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Monday, November 22, 2010

Bass Fishing Videos

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Part 1 of 4; Bass Fishing
How to fish a dropshot

Part 2 of 4; Bass Fishing
How to fish a dropshot

Part 3 of 4; Bass Fishing
How to fish a dropshot

Part 4 of 4; Bass Fishing
How to fish a dropshot



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What is the Rev Rig?

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Chris Ricci showed this technique to me. It definitely works. It's named after our friend Pastor Tony Byrd...A.K.A. "The Rev".

On my way back from the Delta earlier this year, I stopped at my good friend's house, John Zillig. We tested it out using a nail weight, a round split shot, and a clam shot. There are some subtle differences for sure.

Since then I've noticed there are times when those differences are a reflection on the amount of fish being caught.

Check out the video....

Monday, November 8, 2010

WON Bass Western Classic; Lake Mead Nevada

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Once again practice at Lake Mead was really tough. It was a struggle for Chris, Tami, and I to catch 5 keepers a day. We tried different techniques: cranking a Rosure Lure, Maverick's Tami Rock 'n Roller and Tami's Diamond, Canyon Plastics 00B tube, Ricci's Recipe Rio Rico, D&M Spinnerbaits and jigs, Roboworms, Yamamoto Senkos and Hula Grubs, Maverick worms Jigs, and more. We caught a lot of fish, but still struggle to catch 5 keepers (13" min).

Photo left: Pre fishing Lake Mead with friends Jeff Klicka and Chris Ricci.

Day one, I fished with Gary Freeman from Las Vegas, NV. We each caught 4 keepers on Canyon Plastics tubes, Power worms, and Roboworms. Our best 5 that was good enough for 10th place.

Day two, my partner was Jay Christiansen from Downey, Ca. We caught a total of 9 keepers, that was good enough for 5 fish weighing 8.62. We caught our fish on Canyon Plastics tubes, Roboworms, Power Worms, and Yamamoto grubs. I wound up coming in 10th place.

Thank you to Gary and Jay for both contributing to the overall weight. You guys are good fishermen. Great job guys!

Congratulations to the winners of the Western Classic, Pro John Mackey, and Ernie Stumpf. Great job!

The OK corral at the Delta between Mike Folkestad and Paul Bailey

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Fishing overall was pretty tough during practice at the Delta.

The first day, my AAA partner was Matt Devlin. At the end of day 1, Matt and I thought we had pretty good weight with 13.54 lbs until Paul Bailey weighed in with 16 lbs. I have been chasing Paul all year long for Angler of the Year.

Day two, I drew Corey Vasquez, from Tulare Calif. We ran to the area where I caught 13.54 in day one. It was pretty slow, we left at 11:00 with two keepers. We ran south and wound up catching about 9 keepers, bringing the day's total to 9.74.

After weighing in I was waiting around to see what Bailey was going to weigh. The word was that he only had 4 fish. Paul came to the scales, he puts three little rats into the basket. His fourth fish that he pulled out was 6.5 lbs, which was big fish for day two, giving him a total of 28 lbs. Good enough for 7th place. Once again proving he is the man.

I ended up in 12th place with 23.38 lbs.

Photo left: TC Sport Report interview with AOY Paul Bailey

Both Matt and Corey caught their share of keepers and I want to thank them for trying to help me get Angler of the Year and try to win a Nitro boat.

It was impossible to catch Paul Bailey, he did an awesome job winning the Nitro boat and Angler of the Year. Congratulations Paul! You're the man!

Congratulations to the Pro winner Lorenzo Rossetti who won with a 2 day total of 42.17 and congrats to the AAA winner John Hagins whose total was 32.59.