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Bridgford offering $50,000 award for record smallie at US Open!

LAS VEGAS – The WON BASS US Open is one of the most hallowed bass-fishing events in the world. And now, as the 36th Annual US Open on Lake Mead, Nevada approaches, anglers competing for the Open title have another major award to shoot for: $50,000. Bridgford Foods, a longtime sponsor of the US Open,…

Posted on August 7th, 2018 | Read Full Post »


Bridgford anglers Joe & Rachel Uribe lead Costa AOY races

SURPRISE, Arizona – It's been a whirlwind of a spring for the Uribe family. But a quick glance at the Angler of the Year standings for the FLW Costa Series Western Division will show you that's it's also been a very productive one. Sitting in first place in the AOY race for the pro division:…

Posted on May 28th, 2018 | Read Full Post »


Meet the Bridgford Fishing Team

Created in 2012 after a connection between professional bass angler Randy Blaukat and the Bridgford family, the Bridgford Fishing Team is the most well-known team of anglers in the world of tournament bass fishing. Fishing the highest levels of both the FLW and B.A.S.S. tours, Blaukat and his Bridgford teammates Luke Clausen, Matt Stefan, Chad…

Posted on April 21st, 2018 | Read Full Post »


Clausen, Uribe off to hot starts in 2018 fishing season

As the 2018 bass-tournament schedule starts to pick up momentum, two members of the Bridgford Fishing Team have already gotten off to excellent starts: Bassmaster Elite Series pro Luke Clausen, and FLW Costa Series pro Joe Uribe, Jr. Uribe kicked off the Bridgford Fishing Team's 2018 competition schedule with an eighth-place finish at the Lake…

Posted on February 19th, 2018 | Read Full Post »


Bridgford pro Luke Clausen’s ‘Battleship’ season

By Luke Clausen Bridgford Fishing Team SPOKANE, Washington – I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to describe my 2017 Elite Series season, and the best I can come up with is this: It was like a game of Battleship. You remember the old board game, right? B-7 … hit! E-3 … miss!…

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 | Read Full Post »


Matt Stefan: Use the summer sun to your advantage

Often times, the fishing articles I read suggest fishing shaded banks for bass. I do agree with this, but often times I find myself fishing the banks that are exposed to the sun because it allows me to pinpoint the bass easier. A shaded bank allows the bass to roam freely, while a sun-exposed bank…

Posted on September 5th, 2017 | Read Full Post »


Clausen climbing: crushes 24-15 at Lake St. Clair to move up in AOY

ST. CLAIR METROPARK, Michigan – Heading into the final Bassmaster Elite Series event of the season last week – on Michigan's Lake St. Clair – Bridgford Fishing Team pro Luke Clausen had a task ahead of him: fish well enough to guarantee a spot in the Angler of the Year Championship, and to qualify for…

Posted on August 29th, 2017 | Read Full Post »


Luke Clausen ready to make an AOY jump on Lake St. Clair

ST CLAIR SHORES, Michigan – For Bridgford Fishing Team member Luke Clausen, the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series season comes down to this: catch 'em good this week on the lakes surrounding St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and you're into the Angler of the Year Campionship. Catch them REALLY good, and you're into the 2018 Bassmaster Classic….

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 | Read Full Post »


Don’t put your jerkbaits away yet!

By Matt Stefan Bridgford Fishing Team Most people only use jerkbaits for prespawn bass, but the technique is quickly overlooked as soon as the bass begin moving shallow to spawn.  This is one of my favorite times to use a jerkbait, but I'll make one big change: I switch from using a suspending jerkbait to…

Posted on March 28th, 2017 | Read Full Post »


Matt Stefan: 5 things you MUST have on your boat!

By Matt Stefan Bridgford Fishing Team Here are five of the many items I always keep in the Bridgford Fishing Team Skeeter that can change a bad day into a good day: 1). A screwdriver set: I have a screwdriver that has all the different screwdriver bits hidden inside of the handle. This comes in…

Posted on March 17th, 2017 | Read Full Post »

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