As I drove around near my home last night, I saw that one of my favorite lakes (Crystal Lake) was starting to ice over and the car thermometer read 29 degrees Fahrenheit, winter is definitely here and no more trips out on the boat unless I go south until probably April 2009 when I will likely hit the Mississippi river near Wabasha or Red Wing. It got me thinking, how am I going to keep my sanity through the long Minnesota winter again this year.
First off, if you look to the left side bar, you will see a new logo under the Sponsor section. I want to welcome Bass Tackle Depot as the newest partner of my Bassin’ Blog. So when you get a chance, visit their site, they have some great prices on hard to find tackle and they offer free shipping on orders of $50, when don’t you spend $50 at your local tackle shop, and it does not cost any gas money to get on your computer!!
I recently got a reminder about FLW Fantasy Fishing. After last year’s success, and all the money given away, I think Fantasy Bass Fishing will be bigger then ever. So I think I am going to feature a new category this year called “Fantasy Bass Fishing Corner“. I will do my best to break down all the FLW and BASS fantasy contests before each event, with my favorites and my lineups. So if you are going to play, you can check my blog each week for tips and strategies to help you with your lineups. I will also host a FLW league and award some prizes. So think of this being like your favorite Fantasy Football site that you use to set your lineups on a weekly basis.
Also, with winter, brings the holiday shopping season, so I will do a top ten gift items for the bass fanatic in your life, look for that to start very soon. I think if you are looking for gift ideas to shop for other or to help you fill out your wish list to share with the people that will be shopping for you, you will want to check back or subscribe via email so you do not miss any these great gift ideas. Last I check, this Blog was up to 77 email subscribers, join the fun, let’s get to 100 in 2009!
I also am working on a few things to add to my multimedia section, could be some fishing web videos, additional podcast, or other stuff like that.
I will also be periodically hitting some winter bank fishing spots, so watch for me holding some nice smallmouth with snow on the banks behind me. What I will not do to get my fix!