X Zone lure development

I’m excited about this official announcement! Beamsville, Ontario – X Zone Lures has partnered with Bassmaster Elite Series angler Brandon Lester of Fayetteville, TN, to create a new Pro Series line of soft plastic baits. X Zone Lures has helped anglers catch smallmouth for over a decade with its Slammer and Swammer hand-poured baits.  Their […]

Learning new techniques

Adapted from my monthly column in Coastal Angler/The Angler magazine Growing up in southern middle Tennessee I was very fortunate to have a lot of really good fisheries within a couple hours of my house. I had my choice between the Tennessee River lakes like Guntersville, Wheeler, and Wilson or the typical highland reservoirs located […]

Lessons Learned on the Elite Series

This article was published in Bass Angler Magazine.  In case you don’t get that publication I want to share it here. My rookie season on the Bassmaster Elite Series was nothing short of a dream come true. Through 9 tournaments in I made six Top 50 cuts. My best finish came at the final stop of […]

Brandon Lester – Learning on the Elites

The April Elite Series event on Table Rock Lake was a tournament that I was really looking forward to. It is a deep and clear highland reservoir much like Tims Ford and Lake Normandy that I grew up fishing back home in Tennessee. I did my research going into the tournament and confirmed that I […]