Come join our Hunting Seminars!

 

Have you attended one of our seminars before? If you haven't, you have missed out! Great demos, tips and pointers that have really help out customers. Either from the purchases that they need to make or advice on what's best to use while out gaming. 

Here is your chance to attend one taught by our Local Pros!

1 PM- Become a Better Bow hunter

Take the mystery out of gearing up for bow hunting. Learn how to select releases, arrows, and broad heads that work for you.3

2 PM - How to Select the Right Guns & Ammo

Whatever hunting you plan to do, our experts will answer your questions and make it easy to pick the perfect rifle, shotgun, or handheld gun.

3 PM - What You Should Know Before Buying Optics

A Bass Pro Shops expert will give you an inside look at the feature you should consider when shopping for scopes, rangefinders, or binoculars. 

 

As well get a chance of winning a FREE pair of Nikon Prostaff 7S 10x42 Binoculars! Just attend any of these seminars and register a chance to win. That is a retail value of $200!!

So mark in your calendars -October 18th - FREE seminars from the Local Pros themselves!

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Fall Flannel Fest!!

Coming soon starting October 20th! Fall Flannel Fest!

Flannel is a staple of the Fall season- and you know the best place to get flannels? Bass Pro Shops of course! We've got a wide selection from all of your favorite brands; RedHead, Ascend, Natural Reflections, Bob Timberlake, Carhartt, Columbia, and more.

Flannel Friday - October 24th!

We are having Flannel Friday Giveaway day! The first 100 customers in the store on Friday, October 24th starting at 11am, will receive a FREE Fall Flannel Fest Car Coaster- a stoneware coaster to put in your car’s cup minor spills and condensation. Don’t miss out!

Here are a few styles that are very popular here at Bass Pro Shops San Antonio -

RedHead Fleece-Lined Flannel Shirt for Men

This RedHead Fleece-Lined Flannel Shirt features fleece lining in the body and quilted lining in the sleeves that trap body heat remarkably well. This thick, warm flannel shirt has a button front and 2 button-flap chest pockets to give you a couple of storage options for glasses and writing utensils. Our RedHead Fleece-Lined Flannel is made from 100% cotton with 100% polyester lining. Machine wash. Imported.

  • 100% cotton with 100% polyester lining
  • Button front
  • 2 button-flap chest pockets
  • Fleece-lined body
  • Quilted lining in sleeves

 

Natural Reflections Flannel Shirts for Ladies

A comfortable companion for cool fall days or brisk summer evenings, the Natural Reflections® Long-Sleeve Flannel Shirt for ladies is sure to be your new favorite. Finished with 2 button-flap chest pockets, this plaid shirt features princess seams for a flattering fit. Superior-quality 100% cotton is brushed for remarkable softness. Machine wash, tumble dry. Imported.

  • Amazing value
  • Superior-quality 100% cotton flannel
  • Brushed for remarkable softness
  • Princess seams
  • Button-up front
  • Stitched neck tape
  • 2 button-flap chest pockets

 

Bob Timberlake Signature Flannel Shirt for Men

On cold days when you have errands to run and tasks to check off your list, reach for our Bob Timberlake® Signature Flannel Shirt. These men's button-down flannel shirts are made from 100% cotton that is soft, thick, and warm for all-day comfort. 2 button-flap chest pockets accent the front of this Bob Timberlake long-sleeve flannel shirt. Machine wash. Imported.

 

  • 100% cotton
  • Soft, thick, and warm
  • Button front
  • 2 chest pockets
  • Colorful plaid patterns

Ascend Sweet Creek Plaid Shirt for Ladies

From hiking the woods to setting up camp, the Ascend® Sweet Creek Plaid Shirt for ladies keeps you comfortable and classic. This rugged flannel shirt features long sleeves, princess seams for feminine shaping, and 2 patch pockets at the chest. Made of a soft polyester/rayon blend, this collared shirt is a great choice from sunrise hike to campfire toast. Machine wash. Imported.

  • Button front plaid shirt
  • 2 chest pockets
  • Princess seams provide feminine shaping
  • Made of soft polyester/rayon
  • Machine washable

 

That was just a few that we offer, but we have any different colors, brand and styles. Just make your way in between October 20 - November 9th and come experience Fall Flannel Fest. Only at Bass Pro Shops!

 

 

 

 

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The Great Pumpkin is on it's way!

      Halloween is just around the corner! It is that time for you all to bring out the characters and we will bring the fun and candy. Who doesn't like candy now! Here is the schedule and activities we will be doing this year. We hope to see all the little princesses, heroes, ninja turtles and ALL other characters here at the store! 

October 24-31

FREE PHOTOS - Monday-Friday 5-8pm / Saturday- Sunday 12-5pm / Halloween Night 4-8pm

Come take your picture with the Great Pumpkin! 

FREE CRAFTS - Monday-Friday 5-8pm / Saturday- Sunday 12-5pm / Halloween Night 4-8pm

Let's decorate a Stuff Owl during the week and then decorate a Felt Jack -O- Lantern!

FREE SCAVENGER HUNT - Weekends Only! Oct 25 & 26 / 1pm-2pm & 3pm-4pm

Can you find all the hidden creatures in the store?  

FREE COSTUME PARADE - Halloween Night Only! Line up at 5:45pm. Parade starts at 6pm

Calling all ghosts, super heroes, princesses, animal and ALL other characters!!! Come join us in our parade around the store!

FREE TRICK - OR - TREAT - Halloween Night Only! 4pm-8pm

Who doesn't like Trick -Or - Treating? Even better at your favorite store Bass Pro Shops San Antonio! We, associates will be waiting here with a bowl full of candy, to hear those famous words... TRICK -OR- TREAT!!!!! 

 

Come have a Spooooooktacular time here at Bass Pro Shops- San Antonio!

 

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Salt Life for sale!!

 We are excited to announce that we are now selling Men's Salt Life apparel! From hoodies to trunks. If you haven' t been hooked on the brand and product, you will now! Here are some details of 2 of the products we carry.

 

 

Tides Short Sleeve Aqua Shirt 

Hit the waves with Salt Life! This Salt Life crew neck short sleeve performance rash guard aqua shirt is made from premium 4 way stretch fabric and delivers a comfortable fit and technical features. The premium 4 way stretch fabric provides UPF 50 sun protection in a garment that is quick drying. This Salt Life Tides men's short sleeve aqua shirt is perfect for surfing. 85% polyester/15% spandex UPF 50 sun protection Screenprinted logos Machine washable for easy care.

 

 

 

Trollin' Aqua Trunks SLX Uvapor

Hit the water with Salt Life! This Salt Life performance aqua trunk is made from SLX Uvapor peached fabric and delivers a comfortable fit and technical features. The SLX Uvapor QD fabric provides a garment that is mega soft, ultra light, quick dry, and moisture wicking. Quick reaction fabric provides a built in cooling ventilation system. This Salt Life Trollin' SLX Uvapor performance aqua trunks features a 20" outseam and anti-rash interior, perfect for anytime you hit the water. No velcro comfort fit closure Hidden plier pocket Embroidered pocket logo Machine washable for easy care.

Come try it out for yourself! Great for fishing or everyday Texas weather! Soon we will be selling SaltLife T-Shirts, so stay tune for the arrival.

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Which Camo Pattern Do You Need?

There are many types of camo out there to chose from, and that can get a little overwhelming. Some look the same, or you just might not know which pattern you need for the type of hunting you are going to be doing. Well here is some help for the top 5 popular camo prints we have flying off the shelves. 

Realtree Xtra Camo

The natural colors and 3D patterns blend effectively in the fall, winter, and early spring. This new camo pattern blends perfectly year round in a variety of habitats. It blends best from the leaf change of fall through winter, then again in early spring before green-out.

Using proprietary printing technology, we layer sharp foreground elements over a progressively ghosted mid-ground and very soft background. The versatile new camo design includes tree trunks, large and small limbs, leaves of many types and colors, and large open areas.

 

 

Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity

Featuring unprecedented depth, unequaled detail and elements with remarkable contrast, Break-Up truly offers hunter another dimension in camo.Each element- leaves, limbs, acorns and branches, was selected to create unmatched realism and contrast to break up a hunter’s silhouette. Then they were placed over multiple layers of actual images from the woods to create a multidimensional depth of field unlike any camouflage ever created.

Realtree Max 5

Made for  waterfowlers, this pattern is filled with cattails, reeds, cane and grasses to blend into flooded marshes. Plus corn, wheat, oats and sunflowers to hide you in open fields. It has branches, twigs and leaves that work in flooded timber. And with open areas that mimic mud, water, bark and shadows, MAX-5 literally adds another layer of invisibility to camo – no matter where or how you use it.

 

 

Realtree Max 1

Realtree MAX-1 camo lets hunters in broad terrain melt into their surroundings. MAX-1 camo combines the perfect balance of neutral earth tones, prairie grasses, brush, rock, sage and open zones—with just a hint of shadow detail for added depth and realism. Use the versatile Realtree MAX-1 camo pattern as your go-to for hunting sage-covered hillsides, mesquite flats, croplands and wide-open prairies. Also choose it for deserts and rocky terrain. Realtree MAX-1 ® is the one to wear for hunting mule deer, whitetail, pronghorn, elk, bighorn and turkey. It’s an ideal predator hunting camo, too.

 

 

 

Mossy Oak Treestand

Time you game to the next level! Designed specifically for the whitetail hunter who hunts from an elevated position, Treestand offers the ideal camouflage solutions for altering your silhouette among the bare limbs of a tree in late fall. It is build to defeat the deer’s looking up through the limbs of bare trees. 

 

 

 

If these still don't meet your game and scenery, feel free to come in the store and talk to one of the Camo Associates who are always willing to help.

 

http://www.mossyoak.com/camouflage/breakupinfinity.aspx

http://www.realtree.com/all-camo-patterns

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How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Binoculars

Getting the Best Possible Image

Many shoppers looking for binoculars know next to nothing about them.  They will look through a couple of pairs by different manufacturers and then pick the one that gives them the best image.  This can and has resulted in a buyer thinking that an $80 pair of store brand binoculars is better than a $2500 pair of Swarovskis.  This happens mainly because the shopper does not know how to properly focus the binoculars.

Everyone knows to look through binoculars and to turn the central focusing wheel to get the best image.  However, not all know about the diopter setting that enables them to calibrate the binoculars.  Calibration entails setting up the binoculars for optimal image clarity in both eyes, allowing for the fact that there can be differences between an individual’s right and left eyes.

To demonstrate that difference, look at the picture of the barn owl.   The left side of the picture is in sharp focus while the right is fuzzy.  It represents what the two eyes are seeing.  The result of such a difference in visual acuity is often that the person will make the left side slightly fuzzy and make the right side slightly clearer, thus obtaining the clearest image possible without correcting for the difference between the eyes.  This compromise is not necessary.  It is entirely possible to get a sharp picture with both eyes.  Let’s step through the calibration procedure.

The first thing to determine is whether you will be using the binoculars with or without glasses.  If with, then the eyecups are down.  If without, they are up.  This positions the eyes at the correct distance from the back lens.  You may want to go through the calibration procedure both ways, with and without glasses, to see what works best for you.

    

Next, if the binoculars have front lens covers, leave the right one closed and open the left one.  Otherwise, put your hand in front of the right lens.  Focus on an object in the store using the center focusing wheel (blue arrow).  Remember the object you are looking at, because you will have to look at the same one again to focus the right eye. 

Once you are happy with the left eye’s image, cover the left eye with the lens cover or your hand and then look at the same object through the right lens.  You SHOULD NOT touch the center focus wheel.  Instead you should focus the right lens using the knurled ring (green arrow in the right picture).  Note, the knurled ring is difficult to turn.  The stiffness is deliberate so it will not be accidently knocked off setting. 

Now that both barrels are focused according to your eyesight, it is time to evaluate image quality.  You will want to compare one set of binoculars with another.  You MUST go through the entire setup process with both in order to get a fair comparison.  Otherwise you will not be comparing apples with apples.  You will be comparing apples with peaches, pears, or prune pits. 

Asking the Sales Person “Which are ‘best’?” OR “Which ones would you buy?

These questions can lead you into a mine field, so be careful.  The word “best” is subjective and depends on the individual’s estimation of value.  If the sales person expresses an opinion, it will be based on his values, not your’s.  It is better to.figure out what’s “best” in your own mind based on your own values.

A good question to start off with is “What are the binoculars going to be used for?”  If they will be thrown in a back pack and used to look at scenery in national parks, any decent quality binocular will do.  The same goes for birding and sporting events.  Decide what you like best within your price range.  If the binoculars are going to be used for hunting, things get a bit more involved.

Where and what will you be hunting.  If the game being pursued is to be pronghorns in Wyoming, you should lean toward higher magnification and lighter weight.  Why?  There is very little ground cover in pronghorn country so they are seen at great distances.  200 yards is a relatively short shot.  Evaluating the quality of an animal’s headgear at such distances is easier with more magnification. 

But doesn’t more magnification mean heavier binoculars?  Not necessarily.  All other things being equal, 10X32’s will be lighter than 10X42’s.  The first number is the magnification and the second is the diameter of the front or objective lens.  Weight is important in pronghorn hunting because you have to walk for miles every day and every extra ounce starts feeling like a brick.

If you are going to be stand hunting in the hill country or the brush country of Texas, the equation changes.  100 yards is a relatively long shot in those conditions.  Raw magnification is not so important.  What is more important is the amount of light the binoculars transmit since the critters tend to move in early morning and late evening when the light level is lowest.  Under those conditions, the exit pupil becomes the primary consideration. 

What is the Exit Pupil and Why is it important?

The exit pupil is the diameter of the front or objective lens divided by magnification.  For example, in 10X42 binoculars the exit pupil is 4.2 millimeters.  In 8X42s it is 5.25 millimeters or 25% larger.  That can make a real difference when trying to see a black hog in the shadows at 6 a.m.  Exit pupil can be hard to imagine, so let’s see what it looks like.  

The white discs seen in the lenses are the exit pupil.  The exit pupils on the left in the 10X42s are 25% smaller than those in the 8X42s on the right.  The difference may be hard to see since it is so small.  Let’s look at a more dramatic example.

This is a set of Nikon 10 to 22 power by 50 mm objective lens zoom binoculars.  In the left picture the zoom is set to 10 power magnification, so the exit pupil is 5 mm (50/10) while on the right the exit pupil is only 2.27 mm with the power set at 22.  The difference is obvious, but why is it important?

The Importance of the Exit Pupil

It might seem obvious that the darker the ambient light the more important it is to use as much of that light as possible to get the clearest image.  However, the ability to use the light transmitted by the binoculars is very much dependent on the ENTRY PUPIL (or just pupil) of your eye.  During the day, your eye’s pupil may be only 1 or 2 millimeters in diameter.  In that case, just about any binoculars will transmit more light than your eyes can use.  In the late evening or early morning, your pupil may be as large as 7 mm, or even 9 mm in people with extraordinary low-light vision.  In those conditions, the eyes can use every bit of light the binoculars can transmit.  That’s why lower magnification is often better in south Texas.

What About Coatings?

Optical coatings reduce internal light loss and glare and ensure even light transmission, resulting in greater image sharpness and contrast.  Binoculars may have 10-18 glass surfaces, each one contributing to scattered light, so coatings make a big difference in what you see.  Coated optics will have a less shiny, even dark appearance when looking into the barrel or tube; you may see a greenish, bluish, or brownish tint as well.  Most coatings are magnesium fluoride or calcium fluoride and work by eliminating reflections.  Therefore, more light enters your binoculars and is able to pass through to your eyes.  Almost all modern consumer optics have some kind of coating on most of the optical elements.  However, there are different levels and qualities of coatings.

“Coated optics” means that at least one of the major optical elements has a coating on at least one surface. “Fully-coated” means that all lenses and glass surfaces have a coating layer.  “Multicoated” means that at least one of the major optical elements in a fully-coated binocular has multiple coatings of antireflective compounds on at least one surface.  “Fully-multicoated” means all glass surfaces have multiple coatings and it is the best kind, resulting in light transmission of 90-95% for bright, sharp and contrasty images.

In extreme cases, 10X32 binoculars with superb coatings can transmit MORE LIGHT than 10X42s with inferior coatings. 

What else should the customer look for?

The last really important variable is spherical aberration.  It occurs when the light passing through the edge of a lens is not focused to the same point as that passing through the center.  It is easier to understand looking at an example than a definition. 

Please note that this example was shot using a pair of reading glasses.  None of the binoculars you will encounter in Bass Pro are anywhere near this bad.  You can see the results of spherical aberration in the apparent curvature of the vertical beam.  This becomes of practical importance if a you are going to be glassing for hours on end looking for sheep, moose, or elk.  This kind of image distortion, found most in low cost binoculars, causes headaches. 

 

Bottom Line – THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH

Overall quality in binoculars is determined by the quality of the glass used (some very low end binoculars are made with plastic lenses), the coatings, mechanical precision and ruggedness, and warranty.  Bass Pro strives to give good value for the dollar and thus stocks no bad binoculars.  However, some are better than others.  Based on the determining factors listed above, Swarovski binoculars are arguably the best in the world, followed closely by Zeiss and Leica.  If you are looking for “best value,” or “most bang for the buck,” you are most probably looking for glass in the middle price range.  Vortex binoculars, among others, are good candidates.  Their unlimited lifetime warranty is unbeatable and their optics are excellent for the price.  Swarovskis cost about five times more than Vortex.  Are they five times better?  Some people think so.  Pursuits are about one fifth the cost of Vortex.  Are they poorly made?  No, they are not.  You are well advised to determine your price range and then pick the best binoculars you can within that price range.  Image quality usually defines “best” in a buyer’s mind, though warranty also often contributes to a final decision.

Good luck and enjoy your new binoculars!

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What do you think of when you think of “Fishing”?

Fishing has different meaning to everyone. It has a different outlook and perspective to all. What does it mean to you? Catching the largest fishing among your group of friends? Getting the family out to the coast and spending time together? Or just doing it for the fun of the sport?

Any way you think of it, fishing comes with those great memories and meaning.

Let’s start with the family tradition! When you were little, your dad/parent took you out to the lake just to fish and get out the house. But little did you know your parent took it more than just catching a fish. They took this time to spend time with you. Just have some bonding time, rather than playing video games. Now that you have kids, you appreciate the time that you had with your parents and want to do the same with yours. This time and age it is hard to get your children off the TV, cell phones or laptops! So just taking the kids out isn’t just to teach them how to fish, it’s the conversations that happen during their catches that means the most. Just pass the family tradition down.

When you have had what feels like the longest work week, doesn’t going out to the coast and fish sounds like the ideal thing. To sit on the pier with your love one, bucket of bait and two fishing poles, it’s like paradise. I know it is for me! Go first thing early in the morning right before sunsets. Pick our spot and just wait for the fishes to come along. To some it might seem like a boring, forever time to wait! But for me it means relaxation. No phones. No emails. No schedule or appointments. Just me, the ocean and my fishing pole.

Whichever meaning the word “Fishing” might means to you, enjoy it, cherish it and pass it along! Hook it! 

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Learn How to Be the Best at Fall Hunting Classic

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t heard by now, our Fall Hunting Classic has started! (August 1st – 17th) It is full of great deals, sales, kids’ events, seminars and even giveaways.

This will be a great time if you are a beginner hunter, come on in and join our seminars on the last weekend.

August 15 7pm

So You Think You Know How To Bow Hunt?

 

August 16 & 17 

 

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2pm

 

3pm

 

 

4pm

 

 

5pm

 

 

Autumn Hunt: New Approaches To Fall Success

 

Tender Venison? It's Easier Than You Think

 

Does Camo Pattern Really Matter?

 

Why Should You Be Hunting Predator?

 

How To Integrate Your Game Camera With Mobile Devices

 

Especially for the ladies out there that would love to join the sport or may have questions. We will be host a Women’s Workshop August 9th at 3pm. You can learn from a Pro herself! Get the best tips and advice to start off your new hobby. We are even having free giveaways right after the seminars.  You definitely have to come in and give it a try.

 

We sure didn’t forget the kids! August 9th and 10th- Noon to 4pm we will host our Next Generation weekend! So when you parents are shopping for clothes or even buying yourself new toys, the kids will play. Best way to bring your kids in and not be bored! They can receive a certificate for completing the BB Gun Range, prizes after all activities. They will even have their own workshop! So they can get the safety and into tips to Hunting!

Don’t miss out on all the fun and saving! 

You can check out all our deals and dates on our website! Click on the latest ad and you will be up to date.

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How to Achieve Amazing Summer fun!

Parents! The summer is basically already here, and you know what that means! The kids are out of school and they need to be entertained. Of course we want to try and keep them active but also make some fun memories.

We here at Bass Pro Shops, have many ways to give your kids the best summer time fun.  From toys to water toys. To accessories that they will love, to deals that will make you happy parents.

To start off, we here in Texas have some hot, and I mean HOT weather! So I present you with some water toys that are a hit here.

 

Stream Machine™ Water Gun for Kids

 

 

The Stream Machine Water Gun gives you a decided edge in any water war! Fun for kids and kids at heart, the Stream Machine shoots water up to 70 feet. You’ll never be on the losing end of a water gun fight again!

http://www.basspro.com/Stream-Machine-Water-Gun-for-Kids/product/23468/

 

 

Aqua Lung® Sport Santa Cruz Breaker Mask, Snorkel and Fin Set for Kids

 

 

Start the summer or vacation off right with the Aqua Lung Sport Santa Cruz Breaker Snorkel Set. This performance snorkel, fin, and mask set has everything kids need for endless hours of swimming and snorkeling fun. This item comes in both, blue and pink.

http://www.basspro.com/Aqua-Lung-Sport-Santa-Cruz-Breaker-Mask-Snorkel-and-Fin-Set-for-Kids-Blue/product/12101905171911/

 

Swim Ways Toypedo Bandits Pool Toys for Kids

The Toypedo Bandits from Swim Ways are a great toy for youngsters in the pool or tub. These streamlined, torpedo-shaped diving toys glide up to 30 feet under the water. One-half the size of the original Toypedo without losing any of the fun.

http://www.basspro.com/Swim-Ways-Toypedo-Bandits-Pool-Toys-for-Kids/product/101840/

 

 

Now I know a lot of families are already planning their summer trip down to the coast or to the lake and doing some fishing. I can only imagine how hard it is to keep an eye on the kids or having a relaxing time when the kids are running around. Well we are here to make things a little bit easier.

 

They can be just like Mommy and Daddy with these awesome fishing poles!

 

Shakespeare® Disney Princess® Lighted Fishing Rod and Reel Kit for Kids

http://www.basspro.com/Shakespeare-Disney-Princess-Lighted-Fishing-Rod-and-Reel-Kit-for-Kids/product/10206307/

 

Shakespeare® Spiderman™ Lighted Fishing Rod and Reel Kit for Kids

http://www.basspro.com/Shakespeare-Spiderman-Lighted-Fishing-Rod-and-Reel-Kit-for-Kids/product/100741/

This colorful kit featuring classic Disney® images is sure to get kids fishing! Each kit includes a 2'6" all-in-one rod and reel spooled with line; flashing lights that pulse when the thumb button is pressed; and a fun, safe casting plug.

 

Here are some accessories that are a must, to keep the kids safe but with style.

                                                                           

Aqua Lung® Sport Molokai Mask and Island Dry Snorkel Junior Set for Kids

The Aqua Lung Sport Molokai Mask and Island Dry Snorkel Junior Set is a great way to start kids ages 6+ enjoying the water with a set that will grow with them. Easy-adjust strap buckles provide a perfect watertight fit, and a double-window swim mask affords great views underwater.

http://www.basspro.com/Aqua-Lung-Sport-Molokai-Mask-and-Island-Dry-Snorkel-Junior-Set-for-Kids/product/121018053205128/

 

 

Intex® Pool Cruisers Inflatable for Kids - Model 59380

Pool Cruisers inflatable from Intex give kids ages 3-6 a great source of fun in the pool. Whether it is the Rocket Racer, the Fun Taxi, or the Fish, little water bugs will have trouble waiting to get into these brightly colored inflatable to motor around the pool in.

http://www.basspro.com/Intex-Pool-Cruisers-Inflatables-for-Kids-Model-59380/product/101090/

 

 

These are just some of many that we have to offer for this summer! Come by the store and check it all out. Fun for the kid’s and great deals for you, parents! 

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Kiddos Columbia gear is here!

Its summer time in Texas, which means it’s hot and time to dress your kids in our light and cool Columbia collection.

This is the perfect collection to have your kids wear anytime and anywhere, including going fishing, going to the beach or just being outside at home.

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For our little men we have an assortment of short and long sleeve fishing shirts in a variety of colors, which range from white, yellow, light blue to even a light purple. We also have crew neck shirts and polo shirts that look and feel awesome in our Texas weather. To accompany our shirts we have three different types of shorts in neutral colors like kahki and navy to bright colors like orange and lime green. This is the perfect collection for our little men to dress up like dad. 

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For our outdoor princesses we have an assortment of long sleeve fishing shirts, shorts, pants, and even a few dresses. This collection contains the colors bright pink with lime green, bright blue with purple and pink with blue.

The collection ranges anywhere from $24.95-$40.00 and with how handsome and cute your kids will look you won’t be able to stop yourself from buying more than one outfit.

Jessica Walsh

Ladies apparel- Team Lead

http://www.basspro.com/Columbia-Bonehead-Shirt-for-Boys-Short-Sleeve/product/13020905262016/

http://www.basspro.com/Columbia-PFG-Terminal-Tackle-TShirt-for-Boys-Long-Sleeve/product/13101106312412/

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Micro anchor Power pole

 

,Bass Pro Shops is now carrying the ultimate accessory for all small boat owners, the new Power Pole micro anchor system.  Weather you are a die hard bass fisherman or enjoy fishing the flats for reds, this anchor will help you do it all.

The Anchor will mount to any small vessel 1,500lbs or less, but in some instances an adapter plate may be required.  This unit runs $599.99, the spike isn’t included.  The micro spike itself will run $99.99.  For more information on the micro anchor or would like to see this unit on display, please come visit us at our marine counter and we would love to show or help you with any questions about this unit.                                                                                          

Some of the key features:

  • It’s fully electric
  • Wireless remote included
  • It deploys in 7 seconds.
  • It can also be controlled from your phone with their free phone app download
  • It can operate with any ¾” spike
  • It also has and auto UP/DOWN feature

 

http://www.basspro.com/PowerPole-Micro-Anchor/product/13071107061514/

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Great job Mike Bates!

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Mike Bates, “Tracker State Team Member”, shows off his catch during the first Bass Champs Trail tournament of the year for the South Region of Texas. Fishing from his “new” 2014 Nitro Z-9, and proudly displaying the Nitro and Bass Pro Shops logo’s, he and his team mate took first place at Lake Amistad, on January 11th. Their three catch total weight was 13.29 lbs and the large bass weight was 7.52 lbs.

Mike recently purchased his Nitro Z-9 here at the Bass Pro Shops Tracker Boating Center at the RIM. Mike has been a long time associate with Tracker Boat Sales, but recently decided to devote more time to his passion of Bass Fishing. He can still be found occasionally in our store assisting the Tracker Sales Associates and offering his years of experience to customers looking to purchase a Tracker Boat.

If your interested in a new Tracker Nitro, Mako, Tahoe or Sun Tracker please contact us at the below information or use the link provided. Who knows, we may be able to put you in contact with Mike himself?

 

Tracker Boat Center

17907 IH 10 West

San Antonio, TX 78257

210-253-8800

http://sanantonio.trackerboatcenter.com/

 

We also provide quality Boat Service, Monday Through Saturday, 9am-6pm.

 

 

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Almost Summer Time!

I know the weather here in San Antonio doesn’t seem like summer is almost here, but it is just around the corner! What goes together with the summer and warm weather? BBQ of course! Isn’t it awesome to have a family get together and grill some delicious foods? Well, we here at Bass Pro Shops San Antonio have all that you need to be named the “Best Griller”. Here are some items that will help you win that title.

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Stuff-a-Burger- 

The Stuff-a-Burger press creates gourmet stuffed burgers at home, with easy to use and clean up. It creates delicious stuffed burgers with tender and tasty toppings on the inside. The press holds an impressive three- quarter pounds of ground meat.

http://www.basspro.com/Charcoal-Companion-StuffABurger-Press/product/1212270610458/

 

 

 

 

Double Hamburger-

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Are you tired of making miss shaped burgers? Used everything you can do to perfect this? Well I present to you the Double Hamburger to take away your headache! This makes two ½ IB burger patties shaped with the durable plastic mood, it makes this process fast and easy!

http://www.basspro.com/Charcoal-Companion-Double-Hamburger-Press/product/10208540/

 

 

 

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Do you want to make sure you leave your guest in the “WOW” factor? The Jalapeno Cooker is the cherry on the top! This set makes coring and stuffing jalapenos a snap. The two piece rack hold up to 36 peppers. It is made from stainless steel for years of dependable use!

http://www.basspro.com/Jalape&ntilde%3bo-Rack-with-Corer/product/10210010/

 

 

 

 

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Make that impression when they see you flipping the burgers with the Rosewood Big Head. This spatula is durable stainless steel to handle the largest cuts of meat and food on your grill with ease!

http://www.basspro.com/Charcoal-Companion-Big-Head-Barbecue-Spatula/product/10208501/

 

 

 

 

 

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I know there are some guests at parties that don’t all eat burgers. So here is the answer to your dilemma. The Flip n Easy Non Stick Grill Basket cooks an entire meal at once with ease. It eliminates the time consuming task of flipping multiple pieces of food, reducing the time the lid is open to save heat and reduce cooking time.

http://www.basspro.com/Charcoal-Companion-Flip-N-Easy-Rectangular-Grilling-Basket/product/10208532/

 

 

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Texas T Bone’s Meat Rub-

One of the most popular rubs that will for sure add to the flavor is the Texas T Bone’s Meat Rub! It is a tantalizing, bold seasoning blend that boasts huge flavors designed to make that grilled juicy burger taste magnificent. The savory combination of course salt, black pepper and secret blend of spices will make you the champion of backyard barbecue.

http://www.basspro.com/Texas-TBones-Meat-Rub/product/10216554/

 

 

 

 

So come out here and try it for yourself! I’m telling you, doesn’t the “Master Griller” sound good to you?

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All the fun activities this week!

 

 

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This weekend is the last weekend of our Spring Fishing Classic! Sad to know it’s almost near when we’ve had an awesome time with you guys! We hosted some incredible seminars with Matt Reed, Byron Velvick, Rick Shock and Robin McFarlene, gave away some tumblers, and offered some “Can’t be passed” deals. But thus far this weekend, we will end with a bang! This weekend March 15th and 16th, we will have something for the entire family!

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For the Men-

We will have two Turkey decoy seminars March 15, 2014.

At 1pm- Advanced Spring Turkey Calling- You’ve learned the basics; now learn advanced tips on the use of your turkey call and selecting the right call for your next hunt.

At 2pm- Selecting the Right Turkey Decoys- Our expert will help you make the right choice in turkey decoys and placements tips to help you bag those trophy turkeys!

Both seminars will be held in the hunting department. Also, make sure you attend these seminars because you will have a chance, guys, to win a FREE Avian-X Turkey Decoy!

 

 

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We will have a Women’s Beginning Fishing Workshop on March 15, 2014 at 3pm

It will consist of a seminar, a drawing for a combo reel and rod and some FREE giveaways! To top it off, who better to give the Workshop other than our Local Pro Robin McFarlene! Come out Ladies and join us for this new excitement. You never know, soon you will beat and be better than your husband at fishing!

 

 

 

Then for the kiddos-

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It is great parents, to be able to come out to your favorite store and make everyone happy! You don’t have to worry about the kids getting restless or fussy with our Next Generation weekend. The kids have an opportunity to catch and release some live fish, do some crafts, take some pictures to always hold this memory and have their own workshop. To get some tips and starters to be just like daddy!

Here is the schedule for both day of March 15th and 16th-

Catch and Release pond- Noon to 5pm

Photo Op- Noon- 5pm

Crafts-1pm- 4:30pm

Kid's Workshop- 2:30pm - 4:30pm

So come in with the entire family, (even with your pets!) and relax and have loads of fun. Make some memories and enjoy yourselves this weekend! See y’all here!

Check out our website

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=46

And like us on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/bpssanantonio

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Be stylish in our new Omni Freeze Gear guys!

The Fishing Classic starts the end of February and that means it's time for Omni Freeze Zero from Columbia.  Let me give you an idea of just what that is: As you sweat the blue rings in the fabric lowers the temperature of the material and therefore you feel cooler.....a lot cooler.

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    We have sort sleeve polo’s for $80.00 which comes in 4 great colors.  There is a roll sleeve shirt for $100.00 which has nice detailing and comes in Bright Peach, Vivid Blue, and White.  My husband's favorite is the long sleeve crew that retails for $45.00.  He plays a lot of racquet ball and he swears this shirt makes his game even better!  (He is the coolest on the court)http://www.basspro.com/Columbia-Airgill-Chill-Zero-Shirt-with-OmniFreeze-Zero-for-Men-Long-Sleeve/product/12102605165841/

 

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    There are more accessories this spring as well.  There is a neck gaiter for $30.00 that can be worn 5 different ways.  There is a bandana and an arm sleeve for approximately $30.00.  This year there are even 2 types of caps.  The 1st is the Coolhead ball Cap in white and 2nd is the cap which also covers the back of your neck from the sun.  My brother is an avid fisherman and will only wear this cap when he is out on the water.  

    You have to come into the store and let us demonstrate why the Omni Freeze Zero is so popular with everyone who is active and outdoors.

Sandee Pearson

Men's Apparel- Team Lead 

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Easy recipes for the Dutch Ovens

I know how hard it is to have ideas to what is for dinner. It can be tiring to eat the same thing over again, week after week. Well the Dutch Oven is the best way to go and it opens up so many great recipes! Very simple to follow and learn. So I’m going to give you one easy recipe to follow, and is also great for this time of year.

I give you the Baked Fish in the Dutch Oven-

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½ cups of lemon juice

Bacon

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Cut off the trout’s head and tail. Fry some bacon in the oven. Lay fish belly up in the oven. Lay a strip of bacon down belly cavity, mix lemon and butter and pour over fish. Cover lid with coals and bake 10 to 15 minutes.

Can it get any simpler than that? Then for desert!

I get you Banana Cake in the Dutch Oven-

2- ½ cups of flour 1

1-2/3 cups of sugar

1 – ¼ Tablespoon of baking powder

1 – ¼ Tablespoon of baking soda

1 Tablespoon of salt

1 Tablespoon of nutmeg

2/3 cups of shortening

1 – ¼ cups of bananas, mashed

2/3 cups of buttermilk

2 Eggs

1 Tablespoon of vanilla

½ cups of chopped nuts

Mix together dry ingredients. Mix in shortening, bananas, and 1/3 cup of buttermilk. Beat 2 minutes. Add eggs and remaining buttermilk. Beat 2 minutes more. Add nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes in a well seasoned Dutch Oven.

   There are two delicious recipes that the family will be asking for seconds! Come in the store and our Camping Associates can give you first hand tips to what you need and how to do it if you have any questions. Have an awesome meal!

http://www.basspro.com/Lodge-Logic-2Quart-Camp-Dutch-Oven/product/10208328/

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Relax & Have Fun at our Spring Fishing Classic

 

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We are super excited to be kicking off our Spring Fishing Classic for 2014. We are anticipating all your smiling faces and giving you great deals! We are planning some awesome seminars, shopping deals and even sampling of food! Here is a schedule for the second weekend to help you guys.

We are excited to have Rick Shock and Robin MacFarlene, Our Local Pros, join us and give some wonderful seminars! What better then to learn from the pros themselves. The experiences and stories they have to share with us, will be one to always remember and get pointers from. Here are the topics they will be covering.

March 7,2014

7pm - Flipping and Pitching for Bass

March 8,2014

11am- Locating Bass in New Water

1pm - Topwater Techniques for Bass

2pm - Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass

3pm - Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter?

4pm - Become a Smallmouth Specialist

5pm - Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass

March 9,2014

11am- Locating Bass in New Water

1pm - Topwater Techniques for Bass

2pm - Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass

3pm - Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter?

4pm - Become a Smallmouth Specialist

5pm - Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass

Did I forget to mention the first 25 people to attend the seminar will be recieving a free, yes free, tumbler! So make sure to mark in your day to come join us for the first seminar on Saturday and Sunday!

 

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In the Camping Department we will be having a Free Fried Fishing Sampling! We will be showing you how to make some delicious fried fish just in time for dinner! From 2pm-4pm while supplies last! We will be showing how to make it and with the great Uncle Buck products we have.

So this week will be the first of many that is to come! Starting off strong and exciting, so make plans to come relax and have fun here at the Spring Fishing Classic!

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=46

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Spring Fishing Classic 2014 February 28 - March 16

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I am proud to announce that our Spring Fishing Classic is near! We here at Bass Pro Shops San Antonio, are excited and anxious to get things started, to provide you all with some awesome seminars and activities for you and the children. We are even more excited to have our local Pros Matt Reed,Byron Velvick, Rick Shock and Robin McFarlane come and make an appearance; they are as well giving a seminar! Like I said before there will be seminars, awesome give-a ways, activities for you and the kiddos, food sampling, and Women fishing and kids Workshops! This is one event that is a must go event or you will be missing out on the fun. Here are some of the schedules

Free-Bass Pro Shops BassMaster University with National Pros

Matt Reed- February 28, at 7pm

Byron Velvick- March 1, at 1pm

Local Pro Fishing Tips and Seminars- From the awesome Rick Shock and Robin McFarlane!

March 7, at 7pm- Flipping and Pitching for bass

March 8 & 9

  • 11 am –Locating Bass in New Water
  • 1 pm – Topwater Techniques for Bass
  • 2 pm – Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass
  •  3pm – Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter?
  • 4 pm – Become a Smallmouth Specialist
  •  5 pm – Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass

 

Food Demos- Located in the Camping Department

Fried Fish Sampling- March 8, 2pm-4pm

Ice Cream Demo – March 1, 2pm-4pm

Women’s Workshop – March 15 3pm

Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend

March 15 & 16 (Saturday and Sunday) Noon – 5pm

  • Kids Crafts- 1pm-4:30pm
  • Photos – Noon -5pm

There is many more fun and activities to be announce the closer the time! Aside from the activities, we will be having great sales through the store! From apparel to fishing equipment! So what do you say guys? You coming to join us in all this fun!

https://www.facebook.com/bpssanantonio

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Is the cold stopping you from going hunting or out to your blind?

 

 

Our Footwear Associates have been getting plenty of questions to when were we going to carry the Thermacell Heated Rechargeable Insoles. These are in popular demand, where everyone wants to get their hands on them. Why you ask? These insoles keep your feet nice and toasty in the harsh weather. Many customers have said that they have tried the Toastie-Toes, and they were still not satisfied. It was just too hot or didn’t fit down right. But with the Thermacell Heated Rechargeable Insoles you have three settings to choice from (High, Medium, and no heat). With the remote control, you insolescan adjust the temperature to your liking. It lasts you for 5 hours! That is incredible! All you have to do it charge them over night or either time before you head out, and you good to go!  These insoles come with a drawstring bag, global charger, and wireless remote control. The Thermacell Heated Rechargeable Insoles include a lanyard for the remote control and operating instructions. Plus they are water resistant! All you have to do it try them once and you will be wanted to get yourself a pair.

  The great descriptions-       

  • Provides heat up to 111°F under your feet - three temperature settings to match conditions (high, medium, no heat)
  • High-tech wireless thermal technology run by remote control
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries
  • Fits easily into your boots or shoes
  • Comes with bag, charger, and wireless remote control
  • Remote control range of up to seven feet

            

 

http://www.basspro.com/ThermaCELL-Heated-Rechargeable-Insoles/product/11100805013014/

 

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Keep your Furry Best Friend Warm this Winter!

This weather has been a cold, freezing one for us this year! All I want to do is stay in bed or cuddled up on the couch, and try to stay warm. But as it is cold for us, it is cold for your loving animals. Fur or no fur, cold is cold. Please keep you animals inside during these types of weather. We here at Bass Pro Shop can help you and your furry best friend keep warm. As well help them gear up for the hunting season for the cold.

RedHead® Pet Throw-

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While it keeps your pet warm, it will also protect your furniture at home or the back of your SUV from pet hair or dirt, the RedHead Pet Throw is a great all-purpose pet throw. http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Pet-Throw/product/64063/

 

 

Woolrich Heritage Mattress Pet Bed-

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I love when my dog sleeps with me but there are plenty of times when he tries to take up the whole bed. Or sometimes smells for being outside. Here is the solution for those times! Giving your pet the same comfort as a bed, while you don't have to worry with getting your bed dirty or having to share that space. http://www.basspro.com/Woolrich-Heritage-Mattress-Pet-Bed/product/1311051014/

Ruffwear® Quinzee™ Insulated Dog Jacket-

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 For you trips out to the ranch, your pet will be able to brave the elements in warmth and comfort with the Ruffwear Quinzee Insulated Dog Jacket. The fully-insulated Quinzee is made of a warm, weather-resistant material that protects your dog from extreme cold and rain. http://www.basspro.com/Ruffwear-Quinzee-Insulated-Dog-Jacket/product/11110805010446/

RedHead® Neoprene Dog Boots-

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Your dogs will love you even more once you get them these RedHead Neoprene Dog Boots! It helps save them of troublesome stickers, thorns, and cactus tines when out hunting. The No-slip bottom, great for snow and ice protection or traction on rough, dry, or rocky terrain. http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Neoprene-Dog-Boots/product/81044/

 

With all this gear for them, you will be getting plenty of tail-waging and kisses from your best buds!

 

 

 

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