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New Sponsor for the 2016 Canadian Tire Lake Erie Open


The St.Catharines Bassmasters are ecstatic to announce that Fishbum Outfitters will be joining us by sponsoring the 2016 Canadian Tire Lake Erie Open!!!

We are working with Fishbum Outfitters on producing Canadian Tire Lake Erie Open Bass Tournament promo Tees. The Tees will also be supporting the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charity (helping give kids a sporting chance).

“Who is FISHBUM ®? Well, the short answer. We are a bunch of like minded entrepreneurs who couldn’t stop thinking about fishing! We came from all walks of the business world, where one thing remained in common – it didn’t matter WHERE we worked, all our time was consumed with thinking about fishing. When we should have been thinking about what our CEO’s were saying in a Thursday board meeting – our minds were drifting away to some river or lake pondering if we should throw top water or rig up a drop-shot setup.
It wasn’t long before we realized the only way we could ever get to actually work in the fishing industry, was to walk away from our cushy jobs and risk everything. Sure, it wasn’t exactly EASY telling our wives, and loved ones that we had quit our jobs to open up a fishing clothing company … and when we say “it wasn’t easy” what we REALLY mean is you have no IDEA how hard it is to dodge a toaster while trying to explain your vision to someone. BUT as time went on, our dedication to the cause prevailed. One customer lead to two, two lead to three, and so on and so forth.
Today, FISHBUM ® remains strongly at the forefront of the fishing apparel business. Constantly pushing boundaries, we continue to try and re-invent, not only the business – but ourselves in a continued effort to remain visionaries.
We also thank GOD our wives and girlfriends had the compassion to not throw us all out when we came to them with this idea. So really, we owe it all to them!
– Team FISHBUM ®”


Do’s and Don’ts of Tournament Competition


I strived to be aware of my decisions on the water — both good and bad — to figure out what worked and what didn’t for me on the Elite Series. While I learned to repeat the good decisions that led to strong finishes, I didn’t pay close enough attention to the bad ones. Often, I waited until after the tournament — or worse, the season — ended to reflect back on my poor decisions.

By then, it was too late.

If I had learned to spot and correct my mistakes daily, I might still be competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series.

Here are my do’s and don’ts for competing at the highest level of the sport.

Head on over here for the list

  • Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season February 17, 2018
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 86,542 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays. “Sunday hunting continues to […]
  • Oyster Harvest Closure in Areas of Galveston Bay and Lavaca Bay February 17, 2018
    AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-7 in Galveston Bay and TX-20 in Lavaca Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. This closing is based on samples recently collected by TPWD showing low abundance of legal-sized oysters. Chapter 76, Parks and Wildlife Code, and the […]
  • New Zebra Mussel Findings in Central Texas Lakes February 17, 2018
    AUSTIN – Two central Texas lakes have received upgraded classifications for invasive zebra mussels as a result of statewide sampling by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries staff and partner agencies. Lake Austin’s classification has been upgraded to infested, meaning it was confirmed to have an established, reproducing population of zebra mussels, after […]
  • ODFW releases extra trout for upcoming Free Fishing Weekend February 17, 2018
    CLACKAMAS – More than 20,000 extra trout were released at two Willamette Valley locations this week in preparation for the upcoming Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon. Fishing, crabbing, and clamming are free on Saturday and Sunday of President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 17-18. The extra fish were released at Henry Hagg Lake near Forest Grove and […]
  • Recreational crabbing closed along southern Oregon coast February 17, 2018
    SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the immediate closure of all recreational crabbing on the southern Oregon coast from Cape Blanco to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid. This includes Dungeness and red rock crab harvested from the ocean as […]