Friday, October 7, 2011
South Carolina pro Michael Murphy is surely one of the best with a jerkbait. You can find M2 12 months out of the year and he is going to have a jerkbait tied on. Murphy told us that it never gets too cold or hot to throw a jerkbait, but the spring and fall really shine. Fall is a super time to tie on an Ima Flit and go to work. When the days start getting shorter and the water temp drops into the seventies, a few things start happening. To Read More...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
We caught up with Michael Murphy fresh off his trip back from Sandusky Ohio, where he finished third in the Bassmaster Open series on Lake Erie. Murphy amassed over 61-pounds of bass during the three-day event, finishing just two-pounds ten ounces behind winner Nate Wellman. To Read More...
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Whenever I heard the term "putting the wood to 'em" growing up I would shudder. The phrase has held several meanings over my lifetime. When I was young, it meant a severe paddling was coming from a disciplinarian. Later in my teenage years when I was getting into fishing, that phrase came back into my vocabulary. To Read More...
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Faculty of Fishing (www.facultyoffishing.com), was founded by full time captain for a major airline, fishing enthusiast and tournament angler Terry McClymont. It branched from an idea originally developed for a program he and his partners, along with a team of programmers, designed to better train pilots through a fully animated and narrated online learning system (Faculty of Flight- www.facultyofflight.com). This method of learning allows pilots to easily and effectively retain valuable information, and it instantly became successful. ?I have always had a passion for fishing and thought something like this would be a great concept to help anglers,? said McClymont. Faculty of Fishing uses top anglers around North America and experts like meteorologists and biologists to aid in the development of its comprehensive and credible fishing resources. To Read More...
Saturday, November, 13 2010
Watch why you need a Keelshield. It protects your boat, and is extremely easy to install!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Watch Michael Murphy's pro tip on postspawn Carolina rigging in this video from FLW Outdoors.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
At 6'8" and a Medium Action, the New Michael Murphy Signature Jerkbait and Topwater Rod was designed with versatility and comfort in mind when fishing in a downward motion, or when there is a need to target fish around shoreline cover. "I designed this rod, because I was looking for something with a slightly shorter handle, but still a good length rod out in front of the reel. At 6'8" this rod allows me to fish lures in a downward motion without my rod dragging the water when I am fishing such things as a soft jerkbait, a hard jerkbait, like my signature IMA Flit, or a topwater. It has a good backbone for setting the hook, towards the base of the rod, but a soft tip to easily work your lure and to still achieve a long cast. To Read More...
Satuday, February 6, 2010
Denali Rods would like to announce the newest member of the Denali Pro Staff, professional fisherman Michael Murphy. "Denali is extremely excited to have Michael on our pro staff," stated Denali Rods president Scott Estes. "Michael Murphy's talents as a professional angler are obvious, but that is just the tip of the iceberg when you are talking about Michael's credentials. Michael has grown up in this industry on several fronts, and along the way has built a rock solid reputation for himself based on character and integrity, and we look forward to supporting him both now and far into the future." Read the full article...
Friday, July 24, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
By Chad Gay - Livewells in boats are nothing new. They are standard equipment on virtually every boat manufactured and are designed to keep fish alive on a boat. But what happens when they don't perform as they should? Most tournament fishermen earn their paychecks by bringing live fish to the scales. Costly weight penalties are incurred for bringing expired fish to the scales, and those penalties can translate into thousands, and perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read the full article...
Sunday, June 21, 2009
By Chad Gay - The word is spreading. Just a half-day's drive from Knoxville, the always-productive Kentucky Lake is hotter than it has ever been. When anglers get together to talk about the lake, one theme seems to be the topic of conversation - grass is good. "My favorite thing about Kentucky Lake right now is the grass on the south end," said professional fisherman Andy Morgan from Dayton, Tenn. "The way it looks and the way I've seen lakes change over the years, where that grass is growing that's going to be the deal. Read the full article...
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
By Billy "Hawkeye" Decoteau - Prelude to Februarys FLW Tour event on famed Lake Guntersville in Alabama, The Bass Bureau caught up with Professional Bass Anglers Michael Murphy and Jerry Green. Professor Murphy as I have titled my good friend and extremely knowledgeable Fisheries Biologist, enlightened me to his predictions on the underwater transitional movement of Guntersville's Black Bass. Read the full article...
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Competition, camaraderie, scholarships, and of course, fishing-National Guard FLW College Fishing is sure to lure record numbers of young men and women to the sport of tournament bass fishing. But there is a catch to getting in on the action. You must belong to a fishing club recognized by a four-year college or university. If you are not currently a member of a recognized student fishing club, then start your own by following these simple steps: Click HERE To Find Out How!
Monday, February 25, 2009
South Carolina's Michael Murphy's name may not be listed in the Top-10 of the FLW Tour, however this National Guard Team member is still riding high on confidence! "I'm really doing everything right and my preparation time is totally focused unto the prevailing conditions during the tournament. It's just a matter of timing!" With only three years under his belt as a Professional FLW Tour Angler, Michael Murphy is determined to qualify for the FLW Championship! Read the full article...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Written by Brad Wiegmann - I seem to glide through the water with each twitch. Flashing, darting, pausing then fliting back and forth; I do it all. I resemble a shad, a quick meal for any fish. Ima Jerkbait with an attitude. If lures could talk, I know that is what the Ima Flit 120 would be saying. The Ima Flit 120 was the combined effort of Ima Lures (www.imalures.com) and Michael Murphy to create the perfect jerkbait. Ima Lures are well known in the fishing world as manufactures of premier Japanese lures and excellent bait designers. FLW National Guard Pro fishing team member Michael Murphy from Gilbert, South Carolina, is a Fisheries Biologist, lure designer, and professional angler knows how to design a lure that catches fish. Together, they ended up designing the Ima Flit 120. The Flit 120 is named for its erratic fleeing action and 120-millimeter length body. Its body shape resembles a flat sided Herring or shad shape prey that is common in reservoirs all across the United States. Read the full article...
Friday, February 13, 2009
Michael Murphy is an Indiana native done good. He is a former member of the Purdue Bass Fishing Club from whence he graduated. Following his years at Purdue, Michael went on to guide on Lake Lanier. He later became a lure designer and did promotions for the SPRO Corporation. Michael now fishes the FLW Tour, his rookie season coming in 2006. Michael currently resides in South Carolina and lives about 2 miles from Lake Murray. Big Indiana Bass reached Michael at his home before heading to Guntersville, AL for the season's first FLW Tour tournament. Read the full article...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
You can consider the ima Shad to be pudgy but not fat. The top and bottom is rounded but it does have somewhat flattened sides. So it isnt completely round. The biggest difference is the Shads going to be more of (but not entirely) a rounded body crankbait whereas the Shaker is a flat-sided crankbait. The Shads not going to run any deeper. Both are shallow-runners, although the Shads a slightly smaller bait than the Shaker. Read the full article...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS - The National Guard announced Michael Murphy will join its angling team set to compete in FLW Outdoors tournaments in 2009. Murphy began his career on the Walmart Bass Fishing League, but has spent the last two seasons fishing the Walmart FLW Tour, Walmart FLW Series BP Eastern Division and the Stren Series. Read the full article...
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Video from basseast TV.
Friday, August 7, 2008
Video from basseast TV.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
FLORENCE, Ala. - South Carolina's Michael Murphy has muscled his way into the top 10 among a crowd of locals at Pickwick Lake... Read the full article...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Professional Angler Michael Murphy gets hooked in the face while filming for Ima Lures with Bill Smith Junior while fishing on Lake Murray in South Carolina.
Tuesday, January 31, 2008
There's a fair amount of buzz about Tabu Tackle right now - it's got its pro staff in order, including its latest signee Fred Roumbanis, and the Open Water Series jig recently helped Dave Lefebre beat up on the Okeechobee bass. The company will be onsite at the Bassmaster Classic, inside the Tackle Warehouse booth (Tackle Warehouse partners with BassFan through the BassFan Store). Read the full article...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Gilbert, SC. - South Carolina pro Michael Murphy enjoyed a productive rookie year on the FLW Tour in 2007, with a season that culminated in an appearance at the FLW Championship in Hot Springs, Arkansas. While he's understandably proud of that achievement, as his 2008 journey commences he's equally excited about his business interests. Read the full article...
Sunday, November 11, 2007
South Carolina's Michael Murphy battled through several nagging injuries en route to a 30th-place finish in the Angler of the Year (AOY) standings in his initial season on the FLW Tour in 2007. He's trying to rid himself of those this offseason. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week. During the operation, it was discovered that the problem had nothing to do with the ligaments or tendons, but rather a series of bone spurs and shredded cartilage under his kneecap that had been there since the 26-year-old was in high school.
"It's a little sore as I'm trying to walk around and get mobile again," he said. "But I have no regrets about finally getting something done, and I'm very happy that I'm on my way to getting healthy again."
Up next is a magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) on his right shoulder and left ankle, both of which caused him pain this season.
"Even if nothing needs to be done surgically, I'm looking forward to knowing 100% of what the problem is and being confident in the direction of rehabilitation I'll be taking. My thoughts are that if I had the success I had this year without ever seeing any of the lakes (previously) and being plagued with injuries, I wonder how next year will be when I'm healthy and more experienced. It makes me really confident as I look forward to next year." www.BassFan.com
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Participation in college bass fishing has increased dramatically over the past couple of years, primarily due to the formation of an organizing body for the sport (the Collegiate Bass Anglers Association, or CBAA) and the launch of the annual BoatU.S. National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship (NCBFC). [...] Read the full article
Friday, September 21, 2007
FLW Tour pro Michael Murphy was in college just a few years ago, competing for the Purdue University fishing team. He said that as recently as 2003, it wasn't uncommon to see a collegiate angler show up for a tournament with one spincasting combo and a small tackle box that contained maybe half a dozen lures and a couple of packs of plastic worms. [...] Read the full article
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
TABU stands for "Tournament Approved By Us," Dave Lefebre and company co-founder Michael Murphy talk about the enterprise, plus how they and other TABU pros are getting their custom products to market. ...Listen Now.
Friday, August 15, 2007
Michael Murphy talks about his experience in lure design, the importance of his fishery education in his fishing and his new IMA Japan jerkbait on BassFan Radio. ...Listen Now.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
As a Rookie in his first year on the 2007 Walmart FLW Tour, Michael made the Championship by finishing 30th in the year end FLW Tour Standings.
Wenesday, June 27, 2007
For the last year, Michael has teamed up with IMA Japan, one of his newest sponsors, to create the latest and most innovative jerkbait, the Michael Murphy Signature IMA Flit 120. Named for its irradic and realistic movement and measuring 120mm, the Flit 120 is based on the idea that if you create a lure with the similar shape to that of the baitfish you are trying to mimic, it will more easily take on the realistic characteristics. With a uniquely designed cross section matched with its unique and realistic sounding rattle chambers, to the fish there is not any difference between the baitfish they have been feeding on and this jerkbait that they are seeing. During the testing of the prototypes at a recent trip to Lake Murray, South Carolina, on a high pressure clear blue bird day, in just hours Michael boated numerous fish over 5lbs, with the best 5 over 18lbs.
Monday, January 22, 2007 at FLW Outdoors
Last September, FLW Outdoors announced that Slim Jim, a ConAgra Foods brand, had come on board as its newest sponsor. At the time, it was also made known that Slim Jim would sponsor a pro angler, someone who would embody Slim Jim's young, energetic demographic.
That angler turned out to be pro Michael Murphy of Gilbert, S.C. How Murphy got to this point though, is quite a tale. [...] Read the full article
Thursday, September 21, 2006 at BassFan.com
A Top 30 points finish for rookie Michael Murphy might pay twice. The FLW Tour is also something that interests him, so to qualify for that, and the Cup, would be a huge accomplishment for the first-year pro. [...] Read the full article
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at BassFan.com
It didn't take Michael Murphy long to reach a crossroads in his career. Until a few months ago, the 25-year-old pro—who's currently 12th in the FLW Series points and 2nd in the BassFan Rookie of the Year Race—wasn't sure if he'd be able to fish this year. [...] Read the full article
Originally published in the March 2006 issue of GON
Even when March bluebird skies mean cold temperatures, gusty winds and persnickety spotted bass, there will be anglers catching them. Michael Murphy of Kennesaw is one of those people. [...] Read the full article
September, 2005 at ProBass.com
I guess I would feel a little "froggy" too if I had one bait that contributed to over $80,000 in tournament winnings on the Professional Bass trails. [...] Read the full article
Originally published in the June 2003 issue of FLW Magazine
In the summer of 1990, 18-year-old Shad Schenck received some exciting news: He had been accepted to Purdue University in Indiana. Schenck had sincere intentions of becoming a professional bass angler and felt that a college degree was an important step in achieving his goal. Consequently, he enrolled. [...] Read the full article
Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at The Purdue Exponenet
An ESPN camera crew is coming to Purdue, but it has nothing to do with basketball, football or any NCAA-sanctioned sport. [...] Read the full article
Tuesday, August 12, 2000 at The Purdue Exponent
The Purdue Bass Fishing Club, thanks to the dedication of its top member, won the fifth annual Big Ten Invitational Saturday in Madison, Wisc. It was Purdue's first title since winning the inaugural tournament as the hosts in 1996. [...]