Ladies, check out our stylish, affordable swimsuits for Summer!

Start the summer with a swimsuit from Bass Pro Shops. We have a variety of styles, from bikinis to tankinis, in many fashionable colors. One of our most popular brands is Team Realtree, which is camo swimwear with colors of pink and green camo with accents of brown and fuchsia.


Hobie, another great brand, took it inspiration from the 60's with teal, yellow, orange and black.  This swimsuit will look great at the beach or on a dance floor too. Beaches and sunsets are what you think of when you see Island Soul.  There colors are right out of the sunset and sunrise with colors of peach, yellow, gray, teal and pink with accents of black. 24th and Ocean has colors of black and white and are mostly tankinis and boy style shorts.  This makes it perfect when you want to cover just a bit more. Free Country rounds out our selection of swimwear with colors of black, blue, teal, white, gray and fuchsia

Each piece is sold separately so you will find the perfect fit and the prices are great too starting at $24.99 and goes up to $48.00.

Come by the ladies apparel department to get you next swimsuit and know that you will make a splash at the river or next pool party.


2nd Annual Wounded Heroes BBQ Cook-Off and Benefit Fundraiser




We are extremely happy to be sponsoring this event again this year in the parking lot of our store. It is a honor to be part of such a generous event. This is the 2nd Annual Fundraiser just for our Military Heroes that will be held in May here at the Bass Pro Shops of San Antonio, TX. The event is primarily being held to raise funds for our military service men and women. All proceeds will directly benefit these heroes along with their spouse and children. Join us for a fun filled weekend of BBQ, Bands, Fellowship and FUN to raise money for our service men and women.

In conjunction with Armed Forces day, there will be plenty of entertainment for the entire family in support of our Military Heroes!
• LIVE music sponsored by Miller High Life with the top Texas bands on tour
• 20 unique food vendors (Fri-Sat)
• 25 BBQ teams (Cook-off Awards on Sat)
• Arts & crafts vendors (Fri-Sat)
• Beer /wine sales by Glazer’s Dist (Miller/Coors)(Fri-Sat)
• Meet & greet our Military Heroes (Sat)
• Drawings (raffles) every hour Fri-Sat (over $5000 of donated items from Bass Pro Shops and other local businesses)

Come join us May 18th and 19th here at the Bass Pro Shops on I-10 West for amazing BBQ from all over Texas! Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit current and discharged soldiers, some with medical disabilities and many with job finding difficulties. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information please visit


Come get the BEST fudge in town!




May 13th is almost here……..Now ask your self….What do I get Mom for Mothers Day? Flowers have been done year after year, and stuffed animals always end up in the Goodwill donation pile. Mom deserves something as sweet as she is!!!! 

Come visit the Fudge Shop at Bass Pro Shops in San Antonio, we have just the right present for Mom!!!!

You can choose from our huge selection of flavors, pick 6 different flavors to be boxed up to take to Mom. It’s always a good idea to begin with our most popular fudge Chewy Praline, a rich block of vanilla fudge layered with a gooey caramel and pecan slab, then more fudge, and even more caramel and pecans!!!! Also, Mom’s favorite Coconut Bon Bon, delicious chocolate fudge layered with tasty sugared coconut!! And, don’t forget about the must have classics: Rocky Road, Chocolate Pecan, Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl, and Butter Pecan!!!

Mom might also like to try our newest flavors here at the Fudge Shop Red Velvet and White Chocolate Cheesecake fudge. Our Red Velvet fudge is deliciously layered with cream cheese fudge and topped with Chocolate Crunch. The White Chocolate Cheesecake is our yummy cream cheese fudge mixed with white chocolate morsels and topped with Graham Cracker Crumbs. Both are sure to become quick favorites!!

 Since you won't be able to resist getting yourself a piece we are featuring…...

Fudge of Summer 2012……………Monkey Business.

Monkey Business is exactly what it sounds like….it is mouth watering banana fudge topped with peanut butter fudge topped with even more banana fudge and of course drizzled with chocolate!!!!!!!

 Now remember, you get to pick 6 pieces, and the best thing about that is that you only pay for 4 of the 6 pieces!!!!!!!!

Derrick Giles

Fudge Shop Lead




Folds of Honor Scout 1000 Laser Range Finder

hThe Bushnell Scout 1000 Patriot Rangefinder 201932P is an amazing opportunity to pay back the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice and get an incredible product at the same time. The Folds of Honor Scout 1000 Laser Range Finder from Bushnell is a limited edition Scout 1000 ARC Rangefinder that delivers superb hunting performance and provides help to the families of veterans killed in combat. The Bushnell Patriot Scout 1000 Rangefinder features Bow and Rifle modes, a range out to 1,000 yards, with unbeatable optics and accuracy. This rangefinder above the rest goes even further with support for the Folds of Honor foundation. There is simply no sweeter deal, a top of the line Bushnell range finder paired with the satisfaction of helping out the deserving families of our fallen heroes.

The Bushnell Scout 1000 ARC Rangefinder Patriot Edition 201932 comes with a Bushnell Skinz unique black protective cover that features the Folds of Honor logo. The Folds of Honor Foundation provides scholarships and support to the families of armed forces veterans killed or disabled in action while serving our country. Helping out is simple, appreciated, and desperately needed. The incredible performance of the Scout 1000 paired with this unique charitable opportunity make it a no brainer!

Receive a $30 Mail-in Rebate when you purchase a Bushnell Folds of Honor Scout 1000 ARC Laser Rangefinder before December 31, 2012. You can also make a donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation with a portion or full amount of rebate (see information on rebate form for more details).


Fishing the Alabama Rig®

How I like to fish The Alabama Rig®.

Before you begin, spread out the wires. Then, hook the jig-heads directly to the snaps (DO NOT ADD any Monofilament or other line or leaders to the snaps!) Try to keep the wires close together if you are using smaller baits but not too close for them to tangle with each other. We rig four 1/8 ounce jig-heads (We recommend light wire hooks for fun fishing but our heavy wire hooks for tournament or larger fish) on the four outside wires and a heavier 3/16 ounce to 1/2 ounce jig-head on the inside center wire to balance everything out. Use any type 4" to 5" curly tailed grubs in natural colors or my favorite color "watermelon seed" for clear water. Your choices are endless with all the grub types and colors out there. If fishing smooth bottoms, shell-mounds or pea gravel bottoms rig the jig-heads with the hooks exposed. If in heavier cover like a stump field, standing timber or grass-beds then we suggest that you rig it weed-less or Texas posed. We carry both the Original Alabama Rig and the BPS Deadly 5 Rig. Come see us.


Try out our Men's Swimwear

It's that time again when you should be thinking about Men's Swimwear and we have a variety for you to choose from.  Back by popular demand is the BPS swim in solids, patterns, and yes, camo. Prices range from $19.99 -$27.99.

We have two water shorts from Colombia this year, the Whidbey II at $24.95 in 8 solid colors. This is a classic look from Colombia,  This year they also have the Palmerston which is a little longer and priced at $29.95 in 6 colors.

For our younger customer looking for some fashion and bright colors in orange, blue and black we can offer you swim from our Quicksilver collection. We have these in patterns as well as solids from $36.00 to $49.50. All of our swim comes in the basic colors as well as the fun bright colors with orange being the top bright color pop for the season!


Sandee Pearson

Men's Apparel-Team Lead


2012 Sun Tracker Party Barge 220 XP3



2012 Sun Tracker Party Barge 220 XP3


Performance and luxury. Packaged just right.

A third performance pontoon is key to the speed and handling that turn heads wherever the PARTY BARGE 220 XP3 goes.

When you take a break from tubing or wakeboarding, the onboard amenities begin to sink in—an elevated helm station that puts the captain in complete control, with guests enveloped in supremely plush couches. A sundeck, a changing room with a bench Plus on-demand water integrated into the aft refreshment center. And a premium AM/FM/CD sound system with an MP3 jack.

It just doesn’t get any better!


  • Class-leading luxury pontoon w/room for 12—riding on 3 high-buoyancy all-welded oversized 26" multichambered pontoons w/performance lifting strakes
  • 2 wraparound bow lounges w/lumbar support, headrests, lockable lounge arm storage, underseat storage, trash receptacle, floor-level cabin lights & drink holders
  • Elevated captain's helm w/hydraulic tilt steering, tinted windscreen, full instruments (incl. compass, depth finder), reclining oversized swivel helm seat w/self-leveling arms & storage space for cooler (not incl.)
  • In-console mounted stereo w/convenient dash-mounted remote & 4 strategically located Kicker speakers for optimal sound throughout
  • Starboard aft refreshment center w/sink & on-demand fresh water, food-prep area, 2 drink holders & 2 lockable storage drawers
  • Aft padded sundeck w/pop-up changing room, bench & storage
  • Aft L-lounge w/lockable underseat storage & lockable lounge arm storage
  • Removable serving/game table w/soft-touch non-slip surface & molded-in drink holders (fore & aft pedestal base locations)
  • Full-width aft swim platform w/non-skid surface & folding boarding ladder
  • Color-keyed 11' (3.35 m) polyester Bimini


For information contact 210-253-8780.


Springtime Fly Fishing

Welcome to San Antonio, Texas

The last time we talked the drought had pretty much dried up the rivers and was threatening to burn down the whole state. Well as they say in Texas “wait a few minutes and the weather will change.

The rivers are up and flowing strong and a bit murky so what does that mean to the fly fishing?  I was on the Guadalupe River about 8 miles north of Boerne and was there to check out the flow and see if the Bass had decided to return and get active and to see if it was safe to wade. As soon as I saw it I figured since it was about 11/2 ft above normal and a touch murky that fly fishing would be slow if it existed at all. After fishing hard along the edges and not moving a thing I switched to my favorite little white spider and even the spider got very little attention. Since the Llano has had more time to go down since the last storms I figured I might as well try it.  So I made a plan to go white bass fishing on the Llano up by Kingsland with Rick Wilson a local guide and professional fly fisherman.

We got to the Llano on Tuesday the 27th in the morning about 9:30am and took off up the River as far as we could go. Which in his boat is pretty far? We walked it through about 6” to 8” of water over a sand bar a couple of times with no problems except a few dings in the prop. We soon found the White Bass and started catching from that moment on. Typically we would catch 5 or 6 in the hole before they would move and we’d have to go find them again. And we always did. Bass Pro’s little lead eye, chartreuse Clouser did a fine job. Needed the heavy lead eyes to get down where they hang out. Almost everyone who has ever caught a White Bass knows how strong of a fight they put up and how much fun they are to catch regardless of their size. You know what they say about the lady singing. Well, we didn’t catch any of the ladies so I’m presuming the boys will be around for awhile longer.

One of the good parts about working at Bass Pro is it gives us a chance to keep everyone informed about what’s going on in the rivers and the fly fishing world. Our great customers keep us informed and up to date on what’s working for them and how the water is, as well as, what flies their using that are working and not working. That provides a wealth of information to the new fly fishermen who don’t quite have it down yet. We’ll continue to provide that information and the quality products that make fly fishing easy and enjoyable for everyone. See you next time!


Greg Schafer

Fly Shop Lead

Bass Pro, San Antonio, TX


XPS® Signature Series Fluorocarbon

After winning not one, but four Bassmaster Classics® on our advanced fluorocarbon line, Kevin VanDam is ardently spreading the word about its unique fishing characteristics. Like us, Kevin believes that using XPS® Signature Series Fluorocarbon will help you catch more fish--even in ultra-clear water because fluorocarbon has almost the same refractive index as water, so it virtually disappears.


Come into our San Antonio store.

Additionally we currently have the Deadly Five rig also. It is the Bass Pro Shops version of the Alabama Rig. See you in the store.


MAKO Pro Skiff Series – 2012 NMMA Innovation Award Winner




MAKO Pro Skiff Series – 2012 NMMA Innovation Award Winner

We are excited to announce that the MAKO Pro Skiff Series was recognized as the 2012 NMMA Innovation Award Winner at the Miami International Boat Show.

The Innovation Awards, organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and judged by representatives of Boating Writers International, recognize products that best meet criteria for innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured, benefit to consumers, practicality and cost-effectiveness.

Selected in the category for fishing craft up to 24 ft, the MAKO Pro Skiff series is the second MAKO inshore product to receive the prestigious Innovation Award in recent years. The MAKO 18 LTS was the award winner in 2009. MAKO has combined 45 years of experience crafting the most rugged fishing boats on the water with a next generation hull design to create the Pro 17 Skiff CC.

With the Advanced Inverted V (AIV) hull design, wide beam and foam-filled construction, it provides a smooth, dry ride and stable platform through rougher conditions. And, the Pro 17 Skiff CC will do it all while carrying larger loads with power from a smaller-horsepower engine.

Thanks to the Advanced Inverted V (AIV) hull, this boat provides a great dry, smooth ride through chop, as well as amazing load carrying abilities. All while being powered with smaller, more efficient outboard engines!

That amazing hull design, as well as the long list of features throughout, helped the Pro Skiff series win the 2012 NMMA Innovation Award for Fishing Craft up to 24' at the Miami International Boat Show!

Inside, the Pro 17 Skiff CC also provides features for a full day of angling, including a bait well, rod holders, casting decks and wide-open casting spaces!

All riding on a custom-fit trailer, and all at an industry-leading value price!


To view a side-by-side competitive results video, go to the link below at




Majesty Outdoors

Our weekend started at Bass Pro Shops - San Antonio where our "fatherless" teen Daphane was treated like a princess...from a 5-star welcoming in, to a whole rack of clothing from our sponsors, to a delicious meal at the Islamorada restaurant.

The W/S Turkey Creek ranch is a typical South Texas working ranch, with an intense deer management program. Drought conditions are as harsh as I've ever seen in that area, but the deer are plentiful and BIG!

Daphane is a product of the foster care system, born and raised in the typical inner-city "concrete jungle". She has not seen her dad in over 6 years, and her mom has serious mental health issues.
We took her to the range, to shoot a firearm for the very first time. After a 20 minute instruction, she threw up a 3 shot 3" group from the bull. UNREAL! Don't know if its the great instruction (ha), or the "Accu-trigger" on the .270 Savage she was firing. My guess it's a combination of both!

I would like to thank Andy Sanchez (landowner) and Dr. Manny Sanchez (DVM) for hosting the Majesty Outdoor team. We had a blast, creating a unforgettable outdoor experience for Daphane. This will be a very, very cool episode.  Although we did not actually KILL a buck (they were either too big or too young…we were after a “management buck), this was a great experience for Daphane.  We advertise that Majesty Outdoors is not about the ‘catch or the kill’, but about the EXPERIENCE.  God tested us on this as we hunted very hard for three days.

Catch this episode and all the others on NBC Sports! (formerly Versus)


World Wide Sportsman Apparel

With the Fishing Classic coming up next week, Men's Apparel is ready to offer you some new fishing shirts and pants from World Wide Sportsman!  We have just received a new fishing shirt called the Dorado Pass in short and long sleeves.  It features the Nano Tex technology, UPF Sun Protection, and is made in a Quick Dry fabric.

We have another new fishing shirt in short and long sleeve called the Morada Bay, with the moisture wicking, UPF 50+ and is made of a Quick Dry nylon as well.

To go along with these new shirts we have a new Hybrid Angler pant with the zip off leg and it also has the Nano Tex spill- resistant technology.

We are ready in Men's Apparel for the Fishing Classic to start so we can share all these new styles with you.


Sandee Pearson

Men's Apparel Team Lead


Garmin Rino 655t

The Garmin Rino 655t is probably the most versatile handheld GPS out on the market today; here in San Antonio, Texas the 655t has gain popularity amongst hunters, surveyors and those who work out in the oil fields.


The Rino 655t (link is to a YouTube video) quickly finds your position and maintains it – even in heavy cover. The device comes preloaded with TOPO 100K maps. With its microSD card slot, the Rino 655t allows you to load the following compatible maps TOPO US 24k, BlueChart g2, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and Custom Maps.


The 655t allows you send your exact location to other Rino users and vise versa so they can see it on their map page; this capability can be useful in an emergency, to keep tabs on your hunting buddies, hiking partner, family or friends. It also lets you send unit-to-unit text messages to other Rino users a great feature for those situations when silence is key.


With Rino 655t’s built-in 5-megapixel autofocus camera, the photo you take is automatically geotagged ( geotagged digital image would include precise latitude and longitude coordinates) with the location of where it was taken, allowing you – or those you share your photos with – to easily navigate back to that spot in the future.


Rino 655t features a built-in NOAA weather radio that can help you avoid hazardous weather; which allows you to see National Weather Service warnings and watches displayed county-by-county on the map screen.


The Garmin Rino 655t and all its features you can see why this is a must have unit. Some of the most comments I receive from the unit is “it is an all in one device, less weight to carry, less items to keep track of…” the 655t can be purchased at Bass Pro Shops store locations as of 12/30/2011 the current retail price is $599.99 some might say that is high but if you add up your equipment such as a camera, two-way radios, emergency weather radio and GPS and not being able to get the exact location of your buddy who does have a Rino. Your well over the $599.99 price tag and well over the amount of weight you really want to carry on your trip.


Ed de Almeida

Bass Pro Shops, Marine Team Lead

San Antonio, TX



It's Trout time!


Well we're finally ready to venture down to the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam and see if we can catch some of those newly stocked trout. But first...what the heck do those critters want for dinner? The menu for Rainbow Trout is fairly common throughout the country but can be thrown out the window when the fish are in stocked in different waters. At least initially anything may work. Soon after however, they will revert to the natural food sources.

Selecting a Fly: Aquatic insects are only available to fish at certain periods of the year and times of the day. Unlike the proverbial brown pellet in the morning every day stocked trout are use to getting.

Insects will vary with the type and condition (murky, clear) of the water, the temperature of that water and many other factors and yes even in which part of the river (grassy shoreline, deep pools, fast riffles, etc.) you're fishing.

Fly fishers should try to imitate insects during their prime periods. You can find out that information in many different ways. If you just come and enjoy the area and hope to catch a fish or two then maybe turning over a rock will tell you all you need to know. However, the truly informed fly-fisherman may look for a hatch chart on line or perhaps past experience will tell them that trout are taking a certain insect. Knowing when to expect or seeing a hatch and using a fly to match can significantly improve your odds for some really great fishing. If you’re late in the hatch, fish the newest hatch if another has started. They may be full that insect and would much rather have something different.

Don't forget the local fly shop experts and the guides who have a wealth of knowledge from prior experiences and feedback. If you can afford a guide hire one. It’s kind of like a vacation, you can look for fish for three or four days and catch one or two, or you can get a guide and learn from the first day what you need to use and what areas to fish..

Here is a chart identifying the various insect stages from the Fly fishing Entomology web site.

I’ve added some flies but there are many more patterns that work extremely well. Do some research and discover the enormity of your options. See you on the River!




Larval Stage

Pupal Stage

Adult Stage







Hairs Ear

Pheasant Tail

Barr’s Emerger

Copper John




Parachute Adams



Caddis Larva

Caddis Pupa

Deep Sparkle

Soft Hackle




Wolly Bugger




True Fly


Miracle Midge





Wolly Bugger






Wolly Bugger






Wolly Bugger





Wolly Bugger





Wolly Bugger




Greg Schafer
Fly Shop Lead Associate

Our Fishing Department knows best!

The Bass Pro Outdoor World Fishing department located in San Antonio Texas is one of the biggest fishing departments out of all the other Bass Pro Shops and if you happen to stumble and find yourself in the fishing department of the san Antonio location expect to run into one of our crazy and goofy fishermen but, even if we might be a little off our wigs we all know fishing and would be able to help you in any type of fishing situation you might have yourself in. We all also specialize in different types of fishing whether if fishing for bass or catfish or if you’re even going after that big game, such as shark. Richard “AKA Sharkbait” is the man you want to talk to when you are fishing for shark. He can help you out when needing to choose a rod, real of even the type lures and hooks that are best to use. And if you’re curious on why we call him Sharkbait you’ll have to come in and meet him for yourself. We also don’t just show you things you need to buy for the type of fishing you’re going to be doing but, if you need the help we also show you how to use the things we’re selling to you. If you not to failure with using a baitcast reel or want to learn more on how to pitch we’ll pull out a real that’s ready to go and show you right there in the store. We also do fishing demonstrations in the large fish tank we have located in the middle of the store filled with multiple types of fish to show you all the hot products that we have in our store and the best ways to use them. So, if you’re preparing for that next big fishing trip or if you just want to add to that already huge fishing collection come into the Bass Pro, Fishing Departed in San Antonio Texas and when you get to that checkout counter don’t forget to get that 2-year protection plan for your rods and reels because, we all as fishermen know that sometimes, it happens and to not have that protection on high dollar set-up you bought not too long ago can really bring an irritation to your eye.

Elliot Pickett
Fishing Department Associate

What is Hydrowave?


Recently we received and in the future will be testing a new product called the HYDROWAVE; the creator of the product is HYDROWAVE LLC. The company is part owned by 6 time B.A.S.S Angler of the Year and a Bass Pro Shops Pro Kevin VanDam and Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Jeff Kriet.   

The HydroWave has a patented Frequency Amplification System that cannot be found in any other speaker system this is because it doesn’t just create sound wave it also creates vibration that fish can feel from their lateral lines. Amplification is specifically targeted to the volumes and frequencies associated with TST (Tactile Sound Transmission).

“With the HydroWave there is no need to program sounds. All of the important sounds and sound loops are at your fingertips. Pick the pattern and hit play. Duration options are Continuous Play or 30 Second Delay.” -\

Includes 6 Scientifically Tested Sound Tracks

  1. 1. Frenzy (Shad)
  2. 2. Schooling Shad
  3. 3. Passive Shad Finesse
  4. 4. Fleeing Shad
  5. 5. Frenzy (Shiner)
  6. 6. Bait Panic

There are a lot of skeptics out there about this product I tried to look for customer reviews about this item but because it is so new I was unable to. Keep in mind if this product didn’t work why would a huge pro such as Kevin VanDam, his name is worth a lot in the fishing industry so to be part owner of such a product shows that this item must be able to perform as advertised.

Edward G. De Almeida
Marine Department Lead

Vacations: The difference between success and failure

Just got back from Colorado and although this blog is from San Antonio, TX. I think the information is relevant to all that visit our Fly Shop with plans for destinations outside Texas.


Colorado had a bountiful snowfall this year and with additional rains have had an extended run off season. Although we all hope for the very best wading or floating conditions for our fly fishing vacations it doesn’t always work out that way.


We pulled into Almont, Colorado about 10 miles north of Gunnison at about 9:45pm at the end of Labor Day Weekend after leaving Boerne, TX at about 6:00am. Just in time for a late check in and unloading of the truck before crashing for the night. After 45+ days of 100 degree temperatures in Boerne the cool Colorado temperatures felt wonderful although the muscles felt a little stiff from the long ride.


The next morning was exhilarating and soon we hit the local fly shop and asked the typical questions about hatches, river flows, etc. We had already arranged for a float the following day with one of the local guides but in the mean time headed for spots on the Taylor River the fly shop people had recommended. To our disappointment the river was still running high at 550-580 cfs and to say the least was difficult to wade and fish. Because I couldn’t position myself where I wanted to be as it relates to a given hole each float was short and fast. Of course under those conditions the number of fish caught went way down compared to the year before.


If the conditions in the town or spot you’re going to be staying are marginal ask how far to slower water…such as down stream where it flattens out. Or maybe just ask if there aren’t better flows on other nearby rivers. Believe me; up front questions can save the day and maybe the whole trip.


Here are some examples of what might help prevent the so…so vacation. Good Luck and tight lines.



What to Do and what to Ask.

  1. Develop a check list of needed equipment…what you need to buy, buy before you leave as it probably won’t be as expensive compared to resort towns. Ask about river conditions, are the rivers wadeable and is nymphing practical at that cfs rate. How’s the weather and what’s the forecast?
  2. Before making reservations ask questions about the room, cabin, suite. Ask what the reservation policy is for leaving early and if they charge your credit card up front. Find out if there is a kitchen, TV, silverware, utensils, frying pans, WI FI, Internet, cell phone reception. Where can you buy food, snacks?
  3. Is the restaurant open and which meals are available? If closed how far to any that are open?
  4. If you hire a guide ask him what would constitute a weather or emergency cancellation by you in order to have your money refunded?
  5. What is the emergency cancellation policy for everything?
  6. Ask if there is any end of season discounts and what dates apply. (Never hurts to ask.)
  7. Ask if returning customers get a discount?

Greg Schafer

Fly Shop Lead

Bass Pro Shops

San Antonio, TX


Wounded Warrior Project Apparel

The excitement in Men's Apparel this month can be found in the Under Armour area.  "A new generation of warriors is changing the way we appreciate and assist those who have served our country."  Under Armour is raising the awareness of these new "veterans" with their Wounded Warrior Project and with other corporations joining together to commit monetary and product donations. 

Our customers can help by purchasing our WWP/ Under Armour-Branded Product. At the Bass Pro Shop here in San Antonio we have set up an area with this exciting merchandise just for this reason.  We have t-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, jackets, and coats to offer in the Wounded Warrior Program.  Needless to say, everyone is showing a lot of interest in the program and the merchandise we have to offer. A portion of each piece of merchandise sold will go toward this program.

It is a win-win situation for everyone who would like to get involved.


Sandee Pearson

Team Lead-Men's Apparel

Bass Pro-San Antonio, Texas


Off the Rack Sunglasses Versus Costa Del Mar

costaWhat is the difference between an “off the rack” pair of sunglasses verses a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses. The difference is in the technology which provides more polarization, protection and durability. Costa Del Mar’s 580 lenses are100% polarized and block 100% of UV rays, protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful effects. Durability is in the sturdy frames and C-Wall coating on the 580P lens. C-Wall coating repels water, oil, dust, and resists scratches. Along with great lenses and comfortable frames Costa Del Mar backs their sunglasses with a lifetime guarantee on manufacture defects. So that is worry free wear with a great look. With the newest and largest selection to choose from Bass Pro Shops has what you want. If it’s not here we can get it!


Now what’s right for you!

Perfect all-around choice for sports on water and land. Maintains color saturation and natural contrast in medium to bright sun conditions.
Available in 400 and 580.


Excellent all-around lens that delivers the brightest field of vision. Great choice for sight fishing, driving and everyday activities where high contrast is needed.
Available in 400 only.


Made for sight fishing, driving and everyday activities. Cuts glare and enhances contrast and color, providing eye comfort in any conditions.
Available in 580 only.


Green Mirror (Amber Base in 400 and Copper base in 580):
Encapsulated mirrors offer enhanced visual acuity for fishing inshore, flats, rivers and streams.
Available in 400 and 580.


Blue Mirror (Gray Base):
Made for the open water. Encapsulated mirrors deliver maximum contrast and color in full sun while eliminating glare.
Available in 400 and 580.


Silver Mirror (Copper Base):
Encapsulated mirrors optimize light transmission and enhance colors. Perfect for freshwater sight fishing or any outdoor activity with variable light.
Available in 580 only.


Lens Information

the most optically correct lens material offering the purest vision. Our LightWAVETM glass lenses are 20% thinner and 22% lighter, and still exceed federal standards for impact resistance. Available in 580G and 400G.

exceptional resolution in the most optically correct, lightweight and scratch-resistant plastic lens material out there. Available in 400P.

Just like Costa 580G glass lenses, our Costa 580P polycarbonate lenses block yellow light, boost red and green light. They are the clearest lenses on the planet.

LIGHTWEIGHT - The reason people love polycarbonate lenses in their sunglasses is first and foremost because they're lightweight. With 580P, they can now get Costa 580 clarity in a pair of sunglasses that's so lightweight they might forget they're even on.

IMPACT RESISTANT - We know the type of people that wear Costas and we know the type of things they spend their time doing. Costa 580P lenses have been tested to meet or exceed the rigorous impact standards set forth by the American National Standards Institute, including ANSI Z80.3 and ANSI Z87.1.

DURABLE - For the 580P lens we developed a proprietary coating called C-WALL™. The C-WALL™ coating is a molecular bonding process with an oleophobic, hydrophobic hard coating that repels water, oil, dust and scratches. Our customers work hard and play hard, and 580P is ready.


Dionne Meras
Sunglasses Specialist
San Antonio, Bass Pro Shops

Fly Fishing Without Fish or Water

As I’m sure most of you have heard San Antonio is without rain and if things don’t change maybe without fish. I’ve lived here for a couple of decades and have never seen a drought this bad. Some of the old timers are telling me they’ve never seen the Rivers totally dry in some areas like they are at present. So now what?


No matter where you want to go, some stretches of rivers are dry and others the flow is minimal. Where there is water it will be getting hotter and hotter every day. With 50+ days over 100 degrees I can tell you most fish will go deep. The little ones are trying to hangout in the shallow water to avoid getting eaten in the larger pools. The rest are hanging in areas deep enough to survive the temperatures.


The rivers below dam’s or tailrace waters have been able to maintain minimum flows so we’re hopeful the fish have a better chance in those areas. If it doesn’t rain soon the lakes will start to experience serious losses and fish there will also go and stay deep and they may experience a major setback as well, if they survive at all.

For the fly fisherman waiting for the next Trout season we’re hoping for some relief or I expect some unpopular decisions will have to made concerning the number and size of fish that will be put in. While the fishing today below canyon still exists and hopefully will get better as the end of the year closes in on us lets all PRAY FOR RAIN!!!

When all else fails, head for the coast!


Next I’ll talk about tying flies over the winter to replace those lost, while fighting those monster trout, bass, bream or whatever. Talk to you then!


Greg Schafer

Fly Shop Lead

Bass Pro Shops

San Antonio, TX