Americana Outdoors E-Magazine - September 2019

Enjoy our September 2019 edition of the Americana Outdoors Presented by Garmin E-Magazine!




SEPT 2019 - 21st EDITION I n this issue ... Garmin Force™ Troling Motor Yamaha Outdoors Unveils New XT-R Edition for SxS and ATVs Ranger Boats: FS PRO Series Gear To Get You Ready to Hunt this Season Win a Texas Whitetail Hunt and Performance Center Handgun ACA Back to School 101 TenPoint Stealth NXT $200 Rebate Big Bite Baits College Craw Thompson/Center adds T/CR22® with TRUETIMBER® Camo Stealth Cam NEW G45NGMAX Trail Camera Andrew Death Crowned Hobie® Fishing World Champion Trijicon® AccuPoint® Riflescopes 04 07 10 14 22 24 26 28 30 34 36 44





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Though the bite of Fall fishing is always enticing me to the lake (or maybe the season doesn’t matter and the lake is always calling my name!), I’ve been fully emerged in hunting season already! Before August was even halfway done, I was mak- ing a packing list, testing must-have in the field hunting gear, frequenting my local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s for a few purchasing opportunities, and making sure our team was pre- pared for some awesome hunts this season. For the third year in a row, I headed to Kentucky for opening day of archery season and the quest for a Velvet Whitetail – just like last year, our Americana Outdoors team was also lucky enough to have Yamaha Outdoors’ Steve Nessl join us again for these hunts. Plus, he brought all the big toys – a trailer full of Ya- maha Wolverine X4 and Yamaha Viking side-by-sides. These were the perfect addition to our hunts, getting to our locations, and recovering our harvests. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our Kentucky hunting experiences with everyone through a handful of videos. With just a few days of rest between travels, and some laundry and re-packing, our team was then headed out to Kansas for opening week of muzzleloader season. It’s been a while since we have been in Kansas for opening week – and we were able to see some amazing whitetail, enjoy some cooler morning weather, though the afternoons were not too much less than Texas temps! Of course, I had my T/C Impact!SB™ muzzle- loader ready to go – follow this adventure soon on Facebook and Outdoor Action TV. During all our hunting experiences, the rest of our team was not resting – they were covering the most prestigious walleye fishing event of the year, the National Walleye Tour’s Champi- onship tournament at Devils Lake; as well as seeing how the IFA Kayak Championship at Grand Isle, Louisiana played out… with a BIG congratulations going out to all those anglers! So though I haven’t been on the water, I’m still getting my fishing fix vicariously! Enjoy these next pages of hunts, fishing experiences, and all the gear you need to get the job done!






Wade Middleton- President - CarecoTV


QUIET, POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT. Anglers with Garmin Force get the best of all three. Thanks to its quiet brushless motor, Force operates with nearly imperceptible sonar noise interference. It’s extremely quiet above water, too, without compromise in performance. In fact, the Force trolling motor is 30% more powerful 2 than existing freshwater trolling motors on the market today. It can move anglers from one dock or brush pile to the next more quickly, throttle back with ease when they need to fish slow, and stand up better to winds and currents. Even with all that power, Force is also the most efficient trolling motor available, so anglers can count on it to fish all day. Its high-efficiency brushless motor operates at either 36V or 24V. When running at 24V, Force delivers comparable thrust to competitors’ 36V motors. It’s everything anglers want in a trolling motor and more.

Garmin, the world’s leading marine electronics manu- facturer 1 today announced its new Force™ Trolling Motor, bringing superior power and efficiency to the freshwater trolling motor market. More power and efficiency means anglers can cover more area and stay on their spots longer, even in tough conditions—and without spooking the fish. Thanks to its unique brushless motor, Force operates with almost undetectable levels of sonar and steering noise both below and above the water. It’s also the first trolling motor to include built-in industry-leading Garmin CHIRP traditional and Ultra High-Definition ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonars. “The trolling motor is one of the most critical pieces of equipment on a freshwater fishing boat, and it can single-handedly be the difference between a good or bad day on the water,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin worldwide vice president of consumer sales. “As a new player in the trolling motor market, Garmin is dedicated to delivering a motor that’s as innovative as it is reliable, yet still whisper quiet. Not only is the Force trolling motor at the forefront of power and efficiency, its robust, reliable design was built to withstand strenuous use, season after season, and the result is a trolling motor that’s second to none.”

Wireless chartplotter integration and built-in autopilot get you to fish, along with anchor lock to stay on them.

INTEGRATED ULTRA HIGH-DEFINITION SONAR The Force trolling motor comes with an integrated transducer optimized for freshwater use with Garmin CHIRP traditional and Ultra High-Definition ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonars so anglers can see more fish and structure clearly. The built-in transducer is user serviceable, and the cable management system protects the built-in transducer cables as well as additional accessories, including the full range of Panoptix™ and Panoptix LiveScope™ sonars. THE COMPLETE SYSTEM FOR PRECISE BOAT CONTROL Wireless integration with a Garmin chartplotter and built-in autopilot functionality allow anglers with Force to get to the fish faster and stay in that same location while they fish. Thanks to its integrated heading sensor and GPS, Force offers precise virtual anchor lock to help anglers lock their boat onto their fishing spot quickly and with accuracy. From the chartplotter, users can create routes to their favorite waypoint and follow tracks while they go. Anglers can set their track, or select a suggested Auto Guidance 3 route, and the Force will move them along the course. Force includes a convenient wireless foot pedal that provides instant control and responsiveness yet feels and steers like a cable-steered pedal. The pedal resistance is adjustable, and features foot-actuated buttons to control speed, head- ing and anchor lock. It can be operated wirelessly using AA batteries, or with the included power cable for wired power installation. When battery-operated, the wireless foot pedal will remain charged through one year of typical fishing use. What’s more, Force can also be controlled from anywhere on the boat via the included wireless remote. The remote gives anglers complete control of the trolling motor with precise virtual anchor lock, autopilot functionality and simple point- and-go gesture steering and includes user-programmable keys for remote chartplotter control—plus it floats! A REPUTATION OF RELIABILITY AND AWARD-WINNING SUPPORT Garmin has a long-standing commitment to build products that offer a compelling design and superior quality, and its Force trolling motor is no exception. As the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer, Garmin has been recog- nized for four consecutive years as the Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), an honor given to the most recognized marine electronics company for support of products in the field. Led by decades of marine industry expertise and innovation, Force is built to last—it’s rugged and durable, yet easy to deploy and retract and stow with dual-gas springs. It’s backed by a 3-year warranty and a limited lifetime warranty on the shaft, along with

support through an ever-increasing servicing dealer network.

The Force trolling motor is being unveiled at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), in Orlan- do, Fla., July 10-12, where it will be on display in booth #4800. Expected to be available in August 2019, it will be offered with a 50-inch or 57-inch adjustable shaft for suggested retail prices of $3099.99 and $3199.99, respectively. For more information, visit Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction dis- plays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation, audio, en- tertainment and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use. Other Garmin marine brands include FUSION® Entertainment, Navionics—a premier supplier of electronic charts, and EmpirBus. For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for peo- ple who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom here , contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram or YouTube .

1 Based on 2017 reported sales. 2 In compliance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements for small craft static thrust. 3 Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.

Click the PLAY Button to hear what anglers have to say about the 2019 ICAST: BEST IN SHOWWINNER the Garmin Force.

Floating remote control gives you full control of the trolling motor and simple point-and-go gesture steering.


Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces all-new XT-R models for select Proven Off-Road 2020 ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles. Boasting superior capability, comfort, and confidence in a variety of terrain, the new XT-R editions are equipped with stout new radial tires, a WARN winch, advanced suspension, new painted Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black color scheme, and more. Yamaha’s 2020 XT-R editions include the recreationally-focused Wolverine X2, Wolverine X4, and Grizzly, along with the pure-sport YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS). The complete lineup of newly announced 2020 models include:

• 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 • 2020 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS • 2020 Grizzly XT-R • 2020 Kodiak 450 Special Edition (SE) in Tactical Green • 2020 Viking VI and Viking

“Yamaha is stepping up the Proven Off-Road platform this year with the new Wolverine, YXZ, and Grizzly XT-R models, taking trail performance and showroom appeal to the next level with added features to increase real-world terrainability. The 2020 XT-R Yamahas are the perfect package for enthusiastic customers wanting to go directly from buying to riding on their next extreme off-road adventure.” -Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s Motorsports Marketing Manager

2020 YXZ1000R SS XT-R



The 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 deliver superior handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with Yamaha’s legendary Real World Tough durability and reliability. Smooth, ultra-quiet power comes from an 847-cc twin-cylinder en- gine, while a compact, nimble chassis allows drivers to navigate tight, technical terrain. Along with new upper and lower rear A-arms to increase suspension travel while minimizing camber changes for improved response in rough terrain, the 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 now also accommodates “square” – or same-size – accessory tire and wheel setups, in addition to withstanding the added rigor of winching. Both Wolverine models are versatile and work-ready with a 600-pound-rated bed, donning an automotive-style one-hand-operated tailgate, and impressive 2,000-pound towing capacity. The two-seat Wolverine X2 is equipped with a hydraulic dump bed, while the X4 can seat up to four with industry-exclusive, simple-to-stow full-size rear seats, al- lowing for expanded cargo capacity when needed. Yamaha’s driver-centric Real World Tech features on the Wolverine includes an ultra-reliable and durable Ultramatic continuously variable transmission (CVT), able to accommodate more than 60 pound-feet of torque, dependable driv- er-controlled On-Command 4WD system, the industry’s foremost speed and torque-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS), and compatibility for the Yamaha Adventure Pro GPS.




Delivering more real-world confidence than any other powersports manufacturer, Yamaha provides the industry’s only 10-Year Belt Warranty with every Ultramatic-equipped 2019 and newer Yamaha ATV and Side-by-Side. The Wolverine X2 and X4 in the XT-R trim is further equipped with new 27-inch GBC Dirt Commander radial tires featur- ing 8-ply rated construction, increased ground clearance, traction, and durability, a WARN VRX 4500 winch, high-qual- ity graphics and painted bodywork, and KYB piggyback shocks with fully adjustable spring preload, rebound, and high- and low-speed compression damping. The Wolverine X4 XT-R retains the advanced self-leveling rear shocks to provide a plush ride, as well as help maintain optimized ground clearance based on the terrain and cargo. All 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 models will be available at Yamaha dealers this fall. The 2020 Wolverine X4 will be avail- able in Yamaha Blue (MSRP $16,099), and with aluminum wheels in Alpine White (MSRP $16,449) and Realtree Edge (MSRP $16,899). The Wolverine X2 R-Spec with a suntop and aluminum wheels will be available in Alpine White (MSRP $14,499) and Realtree Edge (MSRP $14,949), along with a standard Yamaha Blue model (MSRP $12,699). Both the Wol- verine X2 and X4 XT-R versions will be available in Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black (MSRP starting at $15,999).

TURN UP YOUR ADVENTURE This XT‑R Edition is ready for extreme adventure with a factory installed Warn Winch, Special Edition paint, color matched wheels, and aggressive GBC Dirt Commander tires.


2020 YXZ1000R SS XT-R


The 2020 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS are the ultimate pure-sport high-performance off-road adventure vehicles, ca- pable of handling a wide variety of terrain – from open deserts and dunes to muddy trails and rough, rocky terrain. The YXZ models are powered by Yamaha’s industry-first 998cc triple-cylinder engine and industry-exclusive manual trans- mission, delivering the only direct-connection experience and feel in a Side-by-Side. Designed with either a full-manual five-speed transmission for ultimate vehicle-to-driver connection, or with alumi- num paddle shifters in the high-tech SS package, all YXZ models have Yamaha’s Real World Tech features, including On-Command 4WD, speed and torque-sensitive EPS, and prewiring for the Yamaha Adventure Pro GPS. Capability, com- fort, and confidence are optimized for unmatched pure-sport performance with high flow intake and exhaust, an over- sized rear-mounted radiator, and 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn 8-ply rated radial tires. Special Edition YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS models are further equipped with painted bodywork, color-matched interi- or, true beadlock wheels, and high-spec, fully-adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 shocks. The all-new YXZ1000R SS XT-R package includes all SE upgrades, in addition to Yamaha-exclusive Maxxis Carnage 8-ply rated radial tires for excep- tional traction and durability, centerline pod lights for enhanced illumination, a custom front grab bar with a heavy-duty WARN VRX 4500 winch and integrated in-cab switch, a composite suntop, and contrast-stitched seats. Available at authorized Yamaha dealers this fall, the 2020 YXZ1000R will be available in red with aluminumwheels (MSRP $18,999), and the Sport Shift in White with aluminumwheels (MSRP $18,999). The Special Edition YXZs will be available in Team Yamaha Blue with aluminum beadlock wheels (MSRP $20,699), and the YXZ1000R SS XT-R model will be available in Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black with suntop, WARN winch, and beadlock wheels (MSRP $21,699).



Announced earlier this year, the 2020 Grizzly has been designed for the sport recreational trail rider looking for excite- ment in every ride, delivering the ideal balance of big-bore power and performance in an ATV. The new 2020 Grizzly XT-R brings even more riding exhilaration thanks to its potent and proven 700-class engine, superior e-coated chassis running Yamaha-exclusive 27-inch Maxxis ‘Zilla tires, roomy ergonomics, advanced electronics, and stylish XT-R edition painted bodywork. The 2020 Grizzly XT-R includes a factory-installed WARN Pro Vantage 2500 winch and is prewired for the Yamaha Adven- ture Pro GPS, furthering one’s off-road excursions in an ATV. It is also equipped with Yamaha’s standard Real World Tech, including an Ultramatic automatic transmission, On-Command 2WD / 4WD system, and EPS.

The 2020 Grizzly XT-R will be available at Yamaha dealers this fall in Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black (MSRP $10,999).


BIGGER. BETTER. SMARTER. The all-new Ranger FS PRO line of boats herald a new generation of big water rigs that boast more power, intelligence and refinement than ever. New hulls with reimagined decks and cockpits expand comfort and fishability while the most advanced total-boat command system delivers unparalleled insight into critical parameters with unmatched convenience and simplicity. These five models are bigger, faster and stronger than ever to give you the strength to take on anything, and the capability to succeed.

Ranger’s exclusive Ranger Intelligent Display Engine™ gives you total control over your boat’s sytems with an integrated 9” touchscreen multifunction display (MFD). With the RIDE system, you can start and stop your engine, monitor livewell temps, engine RPMs, heading, speed, control lighting, trim tabs, jackplate, music and more for an all-in-one display that ushers in a new era of boat control.

The Ranger Total Command Cockpit™ is found on 621cFS and 620cFS models, the “c” denoting the more spacious cockpit. By deleting the rear storage boxes, we’ve freed up an additional 17” of lateral cockpit space for greater fishability.

WHERE STREET FIGHTER AND SCIENTIST MEET Engineered to be the pinnacle of big water aptitude, the new Ranger® 620FS PRO carries brute strength with elegant comfort and a brilliant multifunction display in the Ranger RIDE system. From this 9” touchscreen, you can control every critical aspect of your boat from livewells, stereo, lighting, trim tabs, security and more as well as monitor your outboard in realtime. This control is matched by the new hull that provides complete command over the new 300HP rating. New consoles provide more storage and convenience with dual gloveboxes on the passenger side, while the driver’s can flush-mount screen up to 16” front and center. The phone management station at the helm provides wireless mobile charging capability as well as USB and 12V outlets. A cubby offers more storage or a spot for an optional VHF radio and a new steering wheel gives the precision steering an enhanced feel. Plus, enlarged cockpit storage holds scores of vertically oriented Plano boxes for more space than ever. With so much brawn and brains, the new 620FS PRO is Where Street Fighter and Scientist Meet. Learn more about the 620FS PRO by clicking here.

For the hunting season this year, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s has come out with several items that will ensure a successful hunt for you. They came out with their BlackOut S3 Compound Bow , BlackOut FXD Broadheads , Binoculars, and more. To kick things off into gear, if you are into bow hunting but are tired of hauling your bow around with you around the lease then checkout their BlackOut S3 Compound Bow. It is lightweight making it easier to carry around and it is blazing fast with each launch reaching up to 338 fps, giving you the ultimate clean and accurate shot. This bow is powered by two perfectly symmetrical cams slaved to each other to turn in perfect synchronization, Bow Tech’s most accurate cam system delivers track-driving accuracy, speed and stability in every shot. For the rotating length draw it is easy to customize for a perfect giving you more comfort while on the hunt. Draw lengths can range from 26.5 to 30.5 inches. Moving onto the next product that Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s has to offer is their BlackOut FXD Fixed-Blade Broadhead. This blade produces frequent pass-throughs and tremendous wound channels giving you a clean shot. The strength and accuracy is comparable to field points due to their close-tolerance, CAD-driven stainless-steel construction.

Additionally, on every hunt if you don’t have a tree stand then you’ll need a deer blind. If you don’t have one or are looking for a new one, Cabela’s has that to offer you as well. With their Blackout X77 Hunting GroundBlind it will make you virtually invisible to the deer. Not only is this blind sim- ple and easy to carry and set up, but instead of having a noisy set up with zippers on the windows, the windows on this is secured with hooks! Giving you a silent operation so the deer will continue to wander without any hesitation. This durable and lightweight aluminum hub-style frame supports the blind’s water resistant 600-denier polyester shell to keep you protected from the elements mother na- ture has to offer. To keep you extra hidden from the deer the blind is designed with removable shoot-through mesh windows and a dark interior to help keep you hidden from any eyes that may be wandering. If deer hunting isn’t your cup-of-tea the BlackOut Blind is highly mobile for not only deer hunting, but as well as turkey hunting.

BlackOut X77 Hunting Ground Blind click here.

BlackOut FXD Fixed-Blade Broadheads click here.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s BlackOut S3 Compound-Bow Package click here.

Now, while you are on your hunts it can sometimes be a challenge to see or follow your animal after the shot. Cabela’s introduces their CX Pro Binoculars. These binoculars are designed with an essential component of heavy fluoride glass that produces superior light transmission that will allow high-definition images and excellent low-light performance. Their advanced ultrawide-band, fully multicoated lenses deliver unrivaled viewing as light starts to fade allowing you to keep an eye on your target. If mother nature decides to throw a curve ball, there is no need for panic. These binoculars are 100% waterproof and fog proof for ultimate use.

Cabela’s CX Pro Binoculars click here.

Additionally, we all know how helpful scopes can be as well for aiming and for an accurate shot. Cabela’s Riflescope has the features you’re looking for. This 4X optical system is fully multicoated for a bright, clear image even in low-light conditions. Ever had your eyes strain from looking into a scope for too long or from having difficulty adjusting it properly? This Riflescope is designed with extra-long eye relief, and it has a large exit pupil with a fast focus eyepiece for a quick target acquisition and has a rubber eye guard giving you a soft placement for viewing. Scopes have never been so easy and comfortable to use until now.

Cabela’s Intensity Riflescope click here.

Cabela’s O2 Octane

True Timber Kanati

Cabela’s Men’s Lookout Fleece Jacket click here.

While hunting you want to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. The Cabela’s Men’s Lookout Fleece Jacket is a low bulk and lightweight jacket, you will surely be able to move around in comfort. This jacket is made with 100% polyes- ter making it great for early season hunts, or as a layer in the late season to keep you warm. The elbows are articulated to give you increased mobility on your hunts. Along with that, there is a three-piece hood to keep you warm and dry. This jacket comes in two colors/patterns which include; Cabela’s O2 Octane and their True Timber Kanati. Last but not least, if you like to have options on which jacket you want to bring with you on your hunt then check out Cabela’s RedHead Men’s SCENTINEL Tundra Jacket. Some of the top features for this jacket include a revolutionary scent-control innovation – to give you the advantage in any condition. Their SENTINEL Scent Control Technology pairs two powerful scent-reducing enhancements to keep your signature scent down making you virtually invisible to the deer or whatever you may be hunting. If any of these products from Cabela’s sound like something you need or want for your next hunt, then be sure to go to your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s to get geared up for your next hunt!

RedHead Men’s SCENTINEL Tundra Jacket in True Timber Strata Camo click here.


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Learn the ins and outs of everything you need to start your handgun hunting adventures. In this video we go over trigger control, practicing the specific scenarios you may encounter and more. We also spend time talking about hunting with a handgun, showing different tactics and show you what a hunter goes through on an inaugural handgun hunt.

Click on the PLAY BUTTON to Learn How to Start Handgun Hunting



1. Make the marinade by mixing together the hoisin sauce, orange juice, honey, sriracha sauce, sesa- me oil and garlic powder together in a small bowl. Measure out 1/2 cup of the marinade and set aside. Place the salmon in a flat dish and pour the remain- ing marinade over the salmon. Flip the salmon a couple times to ensure that all the salmon is coated in themarinade. Cover withplasticwrapandplace in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Flip the salmon every hour.

• 1 large salmon fillet, about 2 pounds • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce • 2/3 cup orange juice • 1/2 cup honey • 1 1/2 tbsp sriracha sauce • 2 tbsp sesame oil • 1 tsp garlic powder • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds • Bradley Flavor Bisquettes (Alder or Pacific Blend)

2. Set the smoker to 250°F using Alder or Pacific Blend bisquettes.

3. Smoke the fish for around 3 hours or until the internal temperature of the fish reaches 145°F.

4. During the smoking time, pour the 1/2 of reserved marinade in a small saucepan. Let it come to a low boil and let it reduce until it thickens and turns into a nice glaze. This takes about 10 minutes or so. Remove from heat. 5. Once the salmon has finished smoking, place it on a serving platter. Brush with the glaze. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve.


A Seven Part Educational Series

Welcome back to school! The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to get this new school year kicked off, and we are glad to welcome back all of the great college anglers. Some of you are familiar faces, some are incom- ing freshmen, and others of you have maybe changed schools. Over the next week, we will be putting out a series of articles titled “Back to School 101.” These educational write ups are designed to educate you on our various tour- naments, numerous brands associated with the trail, and the discount programs that those particular brands pro- vide. As a brief introduction to the series, we will start by provid- ing a look at the 2019-2020 tournament schedule for the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. October 4-5, 2019 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley Kentucky Lake - Paris, TN February 23, 2020 Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Fishing Sam Rayburn Reservoir - Jasper, TX March 14-15, 2020 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley Kentucky Lake - Paris, TN May 21-22, 2020 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops Pickwick Lake - Florence, AL October 26-27, 2019 AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open Lake Dardanelle - Russellville, AR

Discount and incentive programs are another item that this series will hit on. Find out which brands participate, what they offer, and where to apply. You can find the full list of programs and partnerships on our website . The beginning of a new school year is a very exciting time! Everyone is meeting new people and getting settled in for another year on campus. As teams and clubs hold their first meetings of the year, it is important to update your email contact list. Those emails are your link to receiving great information about upcoming events and sponsor related programs. To ensure you are included in that list, email We look forward to the next few weeks as we share valuable information with you about our great partners and their involvement with the trail. Check back each day for the next week to get up to date on the 2019-2020 season for the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

Back to School 101 SAVINGS!

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For more information about the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please click here .

To view the schedule on our website, click here .

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College fishing continues to grow each year, and Big Bite Baits is looking to help collegiate anglers on the water with a new fish catching soft plastic craw, but also help them off the water with an exciting new program. Two percent of all sales of the College Craw will go towards a grant that will be awarded to teams which are selected based on an application process at the end of each year. Big Bite Baits will match the two percent, for a total of a four percent donation going towards the grants. The grant application will be open to any recognized college team, and awarded in December of 2019. A minimum of one $500 scholarship will be awarded. “Big Bite Baits has been providing support to scholastic anglers for years thanks to discount programs, showing up at various events with samples and more. This new program is another opportunity we’re proud to be associated with to help college level anglers be able to travel and compete nationwide while supporting their own college teams,” - Wade Middleton, ACA Director and President of CarecoTV The College Craw is available in 3.5” and 4” sizes, with nine colors to meet any water condition. The ninth color, Spicy Purple was even designed by a collegiate angler earlier this year, he won 5,000 of the baits as a prize for his submission. The College Craw makes a great jig trailer, featuring a subtle swimming action. The 3.5” size is a great choice for finesse jigs and the 4”size pairs perfectly with full size jigs. Use the College Craw in both sizes for traditional craw-style applications like a Texas rig or jig trailer. This bait also works great on a shaky head or Neko rig. The College Craw also comes in the following colors: (See them all here) Black Blue Sapphire, Brown Bait, Crawdad, Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Blue, Hematoma, Spicy Purple, Tilapia, Watermelon Red

Click the PLAY BUTTON to watch Pro Angler Michael Neal talk about the College Craw from Big Bite Baits!



If you’re wanting a lighter Power-Pole for your boat, check out their Blade Edition. This utilizes a ported-arm design that is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum allowing it to minimize weight. Additionally, the length runs from either 8 or 10 feet which will allow you to be securely held in salt or freshwater so that all you need to do is relax and get a some bites on your line. Power-Pole’s Blade has several color options to choose from such as; blue, red, black, or white. All will come with a powder coated finish that will be ready for use.

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Thompson/Center Arms™ Adds T/CR22® with TRUETIMBER® Camouflage Pattern Thompson/Center Arms announced that it has expanded its line of T/CR22 rimfire rifles to include the popular TRU- ETIMBER STRATA camouflage pattern. Now available in six different finishes, the T/CR22 rifle is expertly crafted for hunters, plinkers, and first-time shooters alike and integrates a variety of high-end features into an innovative rimfire package. The new T/CR22 rifle features a lightweight Magpul® composite stock and includes a green fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear peep sight for quick target acquisition. The rifle ships with a built-in picatinny-style rail that allows for the quick mounting of an optic, features a light, crisp trigger pull, button-rifled barrel, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device. Chambered in .22LR, the T/CR22 with TRUETIMBER STRATA camouflage ships with one 10-round detachable rotary magazine, includes Thompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty, and is priced at an MSRP of $419.

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On Friday July 26, 2019, on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Andrew Death (pronounced Deeth) from New South Wales, Australia was crowned the 2019 Hobie® Fishing World Champion. Death was the seventh angler to claim the world title after Scott Baker (AUS) 2011, Mar- ty Mood (USA) 2012, Richard Somerton (AUS) 2013, Steve Lessard (USA) 2014 and 2016, Xiaohong Ma (CHN) 2015 and Salah el Barbouchi (GER) 2018. 43 anglers had qualified for the 2019 tournament and trav- elled to Australia from 16 countries to compete in Hobie Fishing Worlds 8 presented by Daiwa. Most international anglers had not previously fished for the target species Yel- lowfin Bream. However, they were given two pre-fish days to acclimatise themselves to the arena and to the species. All had researched bream, the techniques, the lures and tackle that was required to bring home, the three fish they aimed for each day.

fish back in Hobie V2 Livewells for a live weigh-in at the event site. The fish were placed on scales, their weights recorded and then the fish were released to swim away. Each angler competed in exactly the same type of kayak, a Hobie Pro Angler 14 , which were provided brand new, and decked out by the Hobie Asia Pacific factory located a lures’ throw from the waters of Jervis Bay, in New South Wales, a 1000km south of the event location. All kayaks were equipped with a MirageDrive® 180 (forward and reverse) pedal system, Lowrance Hook2 7inch Triple Shot sounders and a Power-Pole Micro anchor , as well as other accessories, including the Hobie V2 Livewell, which re-circulated fresh saltwater to keep the fish healthy. The fishing arena basked in amazing weather throughout the world championship, with mid-winter temperature maximums ranging from 22° to 26° C (71.6 - 78.8°F). Light breezes per- sisted daily and there was no rain in sight.

The championship was a catch, weigh and release tournament. Anglers brought their

Never in eight championships has a Worlds seen such per- fect conditions. After registration and the mandatory briefing on Sunday afternoon, competitors and their guests partied on, cruis- ing the canals around the affluent mansions that line one of the world’s largest man-made canal systems. The next morning 43 excited anglers pedalled off from the Power-Pole Starting Line on Lowrance Pre-Fish Day One, the first chance for many international anglers to fish in Australian waters. Others had planned their trips to arrive early, and to adjust to the new species by fishing in alterna- tive systems to the championship arena where a pre-fish ban was not imposed. To the delight of competitors across the arena, not only were there plenty of bream about but, anglers from all con- tinents were catching fish. Another surprise to competitors was how awesome the fish were to catch on light tackle. The first angler to pull a fish on board in the event was Joe Komyati (USA). As he held a nice 35cm Yellowfin Bream in his hands he commented, “It’s my first bream ever. I watched some videos the Austra- lian Hobie guys put up, and I used what they told me to use, and it definitely worked. There you go (holding out his fish).” Power-Pole Pre-Fish Day Two saw a similar pattern with anglers getting a taste of alternative locations. The Sun- dale Bridge pylons were hit hard by up to 15 internation- al anglers, but they did not have a lot of success because their timing was wrong, and the tide was not suited for that type of strategy. Nevertheless, many persisted in the area, a mistake a few would continue to make over the champi- onship days. The big story though was at the lineup of trawlers, which were closer to the event site. As their decks were washed down, prawns fell off into the surrounding water attracting plenty of good sized hungry bream. Like a flock of seagulls, more than a quarter of the competitors headed straight there from the start. Despite being hit hard the day before the location held up with some quick bites. Nate Gloria (USA) was onto his first bream in just a few casts. That first fish was in his Hobie Livewell just on twen- ty minutes after the start, fifteen of which were spent trav- elling to the location. Most of the people that hit the trawler fleet were sensible enough to leave the area after a half an hour, not wanting

The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It’s famed for its long sandy beaches, surf- ing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways.

USA Angler Joe Komyati (above) holds up his first Yellowfin Bream ever during the Day One of Pre-Fishing.

Felix Frey (SWE) figuring out a game plan during Day Two of Pre-Fishing.

Mark Young (AUS) was able to isolate himself from the crowds and picks apart a line of trawlers during Day Two of Pre-Fishing.

to sting the honey hole. But some persisted for too long. Fortunately, they caught no fish, so the damage to the bite during the championship days was minimal. Well before daylight, onWednesday July 24, the vibe around the event site was one of excitement and anticipation as anglers prepared for the start of World Championship Day One which was presented by Daiwa. The sun rose and re- flected off the high-rise buildings around the Gold Coast, as the world’s best kayak anglers massed for the official start of the world championship. As anglers respectfully stood in their Hobie PA14 kayaks the Australian National Anthem was played. A countdown began and off the fleet blasted, Worlds 8 was on! The ac- tion at the start was fast and furious with a lot of barging and contact around the turning buoys. The intensity was well up on the two pre-fish days and shouts echoed across the water as the field split evenly to the north and south. Once again, the trawler fleet was the early target for ten to twelve anglers. Finn Sloth (DEN) was among that group. Like on both pre-fish days around twenty minutes from the start he became the first international angler to land a Yellowfin Bream (31cm) in the championship, while much closer to the start an Australian had already bagged two. Many of the anglers from across the world, who had never previously targeted bream, did quite well, with just two days of pre-fish to learn to adapt to the new species and to the unfamiliar light tackle. Seven anglers from outside of Australia managed to get a full bag of three bream, while all of the Australian team had full bags. Seven unfortunate anglers battled it out for the Lowrance Donut Award for catching no fish. A heavy con- centration of Chinese and Brazilian anglers got amongst the donuts. Most of those anglers had caught bream but disappointingly they were under the competition legal length of 26cm. The dubious honour and first recipient of the award was Patrice Gotti from France. Gotti had caught plenty of fish, but they just didn’t measure up to size. There were a number of large breamcaught weighing over a kilo and it was just a matter of grams that separated them. In the final count down the largest fish landed weighed in at 1.06kg and was caught by Felix Frey from Sweden. Frey, a Pike specialist, was thrilled to receive the Power-Pole Big Bream trophy, which was presented to him at the Hobie Kayak Europe Dinner that evening after the haunting indig- enous sounds of the didgeridoo had reverberated around the room.

The sunrise on Day One of the Tournament shines bright silhouetting anglers full of anticipation and nerves .

Finn Sloth (DEN) brings in a Yellowfin Bream amongst a pack of anglers and media.

Eric Harrison (USA) grins while posing for a media photo with his recent catch - a baby tarpon.

Felix Frey (SWE) shows off his Bream weighing in at 1.06kg winning the Power-Pole Big Bream Trophy.

At the close of the day one session, Jack Gammie (AUS) led the championship on 2.16kg, followed by Andrew Death (AUS) on 2.08kg and Edi Brader (AUT) on 1.99kg. Five Australians Tyson Hayes, Richard Somerton (2013 world champion), Simon Morley and Kris Hickson made up the next five places. While two USA anglers followed, Nate Gloria in 8th and Tyson Peterson in 9th, with Dan- ish angler Finn Sloth (3rd in China in 2015) in 10th place. Over all 37 anglers brought a total of 84 fish back to the scales on day one of the world championship. Their ac- cumulated weight was 44.35kg at an average of 530g an impressive average for the species in any waterway. OnThursdayas thesun rosecompetitorsonceagain tookoff in superb conditions for the second day of the world cham- pionship. With late threatening winds predicted to blow from the south, themajority of anglers headed in a souther- ly direction, only a small group of nine or ten pedalled to the north. Fortunately, the wind didn’t blow up as forecasted. Like each day prior, a group of ten plus anglers head- ed for the trawlers where two fish were caught by Nate Gloria (USA) and Eric Seddiqi (USA), once again with- in 20 minutes of the start. The rest of the anglers had little luck, most leaving within 15 to 20 minutes. The morning wasn’t far gone, and a large slice of compet- itors had fish. Anglers who had struggled the day before sucha France’s PatriceGotti hadmore luck onday two, while for four others there remained the frustration of no fish, including 2015 world champion Xiaohong Ma from China. At the end of the day it was another impressive performance by the Australians. However, the Americans showed a great ability to adapt to the new species, making up a quarter of the top twenty. Nate Gloria flew the highest flag for the USA sitting in 6th place, equal with 2013world champion Richard Somerton (AUS). Gloria bagged 1.78kg on day one and 1.77kg on day two giving him a two-day total weight of 3.55kg. Edi Brader from Austria, who sat in third position at the close of day one, dropped back a place but remained the best placed European. Brader had a day two bag of 1.59kg giving him a total of 3.58kg. Finn Sloth (DEN) the next best European was in 11th place followed by Felix Frey (SWE) back in 19th. Lars Lundberg became the second Swede to catch the Power-Pole Big Bream, which weighed 910g. The Chinese were having a difficult time adapting to the new species. Lai Wang, their highest placed competitor, was in 16th, while the remainder of the team sat among the

Angler weigh-ins his catch and talks about his first day of competition.

Anglers begin launching their Hobie Pro Angler 14s at the start of Day 2. All kayaks were equally equipped when it came to gear such as the Power-Pole Micro Anchor.

Nate Gloria (USA) tempts a fish between two trawlers in the early hours of Day Two of Competition.

Tyson Peterson (USA) nets a bream while his Garmin Virb was getting it all on camera.

bottom ten anglers. Rafael Renzetti led the Brazilians in 23rd with the rest of the team languishing close to the bot- tom. Tim Percy (CAN) received the Lowrance Donut Dough Award to rousing cheers and hugs of jubilation, at the Power-Pole dinner that evening. To the delight of all in the room, the idea of a police officer winning a donut award set off the USA team into raptures. It was a great moment. Once again, the class actswere by theAustralianswith eight in the top ten. Jack Gammie increased his lead from the previous day with another 2.02kg, giving him a leading bag total of 4.18kg. Andrew Death maintained his second place with 1.86kg for 3.94kg overall, 249g behind Gammie. Simon Morley (AUS) moved up into third place knocking Austrian Edi Brader back a position. Morley added 1.97kg for a total of 3.79kg, 150g behind Death, and 399g short of Gammie. 90 fish were caught on the day weighing in at 44.02kg at an average of 489g slightly down on day one. The field was tight at the top and anyone in the top ten could take out the championship if luck went their way. The final day of the Worlds was set to be intense, and full of excitement. When the action started reports keep coming in that Death and Morley were going head to head on the same reef to the north of the event site. Their reels were screaming time after time, and each bagged out around the same time. Then on the turn of the tide they both then began to upgrade fish, after fish, after fish. In the meantime, Edi Brader was one short of a bag and fishing well to the south, under the skyscrapers around Surfers Paradise, where he had been quietly bagging out over the two previous days of competition. The leader on the first two days and the favorite to main- tain his lead, Jack Gammie, also went south, much tfurther than Brader, and was hard to find among the ca- nals along the Nerang River. Then a report came through late in the day that Gammie only had an average size bag. Nobody had sighted Gloria from the USA or Somer- ton from Australia. The weigh-in was going to be insane! At 2:30pm angler after angler walked up on stage to the scales and the lead changed continually. When Gloria got up, he hit the lead with a day three bag weighing 1.77kg and the USA contingent went bananas. Gloria remained on stage at the top of the table, with just three anglers to fol- low Morley, then Death and finally Gammie. Could this be a huge upset?

Tim Percy (CAN) is mobbed by Team USA as he celebrates the Day 2 Donut Award during the Power-Pole Dinner.

Andrew Death (AUS) holds up a beautiful Bream during Weigh-In on Day 2.

Simon Morley (AUS) has a small bream on as he is setup on a reef.

Nate Gloria (USA) holds up another keeper bream caught off a dock.

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