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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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  • Umbrellas still a no-go with Elites

    In recent months, multiple sources had indicated that B.A.S.S. was open to the idea of allowing a one-hook version of an umbrella rig in competition in ...

  • An answer for the bait-bag blues

    Ever have trouble locating a particular bag of plastic baits? If you claim that you don't, you're probably not telling the truth.

    Berkley has come ...

  • Griffin stepping away from Elites

    Griffin stepping away from Elites

    Chad Griffin has decided to step away from the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2013. The Texas pro, whose only tour-level victory came as a rookie in 2009 ...

  • Scroggins fills in for VanDam in MLF

    Scroggins fills in for VanDam in MLF

    Florida Bassmaster Elite Series pro Terry Scroggins fills in for the absent Kevin VanDam for the second Major League Fishing event, which will begin airing ...

  • Evinrude re-ups, gets naming rights

    Evinrude re-ups, gets naming rights

    Evinrude announced today it's signed a multi-year deal to continue its sponsorship of FLW. For the first time in the 12-year history of the partnership, ...

  • Corps considering plan to close TN tailwaters

    According to a story posted Wednesday on Nooga.com, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Nashville District is considering a plan that would restrict recreational ...

  • Snapcast: Sportsmen's Act must pass now

    Many were surprised earlier this week when the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Sportsmen's Act of 2012. In hindsight, no one should've been. After all, ...

  • Hauser steps up to FLW Tour

    Hauser steps up to FLW Tour

    North Carolina's Wayne Hauser, a regular competitor on triple-A circuits over the past several years, will compete on the FLW Tour in 2013.

    "It's ...

  • Brody bags 'ghost buck'

    Brody bags 'ghost buck'

    Ohio Bassmaster Elite Series angler Brent "Brody" Broderick had his heart set on bagging a specific whitetail buck this season, and he was recently ...

  • Lucas Oil aligns with Ranger

    Lucas Oil aligns with Ranger

    Lucas Oil, which has dramatically increased the size of its footprint within the fishing industry over the past couple of years, has entered into a partnership ...

  • J.M. Smucker Co. renews with FLW

    FLW announced today that The J.M. Smucker Company will return as a sponsor for the 2013 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    As ...

  • HALO Fishing lands Avena

    HALO Fishing lands Avena

    HALO Fishing announced today it has signed FLW Tour pro Adrian Avena to its pro staff.

    “Making the decision to bring Adrian onboard was an easy one,” ...

  • Fenwick HMX: Affordable durability

    <b><font color=maroon>Fenwick HMX: Affordable durability</font></b>

    Fenwick's venerable HMX rod series has been updated for 2013. The new features include a cross-scrim construction that enhances strength and action.

    To ...

  • Parrish going back to FLW

    Parrish going back to FLW

    Texan Russell Parrish, who's competed on the Bassmaster Elite Series the past 2 years, told BassFan today that he'll forego that circuit in 2013 and return ...

  • Sonar settles in at Guntersville

    Sonar settles in at Guntersville

    BassFan columnist Miles "Sonar" Burghoff has settled into the house at Lake Guntersville he's sharing with 2010 Forrest Wood Cup champion Kevin ...

  • Butcher steps down from Elites

    Butcher steps down from Elites

    OutdoorsFirst.com reported today that Terry Butcher will step down from Elite Series competition in 2013. The Oklahoman, who fished at B.A.S.S.' top level ...

  • BassFan's Holiday Gift Guides

    Have an avid angler on your shopping list this holiday season? Trying to come up with your own answers to those "What do you want for Christmas" ...

  • Horton's new show debuts in January

    Horton's new show debuts in January

    Bassmaster Elite Series veteran Tim Horton will host a new show that will debut in January on both the World Fishing Network (WFN) and the Pursuit Channel. ...

  • BU offers Thanksgiving discount

    BU offers Thanksgiving discount

    The Bass University is offering a 15 percent discount on 2013 seminars for those who enroll from Thanksgiving Day through "cyber Monday" (Nov. ...

  • Fed Nation Divisional schedule released

    Fed Nation Divisional schedule released

    B.A.S.S. today released the schedule for the 2013 Federation Nation Divisionals. Here's a look at the slate:

    > Western -- April 8-12 -- Clear Lake ...

  • Rayovac, FLW partner up again

    FLW announced today that battery maker Rayovac will return as a sponsor in 2013 and remain the official dry cell battery of FLW. Financial terms of the ...

  • Martens breaks 4 hours in first marathon

    Martens breaks 4 hours in first marathon

    Bassmaster Elite Series pro Aaron Martens competed in the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, finishing below his target time of 4 hours. This year’s All-Star ...

  • Sportsman Channel, IMO, Outdoor Channel merge

    It was announced this morning that Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. has approved a merger agreement with InterMedia Outdoors, Inc., and The Sportsman Channel, ...

  • Last chance to win Howell's boat

    For the second straight year, Bassmaster Elite Series angler Randy Howell is giving away his tournament boat, with proceeds going to King's Home for abused, ...

  • Win a trip to ’13 Classic

    With the field now set for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Okla., B.A.S.S. is offering up the chance for fans to win a trip to enjoy the event in ...

  • Grand ramp work under way

    In today’s Tulsa World, outdoors scribe Kelly Bostian provided an update on the construction that’s being done at Wolf Creek Park, which will serve as ...

  • Sandy did a number on boats

    According to a report in today’s Fishing Wire, more than 65,000 recreational boats suffered damage or were lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

    The ...

  • MLF TV schedule set

    MLF TV schedule set

    The television schedule for the second Jack Link’s Major League Fishing event has been finalized.

    The General Tire Summit Cup, held at Chautauqua ...

  • Scroggins the spin doctor?

    Scroggins the spin doctor?

    (Editor's note: Industry rep Alan McGuckin recently quizzed Elite Series pro Terry Scroggins about what led to his success in 2012. You might be surprised ...

  • Martin to the front in 2013

    Martin to the front in 2013

    With three co-angler tournament victories over the past two FLW Tour seasons, Casey Martin will make the move to the front of the boat in 2013 when he’ll ...

  • Bass-A-Thon in SoCal this weekend

    Bassmaster Elite Series standouts Brent Chapman, Edwin Evers and David Walker will join the legendary Al Lindner as featured speakers this weekend at ...

  • Kellogg's returns as FLW sponsor

    FLW announced today that the Kellogg Company has renewed its sponsorship under a multi-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    As ...

  • LMB virus detected in Lake Pleasant

    According to a report in Today's News-Herald out of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Arizona Game and Fish Department officials have confirmed the presence of ...

  • Classic field set

    Classic field set

    Now that the Bassmaster Weekend Series (BWS) Championship is in the books, the field for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic is set.

    A total of 53 anglers ...

  • Chat with Howell on Tuesday

    <b><font color=green>Chat with Howell on Tuesday</font color></b>

    Bassmaster Elite Series pro Randy Howell is coming off another strong season that saw him pull down six Top-15 finishes and place 5th in the Angler of ...

  • Collins wins BWS, clinches Classic berth

    Clifford “Albert” Collins carried a lead of more than 10 pounds into the final day of the Bassmaster Weekend Series Championship at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. ...

  • Light and rugged

    <b><font color=maroon>Light and rugged</font></b>

    The newest version of the Pflueger Purist spinning reel employs both aluminum and graphite components to make the real both lightweight and durable. The ...

  • Strike King, FLW renew partnership

    FLW announced today that Strike King Lure Company has re-signed as an associate sponsor of FLW for the 2013 season. Financial terms of the deal were not ...

  • Amphibia, Sealy Outdoors align

    Amphibia Sports Sunglasses has signed on to be a sponsorship partner of Sealy Outdoors and the Big Bass Splash presented by Sealy Outdoors and B.A.S.S. ...

  • Shimano expanding Calif. facility

    Shimano expanding Calif. facility

    Shimano American Corporation broke ground today on an expansion to the distribution center at its Irvine, Calif., headquarters.

    “This investment, combined ...

  • China offered Martin different view

    China offered Martin different view

    FLW Tour pro Scott Martin was impressed with the passion and accommodating nature of the Chinese people during a recent 10-day trip to Asia. While there, ...

  • Missile lands at Cabela's

    Missile lands at Cabela's

    Missile Baits, the soft-plastic bait company founded by Bassmaster Elite Series pro John Crews, will now be available through Cabela's website and will ...

  • Report: 2014 Classic to Birmingham

    A brief report in today's Birmingham (Ala.) News says that Birmingham will serve as the host city for 2014 Bassmaster Classic, confirming previous speculation ...

  • Report: Scientists monitor Chesapeake Bay

    Fishing Tackle Retailer has an interesting piece today about the immediate impact and potential long-term effects Hurricane Sandy has had and will have ...

  • Miyazaki's focus was sharp

    Miyazaki's focus was sharp

    Yusuke Miyazaki has family, friends and fans on two continents who are pumped about his upcoming appearance in the Bassmaster Classic, which will be the ...

  • Igloo back with FLW

    FLW announced today that Igloo Products Corp., the nation’s largest cooler manufacturer, has extended its associate sponsorship of FLW for the 2013 season. ...

  • Cherry will fish Elites in 2013

    Cherry will fish Elites in 2013

    Hank Cherry remembers skipping a day of high school back in 1992 to go watch the weigh-ins for the North Carolina Bassmaster Top 100 at Lake Norman in ...

  • 2014 Classic: Guntersville?

    2014 Classic: Guntersville?

    Several sources have confirmed that B.A.S.S. is scheduled to make a major announcement Thursday in Alabama. The consensus opinion is that the organization ...

  • Reese launches auction for Sandy victims

    Reese launches auction for Sandy victims

    Skeet Reese has launched an online auction to raise funds for people on the East Coast who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. It gets under way today and ...

  • 3M re-ups with FLW

    3M re-ups with FLW

    FLW announced that adhesives giant 3M, a long-term sponsor of the organization, will return in that role in 2013. Financial terms of the deal were not ...

  • ABA adds Biobor as sponsor

    ABA adds Biobor as sponsor

    Biobor, an Alabama-based manufacturer or fuel additives, has signed on as a major sponsor of the American Bass Anglers (ABA).

    As part of the multi-year ...

  • Kreiger wins 2nd ES Championship

    Kreiger wins 2nd ES Championship

    Koby Kreiger became the first two-time winner of the EverStart Championship on Sunday as he caught a 9-05 bag from the Ouachita River out of Monroe, La. ...

  • Kreiger maintains Ouachita lead

    Kreiger maintains Ouachita lead

    A 7-09 sack today kept Koby Kreiger atop the leaderboard at the EverStart Championship on the Ouachita River out of Monroe, La. He'll carry a half-pound ...

  • Kreiger climbs to the top

    Kreiger climbs to the top

    Florida's Koby Kreiger moved into the lead today at the EverStart Championship on the Ouachita River with a 9-02 sack that game him a 2-day total of 21-07. ...

  • Subtle and versatile

    <b><font color=maroon>Subtle and versatile</font></b>

    Berkley's newest offering in the finesse category is the Twitchtail Minnow, a 3-inch bait that's effective on both bass and walleye. It's best feature ...

  • New site geared toward HS, college fishing

    Pittsburgh-based journalist Craig Buddo has launched VarsityBass.com, a website that will focus on high school and college fishing. The site features ...

  • Stricklin leads at Ouachita

    Stricklin leads at Ouachita

    Texan James Stricklin Jr. caught a 12-13 sack on day 1 of the EverStart Championship at the Ouachita River out of Monroe, La. to grab a half-pound lead ...

  • Booyah deal for Dudley

    Booyah deal for Dudley

    Booyah Bait Company announced today that it's signed David Dudley, the two-time reigning FLW Tour Angler of the Year and the No. 1 angler in the BassFan ...

  • Gustafson to fish FLW Tour in 2013

    Gustafson to fish FLW Tour in 2013

    Canadian angler Jeff Gustafson announced today he will fish the entire FLW Tour schedule in 2013, according to a news item posted on the FLW Outdoors ...

  • Pickens Plan drops FLW team deal

    Pickens Plan drops FLW team deal

    The Pickens Plan will not underwrite an FLW Tour team wrap deal next year, leaving longtime pro Randy Blaukat without a main sponsor for the second time ...

  • Snapcast: Parents should stay away

    Competitive bass fishing at the high school level is taking root all over the country, and here's one neat thing about the sport that many might not ...

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