha Pro Captains Offer Tips on Trolling Stripers

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com A Trio of Techniques That Will Put Bass In Your Boat Spring Through Fall   “Trolling is the most consistent way to catch striped bass regardless of your skill level,” says Gary Caputi, a familiar face on the Mid-Atlantic striper grounds for over 35 years. He is the author of Fishing for Striped Bass and hundreds of articles on the subject. “There are trolling techniques that can be employed throughout most of the year, even in Spring when cold water conditions prevail and bass are in shallow … [Read More...]

Twin or Tri-Toon Hulls? Are All Pontoons the Same?

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com The Safety and Control of Today’s Pontoons   Thinking about getting a new boat this year? Pontoon boats are the pinnacle of luxury and stability for unmatched comfort and safety. But more than just a floating party boat, new hull designs make pontoon boats solid performers for your favorite tow sports or simply going fast. The question is are three tubes better than two? We took a look at Manitou, a true disrupter among pontoon brands. Manitou offers a number of hull options and floor layouts that … [Read More...]

Bill Lowen wins Tennessee Bassmaster Tournament

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Sam Rutherford For Bill Lowen, a dream finally came true after 15 years of trying. Lowen won the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Pickwick Lake in Alabama, its $102,000 first-place cash award, and a coveted blue trophy signifying his win at the highest level of professional bass fishing. Lowen is competing in his 15th season on the tour, having competed 10 times in the Bassmaster Classic world championship of bass fishing and amassing over $1 million in earnings. Several bridesmaids finishes … [Read More...]

Scott Martin ‘Starting Over’

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Scott Martin ‘Starting Over’ After 20 Years of Professional Fishing Yamaha® Pro Now Competing First Season as Bassmaster Elite Series Angler Even though his professional fishing career began in 2000, Scott Martin describes his 2021 season as a “new beginning,” and now after his third Bassmaster® Elite Series tournaments, the Yamaha Pro has two goals.  He wants to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic, and he wants to win the Bassmaster Classic®. “Those are basically every professional bass fisherman’s … [Read More...]

Springtime is crappie time

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Sam Rutherford Lake Fork Reservoir is the undisputed trophy bass mecca in Texas, having produced 30 of the state’s Top 50 largemouth bass. The crappie population sits unashamedly just outside the spotlight. Lake Fork's aquatic ecosystem is so healthy that habitats, bait, and all levels of the food chain flourish, which is why a thriving crappie guide business exists on the east Texas fishery. Minnow sales are off the chart, and so are the number of anglers coming to Lake Fork during the spring, when … [Read More...]

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Travel

Get Outdoors & De-Stress with Mother Nature

  By Amy Lignor Yes, the pandemic came upon us and threw us all for a loop. Panic began; fear occurred, yet Mother Nature is still running, and it is most definitely time to get back outside. With fall almost upon us, the colors of the leaves, the cooler air, and the vibrant surroundings will have hikers, backpackers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts galore rushing out their doors in order to shake off the bad stuff and have a good … [Read More...]

Take Stock Now to Enjoy Autumn in the Great Outdoors!

  By Amy Lignor One of the smartest things to do to really enjoy the upcoming camping trips and hikes you’re planning during the fall months is to make a list and check it twice. Like all ‘scouts’ who understand that preparation is key, we know that having the necessary supplies and equipment will make a huge difference when it comes to your overall experience in the Great Outdoors. Putting together the perfect checklist is the best … [Read More...]

Backpackers First Aid Kit: Don’t Forget the Moleskin!

  Although some parts of the country right now are hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalk, there are also some glorious locales with cooler temperatures, scenic views, perfect fishing holes, and paths to walk that will transport you through some of the most idyllic places in the country. However, as all good backpackers will tell you if you're headed into Mother Nature, make sure you’re always carrying a prepackaged first-aid kit or one … [Read More...]

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Sports

CFP Championship Game Pits Upstart Coach Against Wily Veteran

  CFP Championship Game Pits Upstart Coach Against Wily Veteran By Burt Carey Clemson Tigers head football coach Dabo Swinney cut his teeth on the collegiate game in Alabama, playing wide receiver for the Crimson Tide during its 1992 national championship season. He even coached at Alabama as an assistant. Now Swinney faces not only his alma mater but a wily head coach in Nick Saban, who’s led three Crimson Tide teams to national … [Read More...]

The Regular Season Finale of the NFL Held Surprises

  The Regular Season Finale of the NFL Held Surprises by Amy Lignor   There were few games left to play in the regular season that held massive power. The Minnesota Vikings versus the Green Bay Packers for the division title was one. The other came from the snow-filled skies of Buffalo where the Jets had a chance to see the post-season after a very long time of being shut out. Most other games were played to be granted a bye or, … [Read More...]

Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records

  Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records By Burt Carey Quarterback Jared Goff threw for six touchdowns and 467 yards to lead the California Bears past Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl Tuesday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. What a way for a college quarterback to punch his ticket into the NFL, if that’s what the junior signal caller chooses to do. You can bet there were plenty of NFL scouts … [Read More...]

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Fishing

MITCHELL 300: The Next Generation

French engineer Maurice Jacquemin set out to design a fishing reel that could cast longer and recover line without tangling. That was a tall order back in the late ‘30s early ‘40s, when spinning reels as they are known today didn’t even exist. Jacquemin spent two years developing the unique invention to meet his high expectations. He succeeded in designing what would become the world’s first spinning reel the MITCHELL, which later became known … [Read More...]

Gallatin River Fishing Report – Sat, Sep 28th

  Fishing has been very good on the Gallatin the last couple of days. White and yellow streamers were killing it in the valley this morning. Nymphing has been very productive with stonefly, mayfly and sculpin patterns. There was some good dry fly fishing with baetis up around Big Sky yesterday with fish eating bwo emerger, dun and cripple patterns. Posted by Charlie on Sep 28, 2013 | Gallatin River Fly Recommendations White … [Read More...]

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Lifestyle

Choosing the Best Fillet Knife

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com From the Catch to Your Dinner Table: Choosing the Best Fillet Knife   Whether you’re having a great day out on the lake, fixing lunch next to your camping oasis, or cleaning your latest catch in the kitchen of your own home, having the best fillet knife in hand is an absolute must. Yes, there are other types of cutlery, but when you're talking about a safe, quick, efficient way to butcher … [Read More...]

You deserve to be Yooneek!

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Amy Lignor Yooneek’s Full Fingered FIR SKIN T+ Full Fingered Gloves Warms without Bulk! If you are looking for the perfect full-fingered glove for year-round use and as a superior glove liner in the harshest of conditions, then look no further than Yooneek! Perfect for men and women, Yooneek’s FIR-Skin T+ Full Fingered Glove is not only the perfect cold-weather glove liner for hunting, fishing, … [Read More...]

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Hunting

Time Flies! Plan Your Deer Camp

  Time Flies! Plan Your Deer Camp Maintenance Now   Even though the warming temperatures are telling you otherwise, it’s never a good idea to file away the “jobs” that come with maintaining your favorite hunting camp. In fact, now is the best time of year to make that ‘to-do’ list instead of allowing the subject to be forgotten entirely. Why? Because before you know it, the leaves will be changing colors, the air will turn crisp, … [Read More...]

“Spring Thunder” Approaches!

   Don’t make this common mistake as the “Spring Thunder” Approaches! by Amy Lignor No doubt, there is an endless amount of advice, information, and opinions when it comes to turkey hunting. This wealth of knowledge also includes the thousands of websites, videos, and more offering tips to consider when gearing up for the “Spring Thunder” of gobblers. Oddly enough, however, there’s still a common mistake that is made too often. … [Read More...]

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