about bassin'


In 1978 Popular Lures and Pro Bass were bought by an innovator and pioneer in the fishing industry. In 1981 Popular Lures and Pro Bass merged to become, BASSIN', the official "how-to" magazine. Shortly thereafter, BASSIN' was named by the readers THE weekend angler's magazine. In 1988 Crappie World magazine was purchased and lead its innovative ways through BASSIN'.

The 1990's and 2000's brought many wonderful how to tips and tricks through the pages of BASSIN' like no other publication and introduced the Big Bass World Championship to its readers...giving away over 5 millions dollars in prizes and money to a simple "weekend angler." Over the years, BASSIN' has had the top honor of being the #1 sold magazine in the outdoor section of Wal-Mart stores nationwide.

In 2012, still suffering from the huge hit on the economy, BASSIN' was purchased by Brad Uhl, who had worked at the magazine over the past 13 years. In 2013, BASSIN' went back to its roots, and published 6 magazines again for the first time in over 8 years.

BASSIN’ magazine is the number one bass fishing "HOW-TO" magazine for the weekend angler. It teaches and explains to you the best way to approach and determine the most effective way to catch the most fish in your outing. No matter what the future of fishing may bring, it is nice to know you can still find a hidden trick or tip in the pages of BASSIN’ magazine.

what else we offer

Crappie World is the only print publication dedicated only to panfish. From perch to blugill, crappie to any other panfish, Crappie World has information on the leading technology in every issue. From tips and tricks to recipes for dinner and new innovative gear, each issue is packed full of information on how to catch your limit any season of the year. Check out more at www.crappieworldonline.com.

Catfish World is a spawn from the subscribers of Crappie World and BASSIN'. A survey for demographic information was put out in 2012 and one of the questions on the survey was: What other type of fish do you fish for? From the whopping 40,000 surveys that were returned, 90% said catfish! So, American Angler Publications gave it to you...your very own publication dedicated only to catfishing, CATFISH WORLD. The only catfish species-specific printed magazine published!

our mission