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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Twist on an old Bass Fishing Favorite

Lot of chatter about this new bait from Zoom, they have retooled a bass catching machine in the Original Super Fluke and now have launched the Zoom Swimming Fluke.

With all the success of the Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper and other paddle tail swimbaits, this was just a matter of time. This looks like a great little bait, that will catch a ton of fish around vegetation and schooling fish.

The Zoom Swimmin’ Super Fluke has a paddle tail akin to a hollow-body swimbait, but it swims upright without the aid of a weighted hook and has an action only the cousin of the original fluke could have.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Still 2 days left to Save!

Hey Bass Fishing Rubes,

Still 2 days left on another great sale at a great time, no need to get up at all on Black Friday to get some deals. Bass Tackle Depot has 10 full days of 20% mark down across the board on their already great prices, also they are running daily specials. Yesterday BOGO on KVD Line Conditioners, today BOGO on Bio Edge fish attractants. Plus unless you live in CA, no tax and free shipping on orders over $50, can't be beat!

Last week, I ordered some Paycheck Punch skirts and a Skeet Reese Swimbait Rod, I also bought some chatterbaits, they were only $1.60 each after discount! I am guessing I may still sneak in abother order again, depending on the daily deals!!!
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Monday, November 09, 2009

Deals on Reels

My Dad has started his annual pilgrimage to down south for fishing, before he left, he actually did a little sorting of fishing gear and realized he had way too many reels that were just sitting around. So I am selling a bunch of his Shimano reels on ebay for him and a handheld GPS. The first are listed now, more to come as I clean them up and look them over and get them ready for listing.

Take a look here -

Also, check back, I will list the rest soon and after that, probably start clearing out some more of my gear and tackle.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Great Fall Bass Fishing Tackle & Gear Sale!

Hey anglers, time to stock up this weekend! 20% off of Bass Tackle Depot is like saving 25-30% over your local retailers, free shipping over $50, no sales tax and no gas spent driving around. Get stocked up for next season or get your Christmas shopping done early! I am pretty sure I am going to order one of the new Skeet Reese rods!
Great selection of rods, reels, hard to find swimbaits and tackle.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Is there anything handier?

Really, is there anything more handy then a good multi-tool on the boat or in the field. This past spring, I picked up a Leatherman Blast, and I think with a roll of duct or electrical tape and my Blast, I can fix anything I need to on my boat. It's light and compact enough to always carry in your tackle bag or box and takes up less space then a bunch of specialty tools.

The pliers can tighten nuts, like your battery terminals which need to be checked often. The screwdriver saved my bacon when my front depthfinder mount came loose during a tourney on Lake Michigan. I also have used my knive to cut lures free from underwater ropes that i have hooked, which when throwing a $16 japanse crankbait, the blast can pay for itself very quickly!

So if you don't have a multi-tool get one for your fall fishing and hunting excursions, or think about getting one for your outdoors hubby for Christmas!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sweet Shades for a Steal!

Most bass anglers are always on the look for a good quality pair of sunglasses for a fair price. Look no further then the eyewear from Akinetix. Get quality polarized lenses paired with comfortable and feather light frames. Find these shades for a steal of a price at

Available in Blue Mirror, Amber and Smoke lenses, which allows for a lens in all situations and conditions.
Akinetix Sunglasses are constructed with UV400 lenses. The lenses are Polarized, Scratch-Resistant, and Shatter-proof. Lightweight, Floating Frames work great for fishing.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Two Big Bass Tackle Sales this Weekend!

20% off Everything at Bass Tackle Depot this weekend!

Deep discounts and Free Shipping Offer at Secret Weapon Lures!

Enjoy these sales to stock up for your big summer push!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Watch out Kermit, Mad Maxx is Here!!!

Flipping though my latest Bass Pro Shops catalog, I noticed this brand new frog from Tru-Tungsten & Fish Harder Companies!

Tru-Tungsten Mad Maxx Frogs are Super-premium frogs that take temptation to the highest level with 3D eyes and a keel design for easy ''walk the dog'' action. Features tungsten rattles for extra attracting power, a pro drain to keep water out, and a super-sharp double frog hook.Tru-Tungsten  Mad Maxx Frogs
I cannot wait to get my hands on them! They look like thew will be awesome, like all the other Tru-Tungsten products! Right now they are a BassPro exclusive.

Friday, June 05, 2009

BTD Summer Slam Event!

Bass Tackle Depot is running a pretty cool special; you can get 15% off of all crankbaits and topwaters! This special runs through Sunday at Midnight.

I pretty tempted to order some new Lucky Craft Kelly J's or stock up on some Ima hardbaits.
Either way, its pretty hard to find deals on good high quality hard baits that BTD carries. Not too mention its free shipping on orders over $50, plus no sales tax!
When is the last time you did not spend $50 in a sporting goods store?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Youvella Pro Flip & Little Flip Hooks Available

Many of the top Fisher Harder Pros have been using these Youvella hooks for quite some time. They were available at the Bassmasters Classic & quickly sold out. Shortly after the classic the OWG (Offset Wide Gap) hooks were available in many online shops like and others. I have been using the Youvella OWG's quite a bit, sticking and landing a very high percantage of bites, I have nothing but good things to say so far.

I was surfing around today and finally found the Pro Flip & Little Flip hooks in stock, which just in time for summer fishing around here when flipping really starts to play a factor.

So get them while you can, I expect them to sell out quickly!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Check out the New Sexy Sunfish

As soon as I saw this color of Strike King Red Eye Shad, I started making my order at Bass Tackle Depot to get up to $50 for free shipping, luckily I did not order right away, as everything is 15% off this weekend, thru Monday!!!

I know this color will pull up plenty of bass from the waters I fish in MN and will work in any water that has a good blue gill population.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Shimano Cruxis for $69!

Bargain alert, quality reel and a sweet deal! BTD has the Shimano Cruxis for $69, free shipping while supplies last.

Packed with premium features, the low-profile Cruxis® reel will impress you with its incredible castability, power and smooth retrieves.
1/4 Turn Easy Access Sideplate
Reduced Mass VBS hub
Aluminum Frame
Metal Series

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Exclusive Skeet Reese Baits!

Looking for an edge when throwing hardbaits? Check out these 3 new & exclusive colors on some of you favorite Lucky Craft profiles! Great colors from a superb angler.

Find these only at Moster Tackle!
Colors are Crack, Gun Metal Shard & White Flash!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Deep Discounts on Sports Apparel & Gear

Athletic Kinetics (AKINETIX) strives to be a leader in sports apparel and equipment. Whether it's fishing, baseball, football, softball, any other sport or the outdoors, AKINETIX's product line aids performance of the sports or activities you love the most. Akinetix is new athletic apparel company that some great products, from polarized sunglasses to cool dry athletic gear shirts and more! The Akinetix team is offering a 40% off your purchases for a limited time with the Promo Code 'akrili40'. Act quickly, because this will not last much longer.

Example of Cool Dry Long Sleeve Shirt - Great for in the boat!

Hope these discounts benefit some of you!
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

20% off all Swimbaits at Bass Tackle Depot!

20% off all Swimbaits at Bass Tackle Depot!

Offer good while supplies last (No rain checks or back orders).
Prices shown are in U.S. funds and are subject to change.
Some restrictions may apply

Friday, March 13, 2009

Couple of Swimbaits hitting the shelves

There has been much talke about the Jackall Swimming Ninja & 4" Tru-Life swimbaits, both seem to be in stock at several stores.

Kota Kiriyama used the Jackall Swimming Ninja to sack a 35 pound bag during the BASS Elite Series on Lake Amistad and ultimately ran out of the baits as the fish destroyed what he had but he still managed a 12th place finish. The natural swimming motion of the bait coupled with a dead stick fall in front of followers was the key to enticing the big fish into committing. The Jackall Swimming Ninja is tested and proven to put big fish in the boat!

The 4 inch TRU-LIFE SWIMBAITS are a collaborative design created by Tru-Tungsten and swimbait kings Ish Monroe and Matt Newman. The 4 inch Swimbait comes in two versions. A wake bait that takes 2 balls to become a slow fall bait and a slow fall bait that will take 2 balls to become a fast fall bait to get to those deeper fish. Tru Tungsten Tru-Life Swimbaits have a 4 segment jointed body that creates an incredible life like swimming motion. This matched with Life-like a finish including scales, eyes make this an irresistible bait for lurking bass..

Both of these hot baits are in stock at Bass Tackle Depot.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2009 Red River Bassmaster Classic Winning Lures & Gear

So here is a brief summary of the baits and gear used by Skeet Reese to win 2009 Bassmasters Classic!
Skeet used two main baits, the new Crazy Legs Chigger craw and the Lucky Craft Redemption Spinnerbait. These baits seem very fitting, since a chigger craw was Skeet's demise when Boyd Duckett used it to knock him to second on Lay Lake and Skeet designed the Redemption Spinnerbait for Lucky Craft and that is exactly what he got, REDEMPTION!!!
Berkley Power Bait Crazy Leg Chigger Craw
Winning Gear Notes
> Spinnberbait gear: 7' extra-fast Lamiglas XR 704 rod, Abu Garcia Revo Winch (5.4:1), 50-pound Spiderwire Ultracast braided line, 3/8-ounce Lucky Craft Redemption Spinnerbait (MS American shad head, nickel combination blades, customized translucent skirt).

> He said he fished spinnerbait on the Revo Winch because it's a strong, slower-geared reel. And he fished it on the braid because it cut through the pad stems better than mono or fluorocarbon.

> Flipping gear: Lamiglas XFT 806 flipping stick, Abu Garcia Skeet Series Revo casting reel, 25-pound Berkley Trilene 100% fluorocarbon, 3/16- and 1/4- ounce unnamed sinkers (1/4-ounce in wind), 3/0 unnamed hook, Berkley PowerBait Crazy Leg Chigger craw (black/blue-fleck)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Simply Catches Bass

The next lure I am going to Blog about is a very simple & ordinary looking lure, but here is the deal, it flat catches bass. I have been using this to catch bass for years. It is the Lake Fork Ring Fry.

Like I said, it does not look like much, but then again neither do Senkos or Trick worms and we know they catch the heck out of bass as well. Here is how I use it to catch bass:

In water less then 4ft, I fish it weightless like many people fish senkos around docks, wood and scattered grass. The way I catch most of my fish, is to fish it on a Carolina or Mojo rig. The Carolina Rig is the choice for deeper water and scattered cover. I use the mojo rig in water 5-20ft where around just about any cover from thick weeds to gravel & rocks, its flat deadly!
Give the Ring Fry a chance, you will not be disappointed. Off all the anglers I have introduced this bait to, I don't any have ever complained.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Join my BASS Fantasy Fishing Group

Rich Lindgren is challenging you to play Fantasy Fishing Challenge on

This game challenges you to build a roster of five anglers while staying under your team's $100m salary cap. The amount of points an angler can earn in a tournament are based on the Angler of the Year points system. Best of all, it's FREE to play. Plus I will award prizes to winners at each event in my group!

Here is how to sign up, go to
Create your entry
Click Join a Group
Search under Private Groups for Rich's Bassin' Blog
Password: bassin

BASS this year, now let's you join multiple groups, so don't worry if you already joined a group, you can still be part of this group and win prizes!

For more info on my FLW Fantasy Fishing Group - check this post -

I would like to welcome our newest email subscribers, we are now up to 86, plus all the RSS subscribers!!

Play Fantasy Fishing for Millions

Best regards,
The Commissioner

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Join my FLW Fantasty Fishing Group - Win Free Prizes!

I have re-opened my FLW Fantasy Fishing group from last year & inviting you to play FLW Fantasy Fishing where you can become an instant millionaire! Other guaranteed prizes include six $100,000 winners and 1,800 other prizes like a Chevy Silverado, Ranger Boats and more. Don't worry, if you've never played fantasy sports before, FLW Fantasy Fishing will help pick a team for you when you sign up. This year, should be bigger and better, as I intend to send out prizes for every tournament to highest finishers of our group that don't win FLW prizes. Prizes will be compromised of gifts from my sponsors. So tackle, sunglasses, hats, and other gear will be up for grabs

Here is the details to sign up:
Please go to to sign-up or learn more. After you have completed the sign-up process, click "Join a League" in the Game Tracker and enter the following information to become part of's League:

League Id: 11590
Password: bassin

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Best regards,
The Commissioner
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Monday, January 19, 2009

10% off at BTD

10% off everything at for the next two weeks, perfect time to restock your tackle boxes and boats!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Pull the Trigger on some new Bass Baits

Its been too long between entries as usual of late... But these new baits from TriggerX made me sit down and write a quick entry, because I think they look pretty great, I really like the looks of the new Flipping Tube, looks similar to the Yum Vibra King Tube that I really like!!

They got plenty of other cool looking baits, but the creature bait (TriggerX Big Bug) is one of the most other eye catching!!!!

Based on my reading they are laced with all kinds of stuff to entice bass and other game fish to latch on and not let go.

Also they are running a nice little rebate, where you buy 4 packs and get 1 FREE!!!
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