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Red River FLW Fantasy Fishing Lineup

Reports from the Red River are of high, muddy and cold water, which usually means tough fishing.  Expect many anglers to struggle, but some will find the right kind of water and you will likely still see some hefty pre-spawn sacks.  So as of now, here is my Fantasy lineup for the Red River.

RIch’s Red River Roster Adjust Team Tour Stats

Selected Anglers Winner Winning
Earnings Missed
   DAVID WALKER 92 $ 547,509 72 52 0 17 33 0
 MARK ROSE 68 $ 519,200 59 66 3 8 15 0
 ROB KILBY 86 $ 513,150 76 55 3 7 23 0
 ISHAMA MONROE 13 $ 71,000 13 80 0 0 2 0
 EDWIN EVERS X 67lbs 7oz 0
 DAVID DUDLEY 90 $ 1,348,100 73 45 7 16 35 2
 GREG PUGH 54 $ 376,500 45 67 0 8 13 0
 JASON CHRISTIE 13 $ 99,500 10 78 0 3 3 0
 RANDALL THARP 6 $ 26,000 6 67 0 0 1 0
 ANDY MORGAN 93 $ 768,354 78 48 3 13 31 1

To find out the details and logic behind my lineup, listen to the following podcast in which host Greg Huff and I break down our Fantasy Fishing picks, plus we interview FLW Champion angler Luke Clausen on the 2nd half of the show which you can listen to here or on iTunes.

Still time to join my league and win free prizes for the Red River and all the events!

New Fantasy Bass Fishing Radio Show

This Saturday @ 7:30am will be the 2nd airing of Twin City Limits radio show on 950am KTNF in the Minneapolis market; host Greg Huff & I are interviewing Luke Clausen this week.  This radio show is all about bass fishing and fantasy fishing.  If you live in the area and can check it out, please do so.  You can also stream it on the 950AM website, it says you need to be from MN, but all you need is a MN Zip Code, try this one 55421.

Also the last episode and future episodes are on iTunes and also on PodBean, follow the links to add it to your iTunes list or download to your MP3 players, iPhones or whatever else you cool kids download things on these days.

The first couple episodes are Fantasy Fishing intensive breaking down the Red River and Lay Lake, we get into picks, strategies and much more.  As the weather warms, we will cover the local bass fishing scene in Minnesota as well.  Please post comments with your feedback!

Also, if anyone is going, I will see you at the Skeeter Bass Center open house tomorrow!

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Join my FLW Fantasy Bass Fishing Group & Win Free Prizes

Last year was a pretty good success, we had almost 200 participants join my group and I gave out great prizes from Tru-Tungsten and Secret Weapon Lures.  Look for more and bigger prizes this year.  I will give out prizes to the highest finishers in my group that do not win FLW sanctioned prizes.
So here is what you do to join my leauge:
Got to and enter league # 11590 and Password: bassin

It’s just that easy, if you are feeling like you need an edge to win my or FLW’s cash prizes, check out Player’s Advantage! Last year, members won prizes at 4X the rate.

Look forward to you all joining and telling your friends, check out the Fantasy Bass Fishing Corner to see many of last year’s winners and prizes.  Plus check back, each week I share my line-up and tips for picking your anglers!

Along a similar note, I am collaborating on a new bass fishing show, it will be airing this Saturday at 7:30am CST on 950am in the Minneapolis market, you can also catch a live stream on the 950AM website as well segments will be available on iTunes, I will get you details on that when they post.

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Outdoors This Week Interview – April 4, 2009

For those of you that were not able to get to on on Saturday morning, I recorded the interview and making it available via podcast in this post.  The interview is with Rob Doherty, we talk about several topics, including Secret Weapon Recoil Rig, Drop Shot techniques, Fishing up north versus the deep south and Fantasy Fishing.

Give it a listen, there will be no transcript this time.  I am sure most of you did not get up on Saturday, but the good news is I edited this down from over 30 minutes to around 17 minutes.

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Interview with Kim Bain-Moore

I was recently approached to do an interview with WBT pro and recent Bassmaster Classic qualifier Kim Bain-Moore.  I thought this would be a fun interview, so I teamed up with John Haynes from Bass Fishing the Midwest and the rest is history!  I think you will enjoy, just click on the player.

This interview can also be found on iTunes.
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Below is a sumarized view of the interview for those that do not or cannot listen to the PodCast.  Trust me the text does not do the Audio justice!  I shortend & eliminated a few things from the text, because it was just too much typing.

Bassin Blog: John & I pride ourselves on doing our research about guests, we think we found a nugget that may have been overlooked and not really talked about, we have reason to believe that you fished the most recent Bassmaster Classic on the Red River and are actually the first women to do so, is this correct?

Kim Bain-Moore: (Laugh) Very Clever Fellas. 

BB: Tell Us about the Experience

KB: Absolutely, was the pinnacle of my career.  I have dreamed about the goal since being a little girl and something worked very hard to achieve, it was a dream come true and a bit of an overwhelming experience.  Really great to see all the excitement around the Classic, the media, my family coming in from Australia.  Big year for my sponsors as well, including the 100 year anniversary for Evinrude.

BB: Tell us about what Evinrude is doing to celebrate their anniversary

KB: Good questions, lots going on, lots of interviews spreading the word.  Lots of incentives, go to your dealers to learn about incentives on new E-tec motors.  Had a small incident at the last tournament, a run in that was my own fault.  Had a brand new lower unit installed and I was back in the water in no time, missed no fishing time.  It was AWESOME!

BB: Finished 13th at Neely Henry, any added pressure media or otherwise at that event?

KB: I don’t think I went in to the tournament, feeling any added pressure, just really chomping at the bit to get back out fishing on the WBT.  LASt year I had a 4th place finish at Neely Henry and certainly conditions changed a lot, water was lower and earlier in the season, most of the fish has not pushed back in the creeks as much.  I found myself doing a lot of spotted bass fishing where last year I weighed all largemouth.  I was really proud of my 13th place finish, would have like to have a top 10, have 3 more events for the season.  Next event is at Lake Quachita in Lousiana, should be a better flipping bite.

BB: Of the next events, which are you looking forward to the most?

KB: All of the remaining events, Quachita, Old Hickory & Arkansas River.  I am excited for the challenge; I am used to fishing more lakes.  The river system is new to me, which is what I enjoyed about the Classic on the Red River in Shreveport.  Its important to learn something every time out on he water and this year will definitely be about learning. If I had to pick one, probably say Old Hickory where I have the most experience there, but I am keen about fishing the Quachita as well and do some flipping and bush hawging and get back in the back country and catch a few big ones.

BB: Last year never finished worst then 6th last year, can you repeat as WBT AOY?

KB: Yeah, I think so.  WBT has same system last year where you get to delete your worst finish.  There maybe a little added pressure based on my recent finish to go out and compete and have some high finishes.  I think one mistake I made at Neely Henry, always analyzing my days on the water.  I should have fished for largemouths on the last day instead of the safer smallmouths. The rest of the season I will target the bigger bites and do what I can to get larger weights.

BB: You mentioned flipping, If you could only carry 1 color RI Sweet Beaver in your Legend Boat, what color would it be & why?

KB: I would have to say California 420, just seems to go to a variety of lakes and systems and catch fish.  Dark watermelon & watermelon red, which is a consistent color for most anglers.  I have had a lot of success at Old Hickory, Lewisville and the WBT Championship, its just a good all around color.  But its kind of like starbursts, I will start with Strawberry but will eventually work my way through the whole pack.

BB: In the past you fished some FLW Tour & Series events, Western Open, any plans to get back into those events on top or in place of the WBT?

KB: I certainly wanted to fish many events to learn about different techniques and bodies of water.  Now that I am fishing the WBT, my husband Andre fishes other events as well.  In 2009, he would support me on the WBT & I would support him at other events, its been a great time on the WBT.  For me its about enjoying time on the water and maintaining time for family.

BB:  Please comment on how you think the co-angler works for the WBT compared to how the Elite Series has went to the Marshall Program.

KB:  With the WBT it a great moment for ladies to get out and fish & learn about different lakes & techniques.  It builds their confidence to then move to the pro side.  Then they just need to get a boat and whack an Evinrude E-Tec on the back and get going.  Large part of my success was the support of my family and confidence and good equipment.

BB: Are you seeing sponsors showing increased interest in women fishinig?

KB:  Certainly, the biggest example was at the Classic.  The shear numbers of women and children coming up to me and showing an interest in getting out on the water with their families, husbands, boyfriend was amazing.  Truly overwhelming, I signed autographs for over 5 hours straight, until I had to leave for a TV engagement.  I had people try to follow me into the bathrooms for autographs.  It was just exciting seeing that passion and enthusiasm, which shows positive things for the future of the sport.  If course statistically I did not have the best classic, but its not always about the fishing catching.  Over all people were excited about me being there and coming up to me it should help grow the sport.

BB: In 2004 you fished a Walleye tournament in Walker, MN, what brought you to that tournament?

KB: Good research guys, especially for me being Australian, learning about different species is a passion for me. Trying different things help you learn things you can adapt back to bass fishing.  Part of my success get out there and try different style, at Leech lake as a co-angler I learned to back reel which is a skill I use for big smallmouth and spotted bass on light line.

BB: You have some experience with Lake Norman, you caught your biggest stringer in 2008 FLW Tour competition there, can you help John & I with our Fantasy Fishing picks?

KB: Bryan Thrift is a local and Alvin Shaw who is a local and good friend of mine from the FLW Tour.

BB:  Kim, thank you very much we appreciate your time.  You are not only a great bass angler but a great ambassador for the sport; We will watch you the rest of the year on the WBT.  Good Luck at Lake Quachita.

KB: Thanks Rich!  Thanks John! 
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Top 10 Bass Fishing Blogs that you should check out!

I was invited by to be featured guest and to create a Top 10 outdoor/fishing related blog list.  They do a lot of different lists like this.  I naturally gravitated to a list of Bass Fishing blogs, so here is my 10 favorite blogs that are not my own – see feature here.

Rich Lindgren’s Top 10 Bass Fishing Blogs

Bass East Blog

BassEast is a relatively young blog, but has great content. There are several young bass anglers co-authoring this blog and it’s linked to many other video and audio features that add to the Bass East conglomerate.

Bass Pundit

When I started blogging, Bass Pundit was one of the only other games in town. He has kept a good thing going and mainly sticks to fishing and bass related topics. I like to think of us as co-pioneers in bass fishing blogging– we were there before it was cool to have a bass blog.

Boyd Duckett :: Bassmaster

Boyd Duckett is a Bassmaster Classic champion and Elite Series tour pro. He does a good job of finding time to blog with his hectic schedule.

Carl’s “BassAckwards” Fishing Blog

Team BassAckwards is doing a good job of covering their Minnesota tournament fishing endeavors and mixing in some other relevant bass fishing topics.

Hardkore Fishing

Hardkore Fishing is blog from a tournament angler in New York. He has had a very good thing going talking about tournaments, product reviews and relevant fishing topics. It’s been awhile since he has posted however, and it worries me when good bloggers don’t write for awhile. Many good blogs go by the wayside that way.

I am a bass fisherman

This Louisiana bass blog was started out of spite, when the author was wronged by a popular bass forum. He has done a great job re-channeling his inner outdoorsman onto the pages. Blog

Josh Douglas mainly blogs about his tournament success and challenges, mixes in fun fishing, guide trips, and some tips & techniques. Too bad he doesn’t allow commenting.

Minnesota Bass Fishing

I only recently started reading Jason’s blog but so far he’s got great info on his tournaments and shares thoughts on sponsorships and more.

Rattletrap Ramblings

Rattletrap Ramblings is all about bass fishing in Florida and the author’s campaign to move up the bass fishing tournament food chain and become a Pro Bass Angler.

Wired Angler

Wired Angler is a California-based blog. It’s a great place to learn about swimbaits and fishing the big bass waters out west.

Hope you enjoy these blog sa much sa I do! 
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Minnetonka Club Tournaments this Weeked & more…..

I have two club tournaments this weekend on Minnetonka, Saturday we launch from the west side and the east side on Sunday.  I have been not been out on Tonka since July 4th and before that it was probably May last year.  It will be interesting as neither of my partners have been out there, so we will just have to wing it a bit.  I am hoping to do well enough this weekend to lock up a spot on next year’s State TOC team without fishing the last two club tournaments on Pokegama.  Look for tournaments report early next week!

Last Sunday I spent some time on Pokegama, fished all new water, caught a few nice fish, not sure it is anything I will use in the Weekend Series tournament, so hind sight, I wish I would have went to Tonka that day instead. 

If you have not been to Bass Fishing the Midwest to check out my Podcast, you can now listen to it here.

This podcast and other cans be found on iTunes
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Also, feel free to go back and visit my other two podcasts:
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Catch’ Radio Interview

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More Bass Fishing Radio with Me

Hey all,

Added a podcast feature, just click on the play button.

Another online fishing radio show that I did has recently been released.  It is a feature on Catch’ Radio
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If you liked the other show at all, this one is a little longer and spends more time on specific lures and techniques, I think it is a better show with more info.  Here is the link again:

or if you prefer to download the show directly – – careful it is a long show

Hope you enjoy & feedback is welcome….

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Rich Lindgren on Outdoors This Week – PlayBack

I am trying to add a podcast directly into this post, so bear with me.

In case you are interested and could not find the playback info at the bottom of the original post, I decided to create a new post for you to download the file.  Follow this link & it should work –

For those that prefer MP3 file format, the following link has been added –
Should work well for iPods and other MP3 players

I would love to hear some feedback on the show or how well or not the file loaded for you if you tried to load it.

As bonus coverage, I have two more bass fishing segments from Marcia Rubin’s (a.k.a. Reel Lady) portion of the show that followed mine.  Marcia will be fishing her second season on the Women’s Bass Tour this year.
Segment 1
Segment 2

You should be able to click on any of these links or right click and ‘Save Target As’ to download the .wav file to your computer.

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