Gone Fishing ...

 

 

Pledge to take someone fishing this summer..... we have!!!

Gone Fishing

 

 

 

 

 

We want to encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy our natural surroundings - whether its fishing, hiking, hunting or other outdoor activities. 

 

#gonefishing~ Post a fishie and challenge 5 of your friends to take a fishie and donate to Teach a Child to Fish!

~Post a pic and tag us... you could be featured on basspro.com/gonefishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the fishing movement.... come in to Bass Pro Shops, Sevierville - we can help get you started!

June 11 &12, 18 & 19, Saturdays and Sunday we will have it all here ...

FREE Catch and Release Pond       12-4 pm

FREE Photo Download                       12-5 pm

FREE Gone Fishing Door Hanger

FREE Fishing Seminars

  11am   Gone Fishing - Best local destinations for group fishing

  1 pm    Best Bait - What bait to choose for local fishing

  2 pm    Fishing- Anyone can do it ! Best equipment to have for taking friends or family fishing for the first time

  3 pm    Go Fish- information on how to make fishing fun for kids

 

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Trade in your old video games and SAVE $5 off a new youth start rod and reel combo... $19.99 or more. All video games will be donated to the AMVETS association. Limit 1 per person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"if you are too busy to go fishing, you're just too busy" ~ Johnny Morris

 

~See you soon.... The Events Team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's not Happy Memorial Day...

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The Old Guard transports Sergeant Major George W. Dunaway at Arlington.

I’m frustrated by people all over the country who view the day as anything but a day to remember our WAR DEAD. I hate hearing people say “Happy Memorial Day.”
It’s not Veterans Day. It’s not military appreciation day. Don’t thank a veteran for their service on this day. It’s take the time to pay homage to the men and women who died while wearing the cloth of this great nation you’re so freely enjoying today and every day.
So yeah. I’m frustrated by Memorial Day. And I’m angry about apathy, but see I wear this bracelet every day so I will never forget my heroes.
 
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What do you do on Memorial Day to honor those that gave you your freedom?
 
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 Tom Branch, Jr. is a freelance outdoor writer, Prostaffer at Bass Pro Shops in Atlanta, Ga and a retired Lieutenant/Paramedic/Firefighter with Gwinnett County Fire, GA after 29 years of service in 2013. He is currently a contracted employee with NAVICO/Lowrance working as the Southeastern Prostaff Coordinator. He has been working in the Outdoor Industry for over 20 years. He and his beautiful wife, Kim live north of Atlanta near Braselton, GA with their lab Jake. They volunteer with Operation One Voice (501c3) (www.operationonevoice.org)
 
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Bass Pro Summer Camp 2016 - coming soon !

It is almost that time again!!

Summertime is one of our favorite times here at Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville! That means it's time for Family Summer Camp!

This year our programs will be from June 25- July 24, 2016. If you are looking for something educational for the kiddos to do - make plans to be here ! We have short workshops, crafts, games and the carousel - OH YEAH and it's ALL FREE !!!

Just this week one of our regular families sent me this story.....

This past week, local 3rd grade students at Seymour Intermediate School enjoyed an outdoor " Beach Day "on their playground. They brought beach umbrellas and beach toys and had a great time.

 

 To prepare them for their upcoming summer holiday, a local county instructor was there to teach them about beach and water safety. He provided possible scenarios and asked the children if they knew what to do. Without fail, one student, Reece,  shot his hand up to answer every question. He got the answer right every time, too !

 

Reece at Summer Camp

 

 

 

At the end of the presentation, Reece again raised his hand. He said to the instructor, " You know why I knew all those answers ? I go to Bass Pro Summer Camp ! "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reece Fishing

 

 

 

 

To which the instructor said, " Well, what I have to say about that is, I guess all you students better ask your parents to take you to Bass Pro Summer Camp ! "

 

~ N'awlins Hillbilly and The Events Team

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Happy Feet for Kids!

New Balance Adirondack Sandal for KidsWe're serving up some happy feet for kids in the Footwear Department! Just in time for summer holidays, we have flip-flops, sandals, and water shoes for kids.

Here's a sampling of what we now carry:

RedHead Ragin' Water Shoes - Keep those little feet moving through water and over land! Lightweight and built to handle wet conditions with it's open, vented design.

New Balance Adirondack Sandals - Fast-drying, with large open vents and reinforced toe bumpers. The quick-release bungee system makes for easy on-off for little hands.

Sandals for kids at Bass Pro ShopsReef Sandals - Flip-flop sandals for every youngster, from the Ahi Thong surfing sandals for the youngest surfer set to the water-friendly Grom Rover with its feather foam foot bed to the soft jersey lining of the Rover Catch, there is a Reef sandal for every young liking. 

Cobian Draino, Jr. - delivering the same performance as the adult Draino, the Cobian, Jr., has anatomical foot beds and arch support to provide comfort for little feet while they play all day on water or land.

Other sandals for kids include UnderArmour slides, RedHead camo flip-flops, and Sanuk. Stop in and get them while we have them - we've never had them and they ARE going fast. You can also find these and more online at basspro.com!
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"We All Live Downstream" Isn't Just a Catchphrase

We All Live Downstream" is a phrase that we at Bass Pro take very seriously as evidenced by the conservation efforts the company has been part of for a very long, long time.  Our founder realized that we need to take care of our habitats if we expect to have any fish or game to pursue in our future or our children's future.  As the slogan says, "We all live downstream," means that what we do in our neighborhoods can and does have a dramatic affect on the environment well away from the small space we live in.  Rain runoff carries fertilizers, pesticides, and other contaminants from cities like Orlando to water as far away as Jacksonville via the St. Johns River, or to the Lake Okeechobee and then the Everglades, St. Lucie River, or Caloosahatchee River, via the Kissimmee River Basin.  We're in a unique geographic location that can and does have an impact on environments vast distances from our homes. 
 
Florida is having a great deal of trouble right now and there are a lot of people trying to bring attention to the problems, and force the powers that be to come up with timely and effective solutions.  Whether its the Everglades, Charlotte Harbor, St. Lucie River, Lake Okeechobee, or the Indian River Lagoon, we've got problems related to environmental and man-made issues that have been causing fish kills, algae blooms, and potentially dangerous conditions for people that spend time in the regions water ways.  Here are a few local groups trying to bring attention to the issues.
Save Our Lagoon     No Fill No Kill     Captains for Clean Water 
CCa Florida     Bonefish Tarpon Trust     Take Back Our Water

I encourage everyone to research these organizations and try to do your part.  I know it can be hard when life gets in the way of attending meetings and waterway cleanups but it really will make a difference in Tallahassee and Washington when they see the level of community involvement and concern.  Do it for the future generations if not for yourselves.  Demand that the state and federal governments follow through with their promises and respect the will of the voters (especially with regards to 2014 Amendment 1 and the purchase of conservation land).  Changes won't happen overnight but messing things up didn't happen in the blink of an eye either.

 
Brian "Beastman" Eastman
White River Fly Shop
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It's Time to Reward Yourself!

 

 

Do you want to earn FREE gear from Bass Pro Shops???

All you have to do is sign up for your Outdoor Rewards Card TODAY!

Once you have signed up for the Outdoor Rewards® program, you will automatically earn points on orders placed online or when you shop in the store. To earn Rewards points at a Bass Pro Shops®, simply present your Outdoor Rewards® card to your cashier upon checkout and the points will be added to your account.  The points earned are available for redemption immediately.  Please note that any accumulated points will expire after 12 months of no activity on your Outdoor Rewards Card.

 The amount of points earned will vary based on the item(s) purchased. A certain percentage of the purchase will be added to your Rewards account, as seen below:

 

  • For standard purchases (non-Bass Pro Shops® branded items) from the Bass Pro Shops Catalog, Internet, Retail or Outlet Store:

                    1 point per dollar @ 2 cents per point = 2%
                    Example: $100 purchase = 100 points x $.02 = $2.00 toward a future purchase

  • For purchases of Bass Pro Shops® branded products from Bass Pro Shops, including RedHead®, Ascend™, Bob Timberlake®, Natural Reflections®, and World Wide Sportsman®, and more:

                   1.5 points per dollar @ 2 cents per point = 3%
                   Example: $100 purchase of Bass Pro Shops® branded product = 150 points x $.02 = $3.00

                   toward a future purchase

 

Plus exclusive offers and special events throughout the year!

Outdoor Rewards Customers have earned over $260 million in FREE gear over the last 5 years!

Don’t miss out! Sign up for FREE today!

It's that easy!! Get a Rewards Card, Shop with Us, Get FREE Gear!!

 

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Are you ready to "Go Outdoors"?

Hey Hey Hey! How’s it going everyone?   Boy have we been busy here at the store!  Today we are excited to let you know about one of our biggest events of the year that is coming up this next weekend.  It’s called: Go Outdoors!

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That’s right folks. The biggest camping event of the year is coming back to our store here in Mesa, AZ! Here’s the breakdown:

FREE Kid’s Activities May 21 & 22-

Catch and Release Pond 11AM-4PM

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Photo Download 11AM-5PM

Kids’ Crafts 11AM-5PM

FREE Kids’ GO OUTDOORS bucket to the first 100 kids to complete a punch card each day!

Boy Scouts of America “Tips for the Trail” backpacking presentation at 1:30PM (May 21 only)

FREE Cooking Demos and Samples May 21 & 22

Funnel Cake Samples 11AM-2PM

Fried Fish Samples 2PM-5PM

 

FREE Family Activities May 28 & 29-

FREE BBQ Sampling May 28th ONLY! 10AM-5PM

Award-winning KCBS teams will be showcasing their Pit Master culinary expertise!

Family How-To’s: (FREE giveaway to the first 25 customers at each seminar!)

May 28th:

11AM- Best Barbeque Seminar

2PM- Conquering Campfires, Cooking and More!

May 29th:

11AM- Kids, Camping and Comfort

2PM- Kayaking: Keeping it Simple

 

Also we have two fantastic opportunities for you to win big!

First up we have our Toyota Rav4 Hybrid sweepstakes which is taking place from April 22nd-July 4th

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We will also be giving away a Bass Pro Shops ECLIPSE camping package to one lucky winner!  This package includes 4 hydration packs, 4 cots, 4 sleeping bags,and an 8 person tent.  This package is valued at over $500 and will be awarded to one winner per store!

If you have any questions please call (602)-606-5600 or email jejones@basspro.com!

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Leave Them in the Wild

Nothing is cuter than baby wildlife...even opossum babies are cute! The urge to pick one up and "rescue" it from a seemingly future demise can sometimes be uncontrollable. But, don't do it.

When you're out on that hike and find a wildlife baby hunkered down, leave it alone. Kit Foxes

When you're in the backyard and find that ugly baby bird teetering around that backyard, leave it alone...and watch out for mom to swoop in and nail you if you don't.

The Iowa DNR says their field offices will be overwhelmed with calls from concerned citizens who have found supposed "orphaned" wildlife. But they're probably just laying low while mom is sleeping or hunting for food.

"Since most mammals are largely nocturnal, the mother usually finds a safe daytime hideout for her young while she sleeps or looks for food. Consequently, it is perfectly normal for the young to be alone or baby robinunattended during the daylight hours."

What about birds?

"At the beginning of the fledgling period, young birds appear clumsy, dull-witted, and vulnerable. The reason for this is because they really are clumsy, dull-witted, and vulnerable. But as the education process continues, the survivors smarten up fast, while slow learners quickly fade from the scene. Most birds have less than a 20 percent chance of surviving their first year. While this seems unfortunate or cruel, this is a normal occurrence in Nature. In the real out-of-doors, it's just the way things are."

If you are positive the babies have been abandoned, or know for sure the mother is dead or unable to care for them due to injury, contact a wildlife rehabilitationist in your state.

So the next time you see that baby bird hopping around your yard? Leave it alone.

A baby squirrel falls from the next during a storm? Leave it alone.

Don't mess with Mother Nature.

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Iowa Birds - Rascally Wrens!

I'm not a bird expert, but I play one on our patio. Our very favorite backyard bird is the wren and they are back shopping for a new home - hopefully one of ours will be satisfactory. I'll explain that in my fun facts about wrenwrens below:

  • The male wren comes to town first. It's HIS job to find proper housing that meets with his mate's approval. They will build several nests at once to try and persuade a female to mate with him.
  • Wrens build nests in nest boxes and need small wren houses. The house needs a small hole on the front so bigger, nastier birds, like starlings, can't get to the babies.
  • Males who are returning to breed for the first time, often need a little help with what to do. So they will often settle close to a male wren who has some experience. That way they can learn from the older ones on the best type of nest to choose.
  • Wrens are very vocal. They are the first song you'll hear in the morning and the last at night, more than likely. They have a definite cadence to their song. 
  • Wrens often use spider eggs in their nest building. Spiders will hatch and eat the mites and parasites that can often live in a nest and kill the babies when they hatch.
  • Wrens are small but mighty. I equate them to the P-51 Mustang of WWII. They don't back down from any bird and will fight to protect their territory. Likewise, they may sometimes steal a nest that is already being used, sometimes fearlessly attaching bigger birds and dragging their babies out of nests, just to use the nest themselves. We have also witnessed wrens divebombing our backyard squirrels to protect their territory.
  • The wrens get used to us being outside, but will scold us if we get to close...just to remind us that it's our garden, but it's really THEIR garden. They also like use to be sitting in the same place all the time...any swaying from the plan tends to make them a little nervous.
  • We usually have at least two nests of wrens each season. We have two wren houses in areas protected from the afternoon sun...the heat can be brutal on their little babies. We also have a dried monster gourd that a family used for a nest and wrens may make nests in just about anything where they can load up the twigs and create a cup...including boots!

Watch and listen for these mighty little birds. They will provide hours of entertainment and beautiful songs!

 

Resource: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Wren/lifehistory

Do you have birds nesting in your yard? Check out this cool site! http://nestwatch.org/

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Product Spotlight - Uncle Buck's Sugar Free Maple Praline Syrup

Good news for all you heart-healthy eaters! As I continue to become a label-reading professional, I have http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Uncle-Bucks-Sugar-Free-Maple-Praline-Flavored-Syrup/product/1411261335/discovered that the Uncle Buck's Sugar Free Maple Praline Syrup can be at the top of your "A" list for healthy eats.

Not only is the syrup sugar-free is is also sodium-free! This is one of the best syrups around and not only tastes good on pancakes, but also on that nightly small dish of special ice cream! Throw on some pecan chips and you are one step closer to a mini-parfait.

With our newly-found need for low-sodium, no-sodium foods, this came as quite a surprise. Now, we're not going to just drink the syrup from the bottle, but it will allow us, and especially my husband, to have his sweet tooth enjoyment, without worrying about his health.

Pick some up in your local Bass Pro Shops or online.

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Set Your Sights!

Set Your Sights Event!

Better your long-range shooting skills, learn the basics of handgun concealed carry and home defense from the Altoona Police Department, and get up to speed on the latest in accessories & optics!
Free seminars and free giveaway for the first 25 at each seminar! Quadruple Rewards Points on select items with coupon from sales flyer (May 13 & 14)
• Drawing for 1 Bass Pro Shops® $25 Gift Cards at each advertised seminar
• PLUS, enter for a Chance to win 1 of 2 prizes!

Savage 64F Black .22 LR Rifle
or
Howard Leight Impact Sport Hearing Protection Muffs

Friday, May 13
6:30PM Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle
7:30PM The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense - presented by the Altoona PD

Saturday, May 14
1:30 PM Long Range Shooting - Guns and Optics for the 1,000-Yard Shot
2:30 PM Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle
3:30 PM The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense - Presented by the Altoona PD
4:30 PM Long Range Shooting - Guns and Optics for the 1,000-Yard Shot

 

Then next weekend it's time to Go Outdoors!

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Pitching the Perfect Tent

Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to consider going camping!  Whether you are looking to start camping and need a tent or simply looking to replace or upgrade, the camping department here at your local Bass Pro Shops has your back. This year we are releasing a new line of Bass Pro Shops and Ascend tents. These will be featured in our upcoming GO OUTDOORS Sale! 

Tent Buying Tips

What you should know before buying a tent

For now we want to discuss a tent that has been a consistent seller in the camping department. The hooligan 3 tent by Coleman is a perfect tent for a small family or a couple looking to get out and explore the great outdoors. It costs only $99.99 so it won’t break the bank but really stands up to wear and tear. The dome tent sets up in just ten minutes tops and provides lots of airflow through the large mesh screens that make up the sides.  When the weather takes a turn or you just need more room. The vestibule included in the tent can be set up in a few minutes and provides the tent with an entry area perfect for storing your gear and freeing up space inside. The tent is pre seam sealed and guaranteed under Coleman’s Weather Tec system.

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The 8’ x 7’ interior provides plenty of room to fit three oversize sleeping bags with space to spare. Plenty of room to move around and even stands over four feet tall enough that one doesn’t have to crawl in and out of the tent. Overall it is a spacious tent for a great price and definitely worth checking out here at your local Bass Pro.  The tent is perfect for car camping and at 11 pounds could be separated into three peoples packs to work as a great starter (albeit slightly heavy) backpacking tent that comes in at a fraction of the price of other brands backpacking tents.  So come on down to the camping department and chat with any of the camping associates who will be able to answer any questions you may have about tent camping and other camping areas.

The Ultimate Camping Checklist

 

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Take the Waders to the Water

                The term Wader refers to a boot that extends from to foot to the chest. Traditionally waders are made of rubber but are now made of Materials ranging from PVC to neoprene.  The two main types that you will see are stocking foot and boot foot waders. Basically boot foot waders have a built in boot and stocking foot waders require a wading boot to be worn over the neoprene stocking. Whether you’re waterfowl hunting, angling, or off-roading waders are probably just what you need to stay dry throughout your trip. 

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                Here at Bass Pro we carry a wide variety of waders for all applications. Whatever you need them for we have you covered. Hip waders all the way up to full chest waders, we have them all. The classic series neoprene is by far our top selling line as far as boot foot waders go. You really can’t beat the price for what you get. Whenever it comes to stocking foot waders the White River Osprey is the biggest bang for your buck. Costing only one hundred and thirty nine dollars it has the features of high dollar companions. Just to list a few; it has reinforced knees, zippered pockets and a magnetic pouch and considered one of our best selling waders.   

White River Breathable Stocking-Foot Waders

Buying Fly-Fishing Waders

Wading Around For Spring?

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Go Outdoors 2016!

It's the Christmas event for Camping! Join us for great sales on camping items like tents, kayaks, and more! Plus these great events on the weekends:

May 21-22, 28-29 - KAYAK POOLkayak pool
We have the kayak pool back for a limited time! Come try kayaking in our pool and see if it's something you might like. No cost. Must be 10 years of age or older. Ages 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent.

May 21-22
Our free Family/Kids' Activities weekend with the famous indoor Catch and Release pond!

  • Boy Scouts of America - Tips for the Trail
  • Catch & Release PondsCatch and Release pond
  • Free Photo Download
  • Free Crafts
  • Free giveaway with completion of punch card
  • Food demos with Flossies funnel cakes (11-2) and fish fry sampling (2-5)

May 28 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The award-winning Kansas City Barbeque Society” teams of Down Home Cookin' & Barbeque and Gothic Town Grillers will be on hand sharing their expertis and some yummy samples!
 

May 28 - How-To’s for Family Outdoor Fun!
11 am - Best Barbeque
2 pm - Conquering Campfires, Cooking & More

May 29 - How-To's
11 am - Kids, Camping & Comfort
2 pm - Kayaking:  Keeping It Simple

First 25 customers to attend the How-To’s each day will receive a Bass Pro Shops tote bag!

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Improve your Lowrance Screenshots images on your social media sites…

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First thing, to get a screen shot all you have to do is:

  • Gen3 HDS unit - push the Pages and Power button at the same time.
  • Elite Ti unit - push the Pages and Power button at the same time.
  • Hook units - you must press Power button and then Zoom (+).

*note all Hook units – You must have an SD card in the unit. You cannot save screenshots to internal memory, Navionics cards, or other mapping cards.

 

How do you review your screen shots and move them to a SD Card

  • Gen 3 - Pages, scroll down to files, (My Files>Screenshots>Show how to choose only one screenshot or all screenshots) memory card, choose file and copy to SD card.
  • Elite Ti – Pages, scroll down to files, (My Files>Screenshots>Show how to choose only one screenshot or all screenshots) memory card, choose file and copy to SD card.
  • Hook – menu, menu, system, arrow over & down to Browse files, enter. Select the files you want to copy to the SD card.

 

I hope this small paragraph will improve your screen shots images on social media. Here are some samples of my screen shots….

 

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Thank for reading… Branch

 

About the author:

Tom Branch, Jr. is a freelance outdoor writer and prostaffer for Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Lawrenceville, GA. He retired as a Lieutenant/Paramedic/Firefighter with Gwinnett County Fire, GA after 29 years of service in 2013. He is currently a contracted employee with NAVICO/Lowrance working as the Southeastern Prostaff Coordinator. He has been working in the Outdoor Industry for over 20 years. He and his beautiful wife, Kim live north of Atlanta near Braselton, GA with their lab Jake. They volunteer with Operation One Voice (501c3) (www.operationonevoice.org)

 

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Product Spotlight - The Reality Series Instigator RC Decoy

With this mobile turkey decoy you can expand your area for bringing in the toms. Want or need to "engage" those turkeys even more? The RedHead Reality Series Instigator RC Jake decoy will take you beyond your stationary decoys to bring in the toms who are lurking a bit out of range or who are just a little smarter and wiser late in the season. 

Hunting Lead Clint Grenier says the range on this decoy's radio control, about 150 yards, allows you to send it out to lure in the toms. Just keep backing it up and watch the toms come in for a fight with this young jake who's putting on a show.

The decoy sits atop a rugged remote-control chassis allowing it to "drive" over varying terrains. Check out the moves of the decoy in this YouTube clip we shot in the archery range. Now, Clint's motoring it a bit faster than you would out in the open, so it will be much quieter and with sound disguised by grasses, and running on the ground as opposed to cement.

Stop in the store for a demo or you can order online!

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - MOM!

This weekend it's all about mom! Grab the kids, let mom have the day off, and come in for a free family photo to present her for Mother's Day. There's also a $10 package!

Mother's Day Photos

May 6 - 5-8 p.m.

May 7 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mother's Day Photos

 

Coming up next weekend?

Set Your Sights Event

Better your long-range shooting skills, learn the basics of handgun concealed carry and home defense from the Altoona Police Department, and get up to speed on the latest in accessories & optics!
Free seminars and free giveaway for the first 25 at each seminar! Quadruple Rewards Points on select items with coupon from sales flyer (May 13 & 14)
• Drawing for 1 Bass Pro Shops® $25 Gift Cards at each advertised seminar
• PLUS, enter for a Chance to win 1 of 2 prizes!
Savage 64F Black .22 LR Rifle
or
Howard Leight Impact Sport Hearing Protection Muffs

Friday, May 13
6:30PM Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle
7:30PM The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense

Saturday, May 14
1:30 PM Long Range Shooting - Guns and Optics for the 1,000-Yard Shot
2:30 PM Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle
3:30 PM The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense
4:30 PM Long Range Shooting - Guns and Optics for the 1,000-Yard Shot

 

Then the next weekend is Go Outdoors!

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Photos for Mom

 

 

 

This year Bass Pro Shops is doing something NEW!!! We always celebrate Dad, but this year MOM gets her special day too!

What do all mother's love??

Photos of their family of course! And this May 6-7, you can get a FREE 4x6 photo for your mom!

If you need extra for the rest of the family we got you covered for that too-

for $10 you get :

  • 1- 5x7 photo
  • 6-Wallets
  • And a Digital Download

*May 6, 2016        5-8 pm

*May 7, 2016      10 am-4 pm

 

So stop in at your Sevierville ,Tn Bass Pro Shop at Exit 407 and make this a Mother's Day she will never forget!

 

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Lake Anna Report – May

CVO Fishing

This month usually offers more stable weather than the previous months and allows anglers to catch fish using many different approaches. At least a third of the fish have spawned and the subsequent spawns will happen within the next few weeks. Some fish will be very aggressive as they are feeding or protecting their beds & fry, while others will be nearly impossible to catch because they are recovering from all of the stresses of laying eggs, fishing pressure, etc.

Bass:

Bass spawn at different times during the spring. By the first week or so in May theearly big fish spawns are finishing and the early stages of post spawn fishing are revealed. There will still be a couple waves of spawning but the playing field is changing. There will be fish that are thinking about going back to their summer brush piles and ledges but they haven’t quite made it out of the spawning areas. Thesefish will be roaming around on the flats and will get very hungry whenever they recover from the stress of making baby bass. My three favorite baits to find these fish are lipless crankbaits, jerkbaits, and poppers. Spinnerbaits are also a good choice. Since you are looking for transitional fish you are trying to cover alot ofwater between the spawning areas and the summer hangouts. Once you get a couple strikes in an area you can slow down and present jigs, worms, or tubes to some of their nearby friends.

Striper:

Nothing compares to seeing a 35” inch striper crush a 10” shad on the surface, except for casting your super spook right on top of it..twitch..twitch..WHAM!!! On the right morning or late in the evening you can run into some of the most impressive feeding action available in fresh water. This Month, Big Stripers will begin to transition to main lake areas. They will feed heavily throughout the monthon larger baits. If you miss the early morning action you will have to pull out to the deeper flats and channel edges to troll crankbaits, swimbaits and bucktails.If you are equipped with a nice bait well and are proficient at catching bait, you can use free lines, planar boards, and down lines to target Lake Anna Linesiders.

Crappie

Nice size slabs can be found all over the lake. Bridges, docks, brush piles, beaver huts, and grass are home to thousands of Crappie. Many citations have been taken in the last couple of weeks.... One method is to try casting grubs, tubes, and beetle spins as close to whatever cover you are targeting. Another approach is to use a slip bobber above a #6 gold aberdeen hook tipped with a small minnow.

Charlie Bowles - Fishing Guide

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Workender AND PBR!

WOW! What a busy, fun weekend we have planned for April 22-23! Check it out!

The Workender!Workender

Plan that next solo, group or family adventure! One day, one weekend, one week or longer - come find out where to go and what to do in Iowa and beyond!

How-tos, drawings, free samples, and the Workender Social Gathering Meetup all give you the resources you need to get out and enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and more!

First up - Friday night!

Friday, April 22 - 6-8 p.m. - How-tos with giveaways after each!

Presented by Kent Petersen, longtime outdoorsman and kayak fisherman!Kent Petersen

6 p.m. - Pack Right for Day Hikes & More - How to load a backpack and get the right fit
7 p.m. - Pick Out and Get Out - a "how-to" on picking out the right kayak.

Free Photo Download April 22, 6-8 p.m. - get your photo taken and have the chance to win a Toyota Rav4 Hybrid or one of 13 Ascend prizes!

Then join us Saturday, April 23, for more Workender how-tos, plus our Workender Meetup from 3-6 p.m.!

Saturday, April 23 Workender How-tos and Meetup!

1 p.m. - Slumber by Number - How to pick out the right sleeping bag, pads, etc.- with Matt Vorhies
2 p.m. - Beat the Bugs - Protect yourself! - with Matt Vorhies
3 p.m. - Rig it Right - how to rig your kayak for fishing - with Kent Peterson, avid kayak fisherman!
4 p.m. - Cooking Down and Dirty - How to use a Jetboil - with Kent Peterson

Workender Meetup! April 23, 3-6 p.m.

YOUR chance to visit informally with outdoors enthusiasts and specialists about where to go and what to do! We have groups with ideas and activities for all levels and abilities, including physically challenged and veterans!

...and more being scheduled each day!

Drawings at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. - $50 gift card, and North Face backpacks! Plus free samples, while they last, of tasty treats for hiking and sample Mountain House freeze-dried foods!

Free Photo Download April 22, 6-8 p.m. and April 23, 1-6 p.m. - get your photo taken and have the chance to win a Toyota Rav4 Hybrid or one of 13 Ascend prizes!

Also on Saturday, April 23PBR

The PBR is back in town!

The Professional Bull Riders are back in Des Moines and we'll have PBR fun here, too!
Noon-1 p.m.- PBR Riders autograph hour - at the time of this writing we don't know what riders yet, but will update on our Facebook page.
1-1:30 - Fishing Seminar at the tank with PBR announcer, and experienced angler, Clint Adkins.

Plus, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m :

  • Ride the mechanical bull!
  • Bull roping for kids
  • Stick Bull Riding

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