Supporting Our Troops

 Support our Troops

We support many outdoor events in our community at the Bass Pro Shops in Katy Texas.  We will never forget our troops that have sacrificed so much for our freedom.   Our troop’s active and retired have a special place in the hearts and minds of every associate at the Bass Pro Shops.  Have you thanked one of our Men or Women that have served or are serving today?

 

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Hog Hunting in Texas

Some Practical tips for hunting Hogs at night in Texas.

If you hunt with a rifle we recommend a good rifle scope or possibly even one with an illuminated reticule so you can make out the black cross-hairs against a dark colored background such as a black hog. If you hunt with a bow and don't have a bow sight light you will need get one to be able to see your pins on your sight once you get drawn. You might also want to make sure you have a medium to large peep sight to insure you have enough light and a good sight picture when you get ready to shoot. A 1/4 inch or larger peep sight will work best and a lot of bowhunters will use a string splitter type peep sight to insure they can see through their peep when the time is right. Sometimes very small peep sights make it harder to hunt at night or in low light. One thing that we have found to be very helpful when bow hunting at night is to use some high quality glow paint and paint your peep sight with it. Before you start hunting just shine a bright light on it for a couple of minutes and the paint will take a charge and glow brightly for hours. When bowhunting it is very helpful to use a lighted arrow nock to view you shot placement of your arrow. If you really want to increase your odds of success it wouldn't hurt to have the aid of a momentary target illuminator on your rifle or bow in case an animal is out of range and not visible under or around the feeder light. Utilizing a good momentary target illuminator you can get ready for the shot with a rifle by simply pressing the pressure sensitive switch to light the animal up once you get your rifle scope settled on them. If using a bow you can get to full draw on the animal and then press the pressure sensitive switch to illuminate your target. In areas with extra elusive boars or wary hogs and varmints you may want to aim your target illuminator up in the sky and turn your light on and very slowly come back down on the animal to avoid spooking them with a sudden blast of light in their face regardless of the color of light or LED you are using. We carry quality but affordable bow  mounted lights and rifle mounted momentary target illuminators for rifles and archery equipment. Before setting out on your first night hunt you may want to step outside one night a few days before your hunt to make sure all of your equipment and gear is working properly.

 For additional advise and all the equipment that you need head on down to the Bass Pro Shops in Katy Texas.  We have all the right equipment including Beaman arrows, All the name brand guns Red Head clothing and the perfect Kershaw knife to get you ready and properly outfitted.

 

                               

 

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Kayak Fishing

 Some of the Finest Fishing in Houston

It is time to get that Kayak in the water and on the fish.  If you want to see all the latest gear and Kayaks head over to the Bass Pro Shops Katy Texas.  Visit with our friendly sales associates that can attend to your every need.  Find out how to fish where to go and what to use.  See our full selection of gear at http://www.basspro.com/

 

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Fishing The Carolina Rig

The Carolina rig has been around a long time, but with the increased popularity of the pros using the rig it has soared to new heights in its use among the everyday fisherman. The Carolina rig is made up of a slip sinker threaded on the main line followed by a glass bead and a barrel swivel. A leader line is then tied to the barrel swivel and a hook which holds the bait of choice. Typically, the Carolina rig is used where the bottom structure is mostly rock and void of heavy brush and cover and is thrown with a 7 ft, fairly heavy action rod. Light line is used for the leader with the main line being heavier. This set-up allows you to remain in contact with the bottom and cover a lot of water while presenting natural, soft plastic baits like worms and lizards to the bass. However, with every passing day, anglers are finding new ways to use the Carolina rig. I will go through several below:

The most common use of the Carolina rig is to set-up the rig with a 1 oz. slip sinker, glass bead, barrel swivel, 1-3 ott hook and attach a plastic worm or lizard to the hook. This rig is then presented to the bass around rocky structures mostly void of cover with an emphasis on points and flats. Eight times out of ten this is how I am fishing the rig. I am using it as a search bait around points and across flats. The Carolina rig allows me to feel what is on the bottom and present a natural bait like a worm or lizard and still cover a lot of water. When fishing tournaments, time is of the essence which is why the rig is so popular. There are other ways and places to fish this rig.

Downsize the rig for finesse needs. Many times on heavily pressured lakes, during the middle of a hot summer, or when the bass are spawning, I like to downsize my rig to include a 1/8th to ¼ oz sinker, glass bead, small swivel, light line, a 1 ott hook and 4 in. finesse worm or tube jig. I will then present this rig to submerged tree tops, grass beds, rocky areas, and the bedding fish in the spring. It allows me to drift the setup subtly through these areas and entice finicky bass into biting. You will be amazed, especially during the summer, how many bass you can catch from an area that refused to bite more conventional approaches.

Another big use for the Carolina rig is to fish it along submerged grass edges. Set your leader length to the height of the grass so your bait will stay above it while the sinker pulls through it. This approach is a strong way to catch deep summer bass in weedy lakes. I like to downsize my weight slightly to ½ or ¾ oz. weight so it doesn’t burry up in the grass quite so bad. Again, this approach is for the outside edge of the deep grass. If you try to fish it through the heart of the grass bed, it will drive you crazy.

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Tracker Boat Service

Bass Pro Shops Boat Service.

ManagerBefore you head out on the water this year make sure your boat is ready for the summer season.   We have a full staff of certified technicians to work on your tracker Boat or your Mercury motor.  Weather it be a tune up or a complete overhaul we have the individuals with the expertise to deliver your boat in top shape for the season. 

Check our service specials in store and make an appointment for top service at fair prices.  We service all that we sell and are happy to look at brands we do not sell for an honest and up front appraisal.

While your boat is getting serviced for the long season ahead it might be time to upgrade your electronics or put on that perfect trolling motor.  At the Bass Pro Shops we install just about everything we sell.

Our convenient location just off I -10 is the easiest place to bring your boat for any need we have a well lit ,fenced and secure area for your boat and we take great pride in caring for your equipment.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can quickly diagnose your problem and get you back on the water in the shortest time possible. 

The path to a great trouble free boating season starts with proper maintenance.  We are ready and able to provide you with the service you need and the peace of mind that you deserve.

Please contact the Katy Bass Pro Shops at 281-644-2166 and we will work with you today.

Free Boat Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Kids Fishing

 Kids love to fish

Do not miss out on the chance to take your kids to the Katy Bass Pro Shop and catch some fish in our Free Catch pond.  This is a great experience for your kids.  You will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of every child.  Please see all the latest gear on http://www.basspro.com/

Events run March 9th through March 11th.

 

 

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Gulf Coast Fishing Update

 If you need some advice or some gear come on down to the Bass Pro Shop in Katy Texas to find everything you need to make your next trip even more productive

 

Fishing Report

Freeport - Keeper sized redfish and speckled trout will be moving into the shallow flats along the south shoreline to feed and spawn in April. Working the grass shorelines with topwater lures is your best bet for cashing in on some excellent action. Also, this is the time for fly fishermen to try this area. The water temperature is perfect for these fish to move into the shallow waters and they will take any number of poppers or dry flies.

In order to get to Christmas Bay fish have to move through the great pass. San Luis Pass should give up some excellent catches of trout and reds to fishermen either wading the Galveston side flats or fishing the channel on the FreePort side of the bridge. And don't overlook Cold Pass for some superb speckled trout fishing and be on the lookout for flounder to start moving into the area during the latter part of the month.

Another are especially suited for fishermen without a boat is the SurfSide jetties. These rocks will be holding everything from trout and redfish to flounder and the occasional jack fish. Working baits close to the rocks is your best bet for consistent catches, but you better take along plenty of tackle because these rocks can take their toll of unwary fishermen.

MATAGORDA - East Matagorda bay should be turning on with some huge speckled trout. Broken-back lures and the famous Rebel Jumpin' Minnow are excellent for taking the trophy size fish that will be cruising the shallow flats feeding on schools of mullet. Wading the shoreline reefs and flats is the best way to approach these fish, but don't forget to drift the mid-bay reefs with shadtails for some excellent redfish and trout action.

Fly fishermen should also check out this shallow bay. The clear and shallow water is great for small poppers, streamers, and dry flies. A floating line is preferred because of the shallow depth, but a sinking tip may be preferred for areas around drop-offs.

ROCKPORT - This could be the best year for the Rockport area since the "Big Freeze". Speckled trout fishing should be excellent around Mud Island, Hog Island, and Estes on topwater plugs such as Cordell's Broken-back Redfin and Rebel's Jumpin' Minnow in early April. If that doesn't work try switching to soft plastic Cocahoe minnows later in the month. Cocahoes are used more than shrimptails, in this area, because they are a bit more buoyant and since most of the fishing is over shallow grass this makes a big difference. The fishing around the inside of the bays should be improving during this time since the fish will be moving out of the deeper water and onto the flats to feed. In these areas a live shrimp rigged under a popping cork will bring excellent results.

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Fishing Reels At Katy Bass Pro

New Reels 

New reels are arriving daily at the Bass Pro Shops in Katy Texas.  They have the finest selection of reels in Texas.  If you are looking for a new reel or want to have the reel you have re-spooled with some awesome line please let them do that for you.

They have many manufactures represented in their assortment you already know the names but they also carry their own signature brand of reels that are the envy of the industry.

Fishermen from around the world know the Bass Pro Shops and rely on their expertise and their products.  If you are looking for Fresh water reels look no further they have a full line of reels for every occasion.  Saltwater reels are our specialty and we have so many to choose from that you have to see them to believe them.

I was looking at the bait cast reels, I received a casting lesson from one of the Katy staff  and instruction on how to set up the reel and what line I needed to use.  I was thrilled with the selection and the incredible knowledge of the personnel at the Katy store.

If you are in the market for a new reel head on out to the Katy Bass Pro Shop and you will be amazed

 

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Boat Service

 

Tracker Service

 

At the Katy Bass Pro we sell and service Tracker boats.  Many locals are not aware that you can have your Tracker boat serviced and then have a look around in the world’s finest outdoor store.   You will be amaze at the personal service you receive and the knowledge that exists.

The Katy Bass Pro Shops has two certified Techs, one has a master certification, so diagnosing or repairing any issue will be fast and effective. Thomas and Rob and they are eager to help in any way they can.

You can drop your boat off anytime form 10:00am until 5:00pm Monday through Saturday.  Our shop is closed on Sunday so no work is performed on that day. 

We also sell a full line of Marine electronics and offer installation on what we sell at very reasonable prices.  Our sales associates are knowledgeable, friendly and are eager to meet and serve you.

There are lots of places that offer service and sell products let us be the first to earn your business and help you keep things running smoothly.

 

Call 281-644-2180

 

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Fishing Lake Conroe

If you want to catch the Bass of a lifetime Try lake Conroe.

 Bass anglers can expect to take bass in shallow water, particularly around marinas and boat docks, in the early spring and mid- to late fall. In other seasons, bass are taken around deeper cover. Anglers are most successful with a variety of shad imitation lures or soft plastic baits. Hybrid striped bass are growing in popularity among Lake Conroe anglers and can be caught most any time of year. Most are taken by anglers trolling in open water areas or vertically jigging spoons or live shad. They are occasionally found running up the river channel during the early spring spawning run or foraging beneath schools of white bass in summer.

Water level is rising and this is making for greater access and better overall fishing.  At the Bass Pro Shops we have all the necessary gear to fish our local waters and have knowledgeable associates to help you pick the right gear.  Weather fishing the stumps or throwing the latest swim bait we have it all.

                               

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America's Best Selling Boats

 

 Start Making Memories

It is time to start thinking about a new boat and NOW is the time to come on over to the Bass Pro Shops in Katy Texas to see our great products and take advantage of our current offers.  Now is the time to plan your trip to see the incredible selection of boats ready for immediate delivery.  You could be fishing this weekend with your family creating memories that last a lifetime.

 

 

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FREE BOAT SHOW This Weekend

Free Boat Show

Stop by the Katy Texas Bass Pro Shops and look over the finest boats in our industry.  We have great sales associates that have the knowledge and the service to back up what we sell.  You do not want to miss the Free Boat Show that is going on this weekend.  Check out all the latest gear for all you fishing needs at http://www.basspro.com/

Feel free to call for any information 281-644-2180

 

 

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Rod and Reel Trade In

 Incredible Event

Do not miss your one chance at the Katy Bass pro Shops to trade in your old rods and reels for a new one.  We have a huge selection of new rods and reels to get you back in the game, with the latest innovations and features If you let this one slip by in will be another year before you have this incredible opportunity again.  See all our great gear on http://www.basspro.com/

 

 

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Fishing Classic

Friday Starts the spring fishing classic at the Bass Pro Shops Katy ,Texas.  Put it on your calendar for this weekend.  Check out all the specifics on http://www.basspro.com/.  Do not miss this one.  Events, Tips, specials and a lot more.

 

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Spring Fishing Classic

 

It’s that time again at the Katy Bass Pro Shops to get your boat ready for the season.  Let us discuss how we can upgrade your  tired motor and get you back on top of your game.  Check out all the options on http://wwww.basspro.com  You will be glad you did.  Contact our professional and knowledgeable staff and they will help you find the right motor to fit your every need. 281-644-2180

 

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Spring Fissing Classic

 Great Products at Great Prices

New life vests have just arrived At the Bass Pro Shops in Katy Texas.  You have to see the new features and the great colors.  Check out the new gear on http://www.basspro.com/.  So many styles and colors to choose from it is amazing.

If you are in the market for some new vests please let our sales staff help you make just the right purchase.

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Marine Electronics

Bass Pro Shops Electronoics

New Electronics are arriving at the Katy Bass Pro Shops.  We are ready to help you select just the right products to get you on the fish and back home safe again.  Our Friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to help you today.  We can even arrange to have your new electronics installed quickly and reliably.  We offer professional installs on just about everything we sell. Please contact us directly at 281-644-2180

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Turkey Season

 Turkey Season

Our Turkey assortment is in stock and ready for your immediate review.  Please come in and see our products and speak with our knowledgeable and friendly staff.  We are ready to serve your every need at the Katy Bass Pro Shop.  Our passion is helping you bag a nice Turkey this year and create memories that will last a lifetime.  If you need a new call or new shotgun we are ready to show you the products that we have and our associates have the knowledge to get you started right.

This will be another unforgettable season for hunting

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Mercury 9.9M Incrediable Offer

  The Best Price Ever

The Mercury 9.9M is now on special at the Bass Pro Shops Katy, Texas.  The Mercury 9.9M, 4 stroke is on sale for $1,699 over an $800 savings.  Offer good February 24th until March 11th 2012.  Do not let this one slip by it is an incredible offer.  Please call and get yours before they are all gone.  (While supply last, no rain checks.) 

Call 281-644-2180

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Clothing Clearance

End of Season Clearance

End of season clothing clearance is in full swing at the Bass Pro Shops in Katy Texas.  Do not miss the opportunity to save big on this event.  Please see store for the latest additions you will be glad you did.  We are ready to serve you right now.  Savings like this may never be seen again.

 

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