Sponsors

  • Al and Bob's Sports

    Al & Bob’s Sports is the fishing and hunting experts of Grand Rapids, Grandville, Wyoming, and Kentwood. Call today! (616) 245-9156

    Al & Bob’s Sports was founded in 1959 by two avid hunters and fishermen named Al Zyl and Bob Smythe. Since then we have provided the best fishing and hunting equipment available to outdoors enthusiasts in Grand Rapids and the rest of West Michigan.

    In 1996 our current owner, Tom Cook purchased the business. Tom and our manager Merle have decades of experience in hunting, fishing, and archery. We offer customers bow and gun maintenance services as well as repair and maintenance work.

    Photo Of Archery Room At Sporting Goods Store - Al & Bob's Sports
    We have a 12-lane indoor archery range with targets set 20 yards from each stall. Al & Bob’s holds 10-week, $50 winter leagues for archers who want to keep their skills honed while enjoying some friendly competition. The lanes are also available for customers who want to test the accuracy of recently purchased or newly sighted bows.

    Instructor John Speck teaches new and renewal CCW classes to people who are applying for concealed carry permits. The shooting portion of the test is done at a local shooting range. Call or stop by to register for a class.

    We hold a big buck photo contest in the fall which runs from October 1 through November 30. During that time we ask customers to send pictures of themselves with their bucks to WBBL.com.

    The big bass photo contest is held every spring from mid-May through the last weekend in June. Take a picture of you with your freshwater catch and submit it online at WBBL.com.

    WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE NFIB, US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MICHIGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION.

    Al & Bob’s honors manufacturer warranties.

    http://www.alnbobs.com/
  • All-Terrain Tackle

    Welcome to All-Terrain Tackle 2017! In continuing to provide our customers with the best possible product we can. Take a close look at some of the features that make our jigs the best on the market. 1. All of our jigs are powder painted, this is simply the toughest coating you can put on a jig..no chips..Ever! 2. Our top selling A.T. Jig and Grassmaster jigs come with Pro Tie - Hand Tied Skirts.

    The Pro Tie is the best jig skirt on the market. They are tied with unbreakable thread over a Silicone core. (no rubber to dry out and break!) 3. New for this year and standard on all of our jigs is the All-Terrain Tackle Trail R Loc system. Simply thread on your favorite jig trailer and pull the Trail R Loc back over the point of the hook through the hole that puts just a slight amount of tension on the trailer. No more adjusting or replacing worn plastics! Giving you many more casts in your day and saving you money on expensive trailers.
    Since 2002 our goal has been to provide anglers with a reliable resource for tournament proven bass jigs that will help you catch more fish. You can be assured when purchasing our Made in the U.S.A. jigs from All-Terrain Tackle through one of our retail partners or here on our website, that you are getting a quality product that you can count on to do its part. Through the years, All-Terrain jigs have won B.A.S.S tournaments, FLW tournaments and hundreds of local and other national tourneys. To date All-Terrain pro staffers have won over $3 MILLION DOLLARS using our jigs in their arsenal.

    Be sure to bookmark our website and stop back often. Our tagline is Bass Jig Specialists and we hope you will give us a try. We welcome your comments and success stories you have while using our products on Facebook, Instagram #allterraintackle, Twitter

    http://www.allterraintackle.com/
  • Aqua-Vu

    Aqua-Vu is a Minnesota-based company that produces underwater video systems and other video products for the avid outdoorsman. They provide several types of video systems for anglers for every budget!

    “Like” them on Facebook!
    Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialAquaVu

    http://www.aquavu.com/
  • Ardent

    Ardent Tackle LLC is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of freshwater fishing tackle and a distributor of Blue Marlin saltwater tackle and WFT Gliss fishing line. With operations in St. Louis and Macon Missouri Ardent is an American owned company that designs our products in the USA. Our administration, engineering, quality assurance, shipping and receiving, and sales and marketing personnel are all employed in the USA.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ArdentReels
    Ardent Channel

    Every tackle item we produce is the result of professional angling input with the objective of ultimate performance at the lowest consumer price. Ardent reels are backed with a 3 year warranty which is 2 years longer than any competitor. Any reel returned tousfor serviceunder the Ardent warrantywill be repaired and the reel will be professionally cleaned and lubricated, upgraded with any new components, performance tested, and returned to the owner at Ardent’s expense within 10 business days of receipt.Repairs for equipment that is out of warranty are available for a minimal charge based on the repair required and the cost of return shipping.

    Ardent has numerous professional anglers fishing our tackle at all levels on the pro tours in addition to thousands of very satisfied amateur anglers as well. If you have never used an Ardent reel or rod or other tackle item we invite you to try one. We are confident you will have a great experience and own equipment that will give you years of fishing enjoyment.

    https://www.ardentoutdoors.com/
  • Bass Militia Fishing Team

    The Bass Militia Fishing Team is comprised of individual fishermen and women striving for the same goals.

    We started BASS MILITIA FISHING TEAM as an apparel company in order to generate money that we could GIVE BACK to fellow anglers. We wanted to be able to donate to causes we truly believe in and want to support. We want to change the "all about me" mentality, and start a new one based on "giving back". To us the only thing better than reaching our goals and being successful is to see each and every one of our team members reach theirs.

    http://www.bassmilitiafishingteam.com/
  • Camp Liberty

    Camp Liberty provides an environment conducive to the therapeutic experience facilitated by a natural wilderness setting, helping individuals develop life skills or face health challenges. Camp Liberty’s base of operations, 137 acres located in Norvell Township of Jackson County, MI, is operated by Camp Liberty through a long-term land sharing agreement. Under this agreement, Camp Liberty Inc. utilizes this property for its recreational and therapeutic programs. A multi-year conservation plan has been implemented to restore this property to a native Michigan habitat in cooperation with the support of conservation organizations such as Pheasants Forever, Safari Club International, and the National Wild Turkey Federations such as Pheasants Forever, Safari Club International, and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
    Camp Liberty’s Mission Statement

    Camp Liberty provides inclusive outdoor recreation programs that aid in the reintegration of U.S. military service members, veterans, and their families, with an emphasis on assisting those with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

    Camp Liberty’s Vision

    Building a Stronger Veteran’s Community.

    https://camp-liberty.org/
  • Commando Tackle Company

    CTC is an angler owned and operated Michigan Based company. All of the products we sell are handmade by us. Our goal is to provide premium quality fishing tackle at a budget friendly price. We also strive to provide unsurpassed customer service.

    THE BATTLE IS ON!

    http://www.commandotacklecompany.com/
  • Cruncher Baiits

    Cruncher Baits specializes in providing the finest quality HAND dipped TUBE baits and much more!

    http://www.cruncherbaits.com/
  • D & R Sports Center

    D&R Sports Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan opened its doors in 1982 as a fishing tackle store when owner Randy VanDam decided to bring his dream to reality. Randy started D&R Sports Center with his father, Dick (hence the name: Dick & Randy = D&R). Originally located in a small storefront on the other side of the parking lot, D&R has grown to be one of the largest hunting & fishing outfitters in the area. With plenty of family and local support, the small store started to expand and began offering Firearm and Archery sales by 1986. With business booming and the introduction of Johnny Morris' Tracker Boats, D&R Sports Center became a dealer for Tracker Marine by 1988. Since then, D&R has been listed as a top dealer for Tracker Marine. In 2013, D&R Sports Center was listed as one of the "Top 10" dealers in the country and has held that status ever since.

    Since the very beginning our mission has been the same; Serve our customers with top-quality products, outstanding customer service and with the best value in the market. At D&R Sports Center our goal is to treat our customers and employees like part of our family. Everyone at D&R is passionate about the outdoors and loves coming to work everyday. This comes from the long line of expertise in our history. Randy VanDam is a former State Champion Bass Angler, older brother to the bass fishing legend, Kevin VanDam and father to Jonathon VanDam who won his first BASS Elite Series tournament in 2012.

    Our expertise in Marine, Hunting, Fishing and Outfitting, makes us the ideal stop for all of your interests. We strive to show all of our customers how much we appreciate their business and look forward to helping you with all of your future interests.

    D&R Sports Center is conveniently located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Located just 3 miles west of US-131, exit 38B.

    Thank you from all of us at D&R Sports Center, we hope to see you at our store soon!

    http://www.dandrsports.com/
  • EDGE Rods

    The EDGE mission is simple: To define the epitome of performance fishing rods.

    Our foundation is built upon forty years of unparalleled manufacturing technology, materials and design by Gary Loomis. Meticulous dedication from the design phase to your experience on the water sets these precision instruments in a league of their own. Built upon the premise, “weight is a deterrent to performance,” these naked, hand-sanded graphite blanks are appointed with the finest and lightest componentry available and are finished with flawless perfection.

    While the equation is simple, the methodology required is not. At EDGE, not one facet is overlooked in creating the ultimate performance tools. EDGE rod performance is achieved and governed by a careful balance of manufacturing, materials, and design to maximize:

    Casting Distance
    Presentation Accuracy
    Sensitivity
    Lifting Power

    Proudly built in Woodland, WA USA

    EDGE Bass rods perform when it counts most. Gary Loomis designed lightweight and responsive builds that continue to evolve each year. Fine tuning these sensitive tools with LMX materials, allows anglers to feel the slightest vibrations and tip twitches, as well as having the power to move fish from cover and brush. A deadly combo. Both the Black Widow and the First Strike series feature proprietary, carbon-fiber grips that are built in-house. Our casting models in both series feature EDGE off-set reel seats. Designed specifically to increase sensitivity leading to more hook-ups while reducing fatigue. On the water, these elements equate to hooking and landing more fish and fishing longer sessions with better results. These rods perform for the angler, naturally elevating their game.

    http://www.edgerods.com/
  • Evilution Lures

    Based in Corinth, KY, Evilution Lures produces unique handmade lures. Go check out their entire product lineup of spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, jigs, gear and more! They use powder coat paint on all their baits so they are more durable and last longer. They only use Mustad Ultra Point hooks.

    http://evilutionllc.com
  • Fish Allure

    Fish Allure – Brings Hard Surfaces to Life
    This is the first ever, scented product designed for hard surfaces. These are water activated tabs that trigger the fish’s natural instincts.They are super easy to use, long-lasting, and scientifically proven.

    https://youtu.be/eh3uOzdMfzk Fred Roumbanis

    https://youtu.be/dvxuU5Rb9Ao Mike McCoy

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcv01IHJrufFR_WXwp93wAg
    Fish Allure Channel

    The Fish Allure Difference
    What makes Fish Allure tabs different and better than other fish attractants?
    The tab is simple to apply and lasts for up to 60 minutes. Fish Allure won’t wash off when it hits the water like fish oils. On the contrary, the water is the activator that brings the amino acids to life. This means that the active ingredients are never wasted or evaporated – YOU control when the tabs are activated!

    http://fishallure.com/
  • LUNKERHUNT

    Based in Toronto, Canada, LUNKERHUNT is a company that is dedicated to providing innovative, high quality, fishing products for anglers of all skill levels. A lot of research and development goes into every Lunkerhunt product to ensure strict quality and performance standards are met. When you are tracking down your next lunker fish make sure you have a Lunkerhunt lure tied on. You'll be glad you did.

    You MUST visit their website http://www.lunkerhunt.com/index.html and take a look at their product offerings!

    Please "LIKE" and share their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/LunkerhuntCatchBigFish/

    LUNKERHUNT is a proud supportor of our Bassmaster Team Championship Series and our Youth State Championship.

    http://www.lunkerhunt.com/index.html
  • PowerTeam Lures

    Launched in 2010, Husband and Wife combo Bob and Katie wanted to bring out-of-the-box thinking to providing the very best in freshwater lures with the best service possible. With you in mind, they have developed lures (with your suggestions) that have filled live wells all across the industry. Based in Virgina, all their products are made in the USA.

    Deadly on Bass!

    15% Discount Code: LITWIN15

    Download PTL App!
    http://www.powerteamlures.com/get-our-app/

    http://www.powerteamlures.com/
  • Qwik 8 Bait Co.

    Welcome to Qwik 8 Bait Co. “Home of the Gorilla Killer” We are a family owned and operated business, based out of Pelzer, S.C. We specialize in building the finest castable umbrella rigs on the market, whether it be one of our popular standard issue Gorilla Killers or an All-Out Custom Gorilla Killer built to suit you. We also produce some of the best hand made Tournament Culling Systems you will find out there! All of our products are tournament tested and Big Bass APPROVED!

    Being so close to the Savannah river chain of lakes Keowee, Hartwell, Russell, and Clarks Hill, we are very fortunate to have some of the finest bass fishing waters in the country within an hours drive to test our products in. That makes it easy for us to design, develop, and perfect a product before we release it to you the angler.

    My Son and Fishing Partner, Mason.
    We are business owners, but first, we were tournament anglers. We know that it’s absolutely crucial to have the right bait, that performs flawlessly when it counts!!! Here at Qwik 8 Bait Co. We take pride in offering our customers a 100% American made product, and we Thank God for the many blessings that he has been so gracious to send our way!

    Thank you for giving us an opportunity to earn your business!

    http://qwik8baits.com/
  • Sleeping Bear Tackle

    Serving Anglers Since 2014
    We are anglers with the goal to bring the very best in tackle, knowledge, and advice to all that love getting out on the water. We offer the best brands, selection, and prices on all your freshwater fishing needs.

    Come visit us inside Westland Camping Center.

    1475 S. Newburg Rd
    Westland, MI 48186

    http://sleepingbeartackle.com/
  • Snack Daddy Lures

    The new owners are Ray Durant and Frank Evanko. Ray has been fishing the Great Lakes since 1967. That was the year his grandfather Erwin Taylor introduced him to the sport of fishing. Ray has passed his passion for fishing to his son, son-in-law and his grandson. He is well versed in all types of fishing but favors largemouth and smallmouth bass. His preferred fishing method is drop shotting. Though he has had success with many Snack Daddy Lures his go to bait is the Snack Daddy 4" Goby in Great Lakes Ice. He is proud to be part owner of Snack Daddy Lures and is excited to grow the company by producing top quality hand poured lures.

    Frank is Ray's son-in-law. They have known each other for 11 years. Frank has been an outdoorsman his whole life between hunting and fishing but was introduced to bass fishing by Ray. His favorite Snack Daddy products are the all new Flat Bottom worm and the 4" bronze blue Elite Tube. He considers himself a good fisherman but is not afraid to admit that his 4 year son Zachary is better than him. He is also very jealous that his son has three fish mounted and he has none. He is also excited to be part owner of Snack Daddy Lures and he hopes to take the company to the next level by producing a larger variety of products and offer even more colors in the existing ones.

    Frank spends countless hours hand dipping each Elite Tube while Ray is working to test and develop new products. Ray's wife Roseann can often be found in the shop pouring baits. Christina, Franks Wife, is the one running the day-to-day operations. Snack Daddy is proud to be a family owned and operated business. The family that makes baits together stays together!

    http://www.snackdaddylures.com/
  • Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO)

    Almost three decades ago, Gary Loomis founded G.Loomis® and quickly attracted the attention and admiration of the world's most discerning anglers. Throughout the evolution of carbon fiber rod design, Gary distinguished himself as the master. Using leading-edge technology and engineering, he designed tools that have defined high performance in rods.

    https://youtu.be/utRkcoHkzR8

    After selling G.Loomis® in 1997 Gary dedicated his efforts into protecting and rehabilitating the fisheries of the Pacific Northwest. His devotion to the fishery helped establish Fish First (www.fishfirst.org), where he serves as President, and the Coastal Conservation Association Pacific Northwest (www.ccapnw.org), where he serves as the Chairman for Washington State.

    Although Gary is no longer affiliated with G.Loomis®, his desire to “build the best rods available” remains. He has agreed to share his unparalleled design skills and understanding of modern technology and materials with Dallas, TX, based Temple Fork Outfitters to develop a new generation of affordable high-performance rods. Gary is fully committed to increasing the participation in fishing and protecting our natural resources for future generations. He believes that TFO’s affordable, high-performance approach forms a great base for this growth.

    Take one (or more) of Gary’s Signature Series TFO rods fishing with you...bend it often and write a story of your own.

    http://www.tforods.com/
  • The Rod Glove

    The Rod Glove business was started in 2010 by avid bass angler Jim Van Ryn.

    https://www.therodglove.com/site/video
    The Rod Glove Videos

    Jim identified a need in the marketplace for a product that would give anglers a way to protect and organize their fishing rods.

    He knew that, to make this idea work, the product had to be simple and functional from a design perspective, and also fashionable and customizable from a color and pattern perspective.

    We developed the Rod Glove to meet all of these needs.

    The Rod Glove’s smart construction and design, multiple color options, American-made quality and competitive price point have been meeting our customers’ rod protection and organizational needs ever since.

    Form & Function
    The Rod Glove epitomizes simple, straightforward functionality.

    The “Tapered Tip” design and tough, high-quality material used in its construction mean that the Rod Glove is easy to use, and stands the test of time.

    And, with a selection of 21 colors, not only can you personalize your Rod Glove to suit your tastes, but you can also color code to better organize your fishing rod collection.

    The Rod Glove will protect the investment that you have made in your fishing rods, making them last longer and keeping them in good shape! The Rod Glove is great for:

    Organizing Rod Lockers
    Co-Anglers
    Eliminating Tangles
    Organizing Your Rods By Color

    https://www.therodglove.com/site/home
  • Uncoiled Firearms & Transfers

    Uncoiled Firearms & Transfers is your one stop class III firearms dealer that offers services such as FFL transfers, firearm cleaning, sight replacement, trigger replacement, and all the firearms accessories you can ever need. They buy, sell, and trade! They specialize is conceal carry, but stock many varieties of handguns, rifles, and shotguns. They carry many of the top brand manufactures. You can also find them on Facebook! Go "LIKE" them today! https://www.facebook.com/uncoiledfirearms/

    You MUST visit their website http://www.uncoiledfirearms.com/index.html! They are open Monday - Friday.

    You can find them in Westland, Michigan.
    6521 Commerce Drive.
    Westland, MI 48185
    734-328-2480

    http://www.uncoiledfirearms.com/index.htm
  • Vicious Fishing

    It all started early in the Spring of 2006, when Jeff Martin and his mother, Ms. Sylvia, arranged a group of guys around a table to look at some logos for the line company they had acquired the previous year. It was on this day that the Vicious Fishing brand was born. At this time, all we really had was a superior product, a great name, a cool logo and a definable icon by the name of "Vic".

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ViciousFishingPro
    Vicious Channel

    Then in July, full of excitement, our team headed for ICAST 2006 in Las Vegas. We had no booth, no formal product offering, no distribution, but we shook a lot of hands, presented to those that would listen and did what we could to share our dreams and get noticed. By the end of the show, some of the industry insiders had figured us out – we were a group of outdoor-loving people that wanted to have some fun and be a voice for others just like us. We had caused a little ripple in the industry, and to the ‘ol timers, it felt good to have someone there for all the right reasons.

    In January 2007, we shipped our first boxes of Vicious Fishing branded line to some independent retailers – many of which are still with us today. And since that time the company has been fortunate to make some great friends, find some loyal customers and grow despite the odds.

    Jeff and Ms. Sylvia run the company today just like they did when it started – with respect and appreciation for everyone that embraces their brand, their products and the outdoor lifestyle they love. Sure, there are many more Vicious products today than there were even a couple years ago, but we stand by each and every one of them to deliver the quality and value our friends and family have come to expect.

    Thus, what can you anticipate from Vicious in the future? With Jeff and Ms. Sylvia leading the charge, we guarantee more of the same. Ms. Sylvia has said more than once that in order for us to be successful we must first have fun, and second, offer exceptional value and quality products. With a plan like that, what else could you expect?

    So, what does it mean when you hear “GET VICIOUS”? It means believe in what you are doing, share that passion with others and most importantly have fun and make memories doing it.

    Thanks again for being a part of the gang!

    http://www.getvicious.com/
  • Wonderland Marine West

    Wonderland Marine West, our customers come first.

    Our mission statement is:
    "Building lasting relationships with our partners and employees while serving the recreational and travel community. Our core values shall be based on Honesty and Integrity and Service to the Community."

    Where Performance Counts

    We are the PREMIER Dealer in Michigan for ALL of your boating needs. From fishing boats to pontoon boats, and everything in between, including new boat sales and used boat sales. Since 1984 our customers have depended on us for a high quality boat at a low price, with friendly service. Stop by and see why so many continue to choose Wonderland Marine West!

    Why Purchase from Your Local Dealer?
    Convenience - Close to home, your local dealer provides a wealth of knowledge regarding the product, as well as on-site inventory for you to tour and test drive prior to making your purchase.
    Relationships - Purchasing locally allows you to establish a relationship with your dealer representative providing you with the convenience of service and support when you need it.
    Service after the Sale - Many dealers put their purchasing customers first when it comes to getting your boat serviced. You will experience the value your local dealer can add to your purchase.
    Local Economy - Local purchases help to keep tax dollars and people at work in your community.

    http://www.wonderlandmarinewest.com/
  • X Zone Lures

    X Zone Lures – Filling a Need in the Fishing Industry

    http://www.xzonelures.com/site/video
    XZone Lures Videos

    X Zone Lures was founded by Canadian tournament angler Mark Kulik. He conceived of the idea while practicing for some upcoming tournaments that best suited a drop shot technique.

    Mark realized he needed bait that would behave just like the lake forage in the lake where the events were being held.

    Mark noticed that the tournament lakes had an abundance of crayfish and goby. So, a profile that looked and acted like both of these, with an action that could vary depending on conditions, was required. This eventually led him to develop the first “Slammer” designs.

    Our 'Slammer' lures to meet this niche.

    X Zone Lures' success in tournaments and expertise in using the “dropshot” technique has made us a household name in the fishing industry. The 'Slammer' has become one of the most dominant baits in Canada and the northern United States. It has been so successful that it’s popularity is quickly catching on all across North America!

    From pros to leisure fishermen throughout North America, the fishing industry loves X Zone Lures!
    And, since the Slammer's success began, we have expanded our product line to include other great designs and products.

    With X Zone Lures, fishermen all over North America can fill out their tackle boxes with lures that look and behave just like the forage in their lakes. That means better results, and bigger fish, faster.

    http://www.xzonelures.com/site/home