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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New Booyah Boogee Bait

For those that have enjoyed some success on Chatterbaits and variations on the original, you will be glad to see the new Booyah Boogee Bait. With Booyah a large commercialized company getting into this lure segment, it will drive the quality up and the cost down.

The Boogee Bait has some nice features including a shad profile head meticulously detailed with an ultra-durable finish, a Leverage flexible hook system with an XCalibur Tx3 hook, quick-change blade system, multi-strand silicone and flash skirt, and a YUM® Boogee Tail trailer. These baits retail for a reasonable $5.99 at

Go get'em

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Monday, August 28, 2006

MN Federation TOC sets sights on Gull

Minneapolis – August 28, 2006 – Minnesota’s best amateur bass anglers set to tackle Gull Lake for the Minnesota Bass Federation Nation Tournament of Champions.

On Saturday, September 2nd, approximately 200 anglers will arrive in the Brainerd & Nisswa area to practice and prepare for the event. Events culminate with a two day tournament on September 7th & 8th. Weigh-ins for the event will be hosted by Ernie’s on Gull starting at 3:00PM Thursday and Friday.

These 200 anglers have qualified from their local clubs from all over the state. There is a total of 41 clubs sending teams and representatives to the Tournament of Champions (TOC). The tournament is hosted and supported by the local area Baxter Bass Club. In addition to the TOC, there is also an alternate’s tournament on Lake Alexander near Cushing, MN to be held on September 7th, the weigh-in will be 3:00PM held out of Blue Port Restaurant on the shores of Lake Alexander.

Wednesday night is the banquet and pairings meeting which concludes with a raffle with all proceeds supporting a local charity. This year’s charity is Wilderness Inquiry, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on getting people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world. We believe there is nothing like being there to fully appreciate the environment and the people we share it with.

Anglers come from all over the state for many reasons; foremost is the camaraderie of fellow anglers and secondly to qualify for the 2007 Bass Federation Northern Divisional. The top 12 anglers from the TOC will advance next year to fish against 7 other State Teams from Wisconsin, Indiana, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, & Ohio on Lake Erie at Sandusky, OH in September, 2007. At stake there is a chance to fish in the Bass Federation Nation National Championship and one step closer to a Bassmasters Classic Berth.

Fish care is an important part of protecting our resource, so for the second consecutive year, the TOC will be utilizing an in-water weigh-in system that reduces stress on the fish, which is important as the goal is to return all the fish back to Gull Lake in good condition to be caught again for everyone.

”The great thing about the Minnesota Federation Nation State Championship is that we get a chance to give back to the community. Our sponsors have really stepped up big for our raffle and Wilderness Inquiry,” says Tournament Director Dale Richardson. “We really appreciate the support we get from Minn-kota, MG Lures, and Mojo Rods.” If you are interested in seeing Minnesota’s best anglers, Ernie’s on Gull Lake is the place to be September 8th & 9th.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release visit
About Minnesota Bass Federation:The Minnesota BASS Federation is committed to promoting fishing for all ages and skill levels. We offer our assistance to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to improve fishing opportunities, habitat, water quality & preservation of public access to Minnesota’s waterways. We work with state and local government, lake associations and other outdoor organizations to protect our fishing heritage. Through our youth initiatives, we provide education and on the water experiences to foster youth involvement and sustained interest in our sport.
Contact: Rich Lindgren, Marketing Director Or
Dale Richardson, Tournament Director Minnesota Bass Federation Nation


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Friday, August 25, 2006

Looking for G-String & Crystal? has both! Get your Buy this ProductSpiderline G-String & Buy this ProductBerkley FireLine Crystal

These two lines were some of the hotter products at the ICAST show. G-String is supposed to be a super tough mono deisgned by the G-Man, Gerald Swindle and Berkley FireLine Crystal is supposed to be a clearer version of the already popular Fireline.
Try these out and let me know what you find out, they look like great products and they have great names!

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Rejoicing In the Streets

Jimmy Houston Outdoors is gone from ESPN2!!!
This season marked the 30th year that the Jimmy Houston Outdoors show was
broadcast on TV. And for 20 of those years it was broadcast by ESPN and
ESPN2. That era came to an end recently when ESPN Outdoors didn't renew the
show for the upcoming season.

Nothing againts Jimmy, I just hate his show. Bass & Crappie fishing on his private lake every week does not do anything for me. As you may remember, Jimmy made #5 on my Top 10 Least Favorite Fishing Shows this spring. Maybe he can focus on the Elite Series last event, because he has had a dismal season, I think he is dead last!!! I am not sure he is even trying anymore.....


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Friday, August 18, 2006

Another way to spend your internet time...

If you have not noticed, I started a Bass Fishing Forum to augment this Blog and my webpage - Just another way to communicate with all of you that like to read my rants!

If you are looking for more bass info or other ways to post your questions or thought, check it out -
There is a classified section and a general section so far. Let me know if there is something else that you would like to see. I know sometimes there are questions that do not necessarily match up with the topics on the blog and the forum is wide open place for all questions and ideas.

Hope you like it!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Anyone Need a Great Deal on a Trolling Motor?

I just won a trolling motor in a Weekend Series Tournament. Great trolling motor, but boat already has a new trolling motor.
Motorguide Bassmaster Tour Series BASS 70
24volt, 70lb Digital Thrust
Gator Mount
45" Stainless Shaft
3-Blade Machete III Prop
Infinite Digital Variable Speed
No Play Adjustable Pull/Pull Steering

It retails for $699.99 at, $550 or Best Offer! Go to and contact me if interested.


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Friday, August 11, 2006

Long time no Blog...

Hey all, been busy fishing, sure you understand.
Here is an interesting article on how some pros had to bow out of the Elite Series for financial reasons. Fishing Pro is not glamourous all the time!

Congrats to Brent Ehler on his FLW Championship Victory on Lake Logan Martin.

I had a good weekend, 2nd at Lake Pokegama in the ESPN Bassmasters Weekend Series.

Also, BassCenter is cancelled and Rucks is Fired! Lots of news these days.


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