Things have been great! First off, the weather around here has been more than terrific. Being that we’re just days away from December and I live in Minnesota, yet there’s not a single speck of snow in the whole state. The lakes are no where near ready to freeze and best yet the smallmouth bass have been just chomping!
A couple weeks back my wife Bri and I got the opportunity to do a photo shoot for Katsushi Umeda, owner and founder of Biovex and L.S.D. Designs, a tackle and apparel company based out of Japan. As most of you know, I’ve been with Biovex now for a couple years and have all the confidence in the world in their tackle, and for the record some of the new products that will be coming out will surely take the industry by storm. Unfortunately I’m not at liberty to talk about these new products just yet but I assure you they’ll be worth the wait. The photos we took are going to be used for both companies 2010 catalogues but even better, will also be used in some of Japan’s most popular fishing magazines. I decided on one of my best smallie spots for two reasons, one that Katsushi had never caught a smallmouth bass and two, maybe more importantly, I’d be very hard off to be holding a small fish for all of Japan’s die hard bass anglers to see. I mean come on, I have a reputation to withhold here.
Lucky for us the fish where biting and the size was good. Katsushi also managed to catch his first smallmouth and a good one at that. We got some excellent photos and got to try out some of the new lures that will be released this year. Bri and I where also impressed by the outdoor gear that L.S.D. has been creating. We sported a new line of waterproof boots, as well as sunglasses and hats. Bri loves their new jackets, the Amsterdam Series, that offers a lightweight, breathable, waterproof, yet stylish look that is sure to be a big hit anywhere. I’ve always been a big fan of their tackle bags. There’s none better on the market, they offer all sorts of sweet styles yet have all the efficiencies one could possibly think of. More importantly the quality of all these products are second to none, when your in the elements as often as I am this is something you don’t take for granted, it’s a must.
Well with the weather forecast still staying favorable for days to come, I’m planning to get out and exercise some bass over the holiday weekend. I just can’t get enough of those brown fish, as a good friend of mine always says, I’m diseased!
Oh yeah, did I mention the Vikings are 9-1??!!