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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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  • Ramada renews deal with B.A.S.S.

    Ramada renews deal with B.A.S.S.

    Ramada Worldwide will return in 2013 as an official supporting sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series. Ramada also signed on as the title sponsor of the ...

  • Berkley trailer heads to Classic

    Berkley trailer heads to Classic

    The Berkley Experience Trailer will be at the Bassmaster Classic Expo in Tulsa, Okla. this Friday through Sunday (Feb. 22-24). The 60-foot trailer provides ...

  • iRod signs FLW pro Frazier

    iRod signs FLW pro Frazier

    California-based rod manufacturer iRod Fishing has added FLW Tour angler Micah Frazier to its national pro staff, where he joins Fred Roumbanis and Marty ...

  • Duckett Fishing adds 3 Elites

    Duckett Fishing adds 3 Elites

    Duckett Fishing Owner and CEO Boyd Duckett announced today that Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Kenyon Hill, J. Todd Tucker and Byron Haseotes have joined ...

  • Kinami bags Blaylock

    Kinami bags Blaylock

    Kinami baits announced that it's added FLW Tour angler Stetson Blaylock to its pro staff.

    "I've always fished Kinami and Yamamoto products – there's ...

  • Elite event at Falcon gets title sponsor

    Elite event at Falcon gets title sponsor

    Rigid Industries, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance LED lighting products, will be the title sponsor of the second event ...

  • Elite Tungsten picks up Pace

    Elite Tungsten picks up Pace

    Elite Tungsten announced today that it's signed Bassmaster Elite Series angler Cliff Pace of Mississippi to a sponsorship agreement.

    “I am very excited ...

  • Livingston brings Rago into fold

    Livingston brings Rago into fold

    Livingston Lures continues to make waves in the fishing industry. Recently, they inked Jeff Kriet, Randy Howell and reigning Bassmaster Elite Series Angler ...

  • Brauer wins at T-Bend

    Brauer wins at T-Bend

    Semi-retirement seems to be suiting Denny Brauer pretty well.

    The 17-time B.A.S.S. winner, who stepped away from Elite Series competition following ...

  • Get rigged up

    The umbrella-rig market has become absolutely flooded over the past year and it can be difficult to distinguish a high-quality rig from one that was cobbled ...

  • Abu, Spiderwire pro staffs announced

    Abu, Spiderwire pro staffs announced

    The 2013 pro staffs for Abu Garcia and Spiderwire were released today. The combined lists appear below.

    “The Abu Garcia pro team is our face to the ...

  • Gene Larew schedules open house

    Gene Larew schedules open house

    Tulsa, Okla.-based Gene Larew Lures is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its famous Salt Craw soft-plastic bait with an open house and several other ...

  • Berkley to give away Trilene boat

    Berkley to give away Trilene boat

    Berkley announced that it will give away its lake-ready Trilene Tour Boat in a contest that begins Feb. 22 and runs through Nov. 1. The boat is a 2012 ...

  • Card lands Suzuki deal

    Card lands Suzuki deal

    Brandon Card, the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year, will become the first Elite angler to run a Suzuki motor. Suzuki will share space on ...

  • Scanlon's truck to feature missing kids

    Scanlon's truck to feature missing kids

    Bassmaster Elite Series angler Casey Scanlon has teamed up with the Morgan Nick Foundation and its "Picture Them Home" campaign. His Toyota ...

  • Triton to host Classic kick-off party

    Triton to host Classic kick-off party

    Triton Boats will host a Bassmaster Classic kick-off party that's open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. next Thursday at Nichols Marine in Tulsa, Okla.

    "This ...

  • VanDam Classic giveaway

    <B><font color=red>VanDam Classic giveaway</font color></b>

    Feeling lucky? Head on over to our Facebook page and enter our new gear giveaway contest. G. Loomis and Shimano are giving BassFans the opportunity to ...

  • Evers to plug gear-retrieval device

    Evers to plug gear-retrieval device

    Louisiana-based Bell Outfitters announced today that Oklahoma Bassmaster Elite Series pro Edwin Evers will endorse the company's H20 Gear Pro –a lightweight ...

  • CastAway lands Lane

    CastAway lands Lane

    CastAway Graphite Rods announced today it has added Bassmaster Elite Series angler Russ Lane to its pro staff for 2013.

    "We've been very impressed ...

  • Crews' new 'Cat

    Crews' new 'Cat

    Here's a picture of Bassmaster Elite Series angler and Classic qualifier John Crews' new Missile Baits/Spro-wrapped Bass Cat Eyra and Toyota Tundra. ...

  • Palaniuk signs with Simms

    Palaniuk signs with Simms

    Brandon Palaniuk has garnered a sponsorship deal with a company from his home region – the Idaho Bassmaster Elite Series angler has joined the pro staff ...

  • Berkley trailer to OK City

    Berkley trailer to OK City

    The Berkley Experience Trailer will be at the Oklahoma City this Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 15-17) for the second stop on its 2013 tour. The 60-foot ...

  • Petition targets Maine's soft-plastics bill

    Petition targets Maine's soft-plastics bill

    Keep America Fishing has launched a petition drive to combat legislation recently introduced in Maine that would ban soft-plastic baits in that state. ...

  • Lucas joins Tightlines staff

    Lucas joins Tightlines staff

    FLW Tour pro Justin Lucas has signed a primary sponsorship deal with Tightlines UV.

    "Last year I nearly won the FLW Tour event at the Potomac ...

  • Triton adds year to contingency program

    Triton adds year to contingency program

    Triton announced today that it's added a year to its Triton Gold contingency program, making owners of 2011 models eligible. The program offers up to ...

  • Picasso picks up Morehead

    Picasso picks up Morehead

    FLW Tour pro Dan Morehead has added Picasso Lures to his sponsorship portfolio.

    “I’m a jig and spinnerbait man, everyone knows that,” he said. "Back ...

  • Lane gets tow-shield sponsorship

    Lane gets tow-shield sponsorship

    Alabama Bassmaster Elite Series angler Russ Lane has signed a sponsorship deal with Towtector. The company (www.Towtector.com) produces a protective shield ...

  • Berkley announces 2013 pro team

    Berkley announces 2013 pro team

    Berkley today announced is 31-member pro staff for 2013, which includes anglers competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens, FLW Tour and ...

  • Sonar: Lesson learned

    Sonar: Lesson learned

    After a disappointing day on Lake Guntersville during a recent BFL event, Sonar Sound-Off Columnist Miles Burghoff opted not to take the two measly fish ...

  • Big Bite Lookback – Big "O"

    <b><font color=green>Big Bite Lookback – Big "O"</font color></b>

    Chris Baumgardner thinks the open-mind approach is the best way to go in competition, especially at a lake he’s been to several times in the past. Take ...

  • Wheeler aligns with Frabill, Plano

    Wheeler aligns with Frabill, Plano

    Jacob Wheeler, the 22-year-old reigning Forrest Wood Cup champion from Indiana, has signed a sponsorship agreement with foul-weather apparel and net manufacturer ...

  • B.A.S.S. announces free weather app

    B.A.S.S. announces free weather app

    Bassmaster Magazine and Bassmaster.com have joined forces with www.scoutlookweather.com to release a new fishing-specific weather app for Android and ...

  • Chapman the new Rankings king

    Chapman the new Rankings king

    Reigning B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year Brent Chapman has moved to the top of the BassFan World Rankings for the first time in his career. Both Chapman and ...

  • BassFan's new look

    If you’re clicking on BassFan.com for the first time today or for the first time in a while, you might notice a new look to site.

    Don’t be alarmed. ...

  • A look at baits that ruled the Classic

    OutdoorLife.com published a feature today by B.A.S.S.' Ken Duke that details many of the baits that've been responsible for Classic victories over the ...

  • Dance to chair NHF Day

    Dance to chair NHF Day

    Bass fishing legend Bill Dance has been selected to serve as honorary chairman for this year's National Hunting and Fishing Day, which will take place ...

  • Lew's adds Murray, Murphy

    Lew's adds Murray, Murphy

    The continually expanding Lew's pro staff has added two more members – Bassmaster ...

  • Sunline Strong Performer – Big "O"

    <b><font color=green>Sunline Strong Performer – Big "O"</font></b>

    Randall Tharp did not get off to the start that he, or many observers, thought he would at the Lake Okeechobee FLW Tour last week. His 10-07 day-1 weight ...

  • Lee's Classic ride

    Lee's Classic ride

    Last year's College Classic Bracket winner Matt Lee passed along this photo of his new wrapped boat which he'll use to compete at the Bassmaster Classic ...

  • Adams shows off Cashion wrap

    Adams shows off Cashion wrap

    Here's a picture of Bassmaster Classic qualifier Tracy Adams of North Carolina and the wrap he'll be sporting later this month at Oklahoma's Grand Lake. ...

  • Big "O" not kind to Classic qualifiers

    Big "O" not kind to Classic qualifiers

    Oklahoma's Grand Lake won't fish anything like Florida's Lake Okeechobee did this week when it hosts the 2013 Bassmaster Classic later this month. The ...

  • Revo goes Xtreme

    <b><font color=maroon>Revo goes Xtreme</font></b>

    Abu Garcia will unveil the newest model in the Revo line later this month at the Bassmaster Classic. The high-end MGXtreme comes in at less than 5 ounces, ...

  • Vicious joins MLF sponsor ranks

    Vicious joins MLF sponsor ranks

    Major League Fishing announced today that Alabama-based Vicious Fishing has come aboard as a sponsor.

    “We are pleased that some of the top companies ...

  • Yamaha tabs five Elite Series pros

    Yamaha tabs five Elite Series pros

    Yamaha Marine Group announced today that it's added five Bassmaster Elite Series anglers to its pro staff. The quintet consists of Jeff Kriet, Jeremy ...

  • BU releases agenda for Philly session

    BU releases agenda for Philly session

    The Bass University today announced the list of speakers and topics for its Philadelphia session, to be held Feb. 16-17 at the Greater Philadelphia Convention ...

  • Sunline adds Lintner

    Sunline adds Lintner

    Sunline America announced today that California Bassmaster Elite ...

  • Berkley trailer starts tour in 'Bama

    Berkley trailer starts tour in 'Bama

    The Berkley Experience Trailer will be at the Gander Mountain store in Opelika, Ala. this Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 8-10) to begin its 2013 tour. ...

  • Summit Cup finale Saturday on NBC

    Summit Cup finale Saturday on NBC

    The championship round of the Summit Cup, Major League Fishing's second event, will be broadcast at 1 p.m. ET Saturday on NBC. The event was filmed late ...

  • New FLW app offered

    New FLW app offered

    FLW announced today that it's produced a new iPhone, iPad and Android app to bring users the latest news, video and live tournament coverage from the ...

  • Browning launches new website

    Browning launches new website

    Promising to deliver a great deal of insider information in a "Notes From The Boat" section, Arkansas Bassmaster Elite Series pro Stephen Browning ...

  • Chat with Dudley today

    <b><font color=green>Chat with Dudley today</font></b>

    Reigning FLW Tour Angler of the Year David Dudley will join us for a BassFan Pro Chat today at 6 p.m. EST on our Facebook page.

    Ask him about how practice ...

  • Newberry breaks BFL weight mark

    Newberry breaks BFL weight mark

    Houston resident Dicky Newberry broke the weight record for a single-day BFL event Saturday when he caught a 36-05 bag en route to winning a Cowboy Division ...

  • DeFoe's wrap revealed

    DeFoe's wrap revealed

    Here's a shot of Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe's new wrap with the boat Power-Poled down on a bank of the Tennessee River near downtwon Knoxville. ...

  • T-H Marine aligns with FLW

    T-H Marine aligns with FLW

    FLW announced today that boat parts and accessories manufacturer T-H Marine has signed on as an associate sponsor of the organization for the 2013 season. ...

  • Hawk picks up Picasso

    Hawk picks up Picasso

    Kevin Hawk, the 2010 Forrest Wood Cup champion who'll fish his first Bassmaster Elite Series campaign this year, has been added to the Picasso Lures pro ...

  • Another busy year on tap for Lane

    Another busy year on tap for Lane

    It’s no secret Chris Lane has been a busy guy over the past year. Winning the Bassmaster Classic tends to eat away at an angler’s free time. Looking ahead, ...

  • Missouri schools to vote on fishing

    Missouri schools to vote on fishing

    Missouri schools will have the opportunity this spring to decide whether bass fishing should become a school activity sanctioned by the Missouri State ...

  • Blaukat signs 5-year deal with Bridgford Foods

    Blaukat signs 5-year deal with Bridgford Foods

    Bridgford Foods Corporation announced today it has entered into a long-term partnership with professional bass angler Randy Blaukat.

    Bridgford Foods, ...

  • New TroKar wrap for Chapman

    New TroKar wrap for Chapman

    Reigning Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year Brent Chapman's boat will be sporting a new look this season.

    Lazer TroKar will be his primary ...

  • Megabass adds Evers

    Megabass adds Evers

    Megabass of America announced today that it will sponsor veteran Bassmaster Elite Series pro Edwin Evers for the 2013 season. He’ll join fellow Elite ...

  • Canterbury signs with HALO

    Canterbury signs with HALO

    HALO Fishing has announced the addition of FLW Tour angler Scott Canterbury to Team HALO.

    The former FLW Tour Rookie of the Year and runner-up in ...

  • Howes wins Kissimmee tiebreaker

    Howes wins Kissimmee tiebreaker

    Rich Howes caught four bass that weighed a combined 9-10 on Sunday to win a 5-hour fish-off against Daniel Lanier Jr. and claim the crown at the Kissimmee ...

  • Big chill at the Big O

    Cool temperatures and a stiff north wind today made it tough to put much together as practice for the Lake Okeechobee FLW Tour season opener got under ...

  • Fish-off required at Kissimmee Open

    Fish-off required at Kissimmee Open

    The Kissimmee Bassmaster Southern Open will go to a Sunday fish-off after Floridians Daniel Lanier, the day-1 leader, and Richard Howes, who topped the ...

  • Surman, Dudley help out at kids tourney

    Surman, Dudley help out at kids tourney

    Instead of kicking back and relaxing on the eve of the first official practice of the FLW Tour season, pros Mike Surman and David Dudley spent part of ...

  • Howes catapults into Kissimmee lead

    Howes catapults into Kissimmee lead

    Richard Howes, who began the day in 29th place, caught a 20-02 sack on day 2 of the Kissimmee Chain Bassmaster Southern Open and rocketed into the lead ...

  • Okuma deal for Starks

    Okuma deal for Starks

    Okuma Fishing Tackle announced today it has added Bassmaster Elite Series angler Jeremy Starks to its pro staff.

    The West Virginia native, who's preparing ...

  • Frabill lands Rose

    Frabill lands Rose

    Frabill, a top manufacturer of raingear and landing nets, has added FLW Tour veteran Mark Rose to its pro staff. Rose has long been affiliated with Plano, ...

  • Smoothness defined

    <b><font color=maroon>Smoothness defined</font></b>

    Lots of spinning reels on the market will suit the needs of the casual angler – that guy or gal isn't making hundreds of casts during a day on the water. ...

  • Gluszek moves to Bass Cat

    Gluszek moves to Bass Cat

    More than 16 years ago, back when high-level B.A.S.S. events featured two pros paired up in each boat, Pete Gluszek and Rick Pierce were drawn to fish ...

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