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!

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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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Lake Anna Report – April

Bass on Lake Anna

Water temperatures are approaching the 60’s and the fish are very active. All species of fish are feeding up, spawning, or getting ready to do so. The water levels on the lake have almost returned to normal and some of the “old spots” are producing. All of the Grass beds that were above the water line are now submerged and full of forage for big predators to feed on. Docks, stumps, and shallow coves will also have all kinds of activity.

Bass:

As the water temps reach the mid 60’s bass can cover a lot of territory and be in several different patterns. Not all bass spawn at the same time, so it is important to try to identify what is going on in different areas. Try checking several coves that are protected from the wind with stump fields or sandy/gravel bottoms. If you locate these conditions there will be bass nearby. When targeting stump fields try a Carolina rig on 14 pound mono with a ½ ounce sinker above a barrel swivel, then attach an 18 inch 10 to 12 pound test fluorocarbon liter. Lizards, creatures, and chunky worms in reds, browns, and greens are very effective in this situation. If you have decided to target bedding fish, locate them with a good pair of polarized sunglasses. Try using a finesse rod and reel with 8 to 10 lb fishing line rigged with a weightless fluke, lizard, craw, or wacky style senko. Please be very careful with bedding fish and return them to the water as quickly as you can. They are very vulnerable and should be handled as little as possible. There are several other patterns that can produce fish, such as running crank baits over top of brush piles or humps or using suspending jerk baits in 8 to 12 feet of water. All of these techniques are great ways to catch pre spawn, spawn, post spawn bass.

Striper

Stripers will be all over the lake getting ready to spawn. The Striped bass in Lake Anna will go through a spawning ”ritual”, but are unable to actually reproduce. The lack of current inhibits oxygenation of the eggs causing extremely low survival (if any). DGIF keeps our fishery thriving with 250,000 fingerlings a year. Stripers are very active in the morning hours and late evening along with cloudy and rainy days. Try casting suspending jerk baits, Swimbaits, and flukes to shallow humps or long tapering points leading to creek channels. Live bait will also work very well with down lines and free lines. Make sure to locate the fish with your sonar and make every effort to not spook them.

Crappie

Brushpiles, Grass, Beaver huts, Docks, and Rocks… All types of shallow cover will hold slabs this month… 2 inch pearl grubs and live minnows will catch the vast majority of slabs

 

Charlie Bowles- Fishing Guide

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The Workender - Plan Your Weekend NOW!

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Plan your next adventure! Join us for How-to's and advice for your next solo, group or family adventure - one day, a weekend, or longer. Pull up a comfy chair and learn all there is to do in our area and beyond!

How-tos and photos on Friday night 6-8 p.m., then more How-tos and a Meetup on Saturday!

Friday, April 22 - 6-8 p.m.

How-Tos - giveaways after each

6 p.m. - Pack Right for Day Hikes & More - How to load a backpack and get the right fit - withTodd Robertson, Iowa DNR Kent Petersen

7 p.m. - Pick Out and Get Out - a "how-to" on picking out the right kayak with Todd Robertson, Iowa
Department of Natural Resources River Programs Outreach Coordinator/Paddling Instructor.

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 - 1-6 p.m.

How-Tos - giveaways after each!

1 p.m. - Slumber by Number - How to pick out the right sleeping bag, pads, etc. - Camping Lead Matt Vorheis
2 p.m. - Beat the Bugs - Camping Lead Matt Vorheis
Jetboil
3 p.m. - Rig it Right - How to streamline your kayak for fishing - avid kayak fisherman Kent Petersen
4 p.m. - Cooking Down and Dirty - How to use a Jetboil - Kent Petersen

 

April 23, 3-6 p.m. - It's a Workender Meetup!

Talk trails, waterways, camping and more with folks from:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Polk County Conservation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Iowa's Great Outdoors w/Chance Patrick
ColdWater Guide Service w/Rod Woten

Central Iowa Outdoors Without Boundaries
Greater Des Moines Volkssport Assoc.
English River Outfitters Resort "Designed by Veterans for Veterans"

Central Iowa Paddlers
Jasper County Conservation,  and more being added each day! Borealis

Drawings at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. - $50 gift card, and The North Face Borealis 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!

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Meet the Stars of the PBR!

Meet the Stars of the PBR!Meet the Riders of the PBR!

Saturday, April 23

The PBR is in town at Wells Fargo Arena and, once again, we'll have a special day set aside to celebrate their return!
 

  • Noon-1 p.m. - Autograph session with PBR riders/bullfighters! Riders names will be announced on our Facebook page as we are notified.
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. - Free Fishing Seminar Meet the Riders of the PBR!from the top of the tank with PBR Announcer Clint Adkins!
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Ride the mechanical bull!
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Stick riding and roping for the kids!

PBR Day

 

 

PBR!

 

 

 

 

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Outdoor Cooking Primer - Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

I just heard a loud "Ew!" from the people reading this title. However, I promise you it is excellent and my husband would agree - and he was one of those who questioned it's taste when hearing about it.Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

Being an "you only eat chili when it's cold" purist, I know there are very few chili consumption days left. So, in researching heart healthy venison recipes, I found this on the This Mama Cooks web site and gave it a whirl. If you don't have venison you can us ground turkey, chicken or lean beef. Since we have to watch our salt, I removed the salt. Use enough spices and you won't need salt. I also left out the chili powder because the only one I had contained salt.

Healthy Slow Cooker Pumpkin and Bean Chili

    1 medium  yellow onion, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 lb ground venison
    3 cloves garlic, minced
   1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp oregano
    1 1/2 tsp cumin
    2 1/2 C no salt or low sodium beef stock - you can also use no salt beef bullion packets and make broth.
    1 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed (calls for 2, but only used 1 because - you guessed it -  that's all I had in the cupboard!)
    1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
    1 quart bag of frozen tomatoes (it calls for a 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, with juice - use no salt added)
 

Directions

    Cook the ground meat until cooked through. Put in the slow cooker and then add all the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

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The original recipe actually called for cooking the veggies with the venison before putting in the slow cooker. I just threw it all together and it was fine. Very tasty and almost creamy - make it now while there is still "cool" time, then save it for next fall!

Enjoy!

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Smoking-It's not inhaled, it's devoured!

Spring is in the air and smoker season for some is a year round passion, but for others it’s a fair weather thing. We see it as a year round passion and there’s never a bad time to dig into some amazing smoked meat. So we are going to give you some tips on how to smoke amazing meat all year long! I will also throw in some of my own lessons learned from when I first started smoking to how we do it now at our house. First things first, the smoker, which type of smoker is best for you?

There are several types of smokers on the market and we have most types here in the store so you can come in and see them. The first question I always ask anyone shopping for a smoker is where are you going to use your smoker? Reason why is the first smoker I bought was an electric one, thinking oh I won’t have to buy big wood or pellets, I can use it in the garage or out on my back deck and it will be great! A few things I did really like about the electric smoker were the programmable thermostat, and meat probe. I found the window wasn’t a necessity or more than pretty right out of the box. I thought I would like the window, and I could sit on the deck and enjoy a beer watching the meat smoke. I couldn’t sit still long enough for that. Once you use your smoker the glass gets coated and yes you can clean it constantly, but I wanted to keep that entire seasoned flavor in my smoker. What I forgot to think about was where my outdoor electrical outlets were, right next to the back door. So every time I walked in and out of the house while I was smoking, the smoke came right in the house. To remedy the problem I decided to run an extension cord across the deck, well that was great until it snowed, not only did I now have an wet extension cord, but I almost broke my nose, tripping over the cord hidden in the snow and falling on the deck. Also I never thought about when the power goes out and your 2 hours into a 6 hour smoke? It only happened once, and I did toss the meat in my gas oven to finish cooking it but it wasn’t the same.

So it was time to try and different smoker, propane. This would be the perfect one. I chose the 2 door model, so every time I needed to add chips or water I wasn’t opening the whole smoker and losing all my heat and smoke, which would happen occasionally on my electric smoker. Being propane, I no longer had to worry about tripping over a cord and I could move it anywhere I wanted. This became a great advantage. I didn’t realize all my friends were also getting into the smoking craze and when we decided to have a smoke out challenge, I was portable. I liked that the smoker didn’t use as much propane as my gas grill, which I thought at first may be a down side. But it did great. I did miss the electric thermostat and meat probe timer, but found the smoker held its temperature really well as long as it wasn’t too windy outside. They now make wireless meat probes, so is a great add on if you decide propane is the right type for you and it does not have a probe included. So I’m happy with my propane smoker cooking 3-4 times a month. I started thinking I was getting the hang of this and I need to start smoking more than chicken, ribs, and tenderloin. So it was time to tackle brisket. I soon realized that my cute little 2 door smoker wasn’t quit big enough for a full size brisket. I had to section it and cook it over 2 racks, which worked, but it got me dreaming of a bigger smoker. I was then introduced to the Giudice family smoker, and oh my gosh, my mind went crazy!        

So I’m now dreaming of a bigger smoker, but how do I choose? These new pellet smokers had just hit the market and my best friend bought one up right away. A Traeger!  Since I was spending all of my time at her house, we were having some fun and amazing meals on this thing. I could not believe how much smoke flavor we could get into our meat! Not to mention, we could bake pizza in it as well. My best friend being Italian could make some great pizza, and great pizza we were enjoining at least once a week. I thought this smoker was the best. It could smoke, it could grill and it could bake. We grilled a ton of great steaks, burgers, and brats. I loved that you could just fill up the hopper with whatever flavor pellets that caught our fancy and start it up and go. It had meat probes, thermostats, and an extra rack for potatoes, veggies or bread. This thing was great; no longer needed a gas grill. This thing did it all. We loved this thing so much we were grilling in thing rain and snow. Only down side was again, where is the electrical outlet? At her house it was right outside the glass patio door and there wasn’t enough cord to not need an extension cord. Again, I tripped a few times and if the power goes out, your smoker is down. We did have some die hard smoking friends who would bring their pellet grills to our smoke out challenge along with their generators, so it can be done. But hence I read a Myron Mixon book after I started my job at Bass Pro Shops and my desire for a full on steel smoker was came to pass.

Hence I’m now the proud owner of a ¼’ solid steel Horizon smoker Horizon Smokers , proudly made in OK, my home state, and readily available in your local Bass Pro Shops store. We did not carry the 20” classic smoker when I first started working here so I bought the 16” classic smoker. Craziest thing was we were living in a second story apartment, busy shopping for a house, but loved the idea of this amazing smoker in our new yet to be found back yard. So being impatient, we bought it and put in in my brother in laws back yard for a few months. This didn’t keep us from cooking up a storm. The cookouts were at the brother in-laws until it made its final destination to our back yard. We could cook full size brisket. We could smoke not only full racks of ribs but 4-8 full racks at one time. All of our holiday turkeys were now smoked and we could do a turkey and a ham at the same time. Best part we don’t need electricity or propane. We can move it all over the patio, so if the wind isn’t in our favor we just roll it to the other side of the patio. We use mostly charcoal, big pieces of oak and hickory log wood for staples. We can get these in bulk and keep all our specialty woods like peach, apple, maple, or orange wood in smaller quantities in chunks that we also sell here at the store. Of course you have to keep the fire going but this steel smoker holds heat like nothing I’ve used before. The hot box stays warm for days, literally. My first 12 hour smoking day, left hot coals for 2 days after in the box. I’m not too worried about someone trying to take off with it out of my backyard either. At a hefty 425 lbs. it takes 3 or 4 hefty guys to pick this thing up. It does have full steel wheels so it is easy to roll but only on a flat hard surface.

My quest for a thermostat and meat probe was also taken care of with our Bass Pro Shops wireless programmable digital probe. I love this thing. You put in the desired internal temperature you want, set it and forget it. I leave the base on the outside shelf of the smoker with the probe attached and put the handheld unit in my pocket. I can move all around the house, sit on the patio and have a cold one, or work on my car out front or just veg out on the coach and the thermostat will beep at me to let me know the meat is done. Hog heaven of smoking has come together and this smoker gets used at least once a week.

Now that I’m an old hand at this smoking thing, the fun has been perfecting recipes. Bass Pro has a full line of rubs and seasonings that keep the options open and taste buds tingling. Nothing pairs better than a marinated brisket rubbed in Jack Daniels steak seasoning, smoked with Jack Daniels wood chunks. Or for our holiday favorite turkey, brine overnight, rub down in Tony Chachere's Spicy seasoning, pack the inside cavity with oranges or clementines and smoke with orange wood. Another favorite is a pork shoulder, marinated and injected in apple juice based marinade/injection, rubbed down in a brown sugar based rub, smoked with apple wood, and then finished off with an apple jelly glaze. Our most often cooked delight is Beer Can Chicken. We use the ceramic sittin chicken accessory, fill it with our favorite brew, rub a whole chicken inside and out, and cook. Amazing!! These are just a few of our favorites at our house. I've added a link I found online Smoker Basics to give some extra tip and suggestions. What I love most about smoking is you can be creative! We'd like to hear feedback and ideas on how you smoke at your house, so what is your favorite smoker or recipe? Be sure to stop by our store or stop by online to find all the great items for smoking. http://www.basspro.com

Electric Smoker

Masterbuilt Propane SmokerTrager Lil Tex

Traeger PelletsBass Pro Thermometer

Family Smoker

My Horizon 16" SmokerBass Pro Seasoning 3 packJAck JD Wiskey Barrel ChipsTony Chachere's Assorted Wood FlavorsTurkey BrineSittin' ChickenSmokin Book

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THE WORKENDER

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Are you ready to escape for the weekend?

Gear up for  your weekend adventure here at Bass Pro Shops, Sevierville!
The Workender is here, April 22-23 to take us to places with no roads, find out what’s around the bend and take the road less traveled.

Friday, April 22

6-8 pm  FREE Photo Download

6 pm      Pack Right for Day Hikes and More

                How to load a back pack

7 pm      Pick Out and Get Out

                Kayaks to fit your adventure

Saturday, April 23

1-6 pm  FREE Photo Download

1 pm      Slumber by Number

                Sleeping bags, pads and more

2 pm      Beat the Bugs

3 pm      Rig it Right

                Streamline your kayak for fishing

4 pm      Cooking Down and Dirty

                Using a Jetboil

               

SOCIAL GATHERING

     Saturday, April 23 3-6 pm 

     FREE food, prizes and trip advice

 

It's time to gear up for your weekend adventure!

~The Events Team

 

 

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April Showers Brings Spring Turkey Season

Turkey Season is right around the corner. Youth season is April 9th and 10th and then we kick off the regular season from April 18th through May 8th. This is currently a hot topic around these parts so I thought I would talk a little more about it.  The main topics include the following:  Ground Blinds, Vests and Camo Clothing.

Let’s talk blinds first. Ground blinds come in two basic types: Spring Style and Hub Style. I prefer hub blinds for a couple of different reasons. One, I think Hub blinds are much easier to disassemble and move around and they also have a lot more space inside - which comes in handy for any archery hunters or if your taking a youth hunter or a buddy along. Since most of us deer hunt as well as turkey hunt, I like to have a blind that has dual purpose. But if your just in the market for a turkey blind this spring make sure you check out our Blackout X72 ($139.99). This blind stands 68'' tall and 72''x 72'' from hub to hub and coming in at only 13lbs it is a great option for both the youth and regular season. It will accommodate two hunters comfortably and with the built in brush holders you can make it vanish into thin air. If you are thinking you might want a little bit more room try our Blackout Hybrid 180 Blind ($169.97).  It is slightly bigger at 73'' tall and 83'' x 83'' hub to hub.  This blind is slightly heavier at just under 23lbs but with extra room and the adjustable windows. The windows will allow you to customize your setup for the situation at hand which will help tip the outcome in your favor. One of my favorite dual purpose blinds I have ever used is the Primo's Club XL ($159.99) at 73'' tall and 77'' hub to hub and with the brush deception holders and the Dura Matte HD no shine fabric mixed with the Ground Swat Grey open terrain camo pattern makes it disappear in any situation.

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Next we will cover some camo:

If you are looking to upgrade some older clothing look no further.  Whether you’re a Mossy Oak or a Realtree fan, we’ve got you covered. I would start out with a form fitting base layer because of all the spring ticks.  A good base layer does wonders for helping you keep ticks down to a minimum and for the money it’s hard to beat Redhead's EnduraSkin all season clothing line ($19.99 to $34.99). They are a great spring or early fall base layer because of the AXE Anti-Odor Technology and it works awesome for deer hunters to. It’s available in Black, Realtree Xtra, or Mossy Oak Country patterns. If you’re looking for a new outfit to go over your base layers then check out RedHeads Stalker Lite II 1/4 zip shirt ($29.99-$34.99) or pant ($39.99-$44.99). For those really hot days check out the  shorts ($29.99-$34.99).  All are very comfortable and light weight with moisture wicking fabrics. These are available in Mossy Oak Obsession or the New True Timber HTC Green patterns. But here's a little tip for everyone hunting out of a ground blind. I always wear camo to and from the blind of course but when I am inside I wear Black from the waist up. This is because most of the blinds on the market today employ some sort of a Blackout Interior and as long as you leave a portion of the windows closed the black clothing will vanish against the black walls allowing you to go unseen. Camo clothing on the other hand being made with a lot of Greys and Browns will most of the time silhouette you inside making every movement you make visible to those sharp eyed turkeys. Also, when you open every window in the blind your body will stand out against any light that comes in. Try it! You will be surprised on how much it helps. 

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Finally, turkey hunters can collect a lot of items over the years and it seems we need to pack them all. So you need a vest to carry it.  RedHeads Striker vest ($69.99) has tons of pockets inside and out to carry any type of call or product you can find.  It also has a  nice thick memory foam fold down seat. This is a great addition to any hunter’s arsenal. It is available in Mossy Oak obsession, Realtree Xtra, or True Timber HTC Green - one size fits most.  Another blog that might help you with vests can be found here:   How To Choose the Perfect Turkey Hunting Vest That's all the time I have for now. From all of us at your local Independence Bass Pro - have a fun and safe turkey season and don’t forget to share your photos with us!

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Anthony Alkire

Hunting Lead

 

 

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Made in the USA for your Feet

What do you have that's Made in the USA? We get that question a lot. While we carry many items that are made in the USA, here are some you may not realize - socks.

Many folks are familiar with our Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose RedHead socks. If they wear out, you can return them any time, without a receipt and at any Bass Pro Shops location (or online), and receive a free pair.

Did you also know they are made in the USA? All of our RedHead socks for men, the Natural Reflections Lifetime Guarantee sock for ladies, and Ascend brand socks are made in the USA. That includes RedHead cotton crews to Mountain Bear to Treestand to Extreme Cold to the RedHead CoolMax liner socks, plus more! Here are a few favorites starting with the king - the RedHead Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose socks for men.

RedHead Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose SocksLifetime Guarantee Socks

I left off the "for men" on the heading, because I wear these and I'm not a guy. However, I wear them as slipper socks in the house. They are heavy-duty, warm, and are reinforced at the heel, toe, and in the arch - those stress zones. I love my RedHead socks, especially in the winter or a cold spring like we're having so far!

My husband does wear these socks for hunting and likes the warmth they provide along with a good pair of boots.

They are a best seller and for good reasons - Made in the USA, you buy one pair and you never have to buy another, and they provide durable warmth.

natural reflections socksLifetime Ladies Natural Reflections Sock

Not wanting something as thick as the sock for men? Then try the Lifetime Ladies Natural Reflections socks. All the same great features and benefits of the men's version, but simply a little less bulky.

Lifetime Guarantee Lightweight Quarter Socks

This is my go-to sock in the winter - in quarter or calf sizes - for work here at the store. Not too heavy, extra cushioning on the heels and, of course, a lifetime guarantee!

Last, but not least, the Ascend Hiker Quarter SockAscend Socks

My very favorite. Although I'm not hiking mountains and trails, I am hiking around the store a LOT! The Merino wool, nylon, and elastic yarn blend make them comfortable, flexible and durable. Plus they are what Bass Pro calls FARM TO FEET - the merino wool is 100% American grown, coupled with all-American nylon and elastic yarns, and produced in the Carolinas.

Doesn't get much more Made in the USA than that.

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Get Ready for Feathered Friends!

As I write this, there's a winter storm warning in the north half of our state and tornado watches in the south half. In Iowa, we know the weather can change within minutes. However, we also know spring is officially here, so we just have to "weather" through the craziness sometimes.

If it's not snowing or raining, then many of us are outside doing spring clean up and getting ready for gardens Finch Feederand the birds who "flew the coop" for the winter.

Here are some things you can be doing now to get ready:

  • Take down all of your bird feeders, dump out all the remaining seed, and thoroughly clean them with water.

We took our finch feeders down over the winter, but already have them back out. Check the finch feeders for cracks and missing pegs. If it leaks too much thistle, then it's probably time to get a new feeder. One of the easiest and most popular finch feeders we use is the simple thistle sock. For some reason, the finches really prefer to eat off of it. But you have to make sure it doesn't get too nasty from rain.

  • Wherever your feeders were this winter, you need to remove all that seed that's on the ground. Our feeders are in one of our flower gardens near a tree. I found I could actually just use a rake and pull it back like a rug. Not only is it messy and nasty, but it can also attribute to mold problems, allergies to you, and diseases to birds.
  • Figure out where you're going to put your feeders for the summer. Remember birds, likeHummingbird humans, need food, shelter, and water. Place your feeders away from trees where predators can hide. Add a birdbath and they'll probably stick around for a while! Change the water in the birdbath every 2-3 days.

Hummingbird feeders traditionally are put out by May 1. Our feeder is in a different flower garden surrounded by red potted flowers and mandevilla, which they adore. We also have loads of zinnias which we plant in both gardens for the bees and the butterflies.Wren with bug

  • If you want some real entertainment, put out a wren house. Wrens are small, but mighty and will chew you out every chance they get. However, we have watched, from our patio, two wren broods grow and thrive every summer. Small wren houses are necessary to keep the starlings and other predators out.

We now have a hawk who hangs around our backyard, so we will see what this year brings. Hopefully, more wrens, hummingbirds, and butterflies!wren house

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Crappie from the Shore - Bobbers and Floats

If you haven't had the chance to read Part 1 of Crappie from the Shore, check it out:  Crappie - From the Shore

I have been crappie fishing for a few years now in Missouri and thought I would share the different styles of bobbers and floats that I have had success with fishing from shore. The uses of bobbers, corks, or floats tend to be the easiest technique when fishing from the shore for crappie.

Two float styles include slip and fixed. Slip Float fishing allows the float to slip up and down the line, then pegged to a fixed depth with a bobber stopper, also allowing the float to bottom out at the bait resulting in longer casts. Once the float hits the water, the bait will then pull the line through the float and with a few twitches of the rod tip, this action will simulate vertical jigging that will attract fish. This rig is perfect for fishing with Bass Pro Shops Squimin’ Squirts, Bobby Garland Baby Shad or Swim’R, or a Lunker City Fin-S Shad. With a fixed float, or spring type, the bait distance from the float does not change. This is a good set up for using Crappie Maxx Paddletail Minnows, Bass Pro Shops Squirmin Grub or Triple Ripple, or a Blakemore Roadrunner where a slow steady retrieve will allow the natural action of the plastic. My favorite fixed float is the Mr. Crappie Rattlin Pear by Betts. Whichever type of float style you tend to use, any style of soft plastic can produce great results.

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With all of the proper equipment, styles of baits and techniques, the search for evasive slab can be the most aggravating fish to find, or it can be literally like fishing In-A-Bucket where you just can’t keep them off your hook. Good Luck and wishing you all Tight-Lines!!!

Paul Stover

Team Lead - Fishing Department

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Hop To It!!!

Here comes peter cotton tail hoppin' down the bunny trail …..

He’s headed to Bass Pro Shops this Saturday, March 19.

Hop on in and get a FREE 4x6 photo – Easter packages are available in store and printed in minutes while you wait.  Photos with the Easter Bunny will be available;

March 19-20, 26-27 at 11 am- 4pm

Monday – Thursday, March 21-24 at 6-8 pm

Friday, March 25 at 2-8 pmwww.basspro.com

 

Basket Package $10

  • 1-5x7 Print
  • 4-Wallets

Jellybean Package $20

  • 1-6x8
  • 2-5x7
  • 2-4x6
  • 4-Wallets

Both packages include the FREE digital image

NEW THIS YEAR!!!

After your photo, enter your email on the screen and you will receive a FREE digital Easter Card you can share with your friends and family.

 

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After your photo, sit down and make a craft-

March 19-20       1-4 pm                 Easter Door Hanger

March 25             4-7 pm                  Make a Bunny Bookmark

March 26-27       1-4 pm                  Create a Tree Stump Bunny Box

 

 

 

 

On Saturday’s and Sunday’s:

Registration 1:30-2 pm back at our table in Tracker for our Easter Egg Hunt. Hunt is geared for children ages 2-10. The hunt will begin promptly at 2 pm and end at 3 pm. Children will find 5 eggs on the bottom floor and return them to the table in exchange for candy.

I hope to see you soon!

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Family Easter Event

Hop on down into Bass Pro Shops Independence to see the Easter Bunny!!  Starting Saturday March 19 and running until Sunday March 27!

Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny himself!

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FREE 4x6 Photo with the Easter Bunny:
Monday March 21st –Thursday March 24th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friday March 25th at 2:00pm-8:00pm
Saturdays (March 19th and March 26th) & Sundays (March 20th and March 27th) from 11:00am-4:00pm

Packages available for $10 and $20.  Make sure you check out the site for a coupon!
 

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FREE Crafts:
March 19th-20th 1:00pm-4:00pm: Create an Easter door hanger.
March 25th 4:00pm-7:00pm: Make a Bunny bookmark.
March 26th-27th 1:00pm-4:00pm: Create a tree stump bunny box.


FREE Easter Egg Hunt:
Weekends March 19th-20th and March 26th-27th
Sign-up begins at 1:30pm. Egg hunt begins promptly at 2:00pm. Find 5 different colored eggs and return for candy. Ages 2-10

 

We hope to see you in this upcoming weekend!  We always strive to have fun family friendly activities in our store! 

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Fire up the Grill!

We’re quickly approaching grill season, as the weather continues to warm up we know that  many of our customers are excited to go out and light their grills for the first time this season. For those who may be new to grilling or curious on what’s out there grills can be relatively confusing. Here at your local Bass Pro Shops we have your back and today were going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of charcoal vs. propane grills.

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The first thing we are going to discuss is charcoal grills. Charcoal grills are the original. They infuse a deep smoky grilled flavor into all the food they cook thanks to the natural charcoal fire.  This is the true benefit of charcoal smokers. Every time you get delicious grilled food. The downside is that charcoal can get expensive if you grill frequently.  They take a while to get to temperature and can be pretty messy. .These are things that tried and true charcoal lovers will overlook in their shopping process partially because Charcoal grills tend to be cheaper than their propane counterparts and is something people can have preference for

Propane grills on the other hand can light instantly and be at cooking temperature in a couple minutes. They tend to be more versatile with extra side burners where you can cook a side dish or even fry. They tend to be a bit more expensive. But they make up for the cost in flexibility and efficiency. Some people argue that because the burning of propane that the grilled food does not get the same flavor. This is something that is purely up to the taste of the individual but steps can be taken to minimize this such as buying a propane wood chip box to help infuse a smoky flavor into the meat or simply adding a rub.

Today, companies are making combination grills that combine both space for a charcoal fire and a propane grill. This allows ultimate versatility.  Come down to your local Bass Pro Shops camping department where we have examples of each of these types of grills. Any of our friendly associates would be happy to pair you with the perfect grill for you this grilling season.

To learn more about grills, check out some of these blogs:

The Power of Weber Grills

Great Grilling Accessories

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A Whole Different Kettle Of Fish

Brian"s HybridFishing in Florida can be quite a challenge regardless of how many fish we say inhabit the waters surrounding the state.  Everyone knows they don't have to eat on anyone's schedule other than their own so catching them may not be as simple as finding them.

One challenge I never quite took into account when moving down here was identifying the shear variety of fish in both fresh and saltwater.  There are dozens of species to catch with regularity and hundreds of others you just might luck into at one point or another, and just about every one of them has teeth or stickers that will bite, jab, or otherwise harm you if you don't know how to handle it.  But besides knowing which ones can do you harm, identifying which ones to keep for food purposes can be equally as difficult.

I erroneously identified the fish to the right as a Striped Bass whereas more properly it is a Hybrid Striper or Sunshine Bass (man-engineered Striper/White Bass cross).  A good friend of mine and fish authority corrected my error and gave me a few other tips on how to better identify the difference.  Thankfully, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission knows that it would be a common mistake and therefore sets the size and bag limits accordingly.  And that's the whole point of this article.  We need to know what kind of fish we're catching so that we know and can apply the fishing regulations accordingly.  Not doing so can adversely affect the fish population and possibly your pocket when you get caught.

I once caught a legal size Spanish Mackerel while fishing the beach in Marco Island, which I offered to a couple fishermen I'd seen rigging for sharks on the evening tide.  They graciously accepted the fish but were puzzled by its appearance.  "We caught a Spanish yesterday and used it for bait, but it didn't look like this.  Ours was kind of silvery, had lots of spots, a yellow mouth and a couple nasty fangs on the top and bottom jaw."  These gentlemen had caught, mistakenly identified, and then used for bait, a Spotted Seatrout which has a different size and possession limit than the Spanish I gave them.  We talked about their mistake and I suggested that they take a look at the book on Florida Saltwater Fish Species before using anything else for bait.

But it isn't just the saltwater fish we need to worry about.  The fresh are just as difficult with the original native species and then all the exotics that have invaded the waters over the years.  It can be a real trick if you don't do a little studying before hitting the water.  There are more than a half dozen fish grouped into the "Panfish" family alone, and numerous subspecies of bass to worry about depending on your location. 

All fishermen need to learn their species before hitting the water in order to avoid hefty fines as well as potential injury.  Pinfish earned their name for a reason and knowing the difference between a bluefish and mullet can save a bunch of stitches.  Being able to identify a mutton snapper and a red snapper will help to avoid large hits to your pocket.  Easiest rule of thumb for me has been "If you can't positively identify it, leave it alone and definitely don't keep it."

Brian "Beastman" Eastman

White River Fly Shop

Outdoor World Orlando

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Do you know why Dog Days at Bass Pro shops was such an educational and heartwarming event?

Not only is it puppy dog heaven, but some really memorable moments happen here. This was our second year for the event and it was bigger and better this year. We are hoping to continue to grow this event and already have a waiting list of shelters and vendors who want to attend again next year. So this event we literally let the store go to the dogs.  We start with “Free “ photos for you and your pet along with some great give-a-ways. Then to add to the fun, we offered educational live training, and  grooming demos. To top it off with a nice finish we brought in puppies and older dogs in need of a forever homes. 

                On Friday nights we offered an informative seminar on how to choose the right dog breed for you and a brief history of some of the dog breeds out there. We had one customer who was having a hard time selecting the next new dog breed for his family, and after our seminar, he left with lots of ideas on breeds that might be the perfect fit for their home.  This is a decision that should not be taken lightly. When you think about the fact you could have this family member for well over 15 years, getting the right companion for your family situation is not only important for your happiness, but very important for the dog as well. There are so many factors to consider, but most highly recommended are size, space, and lifestyle for you both. A very high energy dog with the need to run may not be the best fit for someone in a one bedroom apartment, who works 12 hours shifts. As well as a brachycephalic dog may not be the best choice for someone who wants a dog to run 5 miles a day with them. There are so many dog breeds out there now, that you can find one that is perfect for you lifestyle, space limitations, and companion desires. Most all dogs just want to be loved and a part of the family and getting the match perfect the first time can help avoid a dog ending up in a shelter, and hoping for the right family to come along a second time to adopt it.

                On Saturdays, we focused on training and grooming for your dog. This is also is very important in keeping harmony in the house. With over 400 recognized dog breeds there are a lot of fur types and intelligence levels with dogs as well. We had Sit Means Sit Denver dog training in to help show you how to avoid and correct some of the most common of behavior issues. Dogs learn how to sit, run, walk, and jump along all of other body functions on their own. What we have to teach them is where and when it is acceptable to do these things. One thing I learned from their demonstration is how to teach your dog to “Place”. This is an amazing command to teach you dog to stay in any spot you command them to until you release them. This is a huge help when there are distractions that can cause over excitement. Another great tip was learning how to teach you dog to come, and then advancing that into heeling. I didn’t realize it is a dog’s natural instinct to chase and follow you. So the best way to start leash, come, and heel training is to turn and face your dog and walk backwards in front of him. They naturally want to follow you. So you get them to follow you facing backwards and slowly progress that into turning away from them and then getting them to walk next to you. It was a tip I have started using at home with my dogs to teach them to come to me and walk next to me on the leash, instead of walking out in front of me and pulling on the leash. For more tips check out www.Sitmeanssitdenver.com

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                So the Heartwarming portion of our event came in with our Fundraiser and Adoptions that we did. We had 3 shelters that joined us for over our two Saturdays. The first, Life Line Puppy Recuse, a no kill puppy shelter in Brighton Colorado that helps re home over 1200 homeless puppies a year.  They brought 3 puppies both Saturdays and they all found homes. The also partner with local fire fighters to produce and distribute and Fire Recuse Dog Calendar every to raise funds for their shelter to stay in operation. https://youtu.be/y7o3QZLn90I 

So they had live fire fighters on site from the calendar, signing the calendars they sold. One fire fighter even brought his now adult dog that was a feature in the 2015 calendar. It was an added bonus for us to help give an extra platform for theirs shelter and charity. For our families that already have dogs, they could still help the ones who are still searching for their forever home. The second, Aurora Animal Shelter, a local shelter operated by the City of Aurora Colorado, brought 4 dogs both Saturdays and waived the regular adoption fees for our event. 7 of the 8 dogs found forever homes with us. The last dog was transferred to another nearby shelter to find her forever home. The third shelter was My Fairy Dawg Mother shelter. They specialize in hunting breed dogs and use the generous help of volunteers to foster their dogs that are in need of adoption. They had several foster parents on site with their adoptable dogs, but with everyone walking around with dogs, were not sure our customers realized their dogs were up for adoption. We not know this is something for us to improve on next year. But all these adoptable dogs lead me to our Grand finale heartwarming moment.    

                We love to help these dogs find forever homes and we reach out in all ways to get the word out. So here is Reeve’s Story, told by one of our amazing customers: “This past week I have spent some extra time looking for a dog and every time I call about a dog they have already been adopted. I am always a day late! Today I had a call from my girlfriend, that Bass Pro was sponsoring an adoption event. Aurora Animal Shelter had a 6 month male chocolate lab, male is not my preference but I went to look. He was already big and I was going over all of the paper work with the Aurora Animal Shelter when a young man in an Army Reserve uniform walked up. He was there to adopt the same dog. I started asking a few questions and he told me that he had already been to the animal shelter several times and was told if he wanted to adopt this dog he would have to go to Bass Pro. I also found out that this cute puppy would be trained as a service dog. That is all that I needed to hear. I ask the young man if he wanted the dog and he said yes. I turned to the lady with the animal shelter and told her that I want the young man to have the lab. I explained to him that my brother, Rodger, had been a Warrant Office in the Army and that my husband, Steve, was a Intelligence Analyst in the Army. I explained to him that both men were deceased and I was going to name the lab Reeve after Rodger and Steve. I ask him if he had a name picked out and he said no. As I walked away with tears in my eyes he had agreed to name his new chocolate lab, Reeve. I cried all the way home and the tears are still flowing. Rodger and Steve are both smiling down on my and when the time is right I will find just the lab for me.” This was a huge moment for all of us. We loved the generosity of this customer and the fact this dog was going to a bigger purpose. “Reeve” will forever be a special dog for our store.

Reeve

                So when we think Bass Pro Dog Days, it is an amazing opportunity to bring our love of dogs to everyone. We enjoy the fact we can help customers learn more about dogs, find the homeless dog a forever home and wrap it up with a Free photo for the customer to take home a remember the experience. This is the one time of the year we love that the store “Goes to the Dogs” and can’t wait for next years event. Remember to like us on Facebook, Dog Days Family Event so you get all the details on next years event.

 

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Passing on the Hunt

By Guest Blogger Rod SlingsRod Slings and grandson with grandson's first turkey.
Rod Slings is a retired Iowa Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Supervisor.  He is the CEO/Founder of Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants LLC and the Co-Author of BLOOD ON THE LEAVES – Real Hunting Accident Investigations – And Lessons In Hunter Safety

 

Spring turkey season is upon us.

“Passing on the hunt” seems to be what generation after generation does in hunting families. We create great memories when we introduce a young family member, or young friend, to the outdoors as a SAFE, responsible, and ethical new hunter. Being a mentor or role model is one of the most rewarding and important things a veteran hunter can do.

I will never forget the early morning of the first turkey hunt with my grandson Cooper. Dressed in his new matching camo, we climbed out of the truck and walked together into the darkness. He reached out to hold my hand, which is etched in my mind forever. Having the blind set up day’s prior, we walked slowly, as quiet as possible, him occasionally stumbling over the rough ground with his short legs. Once we reached the blind we settled in, lighting the heater, breaking out the cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate (which has become a tradition). Shortly before the break of daylight, the first “GOBBLE” broke the morning silence. Cooper immediately began to laugh out loud, which made me laugh at him, understanding that this un-natural sound to him was what we were here for - all part of this amazing outdoors experience. After a short discussion about noise, I must have sounded much like Elmer Fudd, as I whispered to Cooper, “We must be very, very quiet!”

This particular hunt would not produce the success of a harvested turkey. It was, however, a successful hunt simply for the experience we shared, and each time since then has been a treasure. As a mentor, there are several things for you to consider as you pass on the hunt:

Safety is always the first rule when mentoring a young hunter

  • Make sure you have practiced and your hunter is familiar with the firearm.
  • Set up the blind and practice how the shot will be made with an empty firearm.
  • Explain where the focus of the shot must be made for a SAFE, clean, quick harvest.
  • Remember, firearm safety must be the total focus of the mentor and young hunter.
  • Position yourself so you can take control of the firearm, if necessary.
  • It is best to use a hunting blind, to hide movement and for concealment.
  • Place decoys 15 to 20 yards away from the blind with good visibility.
  • Do not stalk turkeys or leave the young hunter alone at anytime.
  • "Under direct supervision" means you are always within arms reach.
  • Safety on, muzzle of the firearm always pointed in a SAFE direction.
  • Never prop a firearm up against an un-safe rest, such as against the blind.
  • Only load the firearm once you are settled and the hunt is ready to begin, unload before you leave the blind.
  • Finger is outside the trigger guard, safety is always on until the shot is ready to be made.
  • You, as the mentor, will whisper when to make the shot.

Comfort considerations for a young hunter are imperative.

  • Warm camouflage clothing - never wear: red, white, blue or black colors.
  • Stay warm on a chilly spring morning by the use of a portable heater, placed in a SAFE location, following all manufacture guidelines.
  • Chairs stay elevated to help see out the blind windows and for comfort.
  • Food, snacks, even a thermos of hot chocolate are all important.
  • I hate to admit it, however, limited use of electronics, on low light and on silent, may help fight their boredom when activity is a little slow.
  • Never overstay the patience of the young hunter. If they become bored, time to pack it in until next time.
  • Take a Hunter Education Course with your young hunter.
  • Remember who you are hunting with, keep in mind…it's about them!
  • Back to the first rule, hunt SAFELY!

“Passing it on” creates memories that last a lifetime, which then pass on to the next generation. Remember the camera! It may just be a camera from your phone or a GoPro to capture each moment to share with others.

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - More Dog Days!

Our canine customer celebration continues during our second weekend of Bass Pro Dog Days!

Friday, March 11

FREE SEMINAR & GIVEAWAYAHeinz Pet Rescue and Transport

  • 6pm: Man’s Best Friend – History, Selecting the Right Breed, and Fun Facts Presented by Amy Heinz, AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport AeinAFREE
    Free Nite Ize® S-Biner® Clip for your dog to the first 20 customers at the seminar!

     
  • Saturday, March 12Mick McAuliffe

FREE SEMINARS

  • 11am:  Dog Basics – Safety, Care, Hearing and Smelling
    Presented by Mick McAuliffe, Animal Services Manager, ARL of Iowa.
  • 2pm: Fun with Dogs in the Outdoors – Working Dogs, chance patrickCamping and Hiking with your Dog Presented by Chance Patrick, Iowa’s Great Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops Hunting Pro Staff, and his 3 ½ month old Silver Lab Gertie.

 

 Other Dog Days Activities on March 12free photo

  • Free 4x6 photo with your dog & paw print certificate!
  • Dog Costume Contest! – Noon - $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card to the winner

Guest judges: Lou Sipolt, Great Day KCWI23, Chance Patrick, and Mick McAuliffe, ARL

  • ARL Adoption day 10am-3pm
  • Exhibitors – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Pampered Pooch Bakery and Salon   Dog Costume Contest
    • Iowa Weimaraner Rescue
    • Great Plains Pointer Rescue
    • PETSAKES
    • AHeinz 57 Pet Rescue and Transport
    • Puppy Jake Foundation
    • Barks and Wags- Grooming Demonstrations
    • The Pet Project Midwest
    • Rover’s Ranch
    • Taysia Blue Siberian Husky and Malamute Rescue

microchipping clinic

  • Microchipping Clinic – 1-4 p.m. - Anderson Animal Hospital
    • Cost will be $20 which includes microchip registration-cash or major debit/credit card will be accepted

 

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It’s FISHING TIME IN TENNESSEE!!!

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March is here and the weather is finally starting to warm a little, and the fish are starting to bite on area lakes.  As water temps rise, all of the major fish species in our area are on the move, and anglers need to be ready to take advantage of this magical time of the year.

 

 

 

A checklist can be helpful in making sure all of your equipment is clean and in good working order to help make the most of your early fishing trips.  Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be sure to have fresh line on your reels.
  • Clean and lube reels (Oil for bearings and other moving parts, grease for gears)
  • Check rod guides for cracks or nicks that will damage your line (a cotton swab is great for finding these!)
  • Check hooks on baits in your tackle box.  Replace any hooks or split rings that have rust on them.  Rust will weaken them, and may cause you to lose that big fish.
  • Now is a good time to sort out baits that you do not use a lot.  When you buy new baits, make room for them in your box by getting rid of the ones you are probably never going to use.  Find a neighborhood kid or a local school with a fishing team to donate these lures to.  You never know when this small act could have an impact on the fishing future of a potential new angler.
  • Boat and trailer maintenance is also important.
  • It is a good idea to replace the water pump impeller in your outboard every year.
  • Check the wheel bearings in your trailer, and re-pack or service at least once a year.
  • Make sure all pumps are working
  • Test batteries!  (A dead battery is NO fun on any fishing trip)
  • Check on PFD’s (life jackets) that have been stored all winter to make sure they are in good shape

 

Bass Pro Shops has everything you need, and more, to check off all of the items on this list.

The fishing department has knowledgeable and experienced staff to help you select  all of the things you need to be successful on the water.

The Power Pros service center of Tracker Marine is open 6 days a week to make sure your boat is ready to run for the season.

The marine department has a large inventory of replacement pumps, switches, hoses, and electrical items for any last minute repairs that may need to be made, and the staff are experts is you are looking to upgrade your fishfinders or GPS systems.

Take some time to prepare your equipment before hitting the water.  A little time now can save a lot of frustration and wasted time on the water from a piece of equipment not working properly. 

Spring time is fishing time.  Stop by Bass Pro Shops at exit 407 in Kodak, TN to find everything you need to take advantage of some great fishing!

~Mark Mauldin- Fishing Dept

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Outdoor Cooking Primer - Hearty Venison Vegetable Soup

You'll find barley in many heart healthy recipes. It's a high-fiber, high-protein grain and adds nice texture and bulk to soups. Here's one of the first soups with barley that I made and we couldn't get over how good it was, especially on a cold winter or cool spring night! Aside from the chopping, it's "soup"-er easy!

Hearty Venison Vegetable Soup

1 lb ground venisonVenison Vegetable Soup
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
7 cups water
1 quart jar home-canned tomatoes (without salt) or 1 can unsalted whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped.
1/2 cup medium barley, uncooked
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup sliced carrots
2 no-salt beef bouillon packets
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 Bay leaf
1 9 oz package frozen mixed vegetables (or 1/2 of a large package)

In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, brown the venison. Add onion and garlic, cooking until the onion is tender. Drain and stir in everything EXCEPT the frozen vegetables. Cover and bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Let simmer for 50-60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the frozen veggies and let cook another 10 minutes or until they are tender. This soup will be HOT so serve and let sit a little. Don't forget to remove the bay leaf!

Enjoy!

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