The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors announced this week the 2019 class to be inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2019 includes three stars of professional bass fishing — Mark Davis of Mt. Ida, Ark., David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., and Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C. – along with the late Chris Armstrong a longtime outdoors illustrator, and Ed Chambers, the founder of Zoom Bait Company.
A decade ago, anglers were especially wary of hi-vis braids, preferring camouflage lines to everything else. That's changed significantly with the success of finesse presentations like the ubiquitous wacky rig, Neko rig, drop shotting, the Ned rig, and countless other fish-catching finesse approaches. For many, hi-vis braid has become an indispensable part of the finesse rig, a way to monitor bites by sight and feel that simply increases hooked and boated bass.
For 60 years, Berkley has continued to provide anglers with fishing lines they can trust.
This tradition now continues with the addition of a value-priced 100% Fluorocarbon line to the popular Berkley Solutions™ family. Whether its sinking to cover the strike zone longer, low -stretch for increased sensitivity or its near invisibility to fish, anglers continue to value all the benefits of fluorocarbon.
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By Louie Stout
Randy Whiteman loves a challenge.
That’s why he loves fishing muskies and has devoted his time collecting antique fishing tackle produced by the former South Bend Bait Company.
“Muskies and antique South Bend Baits share something in common – they are both hard to find,” joked the Wakarusa angler. “If something is easy, I tend to lose interest.”
He’s had quite a bit of success at both. He’s caught several 50-inch muskies from Indiana waters and has one of the rarest, if not most extensive South Bend Bait collections in the country.
From the early 1900s until the early 60s, South Bend Baits were among the most coveted by anglers. The company was best known for its Bass-Oreno, but other popular items include the South Bend Minnow, Fish-Oreno, Pike-Oreno, to name a few.