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!



A Simple Guide to Summer Fly Fishing in Mammoth

Late Spring Mammoth Mountain Fly Fishing Report

Lake Crowley continues to produce quality fish for both float tube and boat anglers. Best technique is fishing midge larva fly patterns 10 to 15 feet deep underneath a strike indicator; this is a standard Lake Crowley rig and will produce many nice sized trout when done properly. The best setup is to set the depth of the bottom fly 12 inches to 2 feet above the lake bottom and wait for cruising fish to intercept your fly. These trout are large and will test your tackle so make sure your knots are good and be prepared to play the fish off the reel as they will test your reels drag system with long powerful runs.

Some productive fly patterns are Tung midges in olive, brown and red, size #16-#20. The afternoon winds can make for difficult fishing so get on the water early and test your skills on one of the best Stillwater fisheries in the west. The Upper Owens River is flowing at reasonable 150 cfs, Cutthroat trout continue to run from Lake Crowley into the upper river on the last stage of their yearly spawning ritual. These fish are scattered throughout the river but can be taken carefully nymph fishing the deeper runs and bend pools. These fish are spooky and the successful fly angler will be stealthy in their approach and presentation. Try to avoid brightly colored indicators and use either clear or light yellow.

Caddis larva fly patterns make an excellent bottom or point fly for your two fly nymph rig. Use a smaller (#16-#18) nymph as a dropper. Nymphs such as a bead head hairs ear, flashback pheasant tails, and copper johns, will produce some nice sized fish for the prepared fly fisherman. Also some very large fish can still be taken carefully nymphing the deeper runs using egg patterns, and San Juan worm imitations.

As summer seems to be rapidly approaching, we anticipate some excellent and exciting grasshopper action on the Upper Owens. This is the best opportunity to catch a very large fish on a dry fly. As the hoppers fill the meadows, the trout take advantage of any arrant windblown opportunity these large insects provide. Stays tuned for our summer time report and please contact our White River Fly Shop with any needs or questions regarding your next trip to this area.




How my epic hike Will Help You Perform Better


Here at Bass Pro Shops we are always interested on where people are going on their next trip or adventure. Sharing you outdoor experience and finding out where you just came back from makes our job worth wild. I myself love to get out, see new places and find amazing ones to return to. Isn’t that what makes it worth wild to outdoors man. Recently I took a trip to the Saint George Utah area to visit some family and check out Zion National Park. I had previously seen beautiful pictures of the Red Rock Mountains and the amazing Narrows Hike. So I began to do research and figure out the best way to plan for my trip. As I looked at the Zion National Park websites and stories from people who had been there I came across a picture of the Subway Hike. It looked amazing but sounded intense!! I said to myself “I gotta do this!” Although I looked into planning my trip for a few weeks Zion is so popular that for many of the backcountry hikes you must get reservations months in advance. There is a 3 day lottery that is available and which I put in for. It costs $5.00, but it’s a lottery (which I ended up not getting).

Then I called the park and asked what happens if people don’t show up is there any way to get that spot the day of. They said yes and to show up early. I drove up to St George on a Saturday with my family. St George is about 1.5 hours past Vegas from our store here in Rancho Cucamonga. I stopped at the park station to get permits, they opened at 7am. So on Sunday I got geared up and drove to Zion at 4am. It only took 40 minutes to get to the park, but I wanted to see the sunset on the canyon. That’s not something I get to enjoy every day. I was there so early that I couldn’t pay the $20 park fee for entering. I drove 12 miles up then turned right on highway 89 through the Mount Carmel Tunnels. These are some of the longest sandstone tunnels that you can drive through in the US. At the end of the first long tunnel is a spot to turn out. Right there is the start of a trailhead. I hiked into the dark with my spotlight and up this short .5 mile trailhead. After crossing a bridge and going beneath the rock formations I reached the open view of the giant Zion National park. This put me directly above the Red Rock Canyon. At 6:15am the most spectacular sunset accrued upon the red mountains and breathtaking canyon. I then drove to the ranger station with the intent to get a permit just in case someone failed to show up for their hike. I figured if it worked out I would do my desired subway hike and if not I would do the popular narrow hike which was open to anyone. Forntauntly there were 2 spots open for the Subway hike, one was mine. Now, there is two ways to do the subway hike either from the bottom up (9 mile hike) or from the top down (9.5 mile hike). The top down hike sounded more exciting but would need to have repelling gear & coordinate a shuttle to ending point. Since I was going solo the bottom up was the one I was going for. After my sunset (1 mile) I did have blisters occur on the backs of my heels so I switch back to my older hikers that have better ankle support. I also applied mole skin and 2 pairs of socks, to help protect the blisters.

I drove to the subway hike that was about 25 miles from the ranger station. This was on a road that left outside the town of Virgin and went in and out of Zion Park and private property for 40 miles and dead ends at Kolob Reserve. On a side note, I fished Kolob Reserve on another day with my daughter and the trout fishing was excellent. It was 9:15am when I made it to the hike starting point. I always get super excited when I do a hike or trip for the first time. Although I have seen pictures online before of this location there is something different when you embark into the unknown and a magnificent new outdoor location. I tighten the laces on my hiking boots, got my hydration pack adjusted and began the adventure. The beginning 1 mile is a solid dirt path before getting to an 800 ft. descent that zigzags to the canyon floor. Be careful, not a fun place to slip and roll down. Once you reach the bottom the path it comes and goes as you navigate 4 miles up the stream over boulders and through the stream. As I walked through and along the creek I noticed many holes of clear water filled with 6- 12 inch Cutthroat Trout. I would have brought a pack pole if I knew fishing was allowed. The possibilities of seeing a rattlesnake was very high but I didn’t come across any. I did run across a King Snake and variety of lizards running around. There were Western Fence Lizards, Long Tail Lizard, Alligator Lizards, Skinks and a neat looking Long Tail Lizard with rainbow colors.

As I progressed along, the red canyon wall became more and more narrow. It was still midmorning, but the sun was beating down on me with temperatures above 90 degrees. I fortunately brought hydration pack, extra bottles of water, Gatorade and a PBJ sandwich that was made by my 6 year old daughter. On top of the heat I had a sinus infection. It made it hard to walk, drink from hydration pack and breath at the same time. I was going to do this no matter what. Being surrounded by the beauty of the canyon drove my focus away from the heat of the sun. The hike started to take shape of a subway, but the river was like red rock steps into another world. The entire hike up I didn’t come across any hikers until about the 4 mile point. I hiked past them and at the end of the hike was an even more spectacular view than had been captured in any photography I had seen. You could truly see how exquisite the formations were and why it was called the Subway Hike. All though I was at the most famous part of the hike, I still wanted to see what was around the corner. I climbed up a 15 foot tree that had fallen against the rock wall and felt the adrenaline pumping through my blood stream. This was not only unsafe, but a very dangerous decision. I then began to scale a rock face. It looked as if, it would only be another 10 feet and then I could get back to solid footing. As I started to climb I realized how this decision was not my best. If I got hurt up there, it would be quite some time before someone would find me. Plus this is only day 2 of my vacation and it would ruin my other 6 days not only for me, but for my daughter.

I got down off the rock ledge and found a spot to sit. I let my heart rate slow down and looked over the amazing subway pools. This was the perfect place to eat the delicious peanut butter and jelly that my little girl had made me. I took some pictures and felt so accomplished. I was thankful that I made the right call and didn’t get hurt. I held my PBJ up high yelled “WOO”! I heard the echo and took another bite. As I walked out it was about 1pm and it felt like peak temperatures for the day. I came across a young 12 year old boy and his family. He asked me how much further and I told him “about a mile, the canyon is starting to look really epic at this point.” His sister asked if there was a place to fill up there water at the end. I said “no why are you guys low?” The Dad said that there was a miss communication with his wife on how much water to bring. He had been drinking out of the stream so that the family could use the water supply. I stated “o no, Daddy’s going to get sick” Anytime you drink from water not coming directly out of the mountain you risk getting sick from bacteria. Like really sick, some people even die. So I gave them one of my extra water bottles that I later regretted because I wanted to poor it on my boots before getting back in the car. I walked for another 40 minutes and came across a young couple wearing swimsuits like they were heading to a waterpark. They asked me how much further to the end. I looked at them and stated “about a mile, the canyon is starting to look really cool now.” I hiked for several more miles and the heat was beating down on me. It is important not to dwell on negativity of extreme heat or fatigue when hiking as that will just make it worse. I kept my mind occupied on other things like thoughts of women, family, work and life. Also I thought of my drink in the cooler surrounded by ice, waiting for me.

How I could really use a cold drink at this point. I even came up with a little jingle during the hike and before I knew it I was close to the end. I pushed myself up the steep climb and then up the zigzag trail and finally made it to my vehicle. I was proud of my amazing hike and new experience and glad that I finished safely.

Here are some of the things that I am glad I brought:

- Merrel Moab Mid, Gortex hiking shoes

- BPS Trekking pole ( walking stick) - XTR hydration pack

- Life straw ( didn’t use but was ready in case I ran out of water)

- Mole skin ( saved feet from blisters)

- Extra pair of socks - Headlamp

- First aid kit

- Shorts for hiking

- Sunscreen, sunglasses & hat

- Artic Cooler ( neck tie that keeps cold)

- 12 oz. bud light Utah has a high amount of injuries due to heat exhaustion and hikers not being prepared.

Dangers to be prepared for:

-Rattlesnakes (I didn’t see any but they could be) the trekking pole can help to get them to rattle and give you warning.

- Mountain lions ( very unlikely to ever see one) Never let children run ahead as they are attracted to running, solo hiking is not encouraged, if a mountain lion approaches make a lot of noise, wave arms, throw rocks and if the attack fight back !!

- Weather warning extreme heat, flash flood warnings and cold waters in the winter. PLAN APPROIPRITLY. - Filter and disinfect water. Do not risk getting giardia and drink from stream or river. Other neat things to check out in Zion National Park.

- The Narrows hike down/up ( as far as you’d like 2 miles to neat part)

- The Narrows hike up/down 16 miles and shuttle is needed

- Angels Landing ( long drop offs have to hold onto chain part way)

- Kayenta Trail ( overlooks emerald pools) I definitely recommend for visit to Zion National Park. Get outside and explore with the family. Let me know how it goes.

Until the next adventure I’ll see you upstairs at Bass Pro Shops.


You Don't Need to Be Rich to Do dove hunting

The perfect set up for dove hunting in comfort Dove season is approaching fast and it’s best to get all your gear ahead of time to avoid any last minute scramble to grab your favorite vest or game bag. In this hot summer weather Bass Pro has the best light weight and durable clothing perfect for dove hunting. The Redhead Tec – Lite Shirt comes in four different patterns: Xtra, Xtra G, Obsession, and Infinity. The Tec- Lite has AXE Anti-Odor Technology, a light weight material that wicks away moisture from the body, and dries quickly to keep you cool. Other features include a flip up collar to protect the neck from the sun, a mesh back and side panels for added ventilation, and two zip closure pockets on the chest. All of these features add up to an incredible product that keeps you dry, comfortable, and odor-free. The AXE Anti-Odor Technology permanently embeds silver nanoparticles inside the fabric to keep odor at bay. It never washes out and needs no special reactivation to keep the garment scent free. Machine wash as normal and the garment is ready for the next hunt.

Shirts start at $49.99

The Redhead Shooting Belt & Shell Carrier is built for the upland hunter who wants extra space to carry his game or shells. It’s built of a durable nylon material with urethane/waterproof coating on the inside to ensure that game doesn’t leak through. It has a main large pouch on the back of the belt with two additional 10” x 10” pouches on either side that are removable. Shells are easily separated in the pouches and makes reloading a cinch. The waterproof coating also makes clean up easy and fast.

At $14.99 this product is an amazing deal.



kanjam Looks Hard, But it isn't

Plan your Beach Bash and Barbeque with KanJam!

Do you remember playing Frisbee? KanJam is fun and exciting twist of Frisbee! It's Frisbee on steroids!

Two teams of 2 players take turns throwing and deflecting the KanJam disc to score points. To win your team must earn 21 points without going over or score an instant win by getting the disc in the front slot. A re-deflection of the disc hitting the can gets 1 point, The thrower hitting the can head on is 2 points, and when the deflector tips the disc into the can you get 3 points. Instant win occurs when the thrower automatically gets the disc into the can slot. The KanJam game set includes 2 easily portable KanJam goals, two official custom flying discs, and instructions. It’s great for those end of the summer barbeques, beach trips, and tailgating! KanJam is a brand new outdoor game that just arrived at Bass Pro Rancho Cucamonga so come check it out! This summer’s outdoor game sensation!

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Don't miss out on some summer fun. This item is the perfect way for families & friends to spend some good old quality time together. So get off the couch, go outside and have some fun in the sun!





Don't forget MOM! Get a head start on a Gift for Mother’s Day!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner Drizzle Melts by Swan Creek Candle Company are a great gift for Mom!

Let's face it we all love going over to mom's and smelling home made baked goods. Drizzle Melts and warms with scents that fill your home with tantalizing aromas!

Drizzle Melts are available in 9 scents: Lemon Ice Box Cookies, Apples & Spice, Warm Cinnamon Buns, Spiced Orange and Cinnamon, Banana Walnut Spice, Roasted Espresso, Twisted Peppermint, Citrus & Sage, and Vanilla Pound Cake.

Drizzle Melts are made of 100% natural soybean and beeswax blend. They look like old fashioned candy, break-apart convenient and MADE IN THE USA!

Our website also offers all Drizzle Melt scents along with melted sets 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 by and check us out today to get a great gift for Mom!

Check out all the varieties at:

Or come by the Gifts department here in Rancho Cucamonga and smell them for yourself!





Join us on the WATER!

The 2nd Annual Bass Pro Shops Lake Havasu Open presented by Lucas Oil and Protect the Harvest!!!!!

April 5th & 6th 2014 at Windsor State Park #4



What’s the Open all about you ask?

Well it’s much more than a two day tournament, it’s a two day family fun outdoor festival that just happens to be host to a bass fishing tournament as well!

There will be tons for the family to do, food to enjoy, the excitement of a real tournament weigh in.

Here is a breif run-down of some of the things you can expect to enjoy at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Festival.


Demo Rides:
Aluminum Boats
Entire Line of Nitro Z Boats
Sun Tracker Pontoon Boats
Ascend Kayaks
Arctic Cat ATV's & UTV's
Bad Boy Buggies
Brand New 2014 Toyota Tundras

Free Fun Interactive Activities:
Live Catch & Release Pond
Casting Challenge
Daisy BB Gun
Corn Hole
PSE Archery

Much More To Be Announced!!!!


Bass Pro's White River Fly Shop - late winter 2014 report

This winter continues to provide amazing opportunities for very large rainbow trout on the Upper Owens River. With the warming spring like conditions in the Eastern Sierra, these jumbo sized rainbows are running up river from Lake Crowley driven by the urge to spawn. From Benton Crossing Bridge upstream anglers can find pods of fish holding in the bend pools and deeper runs. Nymphing with an indicator is most successful method to take these large fish. The indicator rig allows the angler to fish at distance in order to avoid spooking the fish and gives instant feedback on the soft subtle takes. Some good flies to try are San Juan worms, egg patterns and various nymph imitations such as flashback pheasant tails, brassies, beadhead hares ear nymphs, and midge patterns in size #18 and #20.

Sierra Drifter guide Tom Lowe offers the following tips: “winter time takes are as soft as a butterflies kiss, so set on anything.  If your indicator stops, shimmies, hovers, or plunges, SET IT!  I tell clients to look for reasons to set the hook, not excuses why you didn’t! Swings are free, and you can’t strike out while fly fishing. Try to set the hook moving your rod the direction your indicator is moving. This establishes ANGLE & insures you pull the hook INTO the fish, not out of its mouth. Anything 4 feet or deeper may hold a fish or two.  There is also some decent midge activity; however the flies are very small and clusters or parachute patterns will do the job.  There were a few fish rising around 2 pm. I saw the first mayflies in quite a while, maybe the beginning? I actually caught a few using a dry dropper rig with a para bwo hi-vis #14, and a dark flashback PT #20.”


Happy White River Fly Shop customer Herb Mathiesen, with a jumbo Upper Owens River Rainbow. Photo courtesy of Tom Lowe.



Luxury Bedding for Home or Cabin - so beautiful!!

We are now carrying two sets of luxury bedding in our store and we cannot wait for you to come and check it out. We are carrying the Wilderness Ridge by HomeMax Imports, which gives off a lodge like feel. 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.


We also have the new Bear Country bedding collection, which is also a very comfortable set with a rustic look. The woven comforter comes with comfortable faux suede back and a matching bed skirt. The sets come with 2 standard shams and 2 euro shams (twin set comes with one standard and one euro) and one throw pillow. This set also has an available faux bear skin throw pillow and blanket that can be purchased to complete your bed’s décor. Also available are matching window treatments and shower curtains to complete your whole room’s décor.


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 spring.




Fish Finders - HDS Technology at Great Value Pricing!!

In case you didn't hear already, Lowrance Reduces Prices on HDS® Gen2 and HDS® Gen2 Touch.
Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 and GPS navigational systems since 1992 — announced today a price reduction for select HDS Gen2 and HDS Gen2 Touch series of fishfinder, chartplotter and combo models. A price change that represents up to $200 in consumer savings for select models, this announcement affects the established Minimum Advertised Price (MAP).





Fall Fly Fishing Report and News

The fall season is in full swing in the Eastern Sierra.  The crisp weather coincides with a large run of both jumbo size brown and rainbow trout.  These fish run up the Upper Owens River from Lake Crowley every year at this time.  The large brown trout driven by their instincutal spawing urge are followed by the opportunistic egg eating rainbows.  Sierra guide Tom Lowe reports - "the section of the Upper Owens River from the Benton Crossing Bridge upstream to Big Springs is open year around with special angling restrictions.  Pinch those barbs down flat and DO NOT USE BAIT OR SCENTED LURES, release all the fish you catch unharmed and you will be fine.  Access remains good as of this report with no ice or mud on any of the roads.  Nymphing is fooling some of the larger fish.  Try using a properly weighted tandem rig with patterns like Assassins bird's nest, flashback pheasant tails, broken-back midges, crystal leeches, San Juan worms and glo bugs/roe imitations.  You may find that removing your strike detector can get educated fish to hit especially on the brighter/sunny days.  The surface action is waning: however, the warmer days still have a few snouts sipping smaller mayflies and midges.  Under current conditions the fish have really spread out and you will observe some big fish holding along the deeper channels near the undercut banks.  Another tactic this time of year is to work downstream with a light sinking tip line swinging streamer patterns like Loebergs, punk perch, crystal leeches and Spruce-A-Bu's along the cut banks and through the deeper pools and oxbows.  You can cover nearly all the water with this method and get presentations to fish you would otherwise spook with conventional strategies.  These fish are migrants and are not accustomed to people or shadows.  A quiet, stealthy approach will most certainly get you more opportunities at a trophy fish".  As Tom noted a glo bug "trout egg" imitation can be deadly.  The rainbow trout are feeding on the yellow to peach colored eggs expelled by the spawning browns.  Make an effort to fish upstream if possible in order to avoid spooking these fish.  An effective rig is an egg or worm pattern trailing a midge larva such as a brassie.  A small split shot above the egg or worm is required along with a proper presentation.

Come see us at the Bass Pro Shops White River Fly Shop for all your fly fishing needs and for lots more info on where to fly fish and when.



The Beast: Guaranteed Comfort!

Are you a big man, or do you know a big man? Because we have the perfect thing for him. New to the store is “The Beast” big man’s camo recliner by Best home furnishings. This monster of a chair was made to comfortably sit a big and tall man. It easily sits a person 6’5” and 400 pounds. Its frame is made of durable 1 ⅛” hardwood joined with lag bolts. The camo material is 100% waterproof and the seat uses 16 heat tempered bar coiled springs for maximum comfort. All of this sounds great, but you really need to see it for yourself to know the real comfort. So come on down today, buy a piece of fresh fudge, put your feet up, and take “The Beast” for a spin.



We carry the Mossy Oak Break-Up print in stock, but we are capable of ordering the Real Tree AP, Real Tree Max-4, and Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity prints. Our stock purchases can be picked up directly from the store, but please account for a 6-8 week delivery time on all other prints. These recliners make the perfect holiday gift for the big man in your life, so order now to ensure a holiday delivery.




The Return of "Seeker" Rods, Trout Season Approaches & Must See Seminars




Seeker Rods Are Back

 Currently the, "Blue Lighting" and "MGC" Rods                                  

 are in stock with more models in the future.

 The "Blue Lighting" an inshore rod designed for the angler

  targeting inshore species that tend to hide in structure.

 The "MGC" Rod features a mixture of military grade composite

  and resin blank giving the angler a lightweight, fast tapered rod

  ideal for the angler fishing a twilight trip to a 5 day trip.



jIrvine Lake Trout Season Opener

 As our weather cools are local trout season will feature the

 season opener for Irvine Lake.

 Their Season is set to open on November 1, 2013 and will feature a,

"VIP Day" October 31, 2013 featuring over 20,000 pounds of stocked,

"Trophy Trout."

 For more information contact Irvine Lakes or visit Bass Pro Shops and let our

 associates assist you in getting the right tackle to catch that, "Trophy Trout."




Under Armour Cold Gear - New INFRARED technology!!




Under Armour’s latest innovative technology creates a living, breathing body warmer in its ColdGear: Infrared Base Layers– keeping you warmer, longer.

Under Armour is known for its historic wicking microfiber garments since 1995.  ColdGear products of the past were designed to keep you warm. But now Under Armour’s latest in insulating base layers keep you warmer even longer so you can function, play, and perform as necessary in the coldest weather. 

Just because something can make you warm doesn’t mean it can keep you warm. So how was Under Armour going to accomplish this mission? By creating a soft, undetectable ceramic coating – right in the pattern! The inner layer of their new innovative ColdGear: Infrared clothing acts as a living, breathing body warmer. The coating on the base layer next to your skin soaks, absorbs, and retains your body’s own heat — so ColdGear Infrared keeps you warmer longer…with no extra weight or bulk.  Base layering with ColdGear: Infrared under your other normal winter layers will surely keep you warm and dry. So you can perform, no matter how low the temperatures get.

Come by Bass Pro Shops today to look at the variety of Under Armour clothing we have for

Men and Women








Columbia Omni-Tech Apparel - the Cold and Wet Don't Stand a Chance!!

Columbia Brand apparel Omni-Tech is a multi-layer weather protection system that keeps outside elements from getting in such as rain, sleet and snow.  This multi-layer protection system lets the body's perspiration escape while keeping out the elements.  Columbia's Omni-tech is made from 100% microporous nylone and is completely seam sealed.  This guarantees that the elements will not penetrate the jacket making it 100% waterproof!  Not only does this technology make jackets waterproof, it also is breathable.  The microporous nylone lets the jacket breath during heavy activity.


Columbia productsd that have the Omni-tech technology are great for hiking, running, fishing and camping in cold climates.  The Omni-tech can also be paired with Omni-heat Reflective.  This technology is focused on reflecting the body heat back to your body to keep it warm in colder temperatures.  Jackets that include these technologies are your best bet for whatever temperatures occur in all your adventures!


Bass Pro Shops offers a variety of jackets and pants that have Columbia's Omni-tech built in.  Come check them out and see all of our other Columbia apparel while you're here!





Dragonfly by Raymarine - Newest Technology in Fish Finders!

Dragon Fly - all anglers will want to know what this is...stay tuned!!!

Whether you're a professional guide or weekend angler, you'll appreciate the cutting-edge sonar performance of Raymarine's Dragonfly Sonar/GPS with Navionics North America Gold Chart Bundle.  The Sonar/GPS unit boasts a big 5.7" ultra-bright 1500 bit color display that's optically bonded for maximum visibility - even in bright summer sun!  Dragonfly includes a built-in 50 channel GPS and the Navionics North America Gold Chart Bundle, which includes US and Canadian coastal waters, the Great Lakes and 3,000 lakes and rivers.

Unlike conventional sonars that transmit on one frequency with each pulse, Dragonfly's DownVision sonar uses CHIRP technology to transmit across a wide spectrum of frequencies with each pulse, for higher resolution, life-like sonar images.  This is actually two sonars in one because it's built with two discrete CHIRP channels:  an ultra-high resolution DownVision channel and a high resolution fish-targeting sonar channel.  View each channel independently or switch to dual sonar split screen mode for the ultimate in underwater viewing. 

Dragonfly is paired with Raymarine's exclusive CPT-60 dual element CHIRP transducer with an ultra-wide fan-shaped beam and a wide view of DownVision images.  A second element provides a conical-shaped beam for imaging fish targeets.

You can see this incredible new Raymarine technology on display at Bass Pro in Rancho Cucamonga...come on by for a demonstration!

See it in action!



Everyone's a Redneck when REDNEK Glassware is around!!



Just in time for Oktoberfest we have the Rednek Beer Mug!


32 oz.’s of your favorite beverage can be held in this mug. This mug comes with a metal handle attached to its side and a lid, just in case you need it. What other glass can do that for you?


Not a beer drinker? Let’s class it up with some wine. We just got in the new antique blue wineglass!


These will also make the perfect holiday presents and you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on these as early as possible, because these will be flying off the shelves.

And you’re going to want to keep an eye out, because soon we will have the new pink solo party cups in for all the ladies out there.



The Beer Mug and Wine glass are $15.99 and the Solo Cup is $9.99. With prices like that, who can pass them up?


Quail and Chukar Hunting Seminars - hunting seasons opening soon!!

Hunting for quail and chukar can be a multi-faceted process...especially if you are just getting started or newer to the sport.  Let Bass Pro and outdoor enthusiast Jim Matthews break it down for you!!

Jim is an accomplished outdoorsman and you know his name from his regular publication Outdoor News Service or from his writings in Western Birds, the Wingshooter's Newsletters.  Jim knows a ton on the topic and is ready to share all at his upcoming seminars at Bass Pro Shops.

Sign up directly with Jim by contacting him via phone (see flyer).  You'll be glad you did...he gives a very comprehensive presentation and you will walk away feeling well informed!

Bass Pro Shops can help with all the gear you need...firearms, ammo, calls, camoflage apparel...with knowledgeable associates to assist that have real experience with bird hunting!!

Call Jim for more details at the same phone number!




Local Dove, Quail & Chukar Hunting Opportunities

Eurasian Collard Doves 

 Dove Hunting in California Sept 1 - Sept 15

September 1 Dove season opener is probably the most attended hunting event in SoCal. Mass migrations of dove hunters pour into the Imperial and Colorado River Valley bringing much needed economy to many farming towns. Generation after generation of dove hunters have hunted this vast area every year and are always welcome by the locals.

Weather is typically smoking Hot with the occasional thunder storm. Mosquito repellent is the standard deodorant of the day. This year is a little bit different. Starting Sept 1st in Imperial county the Eurasian collard dove’s bag limit is now unlimited and year round hunting.  With the season fast approaching you need to get all of your gear together. You can get everything you need from the firearm all the way down to the right boots, right here at The Bass Pro Shops!

We’ve included this webpage link below so all of you hunters can Identify the Eurasian collard doves from the other doves.


  • Eurasian Collared Dove
  • The Eurasian Collared Dove most often simply called the Collared Dove, also sometimes hyphenated as Eurasian Collared-dove is a species of dove native to Asia and Europe, and also recently introduced in North America. Wikipedia
    Scientific name: Streptopelia decaocto
    Rank: Species
    Also be sure to check out our Public Land Quail & Chukar Hunting Seminars! This is a comprehensive seminar by Jim Matthews.




Berkley Fishing!! Get in on the action at the Berkley Interactive Trailer Display!

The 60-foot trailer offers consumers fun, great deals and activities. It brings fishing education to all levels and skill sets of anglers.

The trailer has videos and interactive demonstrations along with seminars scheduled throughout the day.

Each stop always has special retail promotions only available while the trailer is at the location. These great offers not only include line and bait, but rods, reels and combos. The special offerings through the trailer can’t be missed.

“We are excited about having the Experience Trailer on the road in 2012 and stopping at many new locations across the country,” said Andrew Marks, Berkley Marketing Director. "Our Experience Trailer team is set to help anglers of all ages and skill levels learn about our broad spectrum of products and how best to use them to catch more fish.”

Other exciting elements include a knot tying contest and demonstration, where anglers can learn new knots and potentially win prizes. Under the tent, big screen videos help anglers experience the adventure with Berkley and display racks are filled with the latest products, giving consumers an opportunity to see what new and exciting products Berkley scientists have been working on throughout the year. The Berkley Experience staff is always on hand to help answer any questions that you have about our innovative products