Smoked Pre-Cooked Turkey Breast With a Spicy Twist

If you’re like me I never miss a chance to throw dinner into the smoker. The low and slow cooking method with a touch of smoke flavor gets those taste buds going every time. With spring here it’s tough to find a whole turkey so I decided to try smoking a Pre-Cooked Turkey Breast. These turkeys are low fat and make a healthier alternative meal.

Smoking a pre-cooked turkey is a great way to add incredible flavor to an otherwise average turkey. There is nothing that beats a good turkey dinner with leftover turkey sandwiches. Smoking a pre-cooked turkey is a fast and easy way to get both without compromising great taste. Let’s get started….

Items you will need to get started.

     

 

Prepare the smoker- Preheat the smoker to reach 225*F. I like the taste of Apple Wood Chips with turkey however you can use any flavor of your choice. Other popular flavors are cherry and peach. I soaked the chips for about 1 hour before I started the smoker to allow them to last a bit longer. I only needed to load the tray up 1 time. Being that this turkey is pre-cooked the cook time will be less so soaking the chips is not necessary. You will want to smoke this turkey at 225*F for approx. 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches 150*F. See turkey packaging for specific cooking internal temperatures. Remember- low and slow is the key.

 

Unwrap the turkey breast and drain all the liquid off the turkey. Most pre-cooked turkey breasts have been soaked in a salt water brine. Keep this in mind when adding your seasoning. Choose your marinade. I liked the Buffalo Butter Marinade however you have a great selection of other Cajon Injector Marinade at your local Bass Pro Shop. Be sure to place your turkey breast in a baking dish. You will leak a lot of juices. Shake up that marinade well. You want to be sure to get all the spices mixed well. Start to inject your turkey. I injected mine about every 2 inches. Inject slow to prevent the marinade from shooting back out at you. I used a little more than ¼ of the bottle.

 

Next you can choose your seasoning. I love the taste of the Cajon Shake Seasoning. You can use a variety of different rubs and seasonings. I thought this would match the Buffalo Butter Marinade well. Start with the bottom of the turkey. Go ahead and be generous with the seasoning. This will create and incredibly flavorfull crust. Again, just keep in mind that the turkey has already been soaked in the salt brine. Flip that bird over and spread the seasoning liberally on the top. The juice from the marinade will help allow the seasoning to stick.

     

 

Now your Turkey Breast is ready to go into the smoker. Some people like to add a bowl of liquid to the smoker to help add moisture and keep your meat from drying out. I made a mixture of Cajon Shake Seasoning and water. You can use just about any liquid of your choice. Water, apple juice, and beer tend to be the most popular.  Go ahead and load up your smoker. Cook the turkey at 225*F for approx. 3 hours or until the internal temperature reaches about 150*F. Read the package instructions to reach the recommended internal temperature. This is pre-cooked so all you are really doing is heating up the turkey. You can never be too safe when cooking turkey though. The smoker I used has a built in meat probe or you can get a wireless meat probe to check the internal temperature.

  

 

After only a few hours of smoking this turkey breast you are finally ready to pull this bird out of the smoker. You will be amazed on how good this turkey looks. You should have a nice crispy crust baked on the outside and juices just waiting to explode. Let the turkey sit for about 10 minutes. Now you are ready to carve.  Cooking the Pre-Cooked Turkey Breast was fast, easy and tastes great. Whether you are looking for a turkey dinner or some incredible turkey sanwiches this is by far the best Pre-Cooked Turkey breast I have ever tasted. The meat is juicy, spicy and leaves me begging for more. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

         

By Jeremy Hendrick

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First Creek Canyon Trail

First Creek Canyon Trail

Are you looking for an incredible short hike in Red Rock Canyon? You might try the “First Creek Canyon” trail. This trail is located off of Highway 159, approx. 4 miles west past the Red Rock Visitors Center. One of the great things about this trail is that you do not have to drive through the Red Rock Canyon loop to get to the trail head. This will save you a lot of time and allow you to get to your hike a bit faster. Look for a dirt parking lot on the west side of the highway.

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The trail starts off easy to moderate however as you get deeper into the canyon you will find many opportunities to get into several trail options that range from easy to difficult. If you enjoy taking your dog on hikes I would strongly recommend this trail.

Once on this clearly marked 2.5 mile trail you will notice that this trail has majestic views of the Red Rock Canyon.  As you continue down the trail you will be surrounded by Joshua Trees, Mojave Yucca, Creosote Bush and Black brush.

                                                        

About a half mile into your hike you should be able to start to see the wash area on the North side of the trail. Look for the big pine at the base of the canyon as a marker. You will come across a use trail that will allow you to drop down to the base of a waterfall. The water gerally flows well during the Winter and Spring. Once you reach the waterfall you will be covered in Cottonwood Trees and surrounded by Willows You will also come across a pool of water. Depending on the time of the day the rocks and trees will cover the area and provide a nice shady spot to take a load off and relax.  

                                                    

For the adventurous hiker I recommend continuing your hike up the creek. You will be challenged with a maze of rock scrambling trails. This trail will tend to be Moderate to hard depending on the trail that you take. As you go up the trail you will encounter several smaller falls with large boulders that will require your imaginative hiking skills to pass. There are several exit points that will alow you to get back on the main trail and continue back into the canyon.

                                                   

As you reach the end of the trail you will notice the trail is not maintained as well. You will enter into the Red Rock Canyons which is a very popular spot for Rock Climbers. Take a moment to look up and around. Don’t forget to take in all the beauty that the canyon has to offer. When you turn around you can see the Red Rock Canyon opens up to the east. You can usually see the Red Rocks glowing from the afternoon sun.

                                    

Of all the hikes in RedRock this is one of my favorites. It’s easy to get to and the rewards are incredible. The best time to hike is spring. The temperatures average aroung 75*F and you can usually see more water running down the creek and waterfalls. I hope you enjoy! 

For more information visit: http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/hikes-trails/first-creek-canyon/

For Driving Directions visit:http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/contact-us/

 

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Smoker Basics

Hi, I am Jim and I work in the Camping Department at Bass Pro Shops in Las Vegas Nevada.  Each month I’m going to share some information about some of our great products that we carry at Bass Pro.

 

Do you love having smoked meats or fish at your favorite restaurants? If so did you know that you can smoke your own meats and fish at home?

 

At Bass Pro we have everything you need to smoke your own meats, fish and cheese. All you need is a smoker, wood chips and some time.

 

First you need to choose a smoker that is right for you; at Bass Pro we carry inexpensive small can smokers such as our Bass Pro Shops® Smoke'n Grill Charcoal Smoker Grill to large heavy duty smokers such as the Horizon 24'' Marshal Backyard Smoker.

 

Propane gas and charcoal smokers can be transported for smoking out in the field where electricity is not available. Electric smokers need to be located where electricity is available.

 

The most popular smoker we sell at Bass Pro Las Vegas is Masterbuilt 30” Digital Smoker. The Master Built Digital smoker is very easy to use all you need is to select the proper smoking chips to the type of meat or fish that you will be smoking. The Masterbuilt Digital Smoker is very easy to set your temperature. Just insert your wood chips, place your meat on the rack and add more chips as needed.  Let your meat smoke for the time that your recipes call for.

Masterbuilt Smoker

 

Our Bradley smokers take the ease of smoking one step further with an automatic biscuit feeder that is truly a set it and forget it smoker. We carry the Bradley analog and digital smokers and the Bradley Bisquettes.

Bradley Smoker

 

Come in to Bass Pro and talk to our smoking experts in the Camping Department they can help you choose a smoker that is right for you and give you tips on preparing a great smoked meal. Bass Pro also carries many books on how to smoke your meats. Stay tuned for some great smoking recipes and easy dinner ideas.

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Are You Ready To Fly?

New Year’s Eve and all those New Year’s Resolutions are now behind us. It’s time to start to seriously think about fishing. Whether you are looking for new equipment or hone those skills, you can find everything you need at Bass Pro Shops. From Friday February 28th to Sunday March 16th, the Annual Spring Fishing Classic will take place. During that time, the White River Fly Shop will have the equipment you need and the seminars to help answer your questions. So, come on down and get started. See the listing below for the exact schedule.

March 1st and 2nd:  Steve White will be in the fly shop to answer your questions about Scientific Anglers’ fly lines and Ross Reels.

March 8th and 9th: Bill Teresco will be in front of the fly shop tying flies and answering your questions about fly selection and our classes.

March 8th and 9th: Steve White will be in the demonstration area doing an “Introduction to Fly Fishing” seminar at 12 noon.

March 15th and 16th: Emmett Doane, owner of Circle Valley Anglers in Circleville, UT, will be in the fly shop to explain the fly fishing opportunities in Southern Utah.

March 15th and 16th: Bill Teresco will be in front of the fly shop tying flies and answering your questions about fly selection and our classes.

March 15th and 16th: Steve White will be in the demonstration area doing an “Introduction to Fly Fishing” seminar at 12 noon.

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Accomplishing Your New Year's Resolution

Hi, My name is Bill Teresco and I have been an associate in the White River Fly Shop of Bass Pro Shops Las Vegas for over 7 years. Before retiring and moving to Las Vegas from Long Island, New York, I was a math/computer education teacher and administrator for 37 years and had been fly fishing for over 35 years. I have fished many of the premier rivers of the East and have been fortunate to fish in Montana, Utah and many other Western States. Since starting at Bass Pro, I've initiated, along with Steve White, a FFF Cerified Fly Casting Instructor, weekly fly fishing seminars and continued the weekly fly tying classes. I hope you enjoy this blog and find information that can be helpful in learning and enjoying fly fishing.

Now let's see how Bass Pro Shops can help you achieve some of your New Year's Resolutions!

With the new year comes New Year’s Resolutions and we at Bass Pro Shops have the items that can help you keep those resolutions. Whether you are looking to “Learn something new,” “Manage stress, or “Lose weight and get fit,” you can accomplish that resolution by taking up the sport of fly fishing. With over 200 years of fly fishing experience, anyone of the associates in the White River Fly Shop can help you with any question that you have about this great sport. If you are new to the sport, then avail yourself to the FREE fly fishing seminars every Wednesday evening in front of the large fish tank on the main isle at 7 PM. If you already enjoy this sport, then expand that enjoyment by learning to tie your own flies. The White River Fly Shop offers fly tying lessons every Thursday evening in the Fly Shop starting at 6 PM. Either way we have what you need to keep this year’s resolutions and not let them fall be the wayside as in previous years. 

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Great Apps for Your Outdoor Adventure

Great Apps For Your Outdoor Adventure

By Jeremy H.

 

Anymore it’s hard to find anyone without their smart phone. While heading to the outdoors is a great way to relax, get some exercise, and get away from everyday modern technology, there are several great features on your phone that come in handy while in the open country. With features like built in GPS, Camera, and quick access to your favorite Social Media you can make the most out of your outdoor adventure. These 10 apps will help to find a trail, share your adventure and make sure that you stay safe.  Go ahead, try them out and give us your feedback. 

 

EveryTrailEveryTrail

By GlobalMotion Media, Inc

 

TRACK, SHARE, EXPLORE... EveryTrail is the best way to share trips, connect with other travelers and find great new things to do. Plot your trip, photos and videos right on the map and upload it to EveryTrail.com, Facebook and Twitter.

TRACK
Create an interactive trip map while you walk, bike, run, hike, drive, sail, ski or travel other ways. You can plot pictures and videos that you take along the way directly onto the map you make. Add your own colorful commentary for a complete travel story.
 
SHARE
Share your adventures with friends by uploading directly from your phone to Facebook, Twitter and EveryTrail.com, the leading online GPS travel community. You can also update your own personal blog or website with the map you make from EveryTrail.com.
 
EXPLORE
Take along over 400,000 trips from other global travelers that will inspire you on your next adventure—and guide you along the way. You can leave those heavy outdated guidebooks at home, because EveryTrail route maps and travel tips will be right at your fingertips wherever you go.
 
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AllTrailsAllTrails

Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails, GPS Tracker, & Offline Topo Maps By AllTrails, Inc

AllTrails is THE app for finding trails nearest you.
Going on a trip to a national park? Looking for a place near home to hike, bike, or run? Searching for something new to do on the weekends?
Even in a big city you might be surprised by how much nature surrounds you, and never has it been easier to discover!
Browse through 50,000 trail guides complete with photos, reviews, etc. for outdoor activities including everything from hiking and mountain biking to fly-fishing and snowshoeing.Know a good trail that's not in our database? Go out, track your hike or ride with our GPS tracker, and add the trail for others to view and follow.

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GaiaGaia GPS

Topo Maps and Trails for Hiking, Biking, Camping, and Skiing By TrailBehind

Gaia comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature.

►► Maps
• preview all maps online at www.gaiagps.com/maps
• download worldwide topo, road, and aerial maps
• includes the best government topo maps for the US and Canada (USGS, USFS, NRCan)
• unlimited downloads for offline use - no extra charges

►► GaiaCloud
• use Gaia everywhere - iPhone, iPad, iPod, and online at cloud.gaiagps.com
• sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices
• share links to import tracks and photos, via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more
• keep your data backed up, effortlessly

►► Map Tools
• record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos.
• display NEXRAD radar, track data, and TrailBehind waypoints on the map.
• search for nearby waypoints and reports about places.
• import and export GPX/KML files, by iTunes, Safari, DropBox, and email.
• Customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, coordinates types, color and sound, and more. 

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Columbia's GPS PALColumbia’s GPS PAL™

By Columbia Sportswear Co.

A GPS enabled journaling app that gives you the ability to preserve memorable outdoor experiences on the go. Enjoy and explore the outdoors freely with GPS PAL.

• Use videos, photos and notes to set GPS tags at favorite spots.
• Track and store route, distance, time, pace, and elevation automatically
• Dynamic journaling using time and location to automatically organize your entries
• Capture and create media
• Rate and describe events
• Organize entries with the associated website
• Send and share adventures via email and social networks
• Create a free account to view and back up your journal
• Use videos, photos, and written journaling to create your entries
• Create and save paths, trails, and adventures for later reflection
• Store data in the app, and in your online account
• Use filters to sort through your entries
• Automatic sync with website account
• Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
• For the best experience, use GPS PAL on a gps-enabled device.
 

 

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Geocaching By Groundspeak Inc.Geocaching

By Groundspeak Inc.

Unlock the exclusive coordinates and detailed information for 2 million hidden geocache containers across the globe. Join the search for geocaches and the growing Geocaching.com community of families, urban explorers, and spontaneous outdoor adventurers.

Use the Official Geocaching.com App to guide you to cleverly hidden containers just around the corner and in more than 180 countries. Tap into your treasure-hunting skills, the in-app descriptions, and available hints to make the final find! Start your location-based GPS-powered adventure now, or combine it with other activities like biking, hiking, or camping. Find even more information on Geocaching.com.

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Compass GoCompass Go

By Tommy Westerberg

Find your way back or the direction to a specific place, in the easiest way! Use Compass Go whenever you find it easier to follow an arrow to your target than to read a map. Perfect for finding your parked car or a place on a festival, in the forest, on a beach or any situation where a map doesn't work well. When used together with a friend who also has Compass Go, you can send your position so your friend can easily find you without having to figure out the map. If they don't have Compass Go, there is a link to Google Maps as well.

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Army SurvivalArmy Survival

By Double Dog Studios

 

The U.S. Army knows how to train their personnel to survive. Their field manual is the most authoritative guide on survival. This app provides a complete reference guide on basic survival, evasion, first aid and recovery information. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, this app may be essential to your survival.

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Knot TimeKnot Time

By 7Zillion

 

Have you ever fumbled around with a rope, nervously trying to tie some sort of knot that you hope will hold? "Knot Time" is meant to serve as both a learning tool and a field guide for tying knots. Each of the knots has a brief description and an instructional video to walk you through how to tie the knot. The videos make it very easy for you to actually see how the knot is tied – much better than some “connect the dots” kind of pictures. Knots are grouped into five categories: general, boating, mountaineering, fishing, and scouting. The general category contains 11 basic knots that can be used in a variety of situations. There is no simpler way to improve your perceived outdoorsmanship (or outdoorswomanship).

"Knot Time" will have you tying the following 33 knots: alpine butterfly, anchor bend, arbor knot, bowline, bowline on a bight, cleat hitch, clove hitch, diagonal lashing, double fisherman's bend, double overhand stopper knot, double surgeon's knot, dropper loop, figure 8, figure 8 with a follow through, lark's head, monkey's fist, nail knot, one handed bowline, overhand knot, Prusik knot, rolling hitch, round turn and two half hitches, sheepshank, sheer lashing, sheet bend, square knot, square lashing, surgeon's loop, timber hitch, Trilene knot, tripod lashing, trucker's hitch, and water knot. More to come...

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Mosquito DeviceMosquito Device

By Patrick Giudicelli

Mosquito device uses high pitch sound waves to keep away mosquitoes. Almost silent, you won't notice it working.
Working frequencies: 16-22 KHz
Environment-friendly, no smell and harmless to human beings, pets and plants.
Ideal and reliable companion for camping, hunting, fishing, farming, and sleeping.

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GotoAID First AidGotoAID First Aid

By Jaargon Ltd.

 

GotoAID is a member of the Health & Safety Institute. With a database of over 400 topics, interactive tools, and report generators, GotoAID brings immediate access to first aid information for you and your pets. It also provides a full disaster preparedness section on what to do before, during and after a disaster.

Created for the non-professional responder, GotoAID's easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations walk the first aid provider step-by-step through the appropriate responses for everything from bee stings to weather related emergencies to a complete Sudden Cardiac Arrest incident. GotoAID is also an outstanding resource for those who want to enhance their emergency care training by providing instructions for many types of emergency situations not traditionally included in a basic first aid course.

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Pet First AidPet First Aid

by American Red Cross

 

Take care of your furry family member. The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Get the app and be prepared to act when called upon. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know Pet First Aid.                                                     

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Do you know CPR?

 

Hey ya’ll this is Trent and Garrett and we are the supervisors here in the fishing department at Bass Pro Shops in Las Vegas.  We wanted to talk to everyone today about CPR because CPR saves lives.  For those of you who are not familiar with the CPR aspect of fishing this is described as C (catch) P (photo) R (release).  This is what allows more and more world records to be caught because you are preserving the life of these fish for future catch and release.  It is our mindset that you can only eat a fish ONCE, but if you RELEASE the fish it gives yourself and other anglers the opportunity to catch that fish of a lifetime again down the line. For those of you who know who “Dotty” is, she was a largemouth bass caught CPR 3 different times and the last being at a weight that would have exceeded the world record if not had been for being foul hooked. So this goes to show that CPR does work. Do to the recent events at the Willow Beach hatchery it is more important now than ever to practice CPR to preserve the big Stripers that we all have learned to love down on the river. Our final question is….which one of these would you rather have?

Record CertificateFish Sandwhich

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Resolution Solution- Keep Fit

Resolution Solution- Get Fit in 2014

The time has come to issue in a new year again and with that comes the dreaded New Years Resolution. Most people have trouble keeping their resolutions through January and the most common would be how to stay more active in the New Year. One way to stay active is to go hiking. Picking out the right hiking or trail running shoe to enjoy the outdoors is essential to making the most of your outdoor adventure. Most people think they have to pick the most expensive or up to date technology in a shoe to succeed with your resolution. That is not the case. The best advice I can give anyone the wants to enjoy the outdoors is keep it simple when picking a shoe. One feature to consider is to make sure its waterproof. This goes a long way with breath ability and keeps your feet cool and comfortable. Next you should pick a shoe that has a good sole or traction an example of this would be Vibram. It has good traction in wet terrain and won't break down in rough terrain. And lastly, the type of sock you should wear with your new hiking shoe. There are many options to choose from when picking out a sock from lightweight to heavyweight just make sure it can breathe(cotton does not) and make sure it does not make the shoe fit tight through out the time you are wearing it.

These are just a few things to remember in picking out a new hiking shoe along with many more we can help you out with at Bass Pro Shops. Remember if you’re a beginner to advanced hiking the most important thing is to have fun while you’re in the outdoors. My name is Billy. I am a Footwear Specialist in our Las Vegas Bass Pro Store. Come on down to Bass Pro and talk with one of our pros or visit our website.

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Redhead Roark Hiker

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Top 5 Ways to use your Bass Pro Gift Card you received for Christmas

Top 5 Ways to use the Bass Pro Shops gift card you received for Christmas.

(In no particular order).

 

  1. Save up for the Jon Boat you’ve been eyeing. Picture it now: you are out on Lake Mead water splashing up all around you.  What’s that? A tug on your line? You just caught yourself some dinner. Don’t live anywhere near water? That’s fine. Park it by your back door and instant porch. You can have your kids spray you with a water bottle so you can get the full effect.
  2. Camouflage. Best disguise ever. You can’t see me.
  3. Stock up on Lifetime Guarantee Socks.  Everybody needs socks, but who wants to ask for socks for Christmas because instead of getting fun new toys like a new compound bow or that Pink Camouflage purse with matching wallet you are getting socks.  Lifetime Guarantee Socks have just that, a Lifetime Guarantee. Go ahead try to wear them out? Bring them back and we will give you a brand new pair just like that.  Now you will never need to buy anymore socks.
  4. 2 Words: Bacon Jerky. It’s Bacon. It’s Jerky. Need I say more?
  5. Clearance. Remember that RedHead shirt you wanted? Or was it a Natural Reflections sweater? Guess what…chances are…it’s on sale.  Yep that’s right better get down here while your size is still available, because once it’s gone, it is gone.
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New Years Resolutions Support

How Can Bass Pro Help You With Your New Years Resolution

New Years is just around the corner. As the New Year approaches we all know it’s time to commit to our New Year’s Resolutions. Sticking to your resolutions can be challenging. Hopefully your Bass Pro store can help you reach your goals.   

The tradition of New Year’s Resolutions dates back as far as 153 BC. January 1st  was consecrated to Janus, the Greek God of beginnings and transitions. Janus was depicted to have two faces since he looks into the future and the past. He was thought to preside over the beginning and ending of conflict or war and peace and became the symbol for resolutions. The Romans later named the month of January in his honor.  

While New Year’s resolutions have changed over the years people still resolve to make personal changes.  Making your News Years resolution can be tough. Here are some recommendations on how to choose a New Year’s Resolution and more importantly follow through with it.

  1. Make attainable and measurable goals. Be sure your goal is specific. For example, if your goal is to lose weight. How much weight? How much time? Etc.  A better goal would be to lose 15 lbs over the next 120 days and maintain that weight through the rest of the year.
  2. Set your road map. How do you plan to meet your goals?  While this can and probably needs to be a fluid process throughout the year, you still need to have a specific action plan on how you plan to meet your goals. Make adjustments as you go but have a plan.
  3.  Share your resolutions. Studies have found that when you share your goals with your family and friends you will be more likely to follow through with your goals. Your friends and family can make a great support group and will also help you create some personal accountability.
  4. Celebrate your success. It is extremely important to celebrate your success at every step of the way. Be sure to set check points along the way to measure how you are doing. When you are on track and show progress it is good to pat yourself on the back. Go ahead and treat yourself for a job well done.
  5. Have fun. Find ways to have fun with your resolution. We all like to have fun. Here at Bass Pro we can help with that.  Stay tuned on our Las Vegas Bass Pro Shop Blog and Las Vegas Bass Pro Shop Facebook page to see how we can help you reach your goals and have LOTS of FUN doing it.

I hope this helps get you started on your New Year’s Resolution. January is dedicated to New Year’s Resolutions. Come back to our Las Vegas Bass Pro Shop Blog and Las Vegas Bass Pro Shop Facebook page for great ideas on New Year’s Resolutions and Fun ways that we can help you reach your goals.

Please let us know what your resolutions are and how Bass Pro Shop can you reach your goals. We have a knowledgeable staff that is here to help.   

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Jeremy H.

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Top 10 New Years Resolutions- How Can Bass Pro Help?

TOP 10 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

2014 is on its way. The start of a new year is a perfect time to commit to your New Years Resolutions. Here is a list of the top 10 New Years Resolutions. What are yours?   

 

  1. Lose Weight and Get Fit
  2. Manage Stress
  3. Travel to New Places
  4. Learn something New
  5. Volunteer/Help Others
  6. Get Organized
  7. Manage Debt
  8. Spend More Time With Family and Friends
  9. Quit Smoking/Drinking
  10. Reduce/Reuse/Recycle

 

For the month of January Las Vegas Bass Pro is commited to helping you commit and follow through with your New Years Resolutions. Keep coming back to our Blog to learn how Bass Pro can help you meet your goals and follow through with your New Years Resolutions. Let us know what you resolve to change this year and how Bass Pro can help. Visit us on our Las Vegas Bass Pro Shop Facebook Page or our Las Vegas Bass Pro Blog .

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New 2014 Suntracker Tri-Toons Must See

My name is Savannah C. and I’m a Sales Lead in the Tracker Marine Department in Las Vegas, NV. For the 2014 year the Tracker Marine Group has added some new and exciting items for the boating experience. Suntracker has added new Party Barges to the Signature line of pontoon boats. The Party Barge 22XP3 and 24XP3 are the new additions to a very popular line of barges; they have the look and comfort of the DLX models, but the performance of the Regency packages. The Party Barge 22XP3 and 24XP3 are different from the other boats in the signature models because they have a third log. The third log allows the maximum horsepower of the boat to go up which causes better handling, acceleration and all around better performance. The 22XP3 has a horsepower rating at 150hp and the 24XP3 has a horsepower rating of 200hp. There are many other benefits to the new XP3 models like the rear facing aft lounge which allows passengers to be facing the action happening behind the boat. The rear facing aft lounge also has a pop up changing room inside. To learn more about our new Party Barges you can visit our site at http://www.suntrackerboats.com/ where you can build a boat, or come on by the Las Vegas store and speak with one of our knowledgeable sales associates.

 

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Fishing Lake Mead and Lake Mohave

 Hi folks, Jeff Johnson here, from the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Team.

The Lake Mead and Lake Mohave bite is still on for the Large and Small mouth bass.

The Large mouth bass can still be found in the backs of deep running coves with submergent and emergent vegetation in old creek beds and washes. They're taking small crankbaits in shad, chili craw and perch imitations. From square bills and medium divers with some top water action in the early morning. Then moving to deeper waters late morning taking some deep diving crankbaits along with some creature baits, jigs, tubes and crawfish in natural colors. Try using a "green watermelon" or a "green pumpkin" with black flake. "TIP" try keeping your baits around  3" inches long. The small mouth are still patrolling cliff faces, rock out crops, points and "rip rap" hunting for just about anything that swims. Shad, blue gill, small rock bass and crayfish are on the menu, and can be found in the 4' to 30' water column. Try adding some chrome, white, and crawfish lipless crankbaits to the menu with a medium retrieve. Some anglers are reporting a few early morning bites on 3/8 oz. spinner baits in white and chartreuse as well.

Striper fishing is still good whenever you can find a bait boil. Taking bone or shad Zara Spooks Jr.'s and white jigging spoons. Anchovies a few feet off of the bottom always seems to be good choice as well.

Good Luck!

 - Jeff Johnson,

-Bass Pro Shops Fishing Team Leader

 

 

 

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Bass Pro Las Vegas Fall Fashion featuring Natural Reflections

Hi everyone, it’s me Bekah from the Apparel department. I have a special treat for all the Ladies and for those thoughtful men that come in our store buying that special woman in their life a favorite fall gift.  This fall we have the same great original Bass Pro classics, but with a twist on most of the original styles. The Everyday V-neck Sweater comes in beautiful fall colors this year and the Floral Henley has a new fresh floral pattern. Something new, something fresh! Natural Reflections Fall fashions are in full force. I’m going to spell it out for you: BASS PRO style!

B- Braided Belted Jeans by Natural Reflections is a must have this fall. This boot-cut jean has an embroider pocket and comes with a brown braided leather belt.

A-Army green is the fall color. This color will be incorporated with many of this falls collections. Army green French terry dress and quilted toggle vest will be one of Bass Pro’s most popular sellers for the fall.

S- Sweaters. What can I say; Natural Reflections is pro when it comes to sweaters. Layering and warmth while looking cute and stylish is important to us Ladies!! Natural Reflections provides many different looks to accommodate your own style. Some of my favorites this fall are the Natural Reflection Jacquard sweater, Cable Hoodie cardigan, and the new Marled Mitered Cardigan.

S- Scarves are essential this Fall. They are a must have accessories that comes in different materials, prints and styles. Most of them are embellished to give you that special sparkle.

P- Plaid shirts and Printed woven’s by Natural Reflections are great to have this fall. Layer these with Bass Pro classic core items such as the thermal Henley; crochet trim v-neck, and the 10 button mock.

R- Rugged Riding Boots are an elegant yet rugged way of putting all these fall looks together. The Natural Reflections 13” Trotter Boot comes in brown and black. They have a padded insole for comfort and a non skid outsole.

O- Outerwear completes the package in the unpredictable weather the Natural Reflections Essentials Parka is a reversible jacket that repels wind and rain. This is one of our most popular sellers. It has a built in hood and multifunctional pockets. This jacket comes in 4 different colors to fit your fall wardrobe.

 

Until next time, Happy Fall

Bekah Gaddy

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Bass Pro Shops 2012 Fall Fishing Event

Bass Pro Shops 2012 Fall Fishing Event

I want to let you know about a great event about to break this weekend here at  Bass Pro Shops/Outdoor World - Las Vegas.

It's our first ever Fall Fishing Event, and  there are some great things on the menu!

We have partnered with Keep America Fishing, an organization that works to keep our lakes and streams available for fishing, to bring you and the family fun and information regarding our local fishing opportunities and general fishing knowledge.  We have workshops, guest speakers and hands-on crafts for the kids over the next two weekends beginning 9/22-23 and ending 9/29-30.

On 9/22, 23, 29, 30 beginning at 12:00pm, the Nevada Striper Club will conduct the "Beginning Fishing for Kids Workshop". It ends at 1:00pm.  Starting immediately after the workshop, the kids will be able to paint their own fish "sun catcher" until 3:00pm.

While the kids activities are going on, we will be having Fishing Seminars covering the following topics and schedules:

"Fish Hatcheries - Where Do These Fish Go?"  September 22 and 30 @ 2:00 pm. Learn more about how hatcheries work to stock our lakes, streams and rivers.

"Knowing Your Lakes and Streams for Fall Fishing."  September 23 and 29 @ 2:00 pm The Nevada Striper Club discuss the local fishing opportunities this fall season.

"Selecting the Right Baits."  September 22 @ 3:00 pm  Cory Smith of our Bass Pro Staff will discuss choosing the right lures.

"Changing Water Conditions and Finding Fish."  September 23 @ 3:00 pm  Brent Becker of our Bass Pro Staff will lead you to a better catch.

"Electronics and Finding Fish" September 29 @ 3:00 pm  Our Marine department associates will discuss how you can use your GPS/Fish Finder to locate the best catch possible in various kinds of water.

"Fall Fishing Tips From the Pros" September 30 @ 3:00 pm  Conducted by Brent Becker of our Bass Pro Staff.

The first 50 attendees of the 2:00 pm seminars (4 in all) will receive a free BPS Whistle/Compass/Thermometer!

Last but not least, there is the Keep America Fishing - Fall Fishing Event Sweepstakes that runs from September 22 to 30. During this period you can enter on-line or via an entry box located in the store.  There will be two winners:

1st Place - Top Winner - Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW Bass Boat Package w/ a 250.00 BPS gift card!

2nd Place Winner - Tracker Grizzly 1648 SC Utility Boat and a 100.00 gift card!

The winners will be picked on or about 11/15/12 at an off site venue.

Giveaways, sweepstakes, seminars, workshops and  free crafts for the kids - that our Fall Fishing Event!

Bring the kids and join in the excitement - you will be glad you did!

See you this weekend!

 

Javier Acosta

Merchandise Manager

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Fall Fun Time with Tracker!

Hi. This is Lauren Pastor of Tracker Boats

Regardless of the warm temperatures still hanging around, the Las Vegas folks are feeling fall right around the corner....and so is the Tracker Boat Center of Las Vegas! With the seasons changing, great deals on our year-end clearance items are now available.We have literally "cleaned house" this year, so be sure to stop by our Tracker Dealership here at Bass Pro Shops/Outdoor World and check out the bargains while they last!  Now that the Fall Hunting Classic has finished, ATV prices are reflecting nice discounts as well.

Whether you are looking to finish up the summer on the water, getting ready for the fall with some off-road toys, or just waiting for the killer deal you just can't pass up, we are your one stop shop! 

We even have a five star, platinum rated service center to take care of your boat winterizing as well as minor and major repairs. 

Feel free to call the store and get in contact with a Boat/ATV consultant today!

I hope to see you soon.

Lauren

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Bass Pro Shop Las Vegas Experts in UPF Clothing

Hi all, This is Bekah again from the apparel department. We have hit the highs in Las Vegas over 100 degrees and  can we feel it! I just wanted everyone to think about protecting themselves from the summer heat and most importantly the UV rays!!

At Bass Pro Shops Las Vegas, we have several different brands of UPFclothing. World Wide Sportsman, Columbia, The North Face and Under Armour are just a few brands we carry that are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. More and more outdoor clothing now carries UPF rating, but what does this really mean? Sunlight carries rays of invisible ultraviolet radiation (UV) and overexposure to UV rays can lead to sunburn, skin aging, and even skin cancer. All fabrics protect from UV radiation to some degree but the clothing that does the best job carries UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) value. UPF rating of 50 indicates the fabric of a garment will allow 1/50th of available UV radiation to pass through it. The higher the rating the more protection.

Here at Bass Pro Shops Las Vegas we have the heat and sun down to a science. Please feel free to come in and talk to me personally or any one of our knowledgeable sales associates in the apparel department if you have any questions. We love the outdoors and we want you to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities while keeping cool and most importantly protecting your skin.

See you soon!!!

Bekah Gaddy

Apparel Lead Bass Pro Shops Las Vegas, NV

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Take a Ride with Us!

Hello Sun Worshippers!

Summer temperatures are upon us!  Would you like to get out on a Sun Tracker pontoon boat and cool down on the water? You are in luck!  The Las Vegas Bass Pro/Tracker Team will be hosting the Regency Experience ride-a-long event on July 29th and 30th at Lake Mead. 

We will be releasing more details regarding times and the meeting location closer to the event.  If you are interested in getting on the list, you can sign up in the store through the Tracker Boat Department, you can call our department @ (702) 730-5180 or send an e-mail to LBPastor@BassPro.com.

We look forward to seeing you out on the water!

Lauren Pastor

Tracker associate

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Saltwater Fishing in California

Hi!  

I'm Garrett Sells,  a supervisor in the Fishing department. 

I grew up with San Diego as my 2nd home, and I now continue to fish out of the Long Beach, California area.  I'm a huge "iron" fisherman off of all the boats.  My two favorite fish to catch are yellowtail and calico bass. Yellowtail are a lot of fun to catch no matter what way you catch them be it on iron jigs or live bait.  They are an excellent fish to eat.   When it comes to catching calico bass, there is nothing better  than to be throwing soft plastic lures at them.

Currently, we are in rockfish season.  Whether you are going out on a half day, 3/4 day, or overnight trip, the head boats will be targeting rockfish.  You can catch reds (vermillion), sculpin (California scorpion fish),  salmon grouper, perch, sand dabs, white fish, starry eyed flounder, copper rockfish, and ling cod. 

You will typically be fishing in water between 200-400 feet deep.   I recommend using 10 to 16oz torpedo weights to get your bait to the bottom and keep it there.  If your bait is not on the bottom you will not get a bite.  If there is a lot of current the day you are on the water use the heavier weight.  This weight will be tied to the bottom of what is called your "dropper loop rig."  This type of rig is going to have two hooks tied on it.  The normal hook size that I like to use is a 1/0-2/0 octopus hook.  This size hook will catch a variety of rockfish.  If white fish start biting, I recommend switching to a smaller hook because their mouth is a lot smaller and you will miss a lot of hook ups if you have too big of a hook.

When thinking about what kind of rod and reel set up you want to use, take these factors into mind.  What size rockfish are you most likely going to be catching?  How long of a trip? How heavy of an outfit do you really need? Do you prefer to use an 8-9ft rod compared to a 6-7ft rod? And as far as the reel goes, you want a lower gear ratio reel, narrow spool,  loaded with either 65lb braid or dacron, then "top shot"  the spool with approximately feet of 30-40lb monofilament leader.

You can use different kinds of baits including squid, anchovies, sardines, sardine filets, and even small mackerel , which is provided by the head boats.  Just like other kinds of fish, certain rockfish like certain baits more than others. When it comes to fishing for rockfish and ling cod, the bigger bait will usually catch the bigger fish.  When using either a larger live sardine or small  mackerel, make sure you let your fish take the bait before you set the hook. 

Now if you are willing to do a little more work to hopefully catch some better grade fish,  you can start using jigs.  These can include diamond jigs, banana jigs, and big boneyard grubs.  Depending on the amount of current there is, you will need to assess how heavy of a jig you will need to be using. If you are trying for ling cod, try using pink and or white for both the jigs and the grubs.

Well, I have given you a lot of information to digest.  Come and visit me at the store and I will be glad to help set you up for a successful saltwater fishing trip.  In the mean time.....

Tight Lines!

Garrett

 

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Bass Pro Shops introduces new private label Ascend Brand

Hello Everyone,

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Bekah Gaddy. I am an Apparel Lead at Bass Pro Shops in Las Vegas, Nevada. I work with an amazing team that has a passion for the outdoors, however we also have a passion for fashion!! We believe that everyone that loves the outdoors should be prepared in any case. This is why I would love to introduce to you our newest private label, Ascend.

The 2012 Spring Ascend collection really caters to the Nevada outdoors. Fun in the sun, with functionality and protection. The Men's and Women's collections have a variety of functional fabrics: quick drying, wash and wear, rip stop, sun protection, and wicking. All great for hiking, fishing, and playing in the Nevada sun.

 The women's spring 2012 collection has amazing new and fresh prints geared toward the active woman. Fun pieces like skorts, tank tops, yoga pants, and wicking pullover hoodies that include, and never should be forgotten, matching accessories like headbands, hats, and functional purses.

The Ascend brand also includes merchandise from the other departments in our store such as camping, kayaking, and hiking footwear. The quality of our Ascend brand truly stands out.

Ascend = Live it, Love it and be comfortable doing it!

Well, this is the Spring News in Las Vegas Apparel. Check back soon for the latest updates. What we're wearing, why we are wearing it, and why we love it!!

Bekah

 

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