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Winter is Here, too early to start talking Fantasy Bass Fishing?

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!

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Interesting Bass Fishing Videos

Ran across a few video news stories that I though were kind of cool, so I though I would share.

This first one is an interview with FLW champion Michael Bennet


The next one is an interview with $1million Fantasy Fishing Champ Michael Thompson


Feel free to grab & embed these videos for your website or blog if you would like!!

Also, we have finally hit 75 email subscribers, thanks to all of you.  Tomorrow morningI head to Wabasha to start practicing for the MN State Tournament of Champions on the river, should be fun.  I hope to find some blog time in the evenings next week!

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Fantasy Fishing 2008 – Kick-Off

Alright, getting back in the blogging groove!!  I started a FLW Fantasy Fishing League plus I am going to share my picks for Super 6 & ESPN Fantasy Fishing, which also pretty much my picks to win the Classic!!!

So, since you can join multiple leagues on the FLW Fantasy Fishing site, join mine.  I will put together a Prize Pack for the year end winner (AOY).  There will most likely be some Tungsten in this Prize Pack   Very simple to sign up:
Please go to http://www.fantasyfishing.com to join. After you have completed the sign-up process, click “Join a League” and enter the following information to become part of RichLindgren.com:

League Id: 11590
Password: bassin

It’s free, so join the fun.

Next my Super 6 picks, which are also basically my Bassmaster Classic Picks for Lake Hartwell:

PICK ANGLER GUESS ACTUAL POINTS
1 AARON MARTENS (edit) 1
2 MIKE MCCLELLAND (edit) 2
3 KEVIN VANDAM (edit) 3
4 CASEY ASHLEY (edit) 4
5 MICHAEL IACONELLI (edit) 5
6 GERALD SWINDLE (edit) 6

And now my ESPN Fantasy Roster to start the season!

Team   Totals   Value
ANGLER HOMETOWN   RANK POINTS   MARKET LOCKED
VanDam, Kevin Kalamazoo, MI   2 1302   16.4 16.4
Klein, Gary Weatherford, TX   23 677   13.1 13.1
Lintner, Jared Arroyo Grande, CA   9 799   11.0 11.0
Auten, Todd Lake Wylie, SC   114 30   4.0 4.0
Ashley, Casey Donalds, SC   45 474   5.2 5.2
Total Rating   49.7 49.7
Available Rating   50.0 50.0

Once again, I am angry that I have to leave .3 points on the table

Best of luck to all of you on your Fantasy Fishing endeavors!!!

Rich
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Big Money Fantasy Bass Fishing

In case you had not heard the rumblings or the official announcement.  FLW is upping the standard when it comes to fantasy bass fishing.  Next year they will be giving away about $2 million in their online fantasy fishing game, and get this, its Free to Play!!!

You can sign up at FantasyFishing.com.  You just pick your 10 angler roster for every tournament, you can win $100k cash if you win any tournament and a $1million in cash to the Fantasy Angler of the year.  I signed up today, the rest of you should as well, although, if you don’t better shot at the money for me   On top of the cash, sounds like there will be a lot of other product awards as well.  In my FLW Fantasy Fishing past, I have won two great T-Shirts!!!

Post a comment if you would be interested in being in a Rich’s Bassin Blog Fantasy League.  If I get enough responses, I will start a league.  You can join multiple leagues this year and only fill out one roster.
Enjoy!
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I am a Winner!

Even though I picked KVD to win in Super 6 and had him on my BASS Fantasy Fishing roster, it was my FLW picks that gave me a 16th over all at Lake Norman, which entitles me to a Free FLW T-Shirt   The guy that is running our group has been giving out prizes for winners in our group and I won that as well.  Does it really get any better then this? 

Yes it does!  Because I scored 40 points in Super 6, I won $5 from Mr. Veech!!!! 

Overall I am still hanging in the overall standing for BASS Fantasy at 23rd overall.

 PCT  RANK  NAME, GROUP  POINTS
99.9 23  Lakeville HellaBass, Gopher BASS 2835

I need to start thinking about who I am going to plug in at the #5 spot for the next major tournament……

I plan on doing some summaries of patterns and lure for the last two Elite Series tourneys on Clarks Hills & Guntersville, so look for those soon.  Also, thanks to email subscriber #29, they are joining fast & furiously these days.
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Monday Bass Fishing Randomness April 23rd, 2007

I think Monday Bass Fishing Randomness could be a regular feature….

Let’s start by congratulating Mike McClelland on running down Chris Lane on the final day at Clarks Hills Reservoir.  Sounds like Mike’s Jewel jig strikes again, to give him his second win in as many years.  Also, of note Derek Remitz aka the Wolverine or Next Big Thing turns in another solid Top 5 and anchors my fantasy team when the likes of Steve Kennedy & KVD let me down a little this week.  On the flip side, consistency of Skeet Reese and the late addition of Casey Ashley helped me maintain a 13th best overall in the nation, as well as close the point margin to #1

I have decided to leave my roster as is for Guntersville, my top 4 guys are & have been studs and I do not see any better options then Mr. Ashley for his $ value, plus he is supposed to be a damn good singer.

Team   Totals   Value
ANGLER HOMETOWN   RANK POINTS   MARKET LOCKED
VanDam, Kevin Kalamazoo, MI   4 398   16.6 15.7
Remitz, Derek Hemphill, TX   2 493   5.3 4.4
Kennedy, Steve Auburn, AL   3 425   9.6 10.0
Reese, Skeet Auburn, CA   1 575   16.5 15.3
Ashley, Casey Donalds, SC   30 195   4.8 4.4
Total Rating   52.8 49.8

On the flip, side my Super 6 has not been stellar this year, so here is my guys for Guntersville….

1 Kevin VanDam (edit) 1
2 Gerald Swindle (edit) 2
3 Steve Kennedy (edit) 3
4 Michael Iaconelli (edit) 4
5 Timmy Horton (edit) 5
6 Alton Jones (edit) 6

Hopefully these guys will help me run down Mr. Veech!

Let’s talk about some cool bass websites that I have found of late:
ToyotaFishing.com – follows the Toyota Tundra team on the tour, they have web video episodes that are pretty cool.  Scroggins, Hack, Wolak, Ike, KVD & More
BassZone.com – This site is top notch, live chat, blog & video updates during competition days at Elite Series events, plus video wraps ups with the winners and more!

Also, thanks to those that made my seminar on Saturday, many of you were very interested in the flipping snell knot, see this post!  Also, two more subscribers hopped on board over the weekend, thank you #26 & #27!

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Bass Fishing Randomness from Mar 26

Oh where to start.  I have not cashed in on any individual tournament fantasy prizes but I am #6 overall in the cumulative standings.

Overall Leaderboard
RANK TEAM, OWNER POINTS
1 ShadRap Matt, bass boy 1814
2 Big Bayou Bass, Jessie Davis 1788
3 Knoxville Youths, Thomas Truett 1784
4 Hope U take an I.O.U., chad whiting 1767
4 Ottawa Nitro_Basser, Chris Weed 1767
6 Lakeville HellaBass, Rich Lindgren 1723

  I have also decided to not adjust my roster between the Delta & Clear Lake. 

Team   Totals   Value
ANGLER HOMETOWN   RANK POINTS   MARKET LOCKED
VanDam, Kevin Kalamazoo, MI   3 320   16.5 15.7
Remitz, Derek Hemphill, TX   1 392   5.2 4.4
Monroe, Ishama Phoenix, AZ   12 177   10.3 9.8
Reese, Skeet Auburn, CA   2 335   15.7 15.3
Roumbanis, Fred Auburn, CA   31 112   4.8 4.4
Total Rating   52.5 49.6
Available Rating   50.0 50.0
Difference   -2.5 .4

Do not forget to get in your FLW picks for Fort Loudoun-Tellico Lakes.

Congrats to Aaron Martens on getting his first big win with BASS, even though he has won a lot of big tournaments in the past, this had to mean a lot.  Also note, Derek Remitz continues to impress all with a runner up finish at the Delta.  Derek just needs to keep making Top 50 cuts and he will be fishing the Classic again as well as the Major’s.  They have yet to update the ROY or AOY standings from yesterday yet.  The coverage of the weigh-in and the new pre-game show “Hooked-Up” was pretty good on Bassmaster.com yesterday.

I also read a very interesting note in my latest FLW mag.  Vermont has banned all lead sinkers & weights less then 1/2oz not including jigs, spinnerbaits, etc.  So basically if you want to fish a texas rig worm, you need to be using steel, brass, bismuth or tungsten sinkers in Vermont.  Add Vermont to the growing list of states with Lead Bans, which also include parts of Canada & New Hampshire.  States like Maine & New York have banned the sale of sinkers weighing less then 1oz.  MN has similar current legislation, but they do not have clear language that would exclude jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, etc.  That could make bass fishing in MN very expensive if that is not clarified.  We should all be contacting our representatives about this.

Also cool, Stay’nCharge.com has added a new discussion board to answer questions about product, troubleshooting & installation.

My trip to Charlotte last week was frustrating because it left no time for blogging, and put me behind when I got back to the office.  I also in one day, drove over Lake Wylie, then by a big new Bass Pro Shops and then over lakes High Rock & Norman

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Great Start to 2007 Classic and Mild Fantasy Start for Me

Man there was a ton of fish caught today and many a nice bags.  Boyd Duckett was a stud today and a fantasy steal.  You would have to be a great Bass Fishing Mind to put him on your team….  Boy am I glad I did not swap out Duckett for Remitz like I almost did, phew….

All in all, I thought all the Classic Coverage was very solid!

See Leaderboard Below

Pl. Name DAY 1 TOTAL
Fish Weight Fish Weight
1 Boyd Duckett 5 19-14 5 19-14
2 Randy Howell 5 17-15 5 17-15
3 Skeet Reese 5 17- 8 5 17- 8
4 Timmy Horton 5 17- 5 5 17- 5
5 Terry Scroggins 5 17- 0 5 17- 0
6 Tommy Biffle 5 16-11 5 16-11
7 Terry McWilliams 5 15- 9 5 15- 9
8 Ishama Monroe 5 15- 0 5 15- 0
9 Gerald Swindle 5 14-10 5 14-10
10 Kevin Wirth 5 14- 9 5 14- 9
11 Jared Lintner 5 14- 6 5 14- 6
12 Mike Wurm 5 14- 0 5 14- 0
13 Matt Reed 5 13-15 5 13-15
14 Aaron Martens 5 13-13 5 13-13
14 Russ Lane 5 13-13 5 13-13
16 Michael Iaconelli 5 13- 9 5 13- 9
17 James Niggemeyer 5 13- 7 5 13- 7
18 Dean Rojas 5 13- 4 5 13- 4
19 Kevin VanDam 5 13- 1 5 13- 1
20 Jeff Kriet 5 12-10 5 12-10
21 Zell Rowland 5 12- 9 5 12- 9
22 James Charlesworth 5 12- 7 5 12- 7
23 Alton Jones 5 12- 6 5 12- 6
24 Mike McClelland 5 12- 5 5 12- 5
25 Steve Kennedy 5 12- 2 5 12- 2
26 Kevin Waterman 5 11-14 5 11-14
27 Todd Faircloth 5 11-12 5 11-12
28 Lee Bailey 5 11-11 5 11-11
29 Mark Tucker 5 11-10 5 11-10
30 Gary Klein 5 11- 6 5 11- 6
31 Greg Hackney 5 11- 2 5 11- 2
32 John Crews 5 11- 0 5 11- 0
32 Jason Quinn 5 11- 0 5 11- 0
34 Peter E Thliveros 5 10-15 5 10-15
35 Jeff Reynolds 5 10-11 5 10-11
36 Takahiro Omori 5 10-10 5 10-10
37 John Murray 5 10- 3 5 10- 3
38 Shigeru Tsukiyama 5 10- 1 5 10- 1
39 Royce Dennington 5 9-15 5 9-15
40 Bill Lowen 5 9-14 5 9-14
40 Edwin Evers 4 9-14 4 9-14
42 Tom Hamlin 5 9- 9 5 9- 9
43 Kelly Jordon 5 9- 8 5 9- 8
44 Rick Clunn 5 9- 6 5 9- 6
45 Derek Remitz 5 9- 4 5 9- 4
46 Denny Brauer 5 8- 3 5 8- 3
47 Chris Novack 5 7- 2 5 7- 2
48 Russell Colwell 3 6- 8 3 6- 8
49 Sam Lashlee 2 4-15 2 4-15
50 Brent Long 2 4-14 2 4-14

Here is a my fantasy update, not too bad and most of my guys are lurking, so I think I can make a move!

PICK ANGLER GUESS ACTUAL POINTS
1 Russ Lane 1 14
2 Aaron Martens 2 14
3 Kevin VanDam 3 19
4 Gerald Swindle 4 9 1
5 Michael Iaconelli 5 16
6 Timmy Horton 6 4 8
Entry Points  9

Team   Totals   Value
ANGLER HOMETOWN   RANK POINTS   MARKET LOCKED
Swindle, Gerald Hayden, AL   9 75   14.1 14.1
Martens, Aaron Castaic, CA   14 62   13.8 13.8
Lane, Russ Prattville, AL   14 62   9.0 9.0
Kennedy, Steve Auburn, AL   25 51   8.8 8.8
Duckett, Boyd L. Demopolis, AL   1 200   4.0 4.0
Total Rating   49.7 49.7
Available Rating   50.0 50.0
Difference   .3 .3

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Bassmaster Classic Starts Tomorrow

Man time flies, cannot believe it is here.  I need to go home and clear space on the DVR so I can record all the coverage.  I am also excited to watch the weigh-ins on the internet and live chats and all that Jazz

Other cool stuff….
Jason Quinn’s unbelievable new ride
 You can see it at the Classic, I also hope to check it out at Amistad, I stayed right next to Randy Howell and his Purolator ride last year.

Also, last reminder to get your fantasy lineups set for the Classic, here are mine……
Super 6 – Looking Solid!!!

PICK ANGLER GUESS ACTUAL POINTS
1 Russ Lane 1
2 Aaron Martens 2
3 Kevin VanDam 3
4 Gerald Swindle 4
5 Michael Iaconelli 5
6 Timmy Horton 6

And Regular Fantasy Roster

Team   Totals   Value
ANGLER HOMETOWN   RANK POINTS   MARKET LOCKED
Swindle, Gerald Hayden, AL     14.1 14.1
Martens, Aaron Castaic, CA     13.8 13.8
Lane, Russ Prattville, AL     9.0 9.0
Kennedy, Steve Auburn, AL     8.8 8.8
Duckett, Boyd L. Demopolis, AL     4.0 4.0
Total Rating   49.7 49.7
Available Rating   50.0 50.0
Difference   .3 .3

I was really torn on the last spot, almost went with Derek Remitz over Boyd Duckket, I am also mad about leaving .3 pts on the table…
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ESPN Fantasy Bass Fishing

Just a quick reminder, ESPN B.A.S.S. Fantasy Bass Fishing is set to open tomorrow online   and the Super 6 game is fun too, besides I am better at that, finished 9th in the world there last year, opposed to the 4153 place finish in the regular fantasy fishing

Your Team
 PCT  RANK  NAME, GROUP  POINTS
99.9 9  Lakeville HellaBass, MINNESOTA 391
You are signed in as HellaBass

Also, the deadline to get your roster set for the Lake Travis FLW event is nearing as well.
Good Luck All, well except for Mr. Veech
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