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Welcome to BassFan's Dock Talk section, where you will see brief, newsworthy items that for one reason or another can't be made into full-blown news articles. Despite the name, and in keeping with BassFan's editorial policy, every effort will be made to avoid publishing outright rumors.

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  • Idaho's Palaniuk wins Fed Nation title

    Idaho's Palaniuk wins Fed Nation title

    Idaho's Brandon Palaniuk won the BASS Federation Nation Championship today at Louisiana's Red River, catching a 12-00 final-day bag to top the field by ...

  • AFS registration, logo policy set

    AFS registration, logo policy set

    FLW Outdoors has released additional information about the 2011 American Fishing Series, including registration dates and a new logo policy.

    The top ...

  • Old reels, great memories

    Several new entries were published today in the ongoing Abu Garcia For Life! contest, and they all come from different parts of the country (Tennessee, ...

  • Pure Fishing, Power-Pole back with BU

    Pure Fishing, Power-Pole back with BU

    Pete Gluszek, co-founder of the Bass University, announced this week that Pure Fishing and Power-Pole have re-signed as sponsors of the seminar series ...

  • Cochran, Strader with Walmart

    Cochran, Strader with Walmart

    The first of the long-awaited announcements on FLW team deals for 2011 came today when the organization revealed that veteran anglers George Cochran and ...

  • Oakley schedule out

    Oakley schedule out

    The schedule for the 2011 Oakley Big Bass Tour has been announced. The series, open to all amateur anglers, is designed to provide competitors of all ...

  • Harrison stays with FLW

    Harrison stays with FLW

    Chip Harrison notified BassFan today that he's opted to remain with the FLW Tour for 2011. The Indiana veteran had the option of competing on the Bassmaster ...

  • Meninger wins Kota's event

    Meninger wins Kota's event

    Jason Meninger, a 2010 FLW Tour rookie who competed at the Forrest Wood Cup, won Kota Kiriyama's American Dream tournament over the weekend at Alabama's ...

  • Facts of Fishing this week

    Oprah on the water, the PAA and Bassmaster Open finales, the new Canadian record, an 8-day battle with a fish and a potential million dollars down the ...

  • New Canadian record

    A new Canadian weight record was set Saturday when Mark Moran and Joe Muszynski brought a 31 1/2-pound limit of smallmouths to the scale at the Lake Simcoe ...

  • Yamaha's FLW pullout statement

    Yamaha's FLW pullout statement

    When news came down last week that Mercury would be joining Evinrude as FLW engine sponsors for 2011, it signaled the end of Yamaha's lengthy relationship ...

  • Ranger enhances site

    Ranger enhances site

    Boat buyers seeking additional insight before stepping into the showroom now have an enhanced tool at their fingertips with the launch of the new Ranger ...

  • Combs, Reehm Classic-bound

    Combs, Reehm Classic-bound

    FLW Tour pro Keith Combs and Bassmaster Elite Series pro Clark Reehm claimed the two Bassmaster Classic spots offered via the Central Opens as the circuit ...

  • Combs surges to top

    Combs surges to top

    FLW Tour pro Keith Combs took a big step toward securing a 2011 Bassmaster Classic berth today by moving into the lead at the Texoma Bassmaster Central ...

  • Split down the middle

    The new Berkley PowerBait Split Belly swimbait is modeled on the company's wildly popular Hollow Belly bait, which was introduced in 2008. Its unique ...

  • Sisson leads at Texoma

    Sisson leads at Texoma

    Florida's Lee Sisson brought in one of only three limits today and weighed the lone double-digit bag to take the early lead at the Texoma Bassmaster Central ...

  • Adx teams with BU

    Adx teams with BU

    Team Bass Adx, the new clothing company co-owned by Ish Monroe, has signed on as a sponsor of The Bass University. The clothing will be available for ...

  • Merc back with FLW

    Merc back with FLW

    FLW Outdoors announced today that it's signed an extensive agreement with Mercury Marine, marking the engine manufacturer's return to the organization's ...

  • AFS skeds released

    AFS skeds released

    FLW Outdoors today announced the 2011 FLW American Fishing Series schedule, along with the paybacks and entry fees. Pros will compete for top awards of ...

  • Biffle won't break down yet

    Biffle won't break down yet

    In late October and November, there's usually no reaching Tommy Biffle. He puts down his rods, picks up his gun and disappears into the woods, not to ...

  • Platinum's got cash (lots of it)

    Platinum's got cash (lots of it)

    Platinum Equity flexed its financial muscle during the Genmar bankruptcy when it scooped up boat brands like Ranger, Stratos, Champion and Glastron. But ...

  • The Power of time

    The Power of time

    For most of his life, Kelly Power's been too busy to fish professionally. He spent 23 years with Champion Boats, most recently as brand manager, until ...

  • BBBC: Fork this weekend

    BBBC: Fork this weekend

    The 5th annual Berkley Big Bass Challenge at Texas' Lake Fork will be held this Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 23-24). Last year more than 800 anglers vied ...

  • Evinrude promotes Browne

    Evinrude promotes Browne

    Florida FLW Tour angler Glenn Browne has been promoted to Team Evinrude – a select group of 32 anglers from across the nation who compete in bass, walleye ...

  • Spro video contest running

    Spro video contest running

    Spro is giving away $1,750 worth of lures via a YouTube video contest that will run through the end of 2011. Entrants can upload their best Spro-related ...

  • What are the primaries?

    A few BassFans wrote in about a recent story on the Catch ...

  • Bass and RGB

    <b><font color = maroon>Bass and RGB</b></font>

    The three primary colors – red, green and blue – can be combined to create millions of different colors. The human eye can discern them all, but what ...

  • Tucker fights cancer

    Tucker fights cancer

    As part of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Elite Series Pro J. Todd Tucker and grill company Big Green Egg teamed to create a pink tournament ...

  • Can you type? Some BassFan can...

    Xtranormal is a site with the slogan: "If you can type, you can make movies." Seems some BassFan took the challenge and there's a short animated ...

  • The ABCs of ABT

    The ABCs of ABT

    Remember the ABT Lure Co.? This California tackle outfit grew legs around 2001-02 when it introduced the Gladiator hinged swimbait. Soon after, ABT largely ...

  • Morgenthaler inks Merc

    Morgenthaler inks Merc

    Longtime Yamaha pro Chad Morgenthaler has inked a deal to run a Mercury instead. Morgenthaler actually competed this year without a motor sponsorship ...

  • Falcon lake update: more violence

    According to a CNN report, ...

  • Flippin plant will expand

    Flippin plant will expand

    Fishing Holdings today announced it will significantly expand its boat-manufacturing facility in Flippin, Ark.

    Fishing Holdings is a subsidiary of ...

  • The Dracula minnow?

    Ever heard of the Dracula minnow? And what's PETA got to do with it? For the answers to those questions and more, check out this week's episode of Facts ...

  • Tharp, Montgomery make Classic

    Tharp, Montgomery make Classic

    The conclusion of the Bassmaster Southern Open season last weekend delivered several critical berths and qualifications. Randall Tharp (pictured) and ...

  • Tragedy at KY Lake

    An accident this morning at Barkley Lake claimed the life of a co-angler fishing the BFL Regional there.

    Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife public-affairs ...

  • Why save your UPCs?

    BassFans use a lot of fishing line and we're betting that nearly everyone recycles their spent line. That's great. But do you save the UPC labels from ...

  • New Pinnacle sales chief

    New Pinnacle sales chief

    Pinnacle Fishing, a subsidiary of Silstar Corp., continues its ...

  • This week's FYI

    Dave Mercer's newest episode of Facts of Fishing FYI covers topics like the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, Ike's stash, the Berkley B1, Asian carp & the hunt ...

  • This is Lowen calling

    This is Lowen calling

    It's no secret that many if not most bass pros love to hunt. A select few are even able to parlay that into sponsor opportunities. Bill Lowen, for example, ...

  • Boat/motor sponsor shakeups

    Amidst optimism brought on by the sale of BASS and the return of Walmart comes sobering news among pros that all is not well with some boat and motor ...

  • Post-TTBC Rankings

    The BassFan World Rankings were updated today to reflect the recent Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Click ...

  • El Grande signs Roumbanis

    El Grande signs Roumbanis

    El Grande Lures, an Indiana-based soft-plastics manufacturer, announced that it's signed a sponsorship agreement with Oklahoma Bassmaster Elite Series ...

  • Falcon pirate tragedy

    Thanks to several BassFans who wrote in to alert us of a recent tragedy at Falcon Lake in Texas. Apparently, a jetskier was shot and killed last week ...

  • FishPAA debuts

    FishPAA debuts

    Original episodes of FishPAA Television will begin airing today (Saturday, Oct. 2) on Versus. The 13 new segments for this season will highlight the 2010 ...

  • Battling breast cancer

    <b><font color = maroon>Battling breast cancer</b></font>

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This terrible disease seems to touch all of us in some way, but there's a way to help. The best part ...

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