Bass, Tournament & Fishing Articles
Louie Stout: A Deal in Hope by Andrew (Duke) Buss
- May 5, 2009
Anyone else tired of disappointment? We're blasted with it everyday. We live in a
time where professional athletes are linked to steroids, celebrities make headlines for breaking the law, and
our political leaders fight with each other instead of coming up with solutions. In today's world, it's hard to
have faith in our leaders.
Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “A leader is a deal in hope.” And today, I am especially glad to know
Winning From the Back – Success as a Co-Angler
by Andrew Buss (Duke)
- April 4, 2009
“Hey, you need to sit down and relax a bit.” Ron Fabiszak of South Bend, IN has heard these words on more than one occasion while fishing as a co-angler in FLW events. He explains, “A pro can’t tell the co-angler to quit fishing, but that’s what he meant.” Surprisingly this has happened more than once.
I am JVD by Andrew
- June 27, 2008
look into sports history tells us that following a legend is a
challenging, if not impossible endeavor. Whether following a coach like
Bob Knight or athlete like Michael Jordan, there are more examples of
failures than success. These circumstances typically create unrealistic
expectations and mountainous pressure which can consume a mere mortal.
For some, though, there is no other option. consider Jonathan
/ General Topics
Noodles & Fish: The Perfect Recipe -
Improve your ice fishing
with this hot technique! By Andrew
- October 14, 2007
waters of Northeast Indiana, there’s a quiet buzz getting
louder. It’s putting ice anglers in a trance causing them to
follow others around in a stupor of what they’re witnessing:
the noodle rod. Jack Cook, creator of King Noodler noodle rods,
explains, “Every year, on multiple occasions, I have people
following me around the lake trying to figure out what I’m
Drop Shot Hooks Angler by Andrew
(Duke) - November 13, 2006
Drop shot advice
you might just want to follow from the author with the help of a couple
GreatLakesBass.com members who's expertise you will not doubt!
Building a Quality Bass Boat by Dan Kimmel
shopping will save you money and time. Here's a multi-page article and
pictorial coverage the entire process of making the boats many of us
know and love. Based on my tours of the Ranger Boats complex in Flippin
AR, lots of details on just what goes into making a performance bass
Strategy & Resource Topics
Professional Debut Part 3: Season in Review
by Andrew Buss (Duke)
- April 6, 2008
disappointing finish in the 2007 B.A.S.S. Southern Opens, Edwardsburg,
MI angler Mickey Thomas is hungry and confident he’ll show
measurable progress in 2008.
Professional Debut Part 2: Patience! The Key to
Becoming an Elite Angler & More By Andrew
- October 11, 2007
How do you
become a professional fishermen? “Patience! Patience!
Patience!” is the answer 34 year-old professional angler
Mickey Thomas of Edwardsburg, Michigan offers. The 2007 season saw
Thomas launch his professional debut on the Southern B.A.S.S. Open
Tour; however, his journey to this level began over 22 years ago.
How to Attain Local Sponsors By Cyrus F
- September 5, 2007
signing local non-endemic sponsors is a great way to generate income
for your tournament fishing. When I refer to local non-endemic sponsors
I am referring to the non-fishing products and services that you use
Professional Debut: Mickey Thomas of Edwardsburg
Professional Bass Fishing, Part 1 By Andrew
- June 1, 2007
Few of us get to
fulfill childhood dreams of playing Major League Baseball or fishing
professionally... a new source of inspiration is Mickey Thomas
of Edwardsburg, Michigan making his professional debut in the
B.A.S.S. Southern Open on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes this past March
Looking For Sponsorship? by Wayne
Carpenter, Owner - Combat Fishing
- April 3, 2007
from an industry insider and business owner who manages a successful
pro bass angler staff. “Over the years, I’ve been
help many anglers to expand on their opportunities. If you are looking
to be sponsored, there may be something in this article for
Bass Tournament Tips for Co-Anglers in Draw
Tournaments by CuradoKev
- December 18, 2006
I get asked for
advice on being a co-angler in tournaments like the Wal-Mart
BFL often. Here's must read advice from veteran co-angler
GreatLakesBass.com member CuradoKev!
Houghton Lake Top Bass Jun 4, 05 Part 1: The
Houghton Lake Top Bass Jun 4, 05 Part 2: The
by Dan Kimmel
This is a
two-part detailed report on my practice strategy and
tournament execution during my 2nd place finish at the June 4, 2005
Houghton Lake Top Bass tournament. I’ve attempted to share
what I was thinking as the practice period and tournament transpired
| Youth Fishing
TBF of Michigan Junior Member Cody Harris Has
Banner Year In 2007
by Brian Bennett (motocross269)
- August 9, 2008
In Cody Harris’ young fishing career he has already amassed a fishing
resume’ that many top bass pros would be proud to have. Cody has competed in many casting competitions and went on to win the Michigan Casting Kids state championship. He qualified for the Bassmaster Junior Championship as a competitor at the age of 11. In 2007 he won the TBF of Michigan Junior State Championship and on the next day finished 2nd at the BASS Junior State Championship.
| Humor (What would life
be without it?)
Legend of Uncle Silty by Dan Kimmel
‘Legend’ explained. Oh what the heck –
it’s just a way to show another great cartoon figure from the
genius of Bill ‘Mac’ McElroy and his Scale and
Tales, and prove to some people that I really do have
friends, some of
whom are even famous!
Not to Fish Team Tournaments by Dan Kimmel
at humor written after a particularly bad experience -
one I've tried to forget ever since. Maybe it will help you avoid the
same mistakes. Worth a look - an original drawing from the archives
(before he was famous) from Bill McElroy just for the article.
The Bass Tournament Angler's Dictionary by Dan Kimmel
Definitions to terms and phrases every bass / tournament angler needs
to know. Many editors and much painstaking effort as gone into developing this valuable resource as an accurate reference point for
anglers from beginning to advanced. This is volume 1.
A Little Taste of the South - Only Better, Lake
Ovid Bass Fishing by Mark Gomez (cameraguy), Photos by cameraguy
- June 5, 2007
Ever since Dan
Kimmel introduced me to Lake Ovid a few years ago, it has been one of
my favorite fishing destinations. This small impoundment has
features found in many southern reservoirs albeit on a much smaller
scale. But the fishing isn't small!
A Bass Awakening: The St Joe River Comes to Life
by Andrew Buss (Duke)
- February 20, 2007
Bass fishing on
the big St. Joe River is
heating up fierce the past couple of season. Find out what you're
missing if you aren't doing some river fishin' from GreatLakesBass.com
member Andrew Buss!
Michigan Big Bass Hunt 2005 by Dan
Report on my week long fall camping - fishing adventures in Northern Michigan this October 2005 including some pictures of the BIG ones
that didn’t get away - GIANT smallies up to 8 pounds 2 ounces!!.
|Outdoors, Camping and Other
on St. Clair with Dan Kimmel by David Simmons
Promotions Manager (now FLW/TBF Programs Manager)
report on our day together on Lake St. Clair including
David’s hawg 5-2 smallmouth from the channels
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RV Ready for Spring Yet?
by Kevin Freund, Good Sam Club
Coming out of
hibernation - It's been a long winter and the combined effects of the
elements can take a toll on stored RVs. Now's the time to prepare for
those spring getaways. Taking a little time now will help ensure
enjoyment all through the year.
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