Kyle Alsop and Taylor Bivins of Kansas State University are the winners of the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, thanks to a series of consistent weights. They finished the tournament on Kentucky's Green River Lake with 36 pounds, 4 ounces.
The Kansas State team was the only one in the field of 89 teams to bring in more than 10 pounds every day.
You often hear the phrase there is nothing more important than a friend but like many other clichés of life especially at today’s pace, many of these old time sayings are said without really understanding their meaning. As I look back at the past five decades of my life spent in blue water and at my hunting career which has taken me all over the globe, I lift both hands in front of me and start counting off the friends which I could call at any time day or night for help; those who would put their life in jeopardy to save mine, or for that matter those who I can count on in the absolute worst of situations.
America (and much of the globe) seems to have an obsession with billfish, but few species are as popular as the Atlantic blue marlin. Not that there is anything wrong with black marlin, sailfish, swordfish, or striped marlin; it’s just that the blue marlin, which is the largest of the billfish group, has captured the hearts and passions of anglers for centuries.
If you want to join the ranks of anglers who’ve pulled up a blue marlin, you have your work cut out for you. But with the right techniques, you can add this world-class trophy to your list.
The spring months are a great time to be a bass angler. The fish are starting to stir after a long winter, and they are bulking up on food before and after the energy-draining spawn. No matter where you live, there are plenty of chances to catch bass in the spring. While it’s one of the best times for largemouth and smallish, the spring season still requires smart techniques and strategic angling.
Don’t let spring slip away, use these spring bass fishing tips and you’ll be catching more bass from March through June...
Most people only enjoy fishing on warm, sunny days. But if you are the type of angler who wants to be on the water as often as possible, catching fish in the coldest weather, then you need performance apparel from Huk.
With our lineup of high-quality garments, we can help you stay on the water without worrying about the chill. We have excellent options to keep you warm, including long-sleeve shirts, hoodies, jackets, and more...
When it comes to fishing apparel, many people think about shirts, hoodies, and fishing masks. But what about below the waist?
Quality fishing shorts are incredibly important for anglers. By giving you flexibility and comfort, Huk performance shorts are designed to help you fish longer. These shorts not only have advanced materials that resist stains and smell, they also use expert engineering and gorgeous designs to create a garment you will love.
Fishing is one of the most rewarding sports in the country, but anglers need to understand that their actions can have a major impact on the water, the surrounding area, and the fishery. By maintaining responsible fishing and boating techniques, you not only keep the sport strong, you protect the quality and availability of fish for future generations.
Fishing is an important part of American history. Not only did it help people survive long before the United States was ever formed, it has advanced our economy, provided millions of jobs throughout history, and given outdoor enthusiast a chance to enjoy the water.
Without fishing, America would certainly be a much different place. It has influenced presidents, changed names of regions, and helped put food on the table for centuries. Let’s explore how our American history has been effected by this all-encompassing sport.
Few things are more rewarding for an angler than having a lake (or at the very least, a fishing hole) all to himself. There is something magical about cruising across glass-smooth water and seeing nothing but a tree-lined shore, the occasional bird, and an orange sun glimmering on the morning water. Life doesn’t get any better.
But let’s face it, we don’t always get that experience. Far more often, you’re fishing on crowded lakes, trying to find a spot for yourself without encroaching on other anglers. Some days, especially the weekends, it seems impossible to have a successful catch without bumping into your fellow boaters.
What’s an angler to do? With these tips, you can have a great day on the water no matter how many boats are crowding the lake...
Unless you’re a big fan of ice fishing, you’ve likely been cooped up all winter, waiting for the first chance to go fishing on the open water. Some anglers may wait for summer, but smart fishermen know that early spring is one of the best seasons for many fish species.
When the ice starts to melt in your area, you can take to the water and catch your fill of fish that are great for sport and the table.
Before we dive into the top freshwater species for early spring, let’s quickly review some general tips for early spring fishing. Each species is different, but these tips can help you start the season right.
Anglers all over the country are discovering the importance of fishing masks.
These vital pieces of apparel are perfect for anyone who plans to spend hours on the water, and they should be part of your everyday fishing gear.
Bass anglers seem to be wired differently. They are more competitive, more driven, and more obsessed with their sport.
These anglers need bass fishing gear that gives them an advantage on the water. Whether it’s top-quality reels or advanced apparel, bass anglers are always looking for an edge.
When you need elite bass fishing gear, take a look at the large selection of apparel from Huk.
You don’t have to own an offshore boat to go offshore fishing. You don’t need to be an expert in tuna behavior to reel in a massive bluefin. You don’t have to spend a decade learning strategies to land a muskie.
Thanks to chartered fishing, you can experience every kind of fishing imaginable. These trips make fishing easier and more accessible, but there are some things you should know for a more enjoyable experience.
Do you think fishing is just for sunny days?
If you’re like us, you want to get out on the water whenever possible, and that means having reliable, durable fishing rain gear.
With a wide range of options, we can help you stay covered from top to bottom. No matter what the weather does, you’ll be prepared with our fishing rain gear.
You know the perfect lure is around here somewhere, but no matter what you do you can’t seem to find it.
You dig and search in your tackle box, pulling out random lures that you forgot about years ago...and you still can’t find the one you need.
If only you had organized your tackle box.
Elite anglers know that an organized tackle box is essential for fishing success. It allows you to get the right lure quickly, ensuring a successful day on the water, no matter where you go.
We all watch a bass tournament on television and drool over the professional’s high-end rods and reels, endless boxes of lures, and high-tech bass boats that make a new truck look like a cardboard box. Then comes the commercials, and we’re inundated with ads for flashy new lures, advanced fishing lines, and space-age rod materials.
You might think that to fish like a pro, you need to spend your lifesavings on fishing gear, but that’s simply not the case.
With a little ingenuity, you can still fish like a pro at a fraction of the cost.
Bass fishing technology continues to advance, with lighter, stronger rods, smoother reels, and enhanced line that is extremely tough yet nearly invisible. Even lures, which used to be wood, metal, or plastic, are becoming wonders of 21st-century engineering.
While you can debate the effectiveness and importance of certain fishing technologies (after all, a worm and a hook still catch fish), you can’t argue with the importance of a digital fish finder.
Bass fishing is one of the most popular sports in the country, so if you want to reel in more fish, win tournaments, and be a better bass angler, you need to have a fish finder, and you need to know how to use it.
When the winter weather comes around, you might feel the urge to pack up your rods and put away the boat. But with pro fishing apparel from Huk, you can go all through the winter without missing a day of fishing.
Whether you need a comfortable base layer between your jacket and your skin, or a water-resistant facemask to keep the cold air off your face, our performance fishing apparel is designed to help you stay on the water longer.
Don’t store your fishing gear this season. Instead, keep a stocked up supply of Huk cold-weather apparel ready to go anytime you want to hit the water.
The Great Lakes are true natural wonders of the world. These massive bodies of water define the borders of states, playing an important role in American history and our economy, both for commercial fishing and shipping.
Anglers from all over the country visit the Great Lakes, seeking species like walleye, smallmouth bass, trout, and perhaps the greatest of the Great Lakes fish: salmon.
For many anglers, winter is a time to put away the lures, pack up the boat, and store the tackle box in a dark corner of the basement. While some are lucky enough to live in warm climates like the Florida Keys, and others get to take their fishing to the ice, many anglers see winter as the “off-season.”
However, just because you’re not fishing doesn’t mean you should sit and be idle. Instead of wishing for spring, there are many things you can do during the winter to ensure a more successful year on the water.
Winter is upon us, and for many anglers across the county, that means ice fishing.
This surprisingly exciting sport requires patience and commitment, but it can be one of the most interesting ways to catch a fish, especially when you pull a wide trophy fish from a tiny hole in the ice.
Want to get started? Check out these awesome tips from some of our pro staff to get the most out of your ice fishing experience.
Have you ever been to a large outdoors store? You know the ones; the major chains with fishing sections larger than your local tackle shop’s parking lot. These places are like heaven for anglers, because they have every conceivable fishing lure, rod, tool, and accessory you can think of.
With so many options, you can be struck with near paralysis.
Just look at the reels. There are hundreds, if not thousands of options. How can you possibly make a decision? One of the first steps you can take is to decide whether you want a spinning reel or a baitcaster.
Do you have an angler on your holiday gift list?
Anglers can be hard to shop for, because they often have everything they need. To find the best gift for an angler, you must be creative and inventive.
Luckily, your friends at Huk are here to help. With a little guidance, you can choose the best gift for any angler.
When you go fishing, how much do you think about the knots you use? How often do you inspect your line for kinks and crimps? Do you ever inspect your hooks to make sure they are nice and sharp so they give you a clean hook-set?
If you’re not doing these things, you should. Pro anglers need to put every detail to work in order to have consistent success.
One of the greatest examples of detailed fishing is Mark Davis, a member of Huk’s Pro Staff and host of Big Water Adventures on the Outdoor Channel. Keep reading to find out how attention to detail has made Mark Davis one of the best anglers on the water.