Water + Boat + Towables = Endless Summer Fun!

     It is officially time for summer fun and all the water sports that come with the season! The extreme heat of summer leads the majority of folks to the most popular lakes, rivers, or oceans in search of cooling down and the spectacular fun that only this time of year can bring. Despite the triple digit temperatures of summer, one can escape the heat and the pressures of the school year, by spending time on the water. And the opportunities are limitless!

     Bass Pro Shops in Garland is located on one of the most popular and largest recreational lakes in Texas, Lake Ray Hubbard. Every summer, hundreds flock to this lake to ski, kneeboard, wakeboard, and pull awesome tubes, to reach the extreme level of fun summer brings!

     Although one must consider safety, and the regulations that come along with the entertainment of summer. Such things like life jackets and air horns are vital to being legal and staying safe on the water. And these are only a couple of the necessary requirements. So where does one go to find all the gear and supplies that are needed to have a blast on the water this season? Why Bass Pro Shops of course! Come in this summer and check out our large assortment of towables and safety gear. Even if you are new to the water sporting world one of our knowledgeable associates is here to help.

     Whether it is a towable or a wakeboard, or even the safety items required one needs, Bass Pro Shops is your greatest supplier of water sports accessories, and all the elements of summer fun! So let the wake rip, and the water cool your soul this summertime, with the help of the greatest outdoor store, “Bass Pro Shops” in Garland Texas, were your adventure begins!

Check out the links below for a full selection of what Bass Pro Shops has to offer:

Towable Tubes- http://www.basspro.com/Towable-Tubes/_/S-12850004002

Water Skis & Wakeboards- http://www.basspro.com/Water-Skis-%26-Wakeboards/_/S-12850004003

 

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Getting ready for the summer fun!

Getting ready for the summer fun!

 

With the temperature rising and the sun shining bright that time is getting ready to fall right on top of our laps again! And why let it surprise us when we are all getting ready for what comes with it! Summer is the season that we all truly love down here in our neck of the woods and we know we like to gear up on all the best gear to go along with it! Well we here at Bass Pro Shops are getting ready right there with you, stocking up on our assortment of warm weather gear, toys, and clothing.pack

Our camping department is gearing up with all of the best survival gear and tools you could hope for. Even with some pretty cool bells and whistles like camp stoves that can charge your smart phones and tablets while you’re out of the camp. We are also starting to see some great deals coming out in our ads for our Ascend kayaks and even a few new makes and models that we are carrying this year. This time of year is also when many of you like to grab a hold of a new hydration bag or backpack for hitting the trail and keeping your load comfortable.

boardMarine is also getting a great boom on all of our water sport accessories such as towables and inflatables. We are seeing a good deal of new pool toys coming in this time of year too. In the next few ads, you will see such items as wakeboards and skis going on sale for great prices. And just as usual will be keeping well stocked on all or your boating needs and accessories to help you while you’re out on the water.

Fishing will also have some great deals going on this time of year.  Replenish tackle you have already used or come on in to pick up those last few items you have been meaning to grab. Just keep your eyes peeled to see the great assorted crank baits, worms, rods, and reels we will be putting out there for you, as well as, everything thing else between.

Also with the weather getting hotter and more humid our apparel departments will be getting in more and more collections of warm weather clothes assorted with shorts, skirts, swimwear, and plenty of fishing shirts to keep you cool. We are seeing great new patterns and frills across the ladies apparel department to keep you looking quite fashionable while also keeping you in great comfort. As far as the men’s side, the fishing gear keeps coming in by the truckload to keep you ready and looking good out on the water or around the town. It will be hard for you to miss all of the great Saltlife and Guy Harvey options we have out on the floor to help you show off what you love.go

As we are moving on in to the hot weather just keep your eyes out for the sales we are setting up for you. Our Go Outdoors ad starts on May 16th and it would have to be nearly impossible for you to not find any of the things you’re looking for in there. Its one of the biggest and best ads geared to the summer fun we all love and love to enjoy! So keep your eyes open and come on in to see the great seasonal gear we have making its way to the floor for all of you from all of us at your Bass Pro Shops.

Samantha Stevenson

Front End Manager

Denham Springs

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‘Yak Attack!

‘Yak Attack!

 

            Kayak fishing has been climbing to the top of water sports over the last few years. Every year more and more fisherman turn to kayaks to get into those tight nooks and crannies ordinary boats cannot reach. Whether you chose a sit-in or sit-on-top, outfitting your kayak is not much different than outfitting any other boat. The main obstacle is the storage limitations, however there’s plenty of gear to turn your vessel into a fishing machine.

            Rod holders are critical to kayak fishing, since you need both hands to paddle. Most people install two rod holders behind the cockpit to keep them out of the way when traveling; flush mount holders work well for this as they do not clutter the kayak. Another popular method,kayak and the one I use personally, is mounting a rod holder system, such as the Bass Pro Shops 3-position rod rack to a milk crate or office box. Most sit-on-top kayaks will fit a crate perfectly; you can use bungee cords to help keep the accessory secure when paddling. The best part of this approach is the added storage space the crate gives you. It can help hold tackle boxes and trays, fishing tools, etc. and is within reaching distance for when you get in that sticky situation and need tools fast. Storage is a common topic among kayak anglers, and there is no shortage of options. Use of dry bags and bungee cords will keep your gear dry while remaining accessible. Packing gear into bow and stern hatches also works. Hard plastic, water tight containers will help with the more fragile gear. Another option is the use of deck bags. They have plenty of storage pockets and are easy to store on the kayak. Soft coolers are also great for storing your favorite snacks.

            An anchor system is another great fishing accessory. Use it when fishing to stay put when fishing on a windy day. Sea anchors, also known as drift socks, are especially useful in windy conditions and rough water. It is well worth it to install a kayak anchor trolley kit as they let you fine tune the best position with ease. Some newer kayaks, such as the Ascend FS128T, come with this already installed and ready to use.

            Another necessity when kayak fishing is a kayak specific flotation vest. Kayak-specific designs allow for plenty of upper body movement so that you’re not constricted when paddling or casting. You will want a vest with a mesh back or a thin back to give your more space and comfort. When shopping for the right one keep color in mind. Black may look good but on those hot days you will regret not having a color, like red or yellow, that don’t absorb as much heat. They are also much more visible on the water than a dark color. Safety is, of course, the most important part of fishing or boating. At a minimum you will want to carry the following: a whistle, signal mirror, bilge pump, bail or sponge, throw rope and a flashlight with working batteries. A small first aid kit should also be on the vessel at all times.

            Consider picking up a few of these items when you’re rigging your kayak. They’ll help keep you organized on the water, which should help you catch a few more fish this season!

 

Chelsea Smith

Front End Lead

Denham Springs

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Set Sail with our Marine Department

As the month is trying to pass by, it is time for me to focus on another department at the Bass Pro Shops store in Leeds, Alabama. If you are following our blogs, you will remember that in January, I focused on the gifts department ("It's All About the Gift"), February, I focused on the camping department ("Look What's in Camping"), and in March, I focused on the fishing department, ("Warmer weather means More Fishing") http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-leeds-al/warmer-weather-means-more-fishing. April got away from me completely, This month's focus will turn to our marine department, a department where there is definitely more than what meets the eye. Of course, there is more product than I have room to mention, I will try to highlight the surface for you. Don't forget, if you want to see it all.... you will have to come to the store and check it out for yourself!

The word marine has four listed definitions according to www.webster.com. These definitions are a) of or relating to the sea; b) of or relating to the navigation of the sea; c) of or relating to the commerce of the sea; and d) depicting the sea, seashore, or ships. You will find a sample of each of these definitions throughout the marine department. This department has everything you may need from a boat, to all of the supplies required on a boat, all the way down to the water sport activities to use with your boat. If you already own your own boat, our marine department has all of the supplies to keep it up and going, including batteries, chargers, and accessories.

The following paragraph was taken directly from our store website:

"Make the most of your boat and time on the water with Marine Accessories from Bass Pro Shops. Whether you are chasing that tournament winning fish or just relaxing in the sun, enjoy the comfort our Boat Seats & Furniture can offer. Keep your craft juiced up and ready to go with Boat Batteries and Chargers. Stay safe and illuminated at night with Boat Wiring and Lights. Turn your boat into the ultimate fish catching vessel with Fishing Accessories specially designed to increase your hook-ups. Also ensure you meet area regulations and are prepared for an emergency with Boating Safety Equipment. Shop a large selection of Small Boats, Paddles & Oars to meet your needs. Also find Anchoring and Dock Supplies to be sure your boat stays right where you want it. Make sure your investment stays in top condition with Repair, Organization, and Cleaning Supplies."

Let's just take a peek at the boat showroom. Our boat showroom includes boats from various manufacturers.Tracker, SunTracker, Nitro, Tahoe, and Mako make up a great team and give you a variety of styles to choose from. Whether you are looking for a boat for your very own personal getaway or you are looking for one that the whole family can enjoy, our showroom is sure to have the right one to fit your needs. Many customers did not realize it, but, our boat showroom also includes used boats. If you are interested in trading in your older boat, we will help get you into a newer one! Our team is also available to service all of your boating needs. Our service team is in tip-top shape for your needs.

Once you get the boat to suit your needs, let's see what else the marine department has to offer you. Fishfinders, marine electronics, GPS, and radios are all a part of our marine electronics area. Our marine associates take the time to get to know our customers and their needs, when it comes to choosing a fishfinder. These little devices are definitely not a "one size, fits all" product. Each finder has a specific purpose and that purpose is to meet the needs of the operator. Humminbird, Lowrance, and Garmin are some of the most popular brands that we sale.

Trolling motors, outboard boat motors, and accessories for these motors also make up a portion of our marine department. We have a nice selection of motors that are sure to fit the needs of every boater. Minn Kota, Bass Pro Shops, and Prowler are just three of the name brands that we carry for trolling motors. We also offer a plethera of outboard boat motors. Whether you are looking for a spcific part, a mount, gas can, stabilizer, or the whole motor itself, we are sure to have what you are looking for in stock. 

Boat seats, furniture, accessories, batteries, chargers, wiring, and just about any other product you can think of are included in our marine section of the store. We also have supplies for repairs and cleaning your boat. Our marine department includes oars, organization tools, paddles, lights, and any other type of supplies that you may need for your boat. Don't forget about the boat covers and biminis. Check out this previous blog about what all you need to have on your boat to be legal with the Alabama Water Ways requriements. http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-leeds-al/boating-checklist-stay-safe-and-legal

At last, but certainly not the least, TOYS! Our marine department carries water sports supplies for those who are still a kid at heart. Whether you are an every weekend skier or just learning, we have the products that you need. We carry skis and wakeboards, life jackets, towables, and ropes to ensure that you will have a great time out on the water. If you don't have a boat and are just looking for some old fashion fun in the water, we have a variety of floats, water toys, and more. Whatever you decide to do this summer, make Bass Pro Shops in Leeds one of the stops before you get to your destination. Until next month, get out on the water!

 

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Ram Mounts

   Because we are becoming a society that is immersed in electronics, we are now finding new ways to keep our electronics safe and accessible. Mountain bike riders will often take a personal GPS device with them on the trail. Boaters will likely have a gps, depth finder, or a combination unit on the boat. Computers and smart devices have became such a large part of our environment that some people will have at least one of these devices next to them at all times.  Putting your electronics in the pocket or on the dash can often be undesirable for regular use. Ram Mounts are the missing link for many of todays electronics. Ram mounts allow users to easily mount and secure electronics in a very user friendly way.

    If you are hitting the trails on a mountain bike, or heading for the sunset on your motorcycle, it is likely that  a personal GPS device would be a great companion. With the features of electronics outdoors comes responsibility. If you cannot take good care of electronics, you will find that they will not be around for long. Ram provides mounts that holds the electronics securely. For the bikes and motorcycles, the mount will typically be a handle bar mount. The mount will not only hold your electronics securely, but will provide a great function of visibility of your unit along with the ability to adjust the unit for maximum space efficiency.

   Another place that Ram mounts see allot of use is on the boat. Most boats are equipped with a depth finder and/or a gps unit. For boaters, mounting units in the dash can be difficult and limiting. For these scenarios Ram mounts are the absolute best way to mount your marine electronics. Because marine electronics can come in many sizes, Ram mounts are available in multiple configurations. When moving around the boat or adjusting the angle of your electronics to avoid the suns rays, Ram mounts provide full flexibility for your situation. An added benefit for boaters is the hole pattern of the Ram mount base. If you upgrade to a new depth finder, chances are that your drill holes in your boat will not match, leaving you no choice but to add more holes. If you were to always use a Ram mount, this would never become an issue, because the hole pattern does not change.

   Because Ram mounts provide options for nearly every type of personal electronics, it can be difficult to narrow down what mount is correct for you. Ram has solved this problem by adding a great feature to their website. You can visit the Ram mount website and enter the exact type of electronics you have and the website will provide you with the models of mounts available for your particular unit. Often you will find multiple mounts that can be used for you electronics and you can decide what configuration is right for you. The website also provides add ons and accessories for your mount, allowing you to replace parts or change styles.

  Ram mounts are the link that many of you are looking for. They will easily mount a large variety of electronics to your specific needs. Providing full functionality of your unit, while ensuring secured stability, is the key feature of Ram mounts, and would be an excellent addition to any personal electronic device. For more information on Ram mounts please visit www.rammount.com, or your local Bass Pro Shop.

Ryan Wynn

Marine

Manteca Store 49

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Boat Covers - Protect Your Investment

October is almost here.  Time to think about winterizing and protecting that boat from the Upstate winters.  At Bass Pro Shops we have a variety of boat covers to pick from.  You want to feel comfortable during those cold blustery frigid days ahead.

 

The Bass Pro Shop Weather Safe Storage Tite boat cover is mildew resistant with a urethane coating to protect against UV damage.  Take a look on line to see all the positive reviews.

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The Bass Pro Shops Exact Fit boat cover is lightweight and reinforced at critical points.  The fabric is 100% sharkskin plus polyester.  With a 7 year manufacturers warranty with 3 year FREE replacement you cannot go wrong.  This exact fit cover fits the following boats:  Nitro NX750-Nitro 640LX-Nitro 288 Sport-Tracker TX- Nitro 185 Sport-Tracker/Super Guide-Tahoe 228 - Nityro 188 Sport - Tahoe 204 - Tracker Panfish - Nitro NX 929 - Tahoe 254 - Nitro NX 896 - Tracker-Crappie

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Bass Pro Shops has a Semi Custom Boat Cover that will cover the Tracker Targa V18 - Panfish - 175TF - and the Pro Guide V16 Walk Thru.  This cover has OEM marine grade fabric, reinforced stress points, easy to use trailer strap system, and urethane coatings to provide water repellency with minimal weight.

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Looking to cover your pontoon boat?  Take a look at the Classic Accessories Storm Pro Extra Heavy Duty Pontoon Boat.  This cover has a universal fit, and resists mildew.  Made durable this is one cover you should take a look at.

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You can also take a look at the Stearns Hurricane Polyester Canvas Boat CoverThis cover will not shrink or stretch.  Universal fit for all season with a 4 year manufacturer's warranty.

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So stop on by to Bass Pro Shops and take a look.  I think you will find something to fit your need.

 

 

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          

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March Seminars/Demos at Bass Pro Shops Altoona

Join us in March for these demos and workshops at Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

FishingStik-o

Saturday, March 9 - Join our experts from the Fishing Department for a demo of the Stick-O Worm. Main aquarium - 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 23 - Join our experts from the Fishing Department for another demo! This time it's the Umbrella rig at the main aquarium - 2:30 p.m.

Turkey Hunting

Hunting

With turkey season fast approaching, we have several workshops coming up in the Hunting Department.

Saturday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. - Turkey Calling Basics - Learn what's new and get a refresher, too! 

Saturday, March 30, 1:00 p.m. - Turkey Hunting Accessories - Get ready for spring turkey hunting with this free seminar in the Hunting Dept by the Optics Counter! Learn about blinds, decoys, and other new gear!

Saturday, March 30, 2:00 p.m. - Beginning Turkey Hunting - Learn how to get started in turkey hunting - for all ages! Free seminar in the Hunting Dept by the Optics Counter.

 

Tracker/MarineChicken Fry Mix

Saturday, March 16, 2:00 p.m. - Prepping Your Boat for Use - Get ready to hit the water with advice from our Tracker group!

 

Sampling and Food Demos

Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - We'll be sampling chicken bites showcasing the Uncle Buck's Chicken Fry Mix, along with hot sauces and barbeque sauces for dipping! m

 

 

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Prepare For The Invasion!!!

While many of us in Alabama (myself included) have enjoyed the unusually mild temperatures this winter, there is an unfortunate consequence coming our way-BUGS, BUGS, BUGS!!!

If you plan on spending time outdoors in the coming months, whether it be hunting, fishing, camping (you get the idea) these bugs could become a real problem for you and your family this year. If you are like me, you don't like the idea of smelly lotions, sprays, or oils containing chemicals on your family's skin. So, what to do?

ThermaCELL products may be the solution for you. These specially designed products use a butane cartridge to heat up a mosquito repellant mat. The heat vaporizes the repellant, allowing it to rise into the air, creating a 15x15 ft. mosquito-free zone. This repellant is a synthetic form of allethrin, a repellant that occurs naturally in chrysanthemum flowers and is not harmful to humans and pets.

Why should you use ThermaCELL products?

  • They are extremely effective and virtually odorless
  • They are small and portable
  • There is no open flame
  • There is no chemical contact with skin or clothing
  • They can be reused (with refill)-all ThermaCELL products use the same refills
  • Available in both lanterns and appliances

Available accessories:

  • Appliance holsters
  • Swivel light
  • Refills

The appliance holsters fit all standard size ThermaCELL appliances and secure to your belt or another object for hands-free carrying. They easily attach to a tree-stand, branch, boat, or backpack. There are two colors available-olive and Realtree APG Camo.

The swivel light clips to ThermaCELL appliances, hats, belts, and most outdoor gear. They emit a 15 ft. beam of white or green light, one color at a time. The light swivels to direct  the beam and has 4 green and 4 white LEDs.

Refill butane cartidges and mosquito repellant mats are available. Each cartridge lasts approximately 12 hours and each mat approximately 4 hours. A single refill pack comes with 1 butane cartridge and 3 insect repellant mats. Each value pack comes with 4 cartridges and 12 mats.

Finally, ThermaCELL products are easy to operate.  You simply load the butane and pad, slide the switch to the on position, and click the start button a few times to light the butane. A light at the top of the device indicates it is working properly. When you are finished, simply slide the switch back to turn the device off.

For more information, please visit www.thermacell.com or come on down to your Leeds Bass Pro Shops and check out our selection of devices and accessories. We look forward to helping you make your selection.

As always, stay safe and GO CAMPING!!!

Tracye

 

 

 

 

 

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YETI OR NOT?

Tired of spending money year after year to purchase yet another cooler? Having trouble keeping the contents in your current cooler cold? It may be time to consider purchasing a YETI cooler.

Unlike ordinary coolers, which are glued together and come apart at the seams over time, the lid and body of a YETI  are built with a seamless, one piece construction.

YETI coolers keep ice longer. They have thicker walls with more than twice the insulation of ordinary coolers. They have a full-frame freezer quality gasket that locks in the cold. 

Because of the material used in the construction of YETI coolers, they are dry-ice compatible. They do not become brittle and crack with the extremely low temperatures of dry ice like most coolers do.

YETI coolers feature non-slip feet that keep them elevated off hot surfaces, minimizing heat transfer.

YETI coolers are certified bear-proof. They have been tested both in controlled situations and with wild grizzlies.

 

There are many accessories available to help personalize your YETI:

  1. Tie-down kit-secures your YETI in a truck bed, boat , or trailer
  2. Security Cable Lock & Bracket-keeps your YETI secure in places where it can be vulnerable to theft
  3. Aluminum brackets-keep YETI in place on your boat
  4. Drain plug hose connection-allows you to drain your YETI with a garden hose while it remains in place
  5. Bear-proof lock-protects your contents

 

YETI coolers are available in two series:

  1. Tundra series-available in 35 qt.-420 qt. sizes
  2. Roadie series-20 qt.- features a stainless steel handle with textured grip that locks upright for easy carrying
  3. Both are available in white and desert tan

 

For more information about the many features and accessories of YETI coolers, visit www.yeticoolers.com or come on in to your local Leeds Bass Pro Shops to see our selection. You won't be disappointed.

Until next time, stay safe and GO CAMPING!!!

Tracye

 

 

 

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Canoe or kayak? Which is right for you?

As warmer weather approaches, thoughts begin to turn to outdoor activities once again.  Maybe you have watched others as they paddle down the river or across the lake and have decided to try this for yourself, but have no idea where to begin.

 Before choosing a kayak or canoe for yourself, there are a few things that you should think about:

1) Where do you plan to go?

Canoes are generally  better for water that is calm, such as lakes and slow moving rivers. They sit  lower in the water than kayaks, so they are limited to where they can go.

Kayaks are more useful in swifter water, such as larger, more open lakes and whitewater. They sit higher in the water, so they can go where there is very little water, such as a small stream.

2)What do you want to do?

Kayaks tend to be best for one to two day trips. Since they are smaller than canoes, they do not hold as much gear.

Canoes are usually best if you plan to be gone for several days, such as a camping trip.  There is usually plenty of room in a canoe to carry tents, coolers, etc.

3) How many people will be going?

While kayaks are mostly for one, sometimes two, people, canoes can carry up to four. 

 

In addition, before making a purchase, you will want to consider the following:

How will you carry your boat?

Where will it be stored?

How much money do you want to spend?

 

Remember, there are exceptions to every rule when looking at canoes and kayaks, and no single boat can do everything well.

For more information, visit www.oldtowncanoe.com or www.basspro.com .

Come on in and visit us at Leeds Bass Pro Shops and check out our great selection of canoes and kayaks, as well as paddles,  personal flotaton devices, and many other accessories.

Enjoy the great outdoors, and remember, SAFETY FIRST!!!!

Tracye

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Employment Opportunities

Are you stuck in a job position that you do not enjoy? Maybe it is a job that you do not feel you can truly connect with. Do you dread having to get up and go to work every day? It feels like getting ready to go to work is more of a chore than cleaning the house? Are you looking for something more? Well, if you are a person who enjoys learning and the great outdoors, then, we have a job for you. Bass Pro Shops in Leeds currently has three positions available in our Tracker Marine Boat Center. So... get out of that same old routine job that you don't enjoy and come be a part of our team.

Our fist job that is available is a service writer. The person who fills this position will greet customers who need service or warranty repairs on their boat. They will write repair orders, enter work orders into the computer, and schedule warranty and service repairs. Additional responsibilities include answering service questions over the phone and in person, obtaining authorization for warranty repairs, maintaining service records, and working with customers and the service department to resolve service issues. Requirements include accuracy and attention to detail. Experience in marine or auto service industry is preferred.

The second job available is a rigger. Using mechanical and power tools, the Rigger position will install and connect motors and accessories as per factory specifications or as specified on work orders. Additional responsibilities include working in an efficient manner to maintain service schedules, preparing loose motors or trailers for delivery to customer, testing units for proper and safe operation, requesting/obtaining parts as per established company policies, compiling warranty packages, installing optional equipment as per customer's request, and completing required service check lists. Position will also be responsible for notifying supervisor when unit is not acceptable, has additional problems, when customer's request is not possible, or when service requested may result in a safety issue. Mechanical ability and experience with electronics in marine or auto service industry is preferred.

The third job, last but, definitely not least, is a customer service representative. The person who fills this position will inspect boats prior to customer delivery to ensure units are clean and properly rigged. When customers come in to pick up their boat, the Customer Service Rep will greet the customers, verify serial numbers, explain the boat's operation and point out location of controls and accessories. This position will also check in boats by matching boat/motor/trailer serial #s on invoice, placing inventory bar code labels on units, assisting with physical inventories on a monthly basis, writing repair orders, entering work orders into the computer and scheduling warranty and service repairs. Additional responsibilities include answering service questions over the phone and in person, obtaining authorization for warranty repairs, maintaining service records and working with customers and the service department to resolve service issues. Requirements include previous computer experience, accuracy, attention to detail, some lifting up to 50 pounds, ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and good communication skills. Experience in marine or auto service industry is preferred. Bi-lingual a plus.

To apply for these jobs or to find other jobs available at the Bass Pro Shops location in Leeds, Alabama, check out the links below!

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPage?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=23&template=retail.cfm&locationID=615

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We got the POWER PROS!

Come meet the Power Pros at Bass Pro Shops boat and ATV service center.

We offer the best boat service in the city!

Urgent Care: For drive up service we offer prompt attention, a quick response for routine repairs and a straight forward assessment when more extensive service is needed.

Full Service Center: From winterization to complete engine rebuilds and everything in between, our factory certified technicians are ready to help you keep your boat in top condition and running great.

Professional Accessory Installation: Our experts can help you choose the right accessory and install it for you. From trolling motors to electronics and ski-tow bars, we can get you and your new equipment ready for the water.

Complete ATV and UTV Service: We provide full warranty, maintenance and repair service on the ATV and UTV brands we carry.

Repower Headquarters: We guarantee the best selection and best pricing, plus certified installation of your choice of new Mercury Outboards. We are the number one outboard dealer in the world for a reason!

5 Star Marine Industry Certified Dealership!

Hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday from 9am to 6 pm, closed Sundays. We also offer a wide selection of “PARTS” for the do it yourselfer.

Contact: 210-253-8764/8772/8771

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Some of God's Greatest Blessings

When you think of all the blessings in your life, do you just think of the personal blessings? Of how you have a roof over your head, a job to pay for your roof, food on your table and a healthy, happy family? Most of us do think that way. But think about this; God gives us four different times of the year where He creates a whole new life of sorts. I'm talking about the seasons; Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall.

Let's start first with Spring. That's the time of year that everything is renewed. New grass, new flowers, new leaves on the trees and alot of people spring clean, giving their homes a new look on life. People also start their first of many camping trips in the Spring.

Trees in the Spring     flowers

Then comes Summer. I absolutely love Summer! Mostly I don't care how hot it gets, as long as it's NOT cold :). With Summer comes cookouts, swimming at the lake, boat rides, and vacations. The kid's are out of school so there's more time to enjoy the beautiful days. Just an all around time to enjoy this particular Blessing we've been given.

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For a few reasons, Winter is my least favorite season, although I do still see it as a Blessing. As you know already, I don't like to be cold...never have...never will. I hate the snow and ice that sometimes comes this time of year. I hate when school has been cancelled due to cold and snow and ice. Its ok, you can admit that you hate that part too! :) But think about this; there's a different kind of beauty in the Winter months. All the critters have gone into hibernation so it's quite "still" and quiet outside. We're about ready to start this whole renewal thing over again by this time.

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I saved the best for last, Fall!  I just have to sigh even when I think about this time of year. The new is wearing off of everything. 
It's amazing to see how "life" goes by so quickly right in front of your eyes and falls to the ground and dies away. I'm talking about the life of trees of course! Fall is the opposite of Spring. You "spring forward" and then you "fall back" to the ground again. The hot of Summer is cooling off by now and everything just seems so crisp outside: the air, the grass, the leaves....everything. It's time to bring out the hot chocloate and take long walks in the woods or cuddle up on the deck and light up the fire pit.

Fall also means it's Football Time! Tailgating parties and all! Hey I can hook you up here at Bass Pro with the ideal tailgating accessories. From grills, to seasonings, to coolers, to canopies, I've got it here waiting for you to come on by.

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The pictures above are ones that I took from my back yard.  So, when everyone else is driving miles on end to see the "turning of the leaves", I just step out my back door, take a deep breath and say a silent thank you for the beauty and the blessings of yet another season.

Thanks for allowing me to take a few minutes of your time to help you remember that we are Blessed beyond our usual thoughts and processes. He blesses us with every single season!

Deedee Smith
Camping Team Lead
Sevierville Bass Pro
Kodak, TN

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Winterize your boat!

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It’s almost that time of year again!

Unfortunately, the boating season is winding down and even in Texas it is time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset during the winter months. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat's performance, or lack of it.  It will certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy may not cover damage done by lack of maintenance or neglect. The best place for your boat to be during the winter is out of the water, under cover, in a climate-controlled boat storage area. Make sure that your boat is well covered with a tarp or some other sturdy cover.

Your first step in winterizing should be to make a checklist of all items that need to be accomplished. Check the owner's manual of your boat and motor for manufacturer's recommendations on winterization. The following is a generic outline of areas which should be of concern to you:

Inboard Engine - You should run the engine to warm it up and change the oil while it is warm. You should also change the oil filter, flush the engine with fresh water and circulate antifreeze through the manifold. Remove spark plugs and use "fogging oil" to spray into each cylinder.

Outboard Engine - Flush engine with fresh water using flush muffs. Let all water drain from the engine. Disconnect fuel hose and run engine until it stops.

Stern Drive(s) - You should thoroughly inspect the stern drive. Drain the gear case and check for excessive moisture in the oil. This could indicate leaking seals and should be repaired. Clean the lower unit with soap and water. If your stern drive has a rubber boot, check it for cracks or pinholes. Grease all fittings and check fluid levels in hydraulic steering or lift pumps. Check with your owner's manual for additional recommendations by the manufacturer.

Fuel - Fill your fuel tank to avoid a build up of condensation over the winter months. Add a fuel stabilizer by following the instructions on the product. Change the fuel filter and water separator.

Bilges - Make sure the bilges are clean and dry.

By following the above suggestions, you should be in good shape for the winter. Do not, however, neglect to consult your owner's manuals for manufacture's recommendations on winterizing your boat and other systems.

All your product needs, (such as oils, lubes, fuel stabilizers or cleaning agents) can be found at here at Bass Pro Shops Marine accessories counter or the Tracker Parts & Service center. If you prefer the Tracker Service center can even do the work for you! They can be contacted at 210-253-8772.

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BASS PRO SHOPS SUPPORTS WOUNDED WARRIORS

Over the weekend of September 28th and 29th, Destin's Bass Pro Shops teamed-up with Mark McDuffy of Wounded Warriors, the Hub City Bassmasters Club and our own Pro Staff, and Live Oak Landing, south of Freeport, Fl. to host 10 Wounded Warriors and their families for a weekend retreat, fun, food, fellowship, and a fishing trip long to be remembered.

The beautiful Live Oak Landing RVC facility on Black Creek offered free cottages and accommodations for participants through Mark McDuffy, organizer of the Wounded Warrior Fishing retreat, and himself a wounded veteran.

Bass Pro Shops provided pontoon boat rides up the creek and down to the Choctawhatchee Bay, while our fishing Pro's and the Hub City Bassmasters' Club provided boats for fishing.  Numerous bass, trout, and redfish were caught by all.

Friday evening, Bass Pro Shops' Staff provided a fish fry with all the trimmings in the spacious pavilion provided by Live Oak Landing.  Bass Pro Shops and members of the Hub City Bassmasters Club provided the participants with neat fishing accessories and tackle.  Other great and generous sponsors provided prizes and a BBQ cookout for the Warriors on Saturday evening.

Live Oak Landing (www.LiveoakLanding.rvcoutdoors.com) is an ideal getaway location for this type of event.  Located at the mouth of Black Creek, just off Hwy. 331 south of Freeport, boaters can enjoy freshwater fishing east up the creek and rivers emptying into the Choctawhatchee Bay, where saltwater fishing is popular.

For more information about Mark McDuffy and the Wounded Warrior events, contact Mark at (850) 499-8385 or www.woundedwarriorfishing.net.

Bass Pro Shops is proud of our active and retired Servicemen and is glad to be able to participate in the Wounded Warrior Program and local events.

By Gary Feduccia

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Now Is a Great Time to Buy Your Boat at Cincinnati Bass Pro Shops

You all know there are plenty of hot days still left here in the Tri-State area, so it's not too late to get out on the water this year. We have a great sale going that will save you a lot of money and let you get out on the Mighty Ohio, Lake Cumberland, or your favorite local waterway and enjoy the remainder of the good weather in 2012. And you will have a head start on next year's boating and fishing season by checking out this great prices we have here right now. We have Tracker and Nitro boats for whatever your pleasure; stop down and see these great deals:

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 SC - $18,295 plus freight & prep Pro Guide 175

SAVE $1000 PLUS RECEIVE A FREE BOAT COVER !!!!!

  • w/Mercury 115 EXLPT FourStroke EFI & Trailer
  • VERSATRAK accessory-mounting channels
  • Lowrance X50 DS/X-4 fishfinder
  • Center rod compartment w/ battery storage
  • Minn Kota 12V trolling motor w/foot control
  • Aerated, divided aft livewell w/bait bucket

 

Nitro Z-7

Nitro Z7

SAVE $500 !!!

  • w/Mercury 150 L OptiMax Pro XS & Trailer
  • Rapid Planing System transom
  • 32 galllon aerated aft livewell w/timer
  • Minn Kota 24V, 70lb. thrust foot-controlled trolling motor
  • Flush- mounted Lowrance Mark-5x Pro fishfinder
  • Fold-down reboarding ladder

 

Sun Tracker Party Barge 18 DLX

Party Barge 18 DLX

SAVE $250

  • w/Mercury 40 ELPT FourStroke BigFoot (including custom-matched trailer w/brakes)
  • Fore & aft lounges w/storage
  • Full-width aft swim platform
  • AM/FM stereo w/MP3 jack
  • High-gloss, elevated corrugated fence
  • Movable drink holder

 

In addition to these great offers, you can save up to $3000 on remaining 2012 & prior year models Tahoe runabaouts & deck boats (please check with our boat sales department for further details).

 We also extend a VIP Owner’s Discount Card to anyone purchasing these and other boats, which allows you to receive 10% to 20% off most items purchased from Bass Pro Shops for 2 years !!! (see basspro.com/vip for details)

Our Certified Mercury Repair boat service personnel are here to provide topnotch service for all boat brands, prop repair and more. Our Boat Maintenance & Service Department includes a complete parts department and trailer service.

 

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Before You Buy A Boat Cover

   Being out on the water fishing or skiing can be a lot of fun, but being on the boat is a huge part of that fun. Boats are nice to have but they can be a sizable investment. As a boat owner, protecting that investment can mean the difference between catching stripers on the delta and sitting at home wasting those precious days off. Having the right boat cover to protect your boat from the elements is an important part of boat maintenance. Things to keep in mind before choosing a cover will be the style, materials, size, and accessories. Choosing the correct cover will ensure that that boat will be protected for many years.

  Choosing the style of cover you want will depend on your needs and price range. A perfect fit will come from a custom cover, but can cost much more than a universal cover that may provide the same level of protection. While a perfect fit from a custom cover is desirable, it is not always necessary. A universal cover, if fitted correctly, will be just as good as a custom cover, but may not look as nice. Some custom covers have stylized patterns or logos, while a universal cover will normally be one solid color.

  The material the cover is made from will also have an impact on its performance. While there are many materials that boat covers can be made from, the typical material description will be based on the gauge, or thickness, of the material.  The thinnest cover available at Bass Pro is 150 denier. These covers are are great for indoor storage to keep dust and pests out, but may not last too long in a rainy and windy environment. 300 denier is a good gauge and typically feels very similar to the 600 denier but will not last as many years in similar conditions. The thickest cover we offer at Bass Pro is 600 denier, and you can expect at least 4 years of life in average conditions. Other things that you want to be included in your material description is if the cover is trailerable, water resistance, and UV protection.

  Choosing the correct size cover is very important. Too small and the cover is useless. Too big and the cover is loose and sloppy. For a perfect fit a custom cover is ideal, but when buying a universal cover sizing can be tricky. If your boat is 18' and you have cover that covers up to 18', chances are the cover will be too small. It is a good idea to buy a cover that is at least a foot longer than your overall boat length to compensate for anything protruding on the boat, allowing for a proper fit.

   After you have decided on the cover that is right for you, it is time to pick some necessary accessories. Pole supports are a great investment. Using these poles to prop up the sagging center of the cover will ensure no puddles or leakage into the boat during rain. Some boat covers require the use of separate straps. These straps will make sure the cover is secure during travel or high wind. One more option to consider is the purchase of a motor cover, as many boat covers will not include a motor cover.

  Being informed about how to pick  the correct boat cover will lead to a well protected investment, and in turn lead to more days enjoying the water. Without the this knowledge you could be stuck buying a new cover every year, or worse, a destroyed boat interior. Prevention is the best cure, and boat covers are no exception.

Ryan Wynn

Marine

Store 49

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iCAST 2012 - Best In Shows And The Hottest Rig

The world’s largest sportsfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportsfishing Trades, or iCAST for our more efficient readers, has wrapped up its 2012 show in Orlando.

 

This year more than 9,000 attendees and 3,000 buyers were in attendance as enthusiasts,  manufactures, resellers and more saw the latest and greatest sportfishing trends and technological advances, even before they hit the shelves for the general public to see.

 

New lures, reels, rods, boats and more are all on display, along with some of the best fishermen in the world giving advice on how and when to best use them.

 

The Alabama rig has emerged as a trending fishing rig, and that continued at iCAST 2012. FLW Magazine Managing Editor Curt Neidermier was quoted in the Lufkin Times saying, “The umbrella rig [also known as the Alabama rig] was the talk of most tackle companies...Most rod makers have added technique-specific umbrella rig rods, but consumers will also see new jigheads and swimbaits, along with variations on the umbrella rig itself for an array of situations - even topwater frog fishing.”

 

Bass Pro Shops has umbrella rigs with placements for anywhere from 2-5 lures. Be sure you’re not breaking your states maximum hook requirements though - you can use a 5 lure rig, but just make sure not all five have hooks on them if your local regulations don’t allow it.

 

Of course iCAST had plenty more to offer in terms of finding the best new gear. Check out the full list of Best In Show winners:

 

  • Overall Best of Show, Hobie Cat Mirage Pro Angler 12 Kayak
  • Best of Show - Apparel: Columbia Sportswear Airgill Chill Zero Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Best of Show - Boat:  Hobie Cat, Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12
  • Best of Show - Boating Accessory: Power-Pole Drift Paddle
  • Best of Show - Combo: Pure Fishing, Inc., Penn Battle Combo
  • Best of Show - Electronics: Johnson Outdoors, Humminbird 360 Imaging
  • Best of Show - Eyewear: Costa DelMar, Costa 580 P Sunsrise Lenses
  • Best of Show - Fishing Accessory: American Premier Corporation, The Ultimate Line Winding System
  • Best of Show - FishSmart Tackle: The SeaQuilizer
  • Best of Show - Fly Fishing Accessory: Luna Sea, LLC - Master Guide Fly Rod “Cush It”
  • Best of Show - Fly Fishing Reel: Wright & McGill Sabalos Saltwater Fly Reel
  • Best of Show - Fly Fishing Rod:  G. Loomis – NRX Fly Rod
  • Best of Show - Freshwater Reel: Abu Garcia Revo
  • Best of Show - Freshwater Rod: St. Croix Rods,  Legend Xtreme Series
  • Best of Show - Giftware: 3D Picture Store, Inc. - Jigsaw
  • Best of Show - Kids’ Tackle: Shakespeare Hide-A-Hook Bobber Kit
  • Best of Show - Line: Berkley Trilene XL/XT
  • Best of Show - Hard Lure: Koppers Live Target Frog Popper
  • Best of Show - Soft Lure: Lunkerhunt Bento Baits
  • Best of Show - Saltwater Reel: Penn Spinfisher V
  • Best of Show - Saltwater Rod: St. Croix Rods, Legend Inshore
  • Best of Show - Tackle Management:  Magnetic Marine,  Gear Grabbar Lure Hangar Kit
  • Best of Show - Terminal Tackle - Berkley Gulp! Jig Heads

 

Check out the American Sportsfishing Association (ASA) for more information on upcoming trade shows and events in your neck of the woods. And stop into Bass Pro Shops to find the best fishing gear and pros that can help you maximize your chances at landing the big one on your next fishing trip.

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Beat the Heat With Summer Trout Fishing

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Summer time in Georgia usually means one thing---heat and lots of it.  Although we don’t get the super heat of our nation’s arid areas, it’s still plenty hot enough for me.  When it seems as if you’re on the verge of melting in the humidity as you fish local reservoirs and a boat ride sounds good just to cool off, think about a great alternative.  I’m not talking about kicking back in the living room as the AC blasts a steady climate of 72 degrees.  I’m talking about trout fishing in our north Georgia streams and rivers.  The Department of Natural Resources does a superb job in managing hundreds of miles of  very productive trout fisheries that are just a short drive away.  Imagine yourself on a wide river in the morning as wisps of fog unfurl along the water’s surface.  The telltale rings of rising trout are visible as you plan your next cast.  It seems like you’re on a legendary river in one of our great western states, but this is a typical scene on the Chattahoochee and Toccoa River tail race fisheries.  If you’re interested in catching a lot of trout, these are the places to be.  The waters from Lakes Blue Ridge and Lanier flow very cold below their respective dams.  They create optimum conditions to support trout.  Due to size and popularity, both rivers are heavily stocked throughout the summer months.  Access is easy on both, with the Chattahoochee getting an upper hand for an abundance of public land along the river.  I’ve fished quite a few trout streams in the Appalachians over the years and the Hooch is hard to beat for consistent quality fishing, whether you’re dunking a worm or casting tiny flies.  While I have not personally fished the Toccoa, some seasoned anglers claim the fishing is even better.  Both rivers are fishable as long as water from the upstream reservoirs is not being released.  For water release schedules phone (770)945-1466 for the Chattahoochee and (800)238-2264 (option 4 followed by option 23) for the Toccoa.  Of particular note is the Chattahoochee law that requires life vests to be worn by all persons on the river from Buford Dam to the  Georgia Highway 20 bridge (Yes, I do sound like the recorded message.) which is three miles downstream.  This is for a very good reason.  Know the release schedules and if you hear horns sound, get out of the water immediately.  Some of our streams are managed by special regulations.  For instance, on the Chattahoochee, anglers cannot use live baits below the Highway 20 bridge.  Get up to speed by picking up a copy of the regulations at a local tackle shop or visit www.gofishgeorgia.com

 Choose Bright and Dark Colors for Lures

Fly Fishing

 If you enjoy catching fish on light tackle, trout fishing is a perfect opportunity.  Although some anglers use ultralight rod and reel combos paired with six pound test, four pound string will yield more strikes.  Some avid anglers even use two pound test line.  Spinning tackle is superior in this application although some anglers opt for spincast or underspin outfits for ease of use.  If you’re getting beginners or youngsters into the sport, the latter options are very fine choices because they are easily mastered.  Ultralight rods in the four to five foot range are the norm.  There are some who prefer much longer rods and this includes me.  On larger waters they offer greater casting distance and line control.  I even use a seven foot ultralight model on mountain streams with tight quarters and have no trouble flicking a lure or live bait into a run that might hold a fish or two.  I also prefer a larger reel than most use for light line applications.  Very small reels typically have very small spool diameters.  This means the line has somewhat restricted flow during a cast.  Line flows more easily off a larger diameter spool.  I feel that the heavier reel weight balances the rod tip better as well.  We now have a few smaller reels that boast extra wide spools making them super for light line fishing.  Try an Extreme or Pro Qualifier reel paired with a Micro-Lite spinning rod for a fine set up.  When it comes to line, choose green colors.  This shade best blends in the water for nearly any angling situation.  Fluorocarbon lines have a more invisible light refraction index but can be tough to handle with lighter tackle.  Popular lure types include spinners and minnow shaped plugs.  When it comes to the former, you can’t go wrong with models from Mepps, Panther Martin, or Rooster Tail.  For the latter, look for the brands Rapala and Yo-Zuri.  The myriad of color choices among these categories can seem like a sojourn into Alice in Wonderland.  As a general rule of thumb for spinners, choose a few bright colors and a few darker earth tone and natural insect colors.  For the minnow plugs, the bright colors are fine choices along with brown trout, brook trout, and rainbow trout patterns.  Both lure types are very easy to effectively fish.  Simply cast quartering upstream and retrieve as they swing down with the current.

 Get Hooked on Fly Fishing 

If you really want to have some fun, I recommend fly fishing.  Fly fishing and trout streams were meant for each other.  Using the right techniques, you can often catch more than you would by tossing artificial lures.   Fly fishing has a vastly undeserved reputation as being difficult to master.  At the age of thirteen I self-taught myself how to cast a small popper using the manual that came with my Abu-Garcia fly reel.  This can only mean that anyone can do it.  It opened up a new and very exciting way to catch bluegill and small bass on local farm ponds.  Today’s instructional books and DVD recordings make it easier than ever to get started on the right foot.  A good outfit including line can be had for a very reasonable price.  Pick a floating line as it will serve well for presenting dry flies and weighted subsurface nymphs or streamers.  Fly outfits are classified by weight.  A four or five weight set up with an eight to eight and a half foot rod is a great all around choice for our area.  You’ll want to pick up a few leaders and some tippet material while you’re in the shop.  For our larger fisheries such as the Chattahoochee and Toccoa Rivers, weighted subsurface nymphs and streamers will produce the most fish day after day. The former often sport metallic bead heads for weight and are fished under strike indicators.  A bushy dry fly can make a fine strike indicator as well.  As a bonus, aggressive trout will often smash the surface fly.  To be effective, nymphs are fished with a drag free drift; that is to say they need to move with the same speed as the current versus ripping along at a faster pace.  A technique called “mending” during a drift adds more productive drag free time to the presentation.  Streamers are hugely fun to fish and work very well on larger waters.  Simply cast quartering upstream as you would a spinner or plug and retrieve with sharp tugs as the fly swings down and through its final downstream arc.  When on smaller streams, I’m nearly always fishing a dry fly.  There’s nothing quite like anticipating the surface strike as it drifts through a run and watching as a hungry trout slashes to take it.  It only gets better when you’ve constructed and tied that fly yourself.  As with the weighted nymphs, dries are most productive when cast mostly upstream and given drag free drifts.  If you’ve hesitated to wade in the fly fishing world, do a little research and you could become hooked. 

 Float Tubes Expand Your Reach

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 It’s worth merit to discuss accessories and other things that will make your time on rivers and streams more enjoyable, efficient, and productive.  The first thing is a handy tool that includes precision line clippers and a device for tying a nail knot used for connecting leader to fly line.  On another front, a valid question is does one opt for waders or go without?  While angling on small streams you’ll seldom be in water above your knee or mid-thigh and the cool water along with shade is really nice on a hot summer day.  The two prominent large rivers mentioned herein are a different story.  Their waters are colder than mountain streams and waders are a must.  Sweat pants or fleece models worn underneath provide a welcome layer of insulation.  These days, most anglers wear lightweight and breathable stocking foot style waders.  These are designed to be worn with wading boots.  Boots will provide an extra measure of ankle support while negotiating across slippery rocks.  With thick socks worn to compensate for waders, wading boots make excellent choices for small streams as well.  Floating larger rivers provides yet another dimension to the angling experience.  The small investment of a float tube will actually contribute to safer wading and open up areas that are inaccessible to many.  On a larger scale, when paired with a friend or two and a downstream take out vehicle, a tube enables you to explore miles of water.  Remember that a float tube does not meet the qualification of a life vest.  Speaking of vests, a fishing vest is your wearable tackle box on these river and stream expeditions.  Multiple pockets make convenient storage for small boxes of flies, leaders, bug spray, water bottles, and your lunch of course.  And what could be finer than taking a lunch break while sitting on a rock and listening to the sound of moving water as you contemplate angling adventures that lie around the next bend?  In closing, I’m going to state that even in this age of the catch and release ethic, it’s morally okay to eat trout.  They’re delicious when breaded in seasoned flour and fried or cooked on the grill in foil with lemon, butter, and herbs.  I will keep trout from streams that are regularly stocked.  This use is one of the purposes for plentiful stockings in public areas.  If a fish’s color is exceptionally bright along with long fins, I release it.  This is typically a wild trout and should be preserved.  In closing, I hope you’ll take a relaxing break and give our abundant trout populations some attention this summer.  It’s a perfect way to cool off, unwind, and get back in touch with nature.  Until next month, take care and have a wonderful summer!

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It's Almost Time For The Big Day.....

When we think of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, we think oh its just for the men and "manly" things, such as hunting, fishing, and boating.  You think of  store full of "guy" stuff, from fishing lures to frozen bait to ammo to camo to hiking boots & tents. However, we have a lot for the ladies too.....from cute swimsuits to flipflops to hiking boots and car accessories.  Plus with all the possibilities you can use them to accent your big day and use items purchased here to plan an AMAZING Honeymoon.  Stay tuned in the next few weeks and see how to bring a little bit of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World into everything, including your wedding. With that being said, I hope everyone enjoys the next few weeks and swings into their local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World for all the upcoming events.....like the fun filled Family Summer Camp and the Duck Stamp Event.......I'm off for my wedding to the most wonderful man in the world.....CTTSN Culbertson.

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