Small swimbaits are one of the most effective baits for targeting spots, largemouth, and smallmouth in almost any part of the water column throughout the year. MLF Bass Pro Tour pro, Brandon Palaniuk, breaks down when and how he targets all three species of bass with this bait. Does Bait Selection Differ for Smallmouth, Spots, […]
About Shaye Baker
Shaye Baker started fishing with his dad in Alabama as soon as they could find a life jacket small enough to fit him. Competing with his father in local tournaments, Shaye quickly found a hunger for competitive bass fishing. He furthered his fishing career at Auburn University helping to establish the Auburn University Bass Fishing Club. While at Auburn, Shaye served as the President of the club and qualified to fish on the traveling team amassing six Top 5 finishes including two 3rd place finishes in consecutive FLW College Fishing National Championships. While beginning to dabble in the world of outdoor journalism, Shaye continued to fish semi-pro events finishing in the Top 5 in the Bassmaster Opens, FLW Costa Series and BFLs. Finding himself at a crossroads, Shaye chose to put down the rod and pick up the pen and camera to focus on his career in outdoor journalism. Shaye has had work featured in Bassmaster Magazine, FLW Outdoors Magazine, B.A.S.S.Times and the Japanese bass fishing magazine Basser. Shaye has also had work featured on ESPN and Wired2Fish.com, FLWfishing.com and Bassmaster.com. While working with B.A.S.S., Shaye initiated and spearheaded their GoPro division which brought more video coverage to the fans than had ever been done before in competitive fishing. After his tenure with some of the best companies in the business, Shaye identified a need for competitive fishing where participation didn’t cost a fortune. By founding UPLOADED, the Online Fishing Series, Shaye established a free tournament series where anglers could film their fish catches and upload their videos to compete against other anglers for prizes.
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Recent posts from Shaye Baker
So I recently dove head over heels into kayak fishing. You can read all about my first month in a kayak here. I’m loving it so far. I think partly because it’s so new to me, but also because it’s relatively new overall in the bass fishing world and definitely growing at an incredible pace. […]
So I’m doing something kind of silly this weekend. I’m entering a $1,500 pot tournament on Lake Martin with a $130 entry fee. Not seeing the silly part yet? Well, I’ll be in my kayak… there you go. For those of you who keep up with my content on here and on my social media […]
So you want to go fishing on a fishery you haven’t been to in a while, perhaps ever. How do you maximize the effectiveness of your time on the water? I get this question a lot on social media in some form or another. I’ve had people ask, “How do you prep for a one-day […]
It’s been about a month since I finally jumped headfirst into a kayak. I thought it would be good to talk a little about where my heads at and how kayak fishing has measured up to my expectations so far, so without further ado, here’s my kayak fishing review. Kayak Fishing Review: My Transition to […]
I decided to fish a little pot derby out of my kayak a couple of weeks ago. We have a weekly Wednesday nighter from 6 to 10 PM on Yates Lake here in central Alabama. At the time I was fishing out of Tea Cup, the Sun Dolphin Journey SS I bought from Tractor Supply […]
Ok. So let me shoot you straight from the giddy-up. I have always been slightly interested in the idea of kayak fishing but never really gave it a chance. I just didn’t think buying a kayak and hitting the water was for me. I wouldn’t say I looked down my nose at it per se, […]
A football jig is one of the best big bass baits out there. There is absolutely nothing quite like the thump of a jig bite. Don’t get me wrong, having a bass annihilate a topwater bait or load up like a stump on a crankbait gets my blood pumping too. But nothing makes me want […]
Featured Image Credit: ICAST ANGLR Expert Shaye Baker takes us through 10 of the ICAST 2019 top products that caught his eye. Well, iCast is here and now it’s time for a lot of innovation, some knockoffs, and a lot of noise. I’ve been combing through all the new products and have picked out the […]
Power shotting is essentially power fishing a drop shot on heavier gear. Though this power drop shotting technique has gained popularity in bass fishing nationally over the last few years, it has been an ace in the hole for MLF Bass Pro Tour pro Justin Lucas for over a decade. In 2007, while fishing an FLW […]
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