Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The winner of the V-T2 give away is.........Jack Watkins. Congrats!!!! Thank you V-T2 for allowing me to do the give away. If you didn't win don't let that get you down you can still get a set at NewProProducts.com for under $50, I will be running them and we know Jack Watkins will be running them don't be left behind!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
|Photo by: Anton McKinney|
It would seem that Strike King (Sponsor of KVD) and Trokar have teamed up. What does this mean for Trokar? Companies like Rapala use VMC (a brand owned by their parent company) which has put the brand on anglers radar. I believe that a partnership between Trokar and Strike King just solidifies Trokars stake in the hook world. Yes a lot of anglers don't care for the hooks (I think they make a quality hook) and the fact that a few years ago they dropped the premium price helped them in the market. I personally use Strike King lures and will change trebles to Trokar so this is a positive for me. Some of you won’t like the change but I am sure after seeing how easy it is to set the hook with a Trokar it won’t be an issue.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
He has proven time and again he is a skilled angler. He can rise to the top and win. So yes I think it’s a safe bet that Tharp could be both the FLW Cup and Bassmaster Classic Champion. Throw in to the mix that Tharp is fishing both tours this year and it just proves that FLW has anglers just as skilled as the Elite Series.
Tharp brought 27- 8lbs to the weigh-in stage today. He sits about 9 ounces head of Evers so the Championship is not locked up for Tharp by any means. A month ago Tharp finished 4th at Okeechobee, an even many believed he was a favorite to win myself included.In two more days we will see if Tharp can pull off something that has never been done and be both the FLW Cup champ and the Bassmaster classic champion. Maybe this picture he posted on his Facebook page can come true. He has put himself in position for it to.
|From Randall Tharp's Facebook page|
With the Bassmaster Classic also come’s new baits, rods and reels. The Classic was where the Havoc line of baits was released a few years ago. This year Wright and McGill is introducing the new Victory Pro Carbon Rods and Reels. See the video HERE.
I don’t know much about the new reel other then what my. contact at Wright and McGill has told me: “It is a completely new reel, frame, design, bearings, line guide, everything. One of the main differences is in the breaking system. The original had an internal centrifugal break and the new model has an external Magnetic breaking system.”They don’t give you a good look at the new products in the video, but I have seen better pictures and it defiantly looks like a better baitcaster to me, I can’t say without trying it. The will be introduced at iCast later this year and will be available to buy sometime after that. Here is a little better look at the braking system on the new reel.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I was scrolling through a stupid group of photos on Bassmaster.com (yes I said stupid about Bassmaster). It was “Trucks, equipment and bling” and it was basiclly a group of pictures looking at tires of the pros bass boats (I will say it again stupid), but I guess what does that say about me that I was suckered into flipping through it when I came upon the picture above. This to me is a story that picture is of Tim Johnston’s Skeeter. He is competing in the Classic and as far as I can tell that’s the boat he is fishing out of. Now that’s a man who is living the dream….no boat wrap just a man and his boat.Bassmaster.com said this about the boat: “What this rig lacks in actual bling is makes up for in experience. This is a working man’s bass boat, and it’s also the boat of a Classic competitor. This is Tim Johnston’s Skeeter and it’s worth less than some electronics on other competitors’ boats. But, it’s got more heart.” It kind of bothered me.
One, they are doing a photo essay on boat tires and rims basically and then they half make a snarky remark about the man’s boat on to end it with “It’s got more heart.” I hope that Tim Johnston wins the classic and that little boat is towed around the weigh-in arena.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Have you heard of the Big Bass World Championship? Well if you haven’t don’t worry you are about to. Bassin’ Magazine, the PursuitChannel, Bass Resource and F&H Decals are putting on the event. Anglers have a chance to win prizes that include a new boat motor and trailer, 50,000 in cash and other prizes. Anglers might also find themselves on the cover of Bassin’ Magazine as well.You have to enter the contest which cost $25 with that entry fee you also get subscription to Bassin’. Then you go fishing, you have to take 3 photos of the fish you are entering. One showing the bass next to a ruler, one wrapped around the bass showing its girth and of course you have to have a photo of you holding the fish (which is the one that might end up on the cover of Bassin’).
Each state will have a winner (the one from each state that caught the largest bass) who will then go on to fish in the final championship event. You can submit more than one bass so you are not limited to one bass. They will only accept largemouth and smallmouth submissions.
Bass Resource will be keeping a running tab of submissions so anglers know what the winning bass is in each state. You can see the leader board HERE. The entries for certification for the 2014 BBWC begins Jan 1, 2014 and ends August 15, 2014.
After looking through all of the information about the contest, the real pain for any angler is going to be sending your catch in to have it counted. You have to jump through a lot of hoops your entry form for any bass has to include a form filled out in front of a “NOTARY PUBLIC.”You can fish in any state and submit catches for multiple states as well. This seems to be a great way for the average angler to win prizes. With a $25 entry fee its far less then tournaments. There is not much I have found about the Championship.
You can register for the Big Bass World Championship HERE. Good Luck!