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Great YouTube Videos from LuckyCraft & ProStaff

Surfing around the web today and stumbled onto a boat load of really good short interviews with all the Lucky Craft BASS & FLW Tour Pros.  Skeet Reese, Casey Ashly, Takahiro Omori, Anthony Gagliardi, Marty Stone, Kelly Jordan, Brent Ehler…..
Here is where you can find them all, on the FishLuckyCraft YouTube Channel

And here are a couple that I thought were interesting to get you started:

Hope you enjoy digging into these as much I have!!!   Also, welcome to the newest email subscribers, we are up to #72!!!  Also, do not forget you can easily subscribe via RSS as well!!

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Must see bass fishing video

Kind of a bonus blog entry today, I usually do not do more then one entry per day, but this was too good.  Things you will learn/see in this video:
Instructional info on catching schooling bass
Early glance at Prototype Lipless crankbait from Ima Lures
Bill Smith hooking Michael Murphy in face with said Lipless crank
The entire removal process

It is a little graphic, but very educational.  Not sure if I am more impressed with Murphy on his calmness and toughness during hook removal process or how he finished his cast with the jerkbait even with hook in face.  Bill Smith had to feel a little dumb hooking his Ima ProStaff teammate on camera.

This actually happened to my in my very first club bass tourney at age 14, fishing with my uncle, I took a Zara Spook right under my chin about 10 minutes into the day.  Pretty much the same drill, push hook through, cut the barb off and back it out.  Slap a band-aid on it and finished the tourney, only weighed two fish though.

Share with your buddys,
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Great Bass Fishing Video Tips from John Crews

Ran across one of John Crew’s videos on the internet and then noticed he has 29 great videos.  Here are a few of the better ones that I have watched.

First one, how he became a Pro

If you wait until the end, cool clip from Clarks Hill Elite Series as well

Here he talks about shallow cranking

Here John tells you about of a few of his favorite products that he is not paid to tell you about…

Over all there are 29 videos, you can find them all on YouTube!

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Bracket-Style Tournament Now Available on with Winner Decided
On-Air March 27/28 and April 3/4 During Primetime on VERSUS Country
STAMFORD, Conn. (March 5, 2008) – VERSUS Country is once again on the quest to answer the most hotly debated question among sport fishermen since fish have been caught on rod and reel — pound-for-pound, what is the toughest gamefish?  Will last year’s winner, the Tarpon, retain its title or will this second installment of Big Fish Madness determine a new champion successor? 

The VERSUS Country panel of angling experts, including Tred Barta, Roland Martin, Bill Dance and Hank Parker, have narrowed the field by selecting the top 32 gamefish and seeded the fish in a bracket split into four regions.  This year though, the ultimate decision for the toughest game fish will be chosen by the viewers, not the experts.  Viewers can log on to to fill out a bracket with their selections up until March 21. Over the course of four nights, each gamefish in contention will be featured in some of the most spectacular fishing on television and Huntley Ritter, the host of The Huntley Way, will take viewers through each match-up, round-by-round until the field of 32 is down to just one champion. 

For viewers filling out a bracket at, points will be awarded for each correct selection and tallied after each round with correct choices receiving incrementally more points as the rounds advance. Throughout Big Fish Madness, viewers can go to the website to see how their brackets are faring against other viewers.   The viewer with the winning bracket will be announced on the last night of Big Fish Madness on April 4.  The entrant with the highest point total will win the grand prize – a 2008 Nitro Z-6 Boat with Optimax Motor and Trailer, courtesy of BassPro Shops and Tracker Marine and the first place winner will receive an all-expense-paid fishing trip with Tred Barta.  Other spectacular prizes for top point earners include: 42′ Panasonic plasma TV’s, iPods, Xbox 360 game consoles, a Bill Dance signature rod & reel package, among others.  

“After a very successful first installment of Big Fish Madness we decided to bring it back for a second year with an exciting twist—this year, the viewers are the experts as they’ll be deciding which fish is the toughest,” said Jeff Macaluso, Director of Field Sports & New Media Programming & Production for VERSUS.  “It’s a great way for our highly passionate anglers to engage interactively with the programming and to see how their opinions match-up against our expert’s for a chance to win great prizes.”  

Thursday, March 27, 2008:  Round 1 – Field Goes from 32-16
7:00 p.m. ET                 The Huntley Way
7:30 p.m. ET                 Hunt for Big Fish
8:00 p.m. ET                 Sport Fishing Magazine
8:30 p.m. ET                 The Best and Worst of Tred Barta
Friday, March 28, 2008: Round 2 – Field goes from 16-8
7:00 p.m. ET                 One More Cast
7:30 p.m. ET                 LL Bean Guide to the Outdoors
8:00 p.m. ET                 Hunt for Big Fish
8:30 p.m. ET                 City Limits Fishing- ALL NEW EPISODE
9:00 p.m. ET                 The Best and Worst of Tred Barta
9:30 p.m. ET                 Dollar Wise Fly – ALL NEW EPISODE
10:00 p.m. ET               Saltwater Experience
10:30 p.m. ET               The Bass Pros
Thursday, April 3, 2008: Round 3 – Field goes from 8 to 4
7:00 p.m. ET                 Escape to the Wild
7:30 p.m. ET                 The Best and Worst of Tred Barta
8:00 p.m. ET                 Sport Fishing Magazine
8:30 p.m. ET                 Hunt for Big Fish
Friday April 4, 2008: Semi-Finals and Championship
7:00 p.m. ET                 One More Cast
7:30 p.m. ET                 The Bass Pros
8:00 p.m. ET                 Hunt for Big Fish
8:30p.m. ET                  City Limits Fishing- ALL NEW EPISODE
9:00 p.m. ET                 Best & Worst of Tred Barta
9:30 p.m. ET                 Dollar Wise Fly – ALL NEW EPISODE
10:00 p.m. ET               Saltwater Experience
10:30 p.m. ET               Sport Fishing Magazine

VERSUS celebrates real competition in all its forms across all platforms (, VERSUS on Demand and VERSUS HD).  Now in more than 74 million homes, the network is the national cable home of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as best-in-class events such as The Tour de France, Davis Cup Tennis, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Professional Boxing.  The network also offers collegiate sports featuring nationally-ranked teams from top conferences such as the Pac-10, Big 12 and Mountain West. VERSUS features the best field sports programming on television and is a destination for sports fans, athletes and sportsmen to find exclusive, competitive events that audiences can’t find elsewhere.

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Videos of Bass & Panfish Feeding

On Sunday when I was at the Cabela’s in Owatonna, they fed the fish in their aquariums while I was there.  I shot a bunch of videos of the action with my cell phone.  Not the greatest quality, but here are a couple of the better videos.  They are short, you can watch them all in a couple minutes.

First one is some action from the Bass Tank

This one here, is a little slow going, but right at the end, its kind of neat to see one bass swipe a minnow right in front of the other bass

Lastly, here is some action from the Bluegill & Crappie tank, they are more aggressive then you would think!

Hope you found these mildly entertaining.  You can hear the people in the background did!  So next time you are at Cabela’s, if they are scheduled to feed the fish anytime soon, its worth sticking around for

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BassTrix Fat Minnow Paddle Tail Swimbait Video

I have been looking around for a video of the BassTrix Paddle Tail Swimbait swimming under water to show of its action and so people can kind of see what the buzz is all about.  So here is a video off of YouTube.

It is kind of a short video, but really shows off the action of the bait.  Not sure which hook or weight its rigged with, as that can actually effect the action quite a bit.

Hope you like it!
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Great Bassmaster Tournament Video

This has been around awhile, many of you have probably seen it, if you have, watch it again, if not its definitely worth 4-5 minutes of your time!

This is a must see for anyone who has every fished a bass tournament or ever would like to.  If it does not fire you up or give you chills, its time to trade your rods & reels in for golf clubs!

I told you it was worth it!!!

Also, thanks to the recent email subscribers, we are now up to 63!

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Favre has more time to start Bass Fishing!

The retirement of Brett Favre or as most Packer fans call him, #4, has very little do with Bass Fishing….

And for the most part, I try to keep this Blog about bass fishing and outdoors topics, as native Minnesotan and life long Vikings fan, this is just really good stuff.  I have put together a little montage to celebrate #4 

Not too mention all the suffering I endured from over the top & delusional Packer fans my 4 years at University of Wisconsin – Stout.  I also work with 4 cheese heads.  So I am reveling in their pains today
 Brett Favre
As much as most of you will miss Favre’s 4th quarter heroics, I will miss the interception that followed up the 4th & 26 against the Eagles and down field heaves in times of desperation that often led top defensive backs coming the other way with the ball.  Not to mention, I believe his last pass as a Packer was an INT against the Giant!   I am sure you Bear’s fans are like pigs in mud today as well!!!

Pic provided by Bassin Blog Reader Chong Vang

Tomorrow, we will be back to bass fishing!!!

Oh yeah….   Long Live Adrian Peterson!!

Secret Weapon Lure QuickStrike Spinnerbait Video

Check out the underwater video of my favorite spinnerbaits!

Great underwater footage of a truly innovative spinnerbait

Spinnerbaits account for over 12 million black bass caught in the U.S. every year. Many anglers carry a wide assortment of specialized spinnerbaits to be ready for any situation. Secret Weapon’s patented, no-tool, quick-change spinner blade attachments and innovative designs make for one heck of a bass catching bait! 

Spinnerbait & Buzzbait Design Saves Time, Space, Weight, Money

Secret Weapon revolutionized spinnerbait fishing to save you space, time, weight, and money.

Secret Weapon precision hand-crafted spinnerbaits combine in-line spinning lures’ enticing sound and flash with the snag-resistant qualities of the safety-pin frame. Because each Secret Weapon Spinnerbait moves and sounds different in the water, its unique acoustic signature attracts more bass, musky, northern pike, redfish, snook, and other predatory fresh- and saltwater species than other spinnerbaits.

Secret Weapon spinnerbaits hook and land more fish. Look closely and the first thing you notice — no swivel and split rings! Free-floating, in-line blades improve tracking and reduce rollover on rapid retrieves. Blade attachments swing free to clear the hook point on strikes. The frame and blades of first-generation spinnerbaits can actually interfere with hook-ups.

Secret Weapon’s beautiful, powder-coated, chip-resistant minnow-profile heads slip through vegetation and brush. Mustad Ultra Point, Extra-long hooks, heavy-gauge stainless steel wire frames, and top-quality silicone skirts hold up well fish after fish, season after season.

Secret Weapon spinnerbaits surpass every other spinnerbait in the world, offering unparalleled value. Universal “Quick-Clip” blade attachments provide versatility and flexibility in lure presentation never before achieved in spinnerbait fishing. Blades are interchangeable with other lures in the Secret Weapon Innobait™ Tackle System. A few spinnerbait bodies and a handful of blades replace many heavy tackleboxes of conventional spinnerbaits.

Part of the reason of this post it to share some cool video and to test how posting videos work on my blog.
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Better Late then Never

I finally got digitail pictures from Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championships that I fished on Clarks Hill back in November.
Bad Picture of Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship – Days 3

Day 4 on the stage before the award ceremony

Me in the check line

Roy Bragg North Region Tournament Director

Billy Harris, Wayne Lindgren

Ready to go home to MN!  Also a good shot of my 
JKruz Riptide Glasses on top of my Visor

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