Brandon Card College & High School Bass Open

Bassmaster Elite Series pro, Brandon Card was the first collegiate angler to qualify and fish the Elite Series.  “College bass fishing has grown so much since I graduated from University of Kentucky in 2009, and now high school bass fishing is huge too!  I have wanted to host a tournament to give back to the […]

Card Reflects On ‘Rollercoaster’ 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series Season

Now that the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series season is over, I have had time to reflect. If I had to describe the season in one word, it would be “rollercoaster.” I ended up making the 2016 Bassmaster Classic with a 38th place finish in the points standings. This was one of my primary goals going […]

Keys To Fishing Smallmouths Can Vary Between North And South Waterways

It’s no secret that smallmouth bass act differently than largemouth. They are known for being “here one day and gone the next.” What I did not realize until recently was just how different they can be in northern waters compared to the southern smallmouth I grew up fishing for. Through trial and error, I have […]

2015 Bassmaster Toyota AOY Championship at Sturgeon Bay

Who’s battling in Sturgeon Bay next week? AOY Anglers on the classic bubble Card still practicing By Dave Mercer, Davy Hite It’s a grind for Card Day 1 from Overstreet Elites on the bay Pipkens and, finally, Card getting it done 2:25 pm EDT, Sep 18, 2015 | By Steve Wright Chad Pipkens and, finally, […]

2015 Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair

Day 1 – Card first keeper Brandon with No. 2 Wrong species for Card Cards’ catch Day 2 weigh-in    

2015 Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay

Day 1 – Card with a nice one Day 1 weigh-in Day 2 – Brandon puts his first fish in the livewell Three’s company Into the woods No. 3 for Card   Day 3 – Card and Ehrler going head-to-head That’s two for Card Brandon Card sharing water with Elam Head to head again Giant […]

Preparation And Positive Attitude Key In Card’s Top 20 Chesapeake Bay Finish

You hear it all the time about how tournament bass fishing is all about mental toughness and making the right decisions. This past Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on the Chesapeake Bay was a prime example of this. I was able to grind out a Top 20 finish after having my worst practice ever. I feel […]

2015 Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River

Registration Behind the Scenes Best of the blog: St. Lawrence Elite Day 1 weigh-in Day 2 behind the scenes from the mighty St. Lawrence Day 2 weigh-in Day 3 weigh-in Behind the Scenes from Saturday’s Weigh-in Top 12 takeoff from the St. Lawrence River Day 4 behind the scenes Day 4: Weigh-in Top baits on […]

Brandon Card Recaps Strategy Behind Fourth-Place Elite Series Finish

The recent Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. Lawrence River was a great event. I ended up with my best-ever finish in an Elite Series event and after all was said and done, I ended up in fourth place. This event was a prime example of why you should always fish in your comfort […]

Long Lining Crankbaits with Abu Garcia rods and reels

Here is the exact equipment and tackle that I use when long lining crankbaits for Bass. Abu Garcia Revo Winch reel, 7’11” XH Winch Series Veracity and Veritas rods, and Berkley Trilene fluorocarbon line. Video credit: Rob Newell