Bagley Pro, Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson wins the BASS Elite Series

Jeff Gustafson Receives Trophy

Elite bass angler Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson wins the BASS Elite Series event, in wire-to-wire fashion on the Tennessee River BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 2, 2021) – It was a spectacular showing by Northland Fishing Tackle, and Bagley pro, Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson who went wire-to-wire to win the 2021 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite on the Tennessee River…

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Gussy joins Bagley Baits

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You would think January would be a quiet time of year for me but it is surprisingly one of the busiest. As I get ready to hit the road for Florida at the end of the month to begin the new 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series season I’m burning up my time getting my boat rigged…

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The Newest Bagley Boy

Gussy poses on stage with trophy

Elite bass angler Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson to represent Bagley on tour  BEMIDJI, Minn. (January 5, 2020) – Bagley is proud to announce that Kenora, Ontario-based bass pro Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson is officially a member of its pro staff for the upcoming 2021 season. “I’m very excited to be part of the Bagley Bait Company pro staff. They…

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Fishing Crankbaits for Late Autumn and Winter Bass

  Fishing Crankbaits for Late Autumn and Winter Bass Bagley’s Pro Sunny B provides the perfect squarebill crankbait option BEMIDJI, Minn. (October 29, 2020) – The Bagley Pro Sunny B was designed to put a larger “pro-sized” fast-action balsa wood crankbait in the hands of anglers. Introduced in 2018, the three-inch, half-ounce squarebill Bagley Pro Sunny B…

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Top 5 Bagley Baits for Post Spawn Bass Fishing

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With the warmer days of summer arriving, the bass across the country will be making their way out of the shallows as they transition to their summer haunts. This time of year is widely referred to as the post-spawn by bass anglers. Post spawn bass fishing can be hit or miss some days, but there…

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Best Fishing Gift Ideas – Ultimate Angler Shopping Guide

As we splash into another holiday season, we at Bagley Bait wanted to share some of our favorite gifts for fishermen to help you reel in some cheer! Whether you’re shopping for an amateur or pro fisherman—or maybe you’re looking for something to enhance your own tackle box—you’re sure to find an awesome gift that…

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Bagley Fishing Lures: Balsa Wood Manufacturing Meets HCM

balsa wood fishing lure

Is Traditional Balsa Wood Manufacturing Really Better than HCM? Since the late 1980s, there’s been a divide among fishermen on whether the traditional balsa manufacturing process for Bagley lures is superior to the company’s newer heat compression molding (or HCM) process. In fact, fans of vintage fishing lures, the early Bagley lures (circa the 1960s-1980s) swear by the…

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Pro Fishing Tips for Winterizing Your Gear

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Spring may seem like a lifetime away for any non-ice fishing angler. But as you wait for the water temperatures to rise and your spring fishing season to commence, why not use the offseason to inspect and store your gear properly. To ensure your next fishing adventure is filled with more action and less time…

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Ice Fishing Tips to Improve Your Winter Presentation

Lake frozen over for ice fishing

Before you hang up your fishing gear this winter, why not try your hand at ice fishing? From choosing the best ice fishing lures to finding the perfect spot to drill a hole and start angling, ice fishing allows you to trade in your traditional summer fishing techniques and immerse yourself in one of Minnesota’s…

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How to Land a Largemouth Bass: Top Fishing Lures for Bass

man fishes on lake in the summer

As we leave summer behind and brace ourselves for colder temperatures, it’s not uncommon for bass anglers to pack up their tackle boxes and head home for the winter. But it’s still open season for largemouth bass, which means there’s plenty more game fish out there for you. Black bass, green bass, and slough bass—these…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Northern Pike Fishing

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Sharp toothed, wide-eyed, and possessing a nasty whipping tail, northern pike are well worth the chase if you’re up for the challenge. And if you reside in the state of Minnesota, then you’re definitely closer to catching a trophy pike than you think. For those new to northern pike fishing, get ready for an exciting…

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Top 3 Best Walleye Fishing Lures

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As Minnesota transitions into its cooler fall temperatures, walleye anglers are presented with an interesting new challenge: adjust their walleye fishing tackle to accommodate the climate change’s effect on walleyes’ behavior. During the warmer summer months, walleye typically roam deeper waters, as these cold-blooded fish tend to favor cooler temps. Of course, it’s not uncommon…

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