How Crankin Stick Will Help You Perform Better

New Bass Pro Shops Crankin’ Stick

Bass Pro Shops is proud to introduce the new redesign Crankin’ Stick.  This rod features the Shok Flex Technology that features a hybridization of Graphite and Fiberglass.  This technology gives the angler the sensitivity of a graphite rod with the power of a glass rod.  With a new split grip featuring Bass Pro Shop’s “Power Hump” feature any angler will feel any strike on this rod.  If you like throwing shallow crank baits or deep diving crank baits this is the rod that can handle both techniques.   These great rods start at $79.99 and are available in conventional models.  For more information visit:

Johnny Morris Carbonlite Rods Now In White

With new RT4 Graphite Blank and introducing Carbon Coil Technology these lightweight strong rods will fit any angler needs.  Featuring Durable Pac Bay titanium guides these rods can handle your monofilament and braid needs.  Also these rod features a line ID system built in the butt of the rod that allows any angler to never forget what line they are using on this rod. These rods are available in spinning and conventional.  Conventional Rods can also be purchased with Micro Guides.  These great rods start at $99.99.  For more information visit:


Mark Your Calendars Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic 2015

As 2015 begins Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic will be arriving soon.  This event features the popular Reel and Rod Trade In.  There will also be seminars by professional and local anglers. This is an event that any angler does not want to miss.. For any information about this event visit or contact our store in Rancho Cucamonga.


Do the New Year with a New Boat!

Kick start the NEW YEAR with a NEW BOAT!!!! We will throw in the $250, $500 or $1000 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card!

6 of our brands.... Over 60 Models.... Hundreds of units currently on the ground.... All wrapped into one amazing offer Sales Event! Starting 2/15/15 and Running through 2/18/15 ONLY, receive a Bass Pro Shops Gift card on qualifying purchases of Americas top Brands. 2015 and Prior in stock or factory ready models are eligible.

Tracker Models that receive a $250 Bass Pro Gift card.

- Panfish 16

- Pro 160

- Pro 170

- Super Guide V-16 SC

- Pro Guide V-16T

Tracker Models that receive a $500 Bass Pro Gift card.

- Pro Team 175 TXW

- Pro Team 175 TF

- Pro Team 190 TX

- Pro Guide V-16 SC

- Pro Guide V-16 WT

- Pro Guide V-175 SC

- Pro Guide V-175 WT

- Pro Guide V-175 Combo

- Targa 18 Combo

- Targa 18 WT

Sun Tracker Models that receive a $250 Bass Pro Gift card.

- Party Barge 16

- Party Barge 16E

- Party Barge 18

- Bass Buggy 16

- Bass Buggy 16E

- Bass Buggy 18

Sun Tracker Models that receive a $500 Bass Pro Gift card.

- Party Barge 20

- Party Barge 22 RF

- Party Barge 24 RF

- Fishin Barge 20

- Fishin Barge 22

- Fishin Barge 24

Sun Tracker Models that receive a $1000 Bass Pro Gift card.

- Party Barge 22 RF XP3

- Party Barge 24 RF XP3

- Fishin Barge 22 RF XP3

- Fishin Barge 24 RF XP3

Regency Models that receive a $500 Bass Pro Gift card.

- Party Barge 220

Regency Models that receive a $1000 Bass Pro Gift card.

- 220 XP3

-250 XP3

- 254 XP3

- 254 LE3

Nitro Models that receive a $500 Bass Pro Gift card.

- Nitro Z6

Nitro Models that receive a $1000 Bass Pro Gift card.

- Nitro Z7

- Nitro Z8

- Nitro Z9

- Nitro ZV18

- Nitro ZV21

- Nitro Z7 Sport

- Nitro 290 Sport

Tahoe Models that receive a $500 Bass Pro Gift card.

- 400 TF

- 400TS

- 500TF

- 500TS

- 195i

Tahoe Models that receive a $1000 Bass Pro Gift card.

- 215Xi



Mako Models that receive a $250 Bass Pro Gift card.

- 16 Skiff

- 17 Skiff

Mako Models that receive a $500 Bass Pro Gift card.

- 18 LTS

- 19 CPX

- 21 LTS

- 184 CC

Mako Models that receive a $500 Bass Pro Gift card.

- 204 CC

- 214 CC

- 234 CC

- 284 CC

Visit your Rancho Cucamonga Tracker Boats showroom or check out our inventory online!



See How Easily You Can Do luxury bedding

New Luxury Bedding for Home or Cabin- So Warm and Beautiful!

We are now carrying two new sets of luxury bedding in our store and we cannot wait for you to come and check them out. We are carrying the Cedar Lake Collection by Bob Timberlake. It gives off a lodge feel with playful patterns of wildlife and canoes artistically displayed in the rugged tones of the San Bernardino Mountains. The line comes with a large assortment of throw pillows that can be purchased separately to truly give a personal touch to your bedding set. This set also has window treatments available so you can put up matching drapes and valances in your room.,.8,1.5&id=vizjh0&wid=400&hei=258&fmt=jpg

We also have the new Hearthside Collection by Bob Timberlake. Bold, plaid patterns come together in warm shades of brown, accented with a cheerful pop of crimson. Both sets come includes a comforter, a bedskirt, a neckroll pillow, and 2 shams (twin has 1 sham). Also available are additional decorative pillows, matching window treatments and shower curtains to complete your whole room’s décor.,.8,1.5&id=7tPjh2&wid=400&hei=266&fmt=jpg

With these new great styles, make sure to stop by and check out our new bedding collections for a fresh new look in your room, a guest room, or loft. Our website also has a large selection of new luxury bedding that can be ordered on the website and delivered to our store for a fast and easy pick up at no extra shipping charge. So come check us out today and lets freshen up your rooms with a new look for Winter.



Nitro boats You Can Be Proud Of

We are excited to announce a special offer on 2015 NITRO Z-8 and Z-9 models that will be of great interest to anglers considering the purchase of a performance fishing boat for the upcoming season.


The new Z PRO HIGH PERFORMANCE PACKAGES feature high-value upgrades on premium fishing equipment on 2015 Z-8 and Z-9 models, delivering a superior tournament boat at a savings up to $4,000 from the normal retail price, and a significant advantage over competitor offerings.


Package Includes:

  • 2 Lowrance HDS9 Touch fish finders w/ Structure Scan at the Bow and Dash

  • Power Pole 8' Blade Edition Anchor-Dealer Installed

  • Minn kota Fortrex 112/US2, 45" 36V

  • GEN 40 AMP 4 Bank Battery Charger

  • Keel Guard

  • Hot Foot- Non Verado

  • Trim Lever

  • Remote Oil Fill

  • Two Auto Bilge Pumps


    2015 Nitro Z-8 w/225 Pro XS

    Original Retail with Package: $51,710

    Special Pricing with Package: $46,595

    SAVINGS: $4,115


    2015 Nitro Z-9 w/250 Pro XS

    Original Retail with Package: $52,695

    Special Pricing with Package: $48,995

    SAVINGS: $3,700



    Promotion of these tremendous NITRO performance values are available now!!!

    ***While Supplies Last***


    We at Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats invite you to visit your local store and check out what is available to you!






Self Heating


                Stay warm while retaining full freedom of movement with the Gerbing Coreheat7. A Coreheat7 microprocessor power cell 7 volt battery and in-pocket control unit deliver body-warming heat on high for 3 hours or on low power up to 8 hours. Microwire technology utilizes tiny, patented stainless steel fibers, which are intertwined and encased in a waterproof coating, to spread heat throughout the garment. Gerbing Coreheat7 comes in a Vest, Jacket and Gloves.

Softshell Vest or Jacket

This lightweight performance Garments are designed to resist water, wind, and cold while keeping you warm and mobile enough for sports or any outdoor activity. With its Multilayer windproofing, telescopic cuffs, and adjustable drawcord all help seal in heat and seal out cold and moisture. A water-resistant weld chest pocket keeps essential gear securely stored close at hand. When weather conditions turn mild, the Gerbing Softshell Vest can be used without the heating element. These Garments are 100% Polyester both shell and lining.

Fleece Vest

The Gerbing Coreheat7 Self-Heating Fleece Vest is designed to keep you warm in harsh cold and wind while allowing flexible range of motion. Designed especially for winter sports and extreme adventures, this cozy bonded fleece vest jacket reduces bulk and maximizes comfort by keeping your core warm. It has Stretch binding at the armholes and a draw cord hem is designed to stay in place and seal out wind and cold. The Gerbing Self-Heating Fleece Vest is breathable, quick-drying, and ideal for hunting, fishing, camping, or winter sports in extreme cold and high winds. This Vest has a 100% Polyester micro lining and 100% polyester fleece shell.


When you need serious high-speed protection for skiing, snowmobiling, or snowboarding, Gerbing S3 Gloves are created for extreme winter sports. These Gerbing heated ski gloves are designed with advanced technology for the extreme temperatures of speed. These Gloves have Digital leather palms help provide a better grip and feel, and a super-tough waterproof nylon shell on each glove and an extended cuff with an adjustable strap offer a reliable barrier against moisture and cold. S3 ski gloves feature the classic Gerbing red tricot lining. Includes 7V 2.2 Ah lithium batteries for 135°F max heat.


Softshell Jacket-$250.00 (Sizes- S-2XL)

Softshell Vest-$ 225.00 (Sizes- S-2XL)

Fleece Vest-$210.00 (Sizes-S-2XL)

Gloves- $225.00 (Sizes S-XL)


Water go deep Like A Pro


You have all heard about it………. NOW ITS HERE! The Water Wolf HD video system. Now you can capture a never before possible underwater stalk, strike and landing of every catch with the Water Wolf. The Water Wolf Underwater Inline Video Camera takes the excitement of fishing footage to places seldom seen. If you have ever wondered what is happening just below the surface at your favorite fishing spot, this camera has the answer. Place this camera inline near your lure to get the up-close and personal 720p HD action you crave without getting in the water yourself. The Water Wolf is in a class of its own without any clear, apples for apples competition. There is no equal!!! The new and innovative product comes with the following features built in standard. • Underwater camera specifically designed for fishing • Use for trolling, casting, float or bottom rig carp fishing • All water compatibility. • Anti-wobling retrieve • 4 hours recording • Tested down to 100 meters • Uniquely designed and engineered in Denmark • Protected by 3 different patents Hurry up and come on into your Rancho Cucamonga Bass Pro Shops to pick up your very own Water Wolf system today.



Trout Season - Awesome Micro Lite Spinning Trout Rods

Bass Pro Shops Micro Lite Spinning Trout Rods -  Regional Parks, private lakes and local lakes are stocking trout so there's no better time to visit Bass Pro Shops and purchase this rod for the upcoming trout season. The Micro Lite Rod features a lightweight graphite blank with real solid carbon tip sections for incredible sensitivity and toughness. These rods range from 3’6” to 8’6”. Available in travel rods, also. The travel rods break down into three pieces and come with a free case.

Visit the following link for specific line ratings and specific actions of these rods. Fillet Table With Accessories.

These tables feature a sink and a area to fillet your fish. Also these tables will also feature two fillet knives, a pair of gloves and a knife sharpener for free. These fillet tables will have limited quantities at our store. This is one buy that you do not want to miss. Visit Rancho Cucamonga’s Bass Pro Shops website for further information.

Rockin' and Reelin' It: Gold Cup Combo-style!  That’s right Rock Fish are in season and it’s time to come visit Bass Pro Shops and purchase the Gold Cup Combo. This combo features a Gold Cup Level Wind Reel that has 22lbs of Drag. With line capacity of 410 yards of 30lb test,  this reel can handle any of your bottom fishing needs. The rod is a one-piece solid glass bank and features both a roller stripper and roller tip to aid of letting pressure of your line as your fishing in deep water. The rod also features a gimball seat for those anglers who use a fighting belt. This combo is a great buy at $99.99.


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Who Else Wants an Awesome Crazy Flying Rubber Chicken Game!?

Crazy Flying Rubber Chicken Game! FLICKIN CHICKEN! What is crazier than a game where you toss rubber chickens onto a target? This is a great game to have fun and just laugh with friends and family! Flickin Chicken is similar to golf. Flickin chicken allows you to toss 4 rubber chickens to land on a target disc. After 9 rounds, the LOWEST score wins! But be careful… the chicken bounce, roll, and flop! The Flickin Chicken game comes with 4 uniquely colored rubber chickens, target disc, and score keeper cards. This game is more 2 or more players and recommended for ages 6 and up. Flickin Chicken is a tailgate toss game great for outdoor parties, picnics, camping, or tailgating! This would be a perfect gift to give to friends or family for the holidays. Stop by Bass Pro Shops today and find out what it’s all about!

Available for sale in our gifts section and in Santa's Wonderland.

click the link to find out more.





Want to Stay Warm? Then Read This!

No More Being Cold Our C.W.S is a design that can keep you dry, warm, comfortable in the coldest winter months while stalking your prey. This system is quiet, Bone Dry, 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable with suede warp fabric. Material is 60% cotton and 40% polyester blend so these items shouldn’t shrink if washed correctly. Zippers a waterproof as well soon product in pockets stay dry. This system comes in 2 patterns Realtree Xtra and Mossy Oak Infinity.

This will soon become your favorite Cold Weather System. C.W.S Parka

This parka is a 3 in 1 jacket with the shell being Bone Dry 100 % waterproof, windproof, breathable. It has 2 front chest pockets, two storm-flap covered zippered hand warmer pockets, and a hidden zippered ear bud access port. Also comes with a 150 ThermoLite removable hood, and Dura flex wrist cuff closures and dual interior waist closures. The inside removable jacket has 200 gram ThermoLite insulation in the body and 150 gram in the sleeves. Also, has a full front zipper and two front slash pockets. Shell of the jacket I a quiet interlock fabric. C.W.S Parka- 189.99 2XL-3XL- 199.99 Talls- 209.99 C.W.S Bibs

The C.W.S Bibs are bone dry 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable, and ultra-quiet. Has 150 grams of ThermoLite insulation, two front waterproof chest pockets, two front slash pockets and two waterproof lock down cargo pockets. Also, has adjustable stretch suspenders with dual clip release, extra wide belt loops and two 20 inch waterproof leg zippers for an easy on and off. C.W.S Bibs-149.99 2XL-3XL-159.99 Talls-169.99 C.W.S Pants These C.W.S Pants are ultra-quiet waterproof/ breathable. Has a 150 gram ThermoLite, two front pockets, and two waterproof cargo pockets. For easy access out of the pants there are two 16 inch waterproof ankle zippers, also has articulated knees. C.W.S Pants-89.99 2XL-3XL-99.99 Talls-109.99




A Simple Guide to safe firearms class

Straight Shooters - So a few weeks ago I received an invite from Mike Duffy to try out an SGI - Defensive Pistol Craft I course. Mike is the founder and Chief Operations Officer of Solutions Group International (SGI).

Here's an excerpt taken from their website to help give an idea of who they are..."Solutions Group International (SGI) was created to provide Specialized Security Services, Law Enforcement & Military Tactical Training, Threat Matrix & Vulnerability Assessments, Leading-edge Anti-Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Applications, and Investigations to the Law Enforcement, Military, Entertainment & Film Industry, Security, Government, and Corporate Sectors worldwide."

Their website also gives you a list of their instructors and their qualifications. Reading through their bios, it's quick to see that they are simply the best-of-the-best. I was personally sold knowing that they primarily train Military and Law Enforcement agencies. The eight hour course was held at Prado Shooting Park in Chino on a private portion of the range known as Condor 2. The day started with introductions from the three man training team and an overview of what we were in store for. The instructor cadre consisted of George Holt (SGI President), Grant Reynolds, and Marty Higuera. Being an introductory class into Defensive Pistol shooting, we started with the basics. Even after all the shooting I've done, there's still something to learn and get refreshed on after all my time on the range. We started by reviewing the 4 rules of firearms safety, core marksmanship skills and techniques, proper reloading, stance, and a few other topics to ensure even a true beginner was up to speed with the basic knowledge needed for the day.

Now you may be thinking that you are an above average pistol shooter and this introductory class is below you; well think again. The SGI crew did a great job of tailoring their instruction to each student as the day progressed. They moved down the line during live fire drills giving each student tips based on their individual needs and skills. At no point did I feel like I was being held back by the other students who may have had a slower learning curve. I was being pushed to draw quicker and shoot faster. Grant said something like, "Push yourself to the breaking point where you fail to produce the results you're looking for." He's basically saying that if you only do what you're comfortable with, you will never get any better. Because of this, we constantly tried to shoot quicker and faster.

The live-fire portion of the day had many different drills incorporated into it. This included shooting from 3 yards from the hip when you don't have time for proper sight alignment, drawing and placing two center mass, failure to stop drills consisting of two center mass and one to the head, target transition drills, shooting from farther distances, shooting on the move and proper foot placement while moving, and multiple engagement drills. There was always something to keep you on your toes. The intensity the instructors brought kept a high level of motivation to the line and a feeling of not wanting to let them down. I had a great time and am looking forward to their next class in the series of the 6 Defensive Crafts courses they offer.

Mike and his crew run a top-of-the-line company and offer some amazing courses. I will definitely be coming back for a future pistol course and probably take some of their others as well. I encourage you to pull up their website and take a look at their list of courses and instructors.

The $225 course includes 300 rounds of ammo and a $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card. This is a really good price for the 8-hour course that includes 300 rounds of whatever ammo you want to shoot.




Waterfowl gear: Quickly and Easily

Extreme Waterfowl System  - The Canvasback Waterfowl System ranks among the finest waterfowl gear on the market. All of our styles are featured with our Bone Dry membrane for an unbeatable breathable, windproof, and waterproof performance. It comes with a Ripstop fabric and reinforced stress areas in the shoulders, elbows, and knees. Our system is insulated with 150 gram ThermoLite, except for our Canvasback pants, which are non-Insulated. Canvasback Wader Jacket and Parka- Convertible designs that include magnetic pockets and a warm zip-out reversible liner that can also be worn alone.

The parka is hip length and features 100% waterproof/breathable Bone Dry Membrane with a 150 ThermoLite insulation. The top layer of the jackets include a full nylon mesh lining, side seam adjusters, hook and loop neoprene cuffs, 2 large storage pockets with snap closures and magnetic chest pockets for easy access. The inner layer is water resistant with 100% poly microfiber that reverses to solid brown. It has built in shell holders on the camo side, knit wrists and micro tricot lined hand warmers. Comes in 2 Camo Patterns (Max5 and Mossy oak Shadow Grass Blades) Prices For Parka Prices For Wader Jacket 169.99 159.99 2XL-3XL 179.99 2XL-3XL- 169.99.

Canvasback Bib-The Redhead Bone Dry Canvasback Insulated Bibs feature a reliable two-way zipper and an incomparable 150 ThermoLite insulation. They are fully lined with nylon taffeta on the body, chest pockets, back pockets, and cargo pockets, with reinforced Ripstop fabric protecting the knees. This ideal bib also includes a license loop. Comes in 2 Camo patterns (Max5 and Mossy oak Shadow Grass Blades) Prices- 119.99 2XL-129.99 Canvasback Pants-Canvasback Non-Insulated pants are 100% Bone Dry with breathable, waterproof, and windproof performance. These pants have easy to use elastic draw cord waists and belt loops. There is also a mesh drainage system along with knee-high length zipper to easily put on and take off boots. These pants have durable rear pockets, reinforced Ripstop knees and a durable and comfortable outer Taslon Shell. Comes in 3 Camo patterns (Max5 and Max 4 and Mossy oak Shadow Grass Blades) Prices 79.99 2XL-89.99




rods and reels You Can Be Proud Of

Saltwater Seminars, Vendors & More In Store Only It’s time to mark your calendars for the Bass Pro Shops Saltwater Event. Throughout the weekend there will be vendors such as Accurate, Daiwa and Seeker with Representatives in store to answer all your specific product needs. Also Captains Frank Ursitti and Tucker McCombs will be hosting seminars discussing gear and techniques to catch that prize fish. Visit the following link for more information about this event.

Frigate Reels: Now On Sale Also it is a great time to restock your gear with great sales on Offshore Angler Products such as the Frigate Spinning Reels. With sizes from 3000 to 8000, these reels will fit any angler’s inshore and offshore needs. These reels will be on sale from $69.99 to $89.99 until November 9th. Check out the following link for more information about this great product.

New Johnny Morris Carbon lite In Store Now One of our most popular low profile reels is now featured in a white finish. Weighing in at only 5.8 ounces and featuring six alternating carbon and stainless steel drag washers. The Carbon lite is one of the lightest and strongest reels on the market. Also priced at $129.99 the Carbon lite is one of the most affordable lightweight reel on the market. This reel is available right-handed in 5:4:1, 6:4:1 and 7:1:1 gear ratio. Currently left-handed reels are only available in 6:4:1 gear ratio.





Love Flannel? Then Read This!

Flannels bring to mind an image of comfort, warmth, and style. Perfect for the hardworking, style conscious or relaxed weekender, flannel is a versatile classic wardrobe staple. Men, women, young or the young at heart can wear flannel shirts for any occasion, working, relaxing, or a night out on the town. Whether it's dressed up or dressed down with a bit of styling you will be turning heads wherever you go. Starting October 20 Bass Pro Shop is having our Flannel Fest. We will be featuring flannels from all your favorite brands such as Redhead, Bob Timberlake, Ascend, Carhartt, and Columbia. Offering a large variety of styles and colors, fleece lined, Sherpa lined or the original style, all of our flannels will be available for you to stop by and pick up. Starting at just $19.97 you will be sure to find the perfect flannel for yourself or that special someone on your list. Flannel fest will start on October 20th and end on November 9th. To kick off the event we will be giving away the limited Flannel Fest car coaster to the first 100 customers on October 29th starting at 11:00 a.m.(while supplies last) Be sure to come early and get your car coaster. Don't miss out on this limited time event come in to Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga for Flannel Fest 2014. #FLANNELFEST






Fall Fleece You Can Be Proud Of

Fall is finally here! If you’re like many women today, you sometimes feel stuck deciding between the outfit that keeps you completely warm or the one that makes you feel stylish and fashion forward. With Natural Reflections® new fall line, you will no longer have to choose between functionality and style! Featuring stylish looks designed to keep you warm, cozy, and fashion forward.  

The Natural Reflections® Reversible Plush Fleece Vest is just one of the many outerwear styles that Bass Pro is offering for the fall season. It provides lightweight warmth and comfort in four gorgeous colors: Chestnut, Cabernet, Papyrus, and Black. It not only keeps you looking and feeling great, but also comes at a great value, starting at only $39.99.

Its reversible design gives you two unique looks in one: luxurious plush on one side, and sleek smooth fleece on the other. It features a full-zip front and two hand warmer pockets to keep you cozy. It is also great for layering over a long sleeve top, such as the Natural Reflections Thermal Henley, starting at $24.99 and is available in 8 different colors and prints to match your sense of style. To complete your look, you can also pair the vest with a Natural Reflections Reversible Plush Fleece Headband which is available in the same four colors and cozy plush fleece as the vest.






Who Else Wants Awesome Dove Vest?

Dove hunting season is fast approaching and the best gear you can have is a lightweight, breathable vest.

The Redhead Dove Hunting Vest is made of a durable material that also features a mesh backing to allow for maximum ventilation. During the hot summer weather this vest is a lifesaver, you can pack ammo, calls, and any other thing you might need in its deep pockets.

The zipper is durable and will stand up to rough tugging on it and will not easily break. Its lightweight material makes it perfect for throwing in your pack until you are ready to use it. The Redhead Dove Hunting Vest has oversized front shell pockets, an accessory pocket on the left chest, padded neoprene panels on both shoulders, and two individual shell quick access loops.

The back of the vest also features a built in bag that you can easily stow your game in. With a quick rinse the back bag is easily cleaned. The entire material is made out of 100% polyester and machine washable. This vest comes in the Realtree Xtra pattern and can easily be carried across the seasons to carry any additional accessories you may need on other hunts. These popular vests are going fast at only $19.99! Pick yours up in store or online to start getting ready for Dove Season.






Saltwater Frenzy!!

Are you heading out? We are experiencing some of the best saltwater fishing in recent years and you better get it while its hot!!!!! We can help you get out on your very own Mako Skiff and take part in the action……. No ¾ day boats with 60 strangers fighting for the rail! Just you and whomever you want on your boat, fishing your style and your spots for not a lot of your money!!!!! With 10% down and less than $180 a month you could own your very own Mako Pro 17 Skiff with a Mercury 60HP 4 Stroke and trailer! This is a great inshore and bay boat and with the BT, YF and YT’s closer than they have been in 10 years you can fill this boat up with all the Ahi you want! Come by our Tracker Boats Dealership inside the Rancho Cucamonga Bass Pro Shops and speak to one of our Sales Specialist to see what we can do for you!!!!


Colorado Water Wolves

Many of us are fascinated with giant fish. Some pay thousands of dollars and travel hundreds of miles around the country to search out a trophy Northern Pike or Muskie we here in Colorado actually don't have to. While big northern pike are plentiful here in Colorado we don't have a muskie fishery. We have a fish called a Tiger Muskie. It is a sterile cross between a northern pike and a muskie which has vertical stripes like a tiger.

I have always been memorized by this fish and have chased it for years. I have caught a few here and there and lost some that keep me up at night just thinking about them. Some say the tiger muskie is the fish of ten thousand casts and if you have ever been out chasing them you know they are not an easy fish to catch. I have had many frustrating days on the water chasing tiger muskies and I have many friends who feel the same way. Just like me they still chase them whenever the opportunity arises knowing someday they will finally be successful in landing a trophy tiger muskie.

So an opportunity presented itself for me a couple of weeks ago. I had a great friend of mine tell me about a couple lakes down south that he and his father went to that had giant tiger muskie in them. I have heard of them before but have never taken the time to go out there. They made the trip last week and although they didn't land one they had a story that got my attention really quick. Tyler called me up and said that his father Andy had hooked into a giant tiger muskie and had it all the way up to the shore and he couldn't get his hands around it to land it before the teeth broke the line and the fish swam story, I thought, we all tell em. I said really how big was it. He said giant. No lie. I laughed and thought maybe? He is really excited about this. Later he called me up and said that he is coming back down from college next weekend to go back and he and his dad wanted me to go with them. OK. To drive down from Ft. Collins just to go back to a lake that is near Walsenberg to try and catch this giant muskie it must be true. I know Tyler. Now I am very interested.

I thought, I am going to bring my arsenal. I have certain boxes with giant baits in them specifically for pike and tiger muskie and I just picked up a new Victory Carbon swim bait rod from my good friends at Eagle Claw matched it up perfectly with a Johnny Morris Carbonlite Reel from Bass Pro Shops and spooled it with Seaguar 20# ABRAZ X fluorocarbon line. I was ready.

I was up before the alarm went off and was working on downing a pot of fresh coffee when they pulled up. Lets get this show on the road. I wanted to have a shot at these fish. I was excited. We talked about the lake and I was trying to picture it in my head and think about the conditions and the weather we were going to have in the afternoon. Needless to say when we pulled up I thought no way. This is nothing like I had pictured in my head, there can't be giant fish in here.

We walked up to the lake and I saw a few small bass on the shore and a trout rise now and then as we walked to the spot. I thought well I am here better start fishing and see what this is all about. A few minutes into throwing a chatter bait Tyler said, hey come over here and look at this tiger muskie. I walked over and saw a good sized fish up in the shallows not a giant but a good one. I threw my chatter bait past it and swam it to it just to have him swipe at it and miss it. It's on now. That's all I needed to get my blood pumping.

Five hours into the morning and all my bait boxes spread out with lures everywhere I was running out of ideas. I threw chatter baits, swim baits, jerk baits, buzz baits, crank baits, spinner baits of all colors and sizes and I was starting to feel like this wasn't going to be the trip I was hoping it would be. After all it was tiger muskie fishing. Chunk and wind., I switched back to a six inch swim bait and threw it three quarters across the cove thinking this set up is an awesome combination. I looked at my bait admiring the action it had and then I saw the torpedo following closely behind it. That is a giant....

It followed my swim bait up and then turned as it got really shallow. I quickly reeled in my bait and threw it about twelve feet past her. I reeled it towards her and gave it a twitch. She swam up and engulfed it. I set the hook and the fight was on. I couldn't believe it what a beast. She came out of the water entirely twice and stripped line every time she hit the water this was incredible . This is a fish of a life time. She made a few more runs and Tyler was down with the net getting ready and then asked me how do I net this fish it won't fit. I screamed just get her head in it and then grab her. It was truly a trophy. The biggest tiger muskie I had ever caught in my life. 46'' from tip to tail.

I was truly blessed to be able to hold such a magnificent fish and take a few photos with her. I was happy I was able to share my catch of a lifetime with Tyler and his dad and apologized for ever doubting him. It must have been my day for all the years chasing them because a few hours later I was blessed with a second one on a top water buzz plug that was no slouch either.

Tiger Muskie are truly a trophy fish. They can be found in several lakes here in Colorado. Clear Creek Reservoir, Lon Hagler, Evergreen Lake, DeWeese Reservoir, and Horseshoe Reservoir are just a few. Please practice "CPR" Catch, Photo and Release. so they can be enjoyed by others. They make great photos and memories for everyone. Now is a great time to go out and chunk and wind and have the thrill of posing with one of many Colorado water wolves. Take a kid fishing.

                                                                                              Best of Luck,  Sam Heckman /46'' Tiger MuskieTiger MuskieSam Heckman and Tyler HasslerReleaseLength photosecond tiger muskiesecond tiger muskie length photosecond tiger muskie release Pro Staff



Another Orion Blog - The Real "Set It and Forget It" Cooker

We got out two Orion Cookers this past weekend to cook pulled pork for the Bass Pro Shops staff.  Wow, were those sammiches good!  Each Orion cooker held 3 large pork butts and once stocked with hickory chips and 20# of charcoal, the total cooking time took 4 1/2 hours!  The pork literally fell off the bone.  I have personally owned one of these cookers for 3 years, now and it has set outside in the weather for the whole time, without a bit of rust!  It is made of high quality stainless steel.

Smoked turkeys are unusually good in the Orion cooker and take only 3 to 3 1/2 hours depending on size.  My wife will put a covered turkey in the oven at 10:00 the evening before a holiday meal.  I just get up and put my thawed and buttered turkey in the Orion around 8 am on the holiday, and both get ready about the same time.  Ribs get so tender that a whole rack will fall apart from gravity, so I usually cut each rack in half before putting them on the rib holders that come with the unit.

At only $150, this smoker will dominate most of your outdoor cooking.


Success can be spelt with Izorline & Searcher!

 With one of the best offshore fishing seasons in 20 years the 5-Day Fishing Trip co-sponsored by Bass Pro Shops and Izorline aboard the Searcher out of San Diego was an exciting trip. “The weather was nice, the fishing was excellent and everyone had fun fighting some nice tuna” said Kyle Lee of Bass Pro Shops.

Don Smith of Pasadena was the jackpot winner with a 35.4 yellowfin. Throughout the trip anglers had chances to win some nice prizes donated from Bass Pro Shops and Izorline. Come in today and learn more about how you can be part of our next trip. Bass Pro Shops: The Tuna Destination If you have not experienced this epic offshore season or wanting to go back out and thinking about new gear Bass Pro Shops has it all.

Offshore Angler, Accurate, Phenix, Shimano or Seeker we got all the best names in fishing that will satisfy any angler’s needs. Also stop by and speak with associates who have gone out on trips from Overnights to Five Days who can get you the right gear for your trip. Bass Pro Shops Introduces Black Bart Trolling Lures If you have your own private boat or looking for the right trolling gear Bass Pro Shops is proud to announce the arrival of Black Bart Trolling Lures. These trolling lures will handle anything from Tuna, Dorado and Marlin. Bass Pro Shops also features the rigging for these lures and are also available in kits. Stop by in today and check out these trolling lures.




Sierra Trout Fishing

Sierra Trout Fishing:

Best Gear at Bass Pro Shops

As the weather continues to heat up and almost all the snow has melted anglers are still reporting that the trout bite is still on in the Sierras. We want to hear from our customers, what are their top choices for rods, reels, line and tackle to catch that trophy trout in the Sierras? Is Shimano the king of spinning reels or does brands such as Pflueger, Daiwa, Abu Garcia or our Bass Pro Shops Spinning Reels outperform them?

When it comes to rods do our customers prefer an ultra light, light or medium light rod and what length? Is the St Croix Trout Series Rod, Bass Pro Shops Microlite or Fenwick River Tech Rod the best choices? Also the battle of 2lb vs. 4lb line you tell us why you should choose one or the other and why you choose monofilament or fluorocarbon? Finally is there any other better choice than the Thomas Buoyant Spoons to catch that trophy trout? Please share your stories about your experiences shopping at Bass Pro Shops Rancho Cucamonga and post some pictures of your trophy catch with gear you bought from us!

There are so many things you should know, but remember getting out there and having fun should always be number ONE!