Wintertime in Florida means spiketooths with attitudes are on the prowl. Captain C.A. Richardson rides Tampa Bay’s waters searching out trophy-caliber seatrout.
The only angler to win three IFA championships, longtime Power-Pole ambassador Captain Fred Myers regularly plies the waters of West Bay and St. Andrews Bay in the Panama City, Florida, area for redfish during the winter months — but cold water conditions demand a change in tactics.
Tournament season has just hit a new level of excitement — industry juggernaut Bass Pro Shops has teamed up with Major League Fishing to launch the Bass Pro Shops Summit Select Championship, with winners getting an invite to Major League Fishing’s Summit Cup Championship. Four Cup events will see over 80 top anglers in the bass-fishing circuit compete to win a chunk of cash purses exceeding $2.2 million.
Power-Pole is certainly going global in a big way. Power-Pole’s Casey Carpenter and Lenny Gurvich represented Power-Pole at the Soner Euro Cup at Lake Cigara in Spain — and what a trip it was! The 125 boats that entered the contest hailed from all over Europe, coming from Poland, France, Russia, Romania and other European countries to descend upon Lake Cigara, which lies about 2.5 hours southwest of Madrid. The anglers were targeting black bass, a type of largemouth bass, but with the same exact fighting capacity.
Conservation and protecting the areas we love to fish are core values here at Power-Pole. We are proud to support many conservation efforts across the U.S., and the Herman Lucerne Memorial (HLM) Backcountry Fishing Championship is an event that we have sponsored for the past six years.
Dean Rojas is no stranger to the Bassmaster circuit. The Arizona native has been competing in Bassmaster contests for over 20 years, amassing impressive distinctions including four title wins, while also holding the world record for combination of five largest bass in any Bassmaster tournament at 45 pounds, 2 ounces.
Power-Pole Drift Paddles are a valuable tool for taking control of boats in saltwater fishing situations, but they also have extremely practical applications when fishing freshwater systems — and nobody knows this better than Travis Bunting, a three-time national Crappie Masters champion, Power-Pole Pro Staff Member and owner of Muddy Water Baits.