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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Attention to all Minnetonka Milfoil Flippers!!

Falcon Lures Rattle Flipping Jig
Check out the beauties! A new jig from Falcon Lures, affectionately nicknamed the “Brick”.
A 2 OZ. Rattle Flipping Jig, that features a virtually weedless head design, heavy duty weed guard, a premium quality silicone skirt with rattle strap and two magnum rattles, a skirt collar and a trailer keeper barb. The jig is manufactured with a Mustad Ultrapoint XXS 7/0 Black Nickel hook.

Check out these great colors! Just imagine yourself probing the deep milfoil on Tonka with these.....

Find these Monsters @


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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Weekly Jottings

First of all... Has anyone see Bass Pundit? We may need to send out an APB for him soon.

This past weekend was very good, the fish catches for the club were very good on Fish Trap and Shamineau. I had a good bag on Shamineau and that vaulted me back into first place for the year with two tournaments to go. I also was able to survive the Match Tournament!

Also, keep an eye for more news on the WI fish die off on a recent Stren Series Tournament, I am sure we will find out more details.


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Thursday, July 20, 2006

8lb Line is Stronger than you may Think....

Check out this rescue story! Too bad they only got one crappie.

Fourteen-year-old Kong Vang saw his cousin flailing in the water, fighting to
stay afloat in the Little Canada pond where six cousins had been fishing.
With chaos and panic setting in on shore, Kong cast his fishing line out
into the water, hoping to snag Tou Ger Yang.
Barely conscious, Tou Ger, 14,
managed to twist the line around his right arm. Just as the lure hooked his
wrist, he went under.
Somehow, the 8-pound test line held as Kong kept
reeling. And when Tou Ger was close enough, the cousins hauled him to shore.
See full story on This is a good conservation lesson in not littering in our lakes as well.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

River2Sea V-Joint Minnow

As seen on BassCenter! Wow what a great looking jerkbait, can you imagine throwing that up here in MN and having a Giant Bronzeback come up and CRUSH IT! Maybe I will order some for the my tournament coming up on Pokegama....
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Find the River2Sea V-Joint Minnow at! Try them out for yourself. They are actually fairly reasonable when compared to the Lucky Craft Live Pointers.

Tight Lines,

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Monday, July 17, 2006

2007 Elite Series Schedule Released

They released the dates a few weeks ago and now the bodies of water....
2007 CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series
The Western Run
#1 March 8-11: Battle on the Border, Lake Amistad — Del Rio, Texas
#2 March 22-25: Duel in the Delta, California Delta — Stockton, Calif.
#3 March 29-April 1: Golden State Shootout, Clear Lake — Lakeport, Calif.
The Southern Swing
#4 April 19-22: Pride of Georgia, Clarks Hill Lake — Evans, Ga.
#5 April 26-29: Southern Challenge, Lake Guntersville — Guntersville, Ala.
#6 June 7-10: Blue Ridge Brawl, Smith Mountain Lake — Moneta, Va.
The Turn
#7 June 21-24: The Sooner Run, Grand Lake — Grove, Okla.
The Northern Run
#8 July 12-15: Champion's Choice, Lake Champlain — Plattsburgh, N.Y.
#9 July 19-22: Empire Chase, Lake Erie/ Niagara River — Buffalo, N.Y.
The Final Charge
#10 Aug. 9-12: Capitol Clash, Potomac River — Charles County, Md.
#11 Sept. 13-16: Sunshine Showdown, Lake Tohopekaliga — Kissimmee, Fl.
Bassmaster Majors
#1 May 17-20: Bassmaster American, High Rock Lake — Greensboro, N.C.
#2 July 26-29: Bassmaster Memorial, Oneida Lake — Syracuse, N.Y.
#3 Aug. 23-26: Bassmaster Legends, Arkansas River — Little Rock, Ark.
See Full Schedule Here

You will see many repeats from this year on the list, and California gets some love, fishing Clear Lake & The Delta. So Byron Velvick can get his tail handed to him on his home waters as well, and stop saying "WEST SIDE!"

They will go north to NY, Champlain & Erie, and the upper Midwest gets snubbed again. You would have to drive a long ways from MN to catch any event. See full overview of tour.


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Friday, July 14, 2006

Weekend Preview

I am headed up to Whitefish Chain for Weekend Series Tournament #2!! For those of you that are smarter and will be in the A/C, pay attention to BassCenter and for updates the Elite Series at Champlain this week. There are some grizzled veterans like Brauer in the Top 5 after day 1.

Also, check out my new Bass Fishing Forum!!


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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Ike is #1

After the recent Lake Oneida Bassmasters Elite Series, has released it latest world rankings and Mike Iaconelli - a.k.a. IKE -has leaped over previous #1 Greg Hackney. KVD has also leaped Hack by getting into #2 and Hack now sits in #3. See Full Rankings
For you MN guys, Jim Moynagh is a respectable 46th

The neat things about the BassFan rankings:
- Its compares BASS, FLW and 2-Tour pros against each other
- It works on a 2-year rolling calender
- Championships and Majors are worth more
- Bassmaster Open, Bassmaster Northern/Southern Tour and FLW Stren (formerly EverStart) Series tournament data are not included in the BassFan World Rankings because these are "minor-league" or "triple-A" events
- It has all anglers competing in Tour Level events, ranked #1 - #502 and Bios for everyone

So where does your favorite angler rank?


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Monday, July 10, 2006

Got My Revenge

After getting crushed on Lake Marion in my club tournament, it was good to turn it around and have a 3rd place finish & Big Bass in the Pan-O-Prog tournament. 6 fish for 20.85lbs with a 4.87 Kicker.

I took Sunday off of fishing, first Saturday or Sunday I did not fish since May 6-7th, it was a nice run. I went shopping with Laura all day, but I did get some new fishing sandals ;)

Congrats to Tommy Biffle on his big win at Lake Oneida, way to go against the conventional wisdom and target Largemouth all tournament long. He also broke the $1million career earnings mark as well.


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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Bassin' & Blogging....

Sorry I am a bit behind on both Blogs, I got 4 days of prefishing to log from this past weekend.
Fishing & Work is cutting into my Blogging....

Starting to put some things together for my tournament on Marion this Saturday, much different that what I had going last year. Fishing up on the Whitefish Chain was very good, now I just need to find a little more consistency for larger fish. Watch the Bassin' Blog later today and in the coming days for updates, I aim to catch up before the Pan-O-Prog.


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