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Bass Fishing in Cinema

This morning I came across a small blurb about a potential new movie about Bass Fishing.

“Lionsgate has hooked spec script “The Bass Master,” a broad comedy penned by Tab Murphy and Devin Maurer that Todd Garner will produce through his shingle Broken Road Prods”

I am kind of excited, will the new Ike movie or this one premier first?  I have already come across a few critics that are mocking the potential of a bass movie, and the necessity of two in the works at the same time, but how much different will it really be from “Days of Thunder” or “Talladega Nights – The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” ?  I’ll watch, not sure my wife will go with me, but oh well

What are your thoughts, leave it, love it, don’t care?

Rich
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Year in Review – Glance at 2007

Hey all,

Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary from my very first post.  365 days fly by in a hurry.  I thought I would just recap the journey that was year 1 for me in blogging.  When I started last January, there was not much out there for Bass Fishing Blogs, there are a few more now, but still somewhat of a void.

To date I have 17 subscribers via email, thank you to you whover you are.  I made 182 posts containing 95,583 words, which almost exactly a post every other day, not bad for year one.  There were also 156 comments from readers and myself.  I actually cannot believe I had that much to say or share

The most popular and viewed post was: More Chatterbait Options….
Most Subscribed to Post: BSX BioSonix – Gimmick or Real Deal?
Most Discussed (most comments): More Chatterbait Options….
Most Frequent Commentator: Billy Harris, follow closely by Bass Pundit

Over the last 3 months I have avereged about 33 visitors per day and over 60 pageviews daily, when I first started, I was not sure anyone would read it…..

Towards the end of the year, I have added much more in the way of sounds and pictures to enhance the multimedia experience.  Look for more of that in 2007.

I want to thank all of you that left comments, that helps me to know you are reading and care, it helps drive me to keep posting and digging for relevan conent.

What do all of you want to see, leave a comment if there are topics or ideas you have or want to see.

Rich
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Website Dedicated to the Co-Angler

I found a bass fishing site that is new to me while I was surfing around….    Co-Angler.com!
This seems like a great idea, there is a huge population of bass fishing people that are non-boaters or co-anglers.  There are some neat features on tournament co-anglers.  It appears they are looking for people to submit material, so if you are a tournament non-boater and want to get recognized, check out www.Co-Angler.com

Rich
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Rich Lindgren on Outdoors This Week

Hey All:
You can catch me on Outdoors this Week this Saturday, December 23rd shortly after 7am @ usaradio.com

Outdoors This Week
is a live, two-hour talk radio show broadcast through USA Radio Network to markets all across the country. The show is streamed live via Internet at usaradio.com. This show has hosted many of the fishing greats such as Denny Brauer, Paul Elias, Doug Hannon, Joe Thomas, Jay Yelas, and Tred Barta. Frequently Wildlife Management Biologists will come on to discuss impoundments or land management that supports good fish, quail, deer or turkey habitat. If it’s outdoors, the show covers it! O.T.W. is broadcast live on Saturday and Sunday Mornings from 07:00 to 09:00 Central Time.

I will be a guest for a few segments, so if you got an internet connection on Saturday morning, check it out

Rich
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Iaconelli’s Federation Roots

Bassmaster.com just put a few nice pieces on Mike Iaconelli’s early fishing start and how he cut his teeth in the Top Rod Bass Casters bass club and New Jersey Federation.

Check out these two articles:
Iaconelli’s Federation Nation roots

A night with Ike

Ike is one of several pros that got their starts in the BASS Federation, Denny Brauer, Peter Ponds, & Jamie Fralick as well as many others.

Just another reason to think about joining a local bass club…..

Rich
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Build yourself or your club a website in minutes

Check out Angling Masters International, it is a great site that lets you enter fish catches and you can see how you rank against others on a state by state basis.  You just have to build yourself a ‘Cabin’ (personal page) or if you have a club or company you can build a ‘Marina’ which can be a great promotional tool.

Build an AMI Cabin and grow your community. You can include your favorite fishing photos in your album, add catches to your virtual Livewell, and find out how you rank against other anglers in your area. Get your buddies involved and have fun competing with your friends. Once you have an AMI Cabin, you can build your own network of AMI buddies, see what everyone else is catching, and find out where the action is!

Check out My Cabin or just browse around.

If you want a more traditional web presence, check out  Powered by www.godaddy.com !!

Rich
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Bass Meetings Help to get through the Winter….

I attended one of our winter MN State Federation meetings on Saturday and I manage to get out of the board meeting early enough to catch the tail end of the 2nd free bass seminar.   After the meeting I felt energized and exctied for next fishing season even though our lakes have just started to freeze and it will be quite some time before they open up again.  Something about talkin about Bass with your buddies help to keep my spirits up in the winter and keep mu focus forward to spring.  Same thing happens at the local club meetings.

Seems line another nice intangible benefit of joining a bas club.  So it makes me wonder why more of you are not part of bass clubs?
I would like to hear comments from some of you that are bass fisher people and why you are not part of a bass club, what are your reasons?

If you never thought about it, then check out these sites and look into it:
GopherBass.com – My Club
MN Bass Federation Nattion

And if that does not do anything for you, check out this sweet video clip, it will be sure to get you fired up about fishing.

Rich
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Attention Frog & Rat Fisher People

Hey All,

Here is some cool bass feeding video I came across on someone’s MySpace.  This bass destroys a couple goldfish along with some other minnows or shad.  Also there is some good footage of a bass destroying a mouse!!  If this does not get you pumped up to throw frog or plastic rat across the pads, I do not know what will.

Hope this brightens your day a bit

Rich
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Fun Little Fishing Game

It is not PlayStation 3 (PS3) or Xbox 360, but still a fun little free game to kill time at home or in the office.
http://www.sportsline.com/games/play/bassmasters 

No downloads, which makes it nice for playing even on work computers   Anyone no of any other fun game?
I have made it to Level 7 on this one so far.

By the way Ben Matsubu wins BASS Wildcard & Sean Hoernke wins final FLW Series.

Rich
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Gift Guide for a Bass Fishing Rube!

Hey All:
This entry has a two-fold purpose.  Its a wish list for myself as my birthday and christmas is right around the corner and at the same time its serves as good reference for anyone shopping for the sportsman in their life.

#1. Good RainGear – I would like to get this  in the Jacket and Bib, I found out the hard way down at Patoka that my raingear had outlived is usefulness.

Bass Pro Shops XPS Gore-Tex Extreme Rainwear Jacket for Men

Bass Pro Shops XPS Gore-Tex Extreme Rainwear Jacket for Men

We’ve combined our experience with durable, super long-lasting comfort to GORE-TEX’s own reputation with innovative materials to produce the most technologically superior rainwear on the market today! Our XPS Extreme Rainwear features revolutionary GORE-TEX’s XCR fabric – the lightest, most breathable and waterproof protection possible. No more bulk. No more uncomfortable overheating. XPS? GORE-TEX? Extreme Rainwear Jacket: Combines XCR technology and 3-layer GORE-TEX for top performance and ultra-comfort. Styled after the best mountaineering parkas, this one features a double storm flap, 3-way adjustable hood, pit zips and a zip-in zip-out system that allows you to add layers as you need them. Imported. XPS GORE-TEX Extreme Rainwear Pants sold separately and can be found through item search with item number 38-865-175


#2. Buy this ProductShimano Symetre 2500 Front Drag This is a necessity if you are planning to start dabbling with Flourocarbon lines.  2000 size and smaller reels, just cause problems with flourocarbon.

#3. Buy this ProductShimano Castaic SF, in my opinion this is the finest pitchin’ & flippin’ reel made and I don’t believe they make it anymore, I would like to get a couple more while they are still available.

#4. Buy this ProductReel Grip Handle Grips – these are a great little perk for someone who already has a ton of fishing stuff.  Makes the real grips a little more comfortable and easier to grip when wet.  Great stocking stuffer for a few reals.  They come in a ton of color schemes, from Camo, blue, red and even Pink!!

#5. Buy this ProductXTools Grip N Weigh Electronic Scale – as far as I can tell, this is the best bargain for scales.  Very durable, waterproof and it even floats.   I am in serious need of a good scale……

#6.Buy this ProductGambler Cane Toad – these are great little lures and must for any serious anglers tackle box.  I think the Cane Toad is the best of the best when it comes to swimming toads.  Better than the Zoom Ultravibe Horny Toad, Stanley Ribbit Frog, Yum Buzz Frog and all the rest.

#7. Bass Pro Shops Lure Wraps – great necessity for any time you have a lure with treble hooks tied on.  Protects against tangles, snags in your carpet and especially your seats.  In the long run, it’s a time saver and a safety thing.  If you are a non-boater, this will save you from being the guy who snags a seat in your boater’s brand new bass boat

#8. Gift Cards to a local sporting goods store or one of the great online store likes LandBigFish.com  or Basspro.com.  They can always find something they need with a nice Gift Card.  They will appreciate a gift card over something they do not need.

#9.  Under Amor Cold Gear – This would be great for those early spring and late fall outings, some matching leggings would be beneficial as well.  XL tops and L bottoms.

Under Armour ColdGear Mock Turtleneck for Men

Under Armour ColdGear Mock Turtleneck for Men

Under Armour: The Advantage is Undeniable.? ,,For every kind of weather, and in every environment, Under Armour apparel delivers maximum comfort! ,,,, ColdGear?: for when it’s cold. Your first and most important line of defense against the cold — just because you have to hunt in the cold doesn’t mean you have to hunt cold. ColdGear is ideal as a cold weather base layer for warmth without bulk. Made from a double-sided fabric that wicks moisture from the skin and circulates body heat, it’s perfect for the working-and-waiting transitions the outdoorsman faces. Built in a compression fit to keep you warm and dry without weighing you down. Machine wash. Imported. Under Armour? ColdGear? Leggings sold separately and can be found through item search at item number 38-794-391-02


#10. Buy this ProductPower Pro Braided Line – it seems as though they have come with a new ‘Phantom Red’ product.  I would really like to try this line in some 40#, 50# & 65#.  I am a big fan of Cajun Red Lightning Line, so this is a logical step for me.

I may add to this list, so check back.  Also I’ll add a few other small items here on the bottom.
Sudoko Puzzle Book – Travel a lot and its a good distraction on the plane or in the passenger seat.
Minnesota Vikings Visor – I need a good Vikings Visor to sport on Sundays
Bass Fishing DVD’s – always a good bet
Bass Fishing  Wall Calender 2007

Rich
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