Kids Take the Challenge

Head over to your local Bass Pro Shops this weekend for the Kids Outdoor Sports Challenge!

Activities take place noon - 5 p.m. on Saturday May 3 and Sunday, May 4.  We will be out on the lawn with hands-on activities and demos including:  archery, casting, and knot tying.  These are all valuable skills for any outdoor activity. We will also have free crafts (turtle magnets) and free gifts (kids' tackle boxes). Kids can even spin the prize wheel for an additional prize!

We have activities going on inside as well - a scavenger hunt and kids fishing seminars.  The scavenger hunt takes place from noon - 5 p.m. both days. Simply pick up a checklist from the greeter and complete at your own pace. The "Think Like a Fish" kids workshops take place at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at our aquarium.

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Kids Outdoor Challenge!

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FREE! Kid's Outdoor Skills Challenge!

When: May 3rd and 4th, from 12:00P.M. thru 5:00P.M.

Where: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, 1972 Powerplant Parkway

FREE Kid's Seminar: Can you think like a fish? 1:30 P.M., 2:30 P.M., and 3:30P.M.

FREE Craft: Color a magnetic turtle

Casting: Kids, how accurate is your casting? Test your skills at our casting bucket challenge.

Archery: Test your skills at either the soft or youth archery challenge.

Knot Tying: Learning to tie a proper knot is essential when camping or enjoying the outdoors.  Test your skills in our outdoor knot tying challenge.

Scavenger Hunt: Find Conservation or Wildlife items throughout the store in this challenge.  See store for time.

*****The first 50 kids to complete the scavenger hunt will have a chance to spin the prize wheel!*****

FREE Kid's Fishing Tackle Box, To the first 100 Kids that complete a punch card each day!

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Tackle Bags

With so many lures you find you have them in a tackle box here there and everywhere.  I have to tell you that over the years tackle boxes have evolved.  Here are a few tackle bags that not only will hold what you have but look professional to boot.

The Bass Pro Shop Extreme Qualifier 370 Tackle Bag or System has a main compartment that will hold up to 5 370 utility boxes.  It also has a number of zippered mesh pockets to hold gear.  You do have the choice of just the bag or one that includes 4 of the boxes.  There are elastic tool holders to hold pliers, hook removers or whatever you have.  There is also a large shoulder strap you can use for heavy loads.

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The Bass Pro Shop Stalker Backpack Tackle Bag or system is large enough to fit  what you need in it, while giving  you room for your lunch and beverage.  This tackle box also comes with enough room for 5- 370 utility boxes, The backpack straps are padded and there is a  line spooling pocket.  Plenty of room for everything plus a lunch is a winner in my book.

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New this year is the Plano Hydro-Flo Spinnerbait Stowaway.  This unit will hold 72 spinner baits.   It comes with 3 adjustable spinner bait racks and has a swivel carry handle.  Hydro-flo holes let tackle dry.  The size is quite small no larger than a lunchbox.

 

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Worry about getting your license wet or your phone wet while in the box?  Here is something you may want to consider the             Plano Waterproof Stowaway Utility boxes.      6 models to pick from and all waterproof.  These units have a dri lock o-ring seal to keep everything dry and safe.

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So, stop on down and check out the large variety of tackle bags we have, then you will have everything you need to fish in one spot.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator

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Product Spotlight - Berkley Fishing Cart

While visiting Michigan this past September, my husband and I were treated to some time on the big Lake. We made ourGrand Harbor, Michigan way eventually to Grand Harbor at the mouth of the Grand River. While fishing the channel, it was pretty obvious that the anglers up on the bridges were well-organized. They were all pulling various types of fishing carts with everything right there at hand, so they could easily move up and down the wall. When we came home, my husband started investigating and found the Berkley fishing cart at Bass Pro Shops. With our open water finally here, he has started to get good use from it!

He went with the Berkley Sportsman's Cart, just the right size for his "stuff." It gives him a place to sit, when he's on a flat surface like a dock or flat lake edge, and simply makes it easier to get all his gear transported in one trip to the spot instead of several, and without risking a fall lugging armloads of gear. From his Bass Pro Shops Crappiemaxx fishing bag to his Pflueger reel and Browning rod, his nets, and his Plano bucket, what he needs is all right there with him...including a chair! His first trip out with it many other fishermen have asked him where he got it.

The cart has:

  • Two removable rod holders
  • An integrated seat and cutting board
  • Handle that extends
  • Storage for up to 8 large utility boxes
  • A 300 lb. capacity of fishing gear...that's a lot of gear!

Purchase now and receive a free Berkley Fishing Tool Kit offer. Shipping and handling fees do apply.

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Graduation Decorations for the Outdoor Lover's Party

May brings high school and college graduations. No graduation speeches in this post, just a reminder to the graduates and the parents that this truly IS your time to move forward and, preferably, on a positive path. Graduates, further your education through books and life. Parents, hope about enjoying your freedom and let your grad learn...sometimes the hard way.

Now, let's get down to brass tacks, here. Graduation parties and graduation gifts. Let's start with parties...and we will assume that your graduate is a hunter, fisherman, or any kind of outdoors lover!Camo gift wrapfishing gift wrapBass gift wrapDeer gift wrap paper

*  Outdoor themed gift wrap...for table coverings! Pink and green camo, vintage fishing theme, bass, deer, etc. Actually, I got this idea last year from a mother who was in the store.

*  Need some streamers? How about toilet paper! We have orange and camo toilet paper perfect for lending to the outdoors theme.

Grass mats for the walls or behind the gift table or to hide stuff in the garage where the party is! Raffia blind grass for down the middle of the table or to tie the camo gift wrap paper tablecloths to the table legs...and don't forget the camo duct tape to bring it all together! You could even get camo netting to lay on tables or camo burlap to use for table cloths, too. Camo burlap RedHead Field Grass

Last, but not least, how about a special glass just for the celebrant.

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Most importantly of all, no matter where your path takes you as a new graduate or a new graduate's parent, always remember the path to the outdoors!

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.

Wash your spirit clean.

~John Muir

Watch for an upcoming blog post on gift suggestions, from one of our own graduates here at Bass Pro Shops Altoona. You can also see some great ideas on our Pinterest page!

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Outdoor Cooking Primer - Venison with Mustard Sauce Two-fer

Typically, my husband and I are purists when it comes to backstraps and loins. Very little seasoning, maybe just a touch of Western Sizzle Trail Dust, or even simply fresh ground black pepper and salt.

However, recently, we "branched out" and tried coating the venison based on a concoction we saw on a TV cooking show. Here are two meals from a quick and delicious way to cook up those backstraps and loin!

Venison with Mustard Sauce

These are the easiest recipes you will ever read here.

#1 - Take Dijon mustard (stone ground or regular) and rub it all over the meat. My husband actually didn't do that, but I would. Either way is fine.

Then, coat the mustard with a good Canadian-style steak seasoning. Actually, if you don't have some of that laying around, make your own:

  • 3 teaspoons each of fresh ground pepper and onion powder for the base
  • Add in 1 tsp each of garlic powder, red pepper flakes, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and fennel.

Throw on the grill...remember, good venison should be medium rare...a nice pink/red in the middle. Melt in your mouth.

The kicker here is the fennel. Trust me, I have never liked fennel...until now. So, explore your seasoning options.

Backstraps with Mustard Sauce#2 - We had some left over meat, since there is just two of us. So, two nights later, I sliced and quartered thin pieces and made awesome bruschetta. 

  • Slice a loaf of Italian bread into about 1/2" slices.
  • Brush each slice with some olive oil.
  • Top the bread with your leftover venison pieces, some chopped fresh mushroom, dried cranberries, or whatever else you think sounds interesting!
  • Drizzle with a little peppercorn or regular ranch dressing, top with shredded Italian cheese and you have easy dinner again!

Enjoy!

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Book Signing: The Compleat Angler-Latest Edition

"Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men to contemplate
and for fools to pass by without consideration.
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~Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler

Bass Pro Shops in Altoona, Iowa, along with our conservation partners the Izaak Walton League of America, is proud to host this special, momentous event celebrating the latest edition of Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler.

Book Sale and Signing - The Compleat Angler - Latest Edition
May 3, 1:30-3 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops
Altoona, Iowa

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As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.
~Izaak Walton

The Compleat Angler, first printed in 1653, is one of the most influential books of all times as Walton brought together the conservation, recreational, and philosophical aspects of fishing to provide a conservation vision for the future. So powerful and meaningful, the writings forged and inspired the beliefs of the Midwestern outdoorsmen who formed the Izaak Walton League of America, one of our leading conservation organizations.

The Compleat Angler is the second most reprinted book in the English language...second only to the King James Bible.

On May 3, renowned editor Marjorie Swann will join League members at Bass Pro Shops Altoona for a book sale and signing. Swann's newly added introduction to the work, and 50 pages of explanatory notes, highlight the Izaak Walton League and help readers put Walton's vision and passion for fishing, conservation, and the outdoors into today's context.

Please join us to help celebrate this moment in history!

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Take Some Shade

 

Whether you are going for a picnic in the park with the family, to watch the children play soccer, or taking the dogs to the beach, the BRAND NEW Bass Pro Shops Instant Shade Shelter, is perfect for you and your family. Bass Pro Shelter

It is designed to shelter you from the sun whenever you need it.  Not only does it make a day out for your family super fun and cool, but it has some pretty awesome features that make it easy to use. It's lightweight at only 4 pounds, made of water resistant 190T polyester taffeta with 800 mm PU coating, has UPF 50+ silver UV coating for excellent shade protection, and a large mesh panel to keep you cool. Shock corded fiber glass poles making it easy to assemble, and it comes with a carry bag and stakes so you can store it in the car and take it with you anywhere and everywhere you go.  So swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and let one of our awesome camping associates help you find the perfect shelter to keep your family cool all Summer long!

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Ascend to New Heights!

How do you ASCEND? Kayaking
Do you Ascend the mountains with backpacks?
Do you Ascend rivers and lakes in your kayak?
Do you Ascend the Boundary Waters?
Do you Ascend hiking trails?
Do you Ascend into back countries to pitch your tent?
Do you Ascend in warmer climates and sleep under the stars?

Bass Pro Shops wants to see how you ascend to the outdoors using Ascend gear...and it could worth $2,000 in Ascend gear!

  • Create a video of yourself using Ascend gear outdoors, and make sure it's no longer than two minutes.
  • Submit the video to www.basspro.com/poweruser
  • You will receive a FREE Ascend water bottle just for entering!
  • What's really nice is you have most of the summer to nail down that perfect video! Deadline to enter is July 31 and the winner will be selected and announced on August 15.

The winner will receive $2,000 in Ascend gear AND be on the Ascend Pro Staff as a Power User for one year!

Check out this sample video a current Power User:

Grab your video camera and Ascend!

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Dance in the Rain!

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Why spend the rainy day inside when you can be outside? Well most of us simply do not like wet feet.  Never fear, the Natural Reflections Taylor makes it so you can jump in puddles, go to work or class, dance in the rain, walk the dogs, go grab the mail, or just run your everyday errands. 

The Taylor is offered in four colors; green, black, red, or blue and comes in sizes 6 through 10. These boots allow you to dress them up as well as dress them down, rain boots are a fashion statement these days.  I personally wear my rain boots with everything from cute little sundresses to meet my husband for lunch, with yoga pants to run daily errands, with my pajama shorts in the morning to take my puppy dogs outside, throw on with my work pants to get inside work, or anywhere pretty I go. 

Not only are they fashionable but they are designed to work; non-skid rubber outsole, cushiony EVA insole, and a glossy rubber upper with a comfortable cotton lining.

Don't forget the little ones, we also offer the Natural Reflections Tyler for children from sizes 9 to 3. Its offered in two awesome colors; red or navy with a pink buckle accent, making your little one the coolest kid on the playground.

So swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and let one of our awesome team of footwear associates help keep your feet dry, and remember Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain.   

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Basic Turkey Calling Gear

Rick Adams has been hunting for over 35 years and on the Primos Prostaff for over 10 years. Since he lives in Iowa, he is always looking for the next big tom or big buck, but he also enjoys hunting all types of wildlife.

Recently at our Spring Turkey Hunting seminars, Rick took time to visit with us about the different types of turkey calls hunters can choose from when buying their gear. From purrs and clucks to yelps and cutts, you can make all the turkey sounds for calling in the toms with slate, crystal, box, or even push pin calls that can strap to your gun. The season in Iowa isn't over until mid-May, so get out and enjoy!

Locator calls are also essential. Watch for more on that from Rick in an upcoming blog post!

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PBR Returns to Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

Professional Bull Riders EventThe bull riders are back at Bass Pro Shops Altoona on Saturday, April 26! Here's your annual opportunity to get autographs, pictures and have some fun with the Professional Bull Riders when they hit town for the Built Ford Tough Series at Wells Fargo Arena!

 

PBR Day at Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

April 26, 2014


PBR DayExclusive Fan Club Mandatory Autograph Signing
11:30am - Noon
Fan Club members get a special time to meet the riders 30 minutes prior to our scheduled public event autograph time of 12 p.m.!

Public Autograph time with the PBR Riders
Noon-1pm
Watch the PBR web site for information on what riders will be here!

The Mechanical Bull is back!
PBR Day10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Show your bull riding skills on the mechanical bull! All riders under the age of 18 must have a signature from a parent/guardian before riding the bull. All riders must be able to pull themselves up onto the bull, no matter their age.

Seminar with Clint Adkins, PBR Announcer and Experienced Angler
1:00-1:30 p.m. at the aquarium!

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Setting the Hook on Spring Lunkers

While the disappearance of the ice is celebratory, anglers are now met with the challenge of finding bass amongst barren lands. We can blame Old Man Winter for this. In a normal winter, temperatures rise and fall, thus, periodically the snow will melt exposing the ice. This is critical as the absence of snow allows sunlight penetration, which is essential to weed survival. However, from January through March snow only piled up as temperatures failed to get above freezing. As a result, scores of the best weed beds this spring are missing. Many of our lakes are desolate.  

As the weeds disappeared under the ice, the small bluegill, perch, and sunfish, which used these for protection, became exposed. Predators like bass and pike had a feeding bonanza. Because of this, bass fishing across Northern Indiana has been tough this spring, but simultaneously, the quality has been exceptional.

Take, for example, a tournament held on popular Lake Wawasee April 12. Out of 30 teams, only seven managed a five fish limit; just 57 total legal-sized bass were caught. Yet, the winning weight was an astounding 20.92 pounds! Furthermore, ten fish over four pounds also found their way to the scale.                    

The fishing has been tough because with the abundance of easy prey, the bass and can afford to be picky. This is also why they are large. Now more than normal, a natural presentation has become necessary. Few types of bait are more natural than a swim bait, and few are as realistic as the new Bass Pro Shops Speed Shad. Consider the forage on your favorite body of water: if bluegills are abundant, use the Bluegill Flash color scheme. If perch outnumber the bluegill, go with the Male Perch pattern. If you are not sure, Green Pumpkin works everywhere. Match it up with a ¼ ounce Bass Pro Shops Deadly 5 Shad Jig head around sparse vegetation. If you are lucky to locate thicker weeds, lighten up with a 1/8 ounce jig head.

Swim baits are simple to use. Cast it as far as possible and simply reel it in. Keep this in mind: the slower the better. Hold the rod at an 11 o’clock position and make sure a bow exists in your line between the rod tip and where the line enters the water. When a strike occurs, do not set the hook immediately; instead wait until you feel the weight of the fish, then hammer it home. When the fish makes the initial strike, it normally has just the tail in its mouth. Setting the hook too soon pulls it away from the fish.

Do not waste time getting frustrated chasing bass right. Instead, get real, slow down, and stand by for lunkers.

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Fishfinders - Where Do I Start?

You love to fish.  You have always been interested in a Fish Finder but don't know anything about them or where to start.  You are not alone.  That is why at Bass Pro Shop we have the expertise to help you figure out which model is best for you.  With so many to look at I took a trip down to our Marine Department and asked them for their recommendations. 

For someone just starting out, consider the Garmin Echo 150 Fishfinder.  Great price, easy to use with sonar depths to 1300'.  This unit comes with tilt, swivel mount, transducer, trolling motor clamp and transom mount. Check out the reviews.

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The Garmin Echo Map 50s GPS/Sonar Chartplotter Combo has a 5" display with preloaded US lakes.  Two micro SD card slots and is very user friendly.  Great value for the money and it performs well.

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A little more expensive is the Lowrance HDS 5 Gen 2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter.  This unit also has a 5" display with wide angle viewing.  Advanced memory and high definition mapping makes this one you may want to look in to.

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New this year is the  Garmin Echo Map 70 DV Fishfinder/GPS Combo.     The 7" touchscreen is nice and it comes preloaded with Lake VU HD maps.  This unit has advanced HD-ID & down VU all in one transducer.   With a 10HZ receiver it provides position and heading updates 10x per second. 

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Whether you are just starting out with a fish finder or want to upgrade, stop on down to see us.  We will be happy to outfit you with what fits you best.

 

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator 

 

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National Park Week

National Park WeekNational Park Week is April 19-27, and both April 19 and 20 are "get in free" days! Find a park near you, or plan a trip, by visiting the National Park Service (NPS) online.

The NPS is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and was created by an Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Yellowstone National Park had already been proclaimed a national park as early as 1872. The Antiquities Act signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, was designed to preserve the prehistoric cliff dwellings, pueblo ruins, and missions of the southwest U.S. Approximately 25% of the current "units" in the NPS system came into being, either partially or completely, under the Antiquities Act.

So it became evident by 19Old Faithful 6/5316, with already 14 national parks, 21 national monuments and more, that there needed to be a structured oversight for their operation. Thus the formation of the National Park Service.

Our family, like many, enjoyed the national parks of the west for years each summer in my younger days. Who doesn't enjoy seeing the old black and white photos from travels way back when? Fortunately, with the formation of an organized system, came a stronger focus on encouraging visitors to stay away from the wildlife, stay in cars, and to not feed the wildlife.

Yellowstone June 1953I believe that many people probably don't realize the "A-Team" of parks, like Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, etc., are not the only national parks in our country. There are national parks, national monuments, national preserves, national reserves, national lakeshores, national seashores, national memorials, national rivers, national wild and scenic riverways, and national scenic trails. While we usually think of the big parks when we hear "National Park Service," over half of the areas are designated to "preserve places and commemorate persons, events and activities important in the nation's history" (National Park Service web site), like archeological digs, presidential libraries, and memorial monuments. Learn more about the descriptive nature of these designations on the web site.

The NPS comprises 401 areas covering 84 million acres in the 50 states, D.C., Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The largest? Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve - 13.2 million acres!
The smallest? Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, in Pennsylvania - .02 acres!

In Iowa we are proud to boast two national parks:

  • The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch - learn how a young orphaned Iowa boy overcame hardship to become President. His birthplace cottage, museum and Presidential Library, and grave are all here.
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument, sacred ground to the 12 affiliated American Indian tribes and many others. You can send a whole day hiking all of the trails to see over 200 ancient American Indian burial mounds built in the shapes of animals and birds. You can also see a handful of mounds and catch the visitor's center if you only have a couple of hours to spare. But, it is all walking trails...no auto tours are available in order to maintain and respect the sacredness of the site.

Iowa also has seven National Natural Landmarks, including the famous Loess Hills on our western border - a geological wind-blown silt formation so unique, the only other known comparable location is in China on the Yellow River. 

Are you familiar with what National Park Service areas are in your state? Check out their web site and enjoy our nation's parks...they're OUR parks to enjoy!

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Candles Worthy of the Cabin

Whats better than a home that's decorated in camo, antlers, rifles, fishing rods, and tackle?  One that smells good of course!

Introducing the BRAND NEW Bass Pro Shops Mason Jar Candles, http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Canning-Jar-Scented-Candle-Lemon/product/1403111533/.  These candles can be put in any room, from a kitchen, bathroom, c andle living room, entry way, to even a man cave! They come in a variety of scents; Lemon, Hazelnut, Blueberry Muffin, Grannys Cookies, Cinnamon Roll, and Berry. 

They are made in the good ole' U.S.A. and have a wood wick which lets them burn longer, giving your house that sweet and yummy smell even longer! So swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and let one of our great gifts associates help you find the perfect candle for your home!

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Type II Life Jackets

                     

 This handy dandy 4-pack of life vests not only saves lives, but saves you the headache of not being U.S. Coast Guard compliant (not to mention saving you cash in tickets).  The Bass Pro Shops Adult 4-pack life vests package comes with four vests that will fit most adults (chest size 30”-52”), in addition to having a convenient carrying case.

Each orange Type II: Near-shore Vest is suitable for calm inland waters where there is a likely chance of a fast rescue. They will turn some unconscious wearers to the face-up position but not all of them. They are bulky, but less so than Type I which are the most buoyant vests Bass Pro Shops carries. These type II vests are rated for a USCG minimum 15.5 pounds of buoyancy. In reality, most adults only require 7-12 pounds of buoyancy.

While you’re stocking up your safety materials for summer, make sure you check for other USCG mandatory items such as visual distress beacons (flares, strobe lights), sound producing devices (air horns) and fire extinguishers. Keep in mind fire extinguishers and flares DO have an expiration date, so check those periodically.

If you have any questions, please stop by the Marine Department in your Miami Bass Pro Shops and speak to an associate.

Calm seas and good fishing,

Ruben Mijares: Marine Team Lead.

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Dressing like a Pro

Dressing like a Pro

 Not only are you a professional fisherman but you should look like one too, with Columbia's Performance Fishing Gear (PFG) collection at Bass Pro of Memphis. Today we will be featuring Columbia's Bahama II, Bonehead, and Tamiami fishing shirts. These tops will keep you cool and dry for those hot summer fishing days. 

    Our Bahama II shirts are 100% nylon, with omni-shade UPF 30 protection from the sun's harmful rays. Our Bonehead shirts are 100% cotton ultralite poplin. And last, out Tamiami shirts are 100% polyester with omni-shade UPF 40, omni-wick, and antimicrobial. All these tops come in long-sleeve and short-sleeve in a variety of colors.

        Each and every detail on the PFG tops has a purpose or function on them. For example the velcro tap above the pocket holds your fishing rod in place while you change out your lure. These shirts also feature a utility loop for your pliers, clippers, or a lanyard with a tool attached. All the pockets feature drain holes in them when wade fishing, or can be used to fed fishing line through. Also all three shirts feature venting in the back which provides air flow for cooler wear and faster drying. The mesh built into the shirt prevents fabric from sticking to the body.  

     Not an outdoor fisherman, that's okay, Columbia's PFG collection is great for ballpark games, vacations, summertime outings, or for everyday wear. Our fishing shirts are very stylish and show up on our top 20 best seller list every week here at Bass Pro of Memphis. So come out and get yours today and tell them Holli sent you.  

The Benefits & Features of the Bahama II, Bonehead, and Tamiami Short & Long Sleeve Styles:

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Fill Your Easter Baskets at Bass Pro Shops

Easter is just a few days away and it is time to get serious about the contents of your Easter baskets. Your local  Bass Pro Shops has a wide variety of items for kids of all ages.

First, let's start with the candy.  Our Uncle Buck's line has a huge variety of nostalgia-type candy such as burnt peanuts, caramel bullseyes, cherry sours, maple nut drop and orange slices.  You can also find circus peanuts, chocolate-covered peanuts, malted milk balls and peach rings.  These are some of the options available in individual 3-ounce packages, typically located near our cash registers.

candy If you need bigger packages, then keep an eye out for our candy cart.  Here you will find bigger packages (16 - 24 ounces) of the items listed above, plus many more. Additional options include Smarties, gummie bears, and jawbreakers. We even have multiple flavors of licorice and taffy to choose from.

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If you want to provide a gourmet treat (for someone the Easter Bunny is particularly fond of), then check out our selection of Jelly Belly jelly beans.  Jelly Belly Jelly Beans come in over 50 flavors, not including licensed flavors from Tabasco, Harry Potter and sugar-free varieties among others.

Finally, no Easter basket is complete without a stuffed animal. You will find all types at your local Bass Pro Shops, from large to small, realistic to camo-wearing.  Many even have sound boxes to play authentic animal or bird calls.

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Head over to your local Bass Pro Shops for all of your gift-giving occasions.  You're sure to find something for everyone!

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Red Head Rancher II Wellington boots will be going on sale at $79.97 compared to $129.99

The Rancher II Wellington boot is a durable pull on work boot with BONE DRY waterproof technology inside. The Rancher II work boot from Red Head ensures you will look great while working hard.

Premium waterproof full grain leather uppers feature BONE DRY waterproof breathable technology and moisture wicking linings to give you a boot made for a full day of work. Built tough, the Rancher II delivers long lasting strength and durability with its Goodyear welt construction.

Great for work on the farm or ranch, this boot cushions and absorbs impact forces from every step with breathable footbeds and shock absorbing, slip and oil resistant rubber outsoles.

The Rancher II is also non-insulated which works out great on those long sunny days. Average weight per pair is 3.2 lbs. and average height is 12". Drop by the footwear department today to check out these great boots. Bass Pro Shops, your adventure starts here.

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Rancher-II-12-Waterproof-Work-Boot-for-Men-Brown/product/130815073654132/.

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