Bagley Pro Noah Schultz Takes Tops at Mille Lacs

Noah Schultz claims Angler of the Year and first place at Classic Bass Championship BEMIDJI, Minn. (September 14, 2021) – The Classic Bass Champions Tour recently wrapped up its 2021 season at its Championship on Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota. Known as a legendary smallmouth bass fishery, the lake produced for competitors in both fish…

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Legacy of Fishing, Family and Fantastic Finishes

Northland Founder, John Peterson, and great-nephew, Jace Peterson take first; brothers Travis and Craig Peterson take third Bemidji, MN (September 3, 2020) – The International Falls Bass Championship (IFBC) is a fabled bass fishing event on Rainy Lake and Rainy River, Minnesota. With great smallmouth bass fishing on the lake and river, the intent of…

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Bagley Introduces 10 Captivating Colors to Crankbait Lines

10 new colors round out selections in the most popular Bagley crankbait families  BEMIDJI, Minn. (July 15, 2021) – Bagley Baits is proud to introduce 10 new colors into their premium lines of balsa hardbaits. These new colors were designed by touring pros through the hands of artisan painters to create baits that not only…

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Bagley Pro Matt Becker Wins Big on Lake Murray

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MLF angler Matt Becker claims first place at South Carolina MLF event BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 28, 2021) – It was a long time coming for 2018 Rookie of the Year and Bagley pro, Matt Becker, who capitalized on the lake’s herring spawn to fill his live well each day. Winning by just over two pounds,…

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Bagley Pro, Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson Sweeps Bassmaster Elite

Jeff Gustafson Receives Trophy

Elite bass angler Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson goes wire-to-wire 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 in Knoxville, Tennessee with 63 pounds. Gustafson caught…

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Joining Bagley

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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

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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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A Breakdown of the Bagley Baits Flat Balsa B2

Bagley Baits has always been known for its variety. But with countless models and color options created over the years, it was almost too much of a good thing. Focus has been one of the key elements for Bagley Baits with new ownership. “Back in the day down in Florida, Jim Bagley could go in…

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Crankin’ Your Way to Late Autumn and Winter Bass

  Crankin’ Your Way to 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 bait in the hands of anglers. Introduced in 2018, the three-inch, half-ounce squarebill Bagley Pro Sunny…

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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 fishing gift ideas 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 the early Bagley lures (circa 1960s-1980s) swear by the original’s ability to outdo every…

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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

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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 fishing techniques 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 for…

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