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The Ranger Boats Experience

This week on Americana Outdoors presented by Garmin, we’re on Table Rock Lake fishing in the Ozarks of Missouri and bringing you all of the exciting coverage of this years Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Ranger Boats Experience!

Similar to years past, the Ranger Boats Experience takes a group of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s CLUB members on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Ranger Boats factory, where they get the opportunity to see how these world class boats are built from the ground up. Then, they get the opportunity to participate in a two-day Pro-am bass fishing tournament alongside professional bass anglers that are associated with Ranger Boats and Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, all while staying at the world famous Big Cedar Lodge!

We’re kicking day one off on professional bass angler Stephen Browning’s boat with his partner Richard Ruschhaupt where they look like they’re using Stephen’s knowledge of Table Rock to catch some fish on their first stop. After swiftly landing two good keepers, we’ll leave them to their own devices and check in with CLUB member James Parisien and his partner Todd Auten. Over on this stretch of the lake, James and Todd have already landed their five keepers, and now they’re looking for even bigger fish to cull and bump up their total weight for the scales. Over on Wade Middleton’s boat, Wade gives us a brief history on what his past involvement with the Ranger Boats Experience has meant to him over the years. According to Wade, “Catching fish is a bonus, but the experience of all the different people coming together from all over,” is one of his favorite parts about this event. By the end of the day, all five teams bring back five fish limits, and Richard Ruschhaupt along with his partner Stephen Browning are leading the score boards with a 3.76 pound lead over fifth place.

Going into day two, the teams get shuffled around and the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s CLUB members find themselves with all new partners. Richard Ruschhaupt describes his experience as having, “Fished with the old man yesterday and the young gun today.” By switching up the pairings between days one and two, the CLUB members get the unique opportunity of seeing varying perspectives and how the pro’s take different approaches while they’re on the water. Just like on day one, all of the teams are seeing success as they reel in lots of fish. Over on Clark Wendlandt’s boat, Clark takes the time to coach Colette McBride on what to do to land a solid keeper. By the end of the day, all the teams bring in bags at the five fish limit. Will Richard Ruschhaupt hold on to his lead, or will another CLUB member swoop in at the last moment and bring home the glory? Tune in and find out!

Ice Fishing in Minnesota

Americana Outdoors heads out in below zero conditions on an ice fishing adventure with several really hard core members of Team Garmin as they brave extreme conditions to fish cold frozen waters in Minnesota. While there they’ll showcase a variety of ways to ice fish with Garmin products such as the Ice Fishing Bundle, Live Scope and more.

We’ll see these die hard anglers in action as they target both crappie and perch while fishing from inside ice fishing wheel houses to drilling holes outdoors. They’ll share great insight and tips on using electronics for locating and catching fish, choosing fishing line, ice fishing strategies and just how fun it is to catch fish in Minnesota.

2018 World Bass Fishing Championship

The USA Bass Team traveled to Mexico’s famed Lake Cuchillo to compete against a record 15 nations at the 2018 Black Bass World Championships — find out which country brings home the GOLD!

Americana Outdoors® is one of the longest running outdoors platforms for viewing available today. Seen on numerous television and digital platforms it’s available every days of the week somewhere. Americana Outdoors is known for featuring a large range of content from some of the most well known destinations, conservation messages, the latest in products, and some of the nation’s top anglers and hunters, while providing the viewing audience with both entertainment and education in every episode. Every season, viewers have become accustomed to seeing coverage of exciting whitetail hunts, bugling elk, gobbling turkeys and wing shooting. Also viewers experience top level fishing events nationwide as well as being treated to fishing action featuring bass, redfish, walleye, tuna and more, all of which make up Americana Outdoors® presented by Garmin.

2018 Collegiate Open and 2018 Hobie Open

Americana Outdoors joins hundreds of collegiate anglers at the 2018 AFTCO Collegiate Open at Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas; then we catch some more fishing action from our kayaks at the 2018 Hobie Open on Kentucky Lake!

Americana Outdoors® is one of the longest running outdoors platforms for viewing available today. Seen on numerous television and digital platforms it’s available every days of the week somewhere. Americana Outdoors is known for featuring a large range of content from some of the most well known destinations, conservation messages, the latest in products, and some of the nation’s top anglers and hunters, while providing the viewing audience with both entertainment and education in every episode. Every season, viewers have become accustomed to seeing coverage of exciting whitetail hunts, bugling elk, gobbling turkeys and wing shooting. Also viewers experience top level fishing events nationwide as well as being treated to fishing action featuring bass, redfish, walleye, tuna and more, all of which make up Americana Outdoors® presented by Garmin.

Catching Bass All Over The Nation

Americana Outdoors is Bass fishing all over the nation! We’re starting on the West coast on Lake Castaic where we’ll meet up with Bass Pro Shops Pro Anglers David Walker and Wade Middleton as they visit the lake for the very first time. While we’re there they talk about and share insight on fishing a heavily pressured lake while also hearing from anglers like Clark Wendlandt, Gerald Swindle, Aaron Martens, John Crews, Brent Ehler on choosing fishing line, tying knots and matching fishing line to the bait their fishing. After we wrap up our trips to Castaic and talking fishing line we head to the world famous Sam Rayburn reservoir where we’ll join Wade Middleton as he fishes a late winter day with with water temperatures in the low to mid 50’s with both a Spro Suspending McStik Jerkbait and a Spro Aruku Shad. We then wrap it up with Terry McWilliams who shares his secret fishing bait called the Stupid Tube. He shares the technique and how it’s helped him catch fish for years!

Products and Topics Featured in this episode:

  • Choosing Fishing line for that day.
  • Fishing baits like Ned Rig and how.
  • Choosing Sunline Sniper or Shooter
  • What is best fishing line?
  • Using Sunline Sniper for finesse fishing
  • Finding largemouth bass on Sam Rayburn reservoir
  • Why Monofilment line might be a better choice at times.
  • How to find Bass.
  • Bass Pro Shops Fishing Rods
  • How to fish and rig the Stupid Tube

 

  • Ranger Boats
  • Sunline Sniper
  • Big Bite Baits
  • Garmin GPS Mapping
  • Garmin Sonar
  • Garmin Virb
  • Spro Aruku Shad
  • Spro Jerkbaits
  • Bubba Blade Pliers
  • Secret Lures Stupid Tube

C.A.S.T. For Kids Pro-Am at Lake Waco

Americana Outdoors goes to Lake Waco in Texas where they meet up with a host of professional anglers and others who have come together to help raise funds and awareness for the Catch A Special Thrill Organization!