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Bassmaster Top 30 Under 30.

Posted by admin on July 26, 2016


The sport of bass fishing is getting younger. While there have always been anglers fishing at the top level in the their 20s, the number of young and really good anglers is growing. >> check out the list

Brainard, where he feels he supposed to be

Posted by admin on March 22, 2016

Jay Brainard Fishing - Bassmaster Elite Angler

When 28-year-old, Elite Series Rookie Jay Brainard launched his boat on the opening day of the 2016 Elite Series, he claimed to feel no butterflies.  “Its just another tournament day, another launch. The nervous part hit later on when I caught my first fish, That’s when I started to get a little shaky.” >> read more

New Elite: Jay Brainard

Posted by admin on March 22, 2016


As a child, Jay Brainard was a record-breaking gymnast known for high-flying flips and somersaults.

At age 17, before his childhood was even truly over, he became a freestyle bullfighter known for doing backflips over angry, hard-charging 2,000-pound animals.

Now, at age 28, he’s embarking upon what many would consider to be a much tamer career as a professional fisherman.

Strike King lands Elite Series Pro Jay Brainard

Posted by admin on February 27, 2016


Collierville, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2016) – Strike King is constantly bombarded with requests for sponsorship. The requests from veterans that have a track record and a reputation are easier. Do they fit image of a Strike King pro (integrity and performance)? Then there are the young guys whose tournament results and industry reputation isn’t as established. Things such as etiquette, speaking/writing ability, professionalism, and of course passion help us with our decision. Sometimes it’s easy. Sometimes it’s not. In the case of Jay Brainard, it was easy. Very easy. >> read more

Ex-Grand Guide Says Clarity Biggest Factor

Posted by admin on February 27, 2016


Jay Brainard, a former Grand Lake guide and 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series rookie, believes that one environmental factor will override all others for this year's Classic: water clarity.

"There's just been so much rain this year," he said. "The lake level might be back to normal, now but the clarity isn't what it usually is at this time of year.

"Last time (the 2013 Classic that Cliff Pace won) it was a jerkbait-and-jig deal, but personally, I think it's going to be won incredibly shallow this time." >> read more