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Recipe’s Off the Water

Walleye Ceviche This is one of my all time favorite eats and one that can come very easily to those that live up here in Minnesota and catch walleyes on the regular. Ceviche is a popular dish that originates from

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Intro to "Recipe’s Off the Water"

Anyone who is reading my blog knows I’m an obsessed bass angler that spends almost every single waken hour out on the water. The rare times I’m not on the water, I enjoy spending time at home in the kitchen with

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Mound, MN Today was the fourth stop of the Denny’s Super 30 on Lake Minnetonka. As I’ve stated before, I cherish the Denny’s Minnetonka tournaments. I get as excited for this event as I do any other tournament

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A Bachelor Party Mille Lacs Style!

What a great weekend! My Good friend and fishing buddy Corey Brant and a bunch of fellow fishing friends all got together and headed up to Mille Lacs to partake in Corey’s bachelor party. Honestly, I can’t think of any

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2012 ICAST & More

The fishing world’s mecca of a trade show ICAST, has come and gone leaving an addicted tackle junkie like myself scowering through endless internet pages in search for what’s in store come 2013. All I’m saying is the world better

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The Bass are Snapping! Book a Guide Trip Today!

The bass fishing is off the hook up here right now! I’ve been fortunate to be on the water everyday for the past couple weeks and am happy to admit this bass catching stuff never gets old to a true

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Mound, MN Man I was looking forward to today, the lake has been on absolute fire! Being that life has been so stressful lately as we are preparing for our move south, I decided the best medicine would

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North American Bass Circuit

Madison Chain of Lakes, Madison , WI This tournament literally makes me laugh and not cause I was counting my money all the way to the bank, in fact it was quite the opposite. Teaming up with me for this series is

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Mound, MN Today was the second tournament of the Denny’s Super 30 and team tournament partner Paul Coffey and I had some work to do. After a less than ideal first tournament where we finished somewhere in the

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Searching for my Mojo

Denny’s Super 30 &Minnetonka Classic Lake Minnetonka, Mound, MN Usually I recap in detail each tournament I compete in no matter how good or bad it turned out. I rarely discuss anything about Lake Minnetonka though besides the very basics

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Tuning Into the HydroWave

Every morning I awake to the sound of my coffee machine brewing a fresh pot of joe. Like clockwork I roll out of bed, pour a fresh cup and off to the lake I go. This daily habit got me thinking.

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North American Bass Circuit

Lake Winnebago Chain, Osh Kosh, WI I might as well get this write up over with as it’s not going to get any easier for me with the passing of the days. Last Saturday my buddy Rich Lindgren and I

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Bassmaster Central Open

Table Rock Lake, Branson, MO The second stop of the 2012 Bassmaster Central Opens has come and passed and I’m definitely left with mixed emotions. First of all, this was my first time fishing on legendary Table Rock and let me

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Bassmaster Central Open Preview

Table Rock Lake, Branson, MO I’m getting very close to heading south to partake in the second stop on the Bassmaster Central Open Tour and will be putting in work on legendary Table Rock Lake. Every serious bass angler has

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Full Throttle Team Event

Mississippi River Pools 3, 4 and 5, Red Wing, MN I’m happy to say that my tournament season is fully underway! This past weekend I got the opportunity to fish the Full Throttle Team Tourney with a good friend and

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Getting the Kinks Out

Back in action! Loving every second of it too. Believe it or not, there’s a lot that goes with trying to make a career out of bass fishing. It’s not all setting hooks and sunny 80 degree weather with flip

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Map Your Way to the Northwest Sport Show!

Ever since I was a little kid I get excited about the return of the Northwest Sport Show. I remember like it was yesterday, my uncle coming to pick me up early in the morning because “the early bird gets

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Tackling Terminal Tackle

Spring is in the air! Actually, it’s only mid March in Minnesota yet it feels way more like summer than it does spring, really it should feel like winter but no complaints here, the lakes in the metro area are

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Heaven on Earth

Imagine catching huge bass, one right after the other and catching them in ways you could only dream of. Now snap back to reality, it’s February in Minnesota and the chance of catching lunker largemouth on swimbaits or sight fishing

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Bassmaster Classic Preview

**Photo courtesy of James Overstreet and Bassmaster.com The top 49 anglers are only hours away from throwing down on Louisiana’s rat nest known as the Red River and will be competing for the most coveted title in all of bass

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BASSMASTER Central Open

Lake Lewisville, Lewsiville, TX Lake Looserville, Lake Sewerville and the Mud Hole where just some of the names I heard when people where referencing Lake Lewisville just north of Dallas, Texas. In fact, during my week and a half stay

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Makeover for JoshDouglasFishing.com

Hopefully when you checked into my website you noticed the we’re sporting a fresh, new look for the 2012 season. I wanted to showcase Biovex, my title sponsor as well as the rest of my sponsors who without there support,

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Tackle Update: Lowrance Introduces Gen 2

I’m happy to announce that I’ve teamed up with Lowrance, the leader in fishing and boating electronics! It honestly couldn’t have come at a better time being that Lowrance just rocked the water world with the release of their new

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2012 Bassmaster Central Opens Preview

It’s official! I received notification from B.A.S.S. that I was granted entry into the 2012 Bassmaster Central Opens to compete against some of the best bass fisherman this country has to offer. A challenge I’m not taking lightly but an

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G Loomis Goes Green!

Right before the holidays G Loomis introduced the new NRX Green Series to their already stellar line of fishing rods. I myself have used the original NRX rods for about two years now ever since the very first supply was

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Tackle Update: Introducing the Biovex Stangun Hyper 7 Spinnerbait

I’ve been receiving email after email wondering about the availability of the highly anticipated Biovex Stangun Hyper 7 Spinnerbait ever since my Bass Angler Magazine article was published this Fall showcasing the benefits of this unique bait. I’m excited to

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The Stars are Aligning

The anxiety is ridiculous as I wait for word on whether I’m in or not for the 2012 Bassmaster Central Opens. I’m registered and my deposit has been cashed but it’s a waiting game from here. I’m excited to step

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Gearing for the Bassmaster Opens

Today is an exciting day for me but a day that also comes with much anxiety. This morning I officially registered for the 2012 Bassmaster Central Opens Pro Division. This is just the next step but one that could potentially

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Aiming for the Record

Most of Minnesota’s outdoor enthusiasts will be headed up north to partake in the opening weekend of deer hunting season. This bassaholic will also be headed to the north woods but not to hunt whitetail, instead to try to break

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Tackle Update: Introducing the Biovex Kolt Ridge Tail

From time to time I find myself very excited about the introduction of a brand new bait. Over this past season, I was very fortunate to be able to test the newly introduced Biovex Kolt Ridge Tail, a internally weighted

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Tackle Update: Holy Alabama Rig!!

After reading buddy Rich Lindgren’s Blog, as well as fishing with him today, I’ve gotten a overdose of knowledge on a new rigging technique that blew up this weekend on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville. Only fitting, the rig I speak of

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The Brent Homan Story

For those that visit my website or follow my fishing know that when I’m not on the water setting hooks, I’m often busy writing articles about what has worked for me on the water as well as keeping up with

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Smallie Heaven!

Autumn is in the air. Our exceptionally late summer weather has finally been replaced by chilly nights, stiff northern winds and cooling water temps. Usually we would already be in full on smallmouth smack down by this time but as

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Season in Review

Another bass filled tournament season come and gone leaving time to look back and reflect on some of the higher points of the season as well as some of the lower ones. This reflection process is very important to me

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North American Bass Circuit World Championship

Leech Lake, Walker, MN Twenty five boats competing head to head for twenty grand. It isn’t everyday a guy gets odds like this and both Corey Brant and I were ready for the challenge. Pre-practice was good. The weather was

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN The seasons are rapidly changing now. Autumn is rearing its head and the cold nights and high winds are starting to change things at a rapid pace. Yesterday was the final Denny’s Super 30 tournament of

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MN B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament of Champions

Whitefish Chain of Lakes, Cross Lake, MN What a week of fishing, literally I’m exhausted. My practice was good though the overall size of fish I was catching was disturbing. At best I figured I was probably looking at only

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On the Grind

September is sweet! An entire month packed full of fishing starting with the B.A.S.S. Federation State Championship on the beautiful Whitefish Chain in northern Minnesota. This tournament is special to me as I have set a goal for the season

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN Coming off a big win on this body of water just days ago, myself and team tournament partner Corey Brant had considerably high expectations on ourselves. We also had added motivation in that we were sitting

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North American Bass Circuit

Lake Minnetonka, Spring Park, MN Since early Spring I’ve been so excited for this tournament. When I saw that Cabela’s and North American Fisherman was teaming up for the North American Masters Circuit on Lake Minnetonka, I couldn’t wait to

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Making Sense of the Snell Knot?

A month or so ago I received a email from friend Rich Lindgren with a link to an article titled, “Dispelling Snell Knot Theory?”, by Hale White with www.FishStrong.com. I quickly opened the link to see what kind of foolishness

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Tackle Update: Shimano Still Claiming the Throne

The anticipation over Shimano’s release of their new line of reels at July’s ICAST Show had me going stir crazy! Being a die hard Shimano guy I always get excited for them to reveal their newest technology. The rumors were

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Tackle Update: Trokar’s Newest Hooks

Now that the 2011 ICAST is officially wrapped up, I’m very excited to announce Lazer Trokar’s new release of some pretty bad ass hooks! Everyone has been asking and anticipating for them to jump into the treble hook market. Obviously

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN I guess it’s fair to say that summer is finally here. With temps in the 100’s and humidity levels soaring over 90, these hot conditions are shaking things up on my favorite body of water, good

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Book Your Guided Bass Adventure Today!

Can you believe it’s already mid July? Wow! It’s crazy how fast summer flies by and how slow the winter crawls. I’ve been keeping very busy out floating on the water and I’m happy to admit that the bass have

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Tackle Update: Navionics Teams with Minnesota Based Rapala

WAREHAM, Massachusetts – Navionics, the world leader in electronic navigation charts for dedicated chart plotters and mobile devices is partnering with Rapala lures to provide a winning combination for anglers worldwide. Rapala will keep anglers updated on their newest products

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Tackle Update: Introducing Seaguar’s New Kanzen Braid and Senshi Mono

Seaguar has already built a lasting reputation for making the finest fluorocarbon lines on the market but today I’m happy to announce the release of their much anticipated Kanzen Braid and Senshi Monofilament. These two new lines are joining an

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Off and Running

I’m happy to announce that one of Japan’s leaders in tackle manufacturing, Biovex and myself have come to an agreement that will highlight me sporting around the freshly wrapped Ranger showcasing the Biovex logo’s as I partake in some of

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN Today was my first event on Lake Minnetonka as my team tournament partners for these events, Ryan and Corey Brant took the first one in early Spring. They were good enough for a rock solid 10th

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Gopher B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament

Lake O’ Dowd, Shakopee, MN Preparing for this tournament wasn’t tough at all since I grew up just a couple miles from the boat landing and still do most of my guide trips on this very body of water. One

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Gopher B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament

Medicine Lake, Plymouth, MN I’ve lived in the Twin Cities most of my life and fished most every lake in my immediate area with one exception, Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN. I guess whenever I travel to the North West

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A Guided Trip to Remember

These days I spend most all my time preparing and partaking in different bass tournaments that I don’t get the time to do as many guided bass trips as I once did. This is a serious down fall of being

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Gopher B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament

Mississippi River Pools 3 and 4, Red Wing, MN Talk about what I thought was to be polar opposites. Yesterday we were on the Mississippi River Pool 2 and today we find ourselves just 30 or so miles south on

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Gopher B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament

Mississippi River Pool 2, St. Paul Park, MN With Bri and I’s upcoming plans to move south, the preparation has found myself on the outside of the hardcore Minnesota bass fishing scene looking in. It’s honestly a tough pill to

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Okoboji Open

Lake Okoboji, Okoboji, IA Tournament season is finally upon us yet if you went strictly by the outside temperature and the ridiculous weather we’ve been having, you’d feel as if it were still the heart of winter. I’m not complaining,

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Tackle Update: Introducing the Biovex Amp Jr.

The past week has been awesome! It’s been real cold and nasty around here but lucky for us the ice gave in just before the cold arrived so it’s business as usual for a guy like me. I’ve been without

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One Step Closer

What a day! The sun has been shining, the air temp has been well over 60 and with the future forecast the local lakes will be rid of their ice in no time. Better yet, today I ordered my new

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Northwest Sport Show

Finally! The Sport Show is gone and passed! Don’t get me wrong, I actually enjoy working the shows but the ending of the show means fishing season is underway! The long winter is over and the temps stay steadying in

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Northwest Sport Show Preview

Today was my first day working the Northwest Sport Show representing the Navionics booth. I figured I should actually wait to bust out a preview post until I had actually experienced first hand what the show has to offer, before

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Springing Back to Life!

Let me first admit that I have been in a downright funk the past couple weeks. Thank God for my recent fishing trip out to California or I’d be in a straight jacket right about now. The utter lack of

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Tricks of the Trade – Bed Fishing 101

Before I even get started, if you’re reading this and find bed fishing for bass to be negative in any way possible by all means stop reading. My personal take on this format of fishing is actually better compared to

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Studying the Art of the Spawn

I sit here dwelling on the fact that technically it’s Spring, yet just when all the snow was melting and the lakes ice showing it’s vulnerability, we get blasted by a bunch more snow and a weeks worth of cold

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Diamond Valley Lake, Hemet, CA

Diamond Valley Lake, the “Jewel” of Southern California. I’ve fished all over the country but never had the opportunity to head out west and get down on some of the world record breaking reservoirs that litter the golden state. Lucky

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The Wild West

I can’t even begin to explain how busy I’ve been the past few days, hectic living for this guy. I’m not complaining though, honestly a busy Josh is a happy Josh and this winter is really trying a bass addicts

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Mapping Your Way to Fishing Success

Being an avid tournament bass fisherman, the competition that I face on a day to day basis is overwhelming. I’m always looking for that new product whether it be tackle, line, electronics, whatever can promise me that edge over my

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Tackle Update: New for Navionics

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KVD Wins the 2011 Bassmaster Classic!!

It isn’t everyday that I write about other tournament bass anglers but at the same time I find it important to give credit where credit is due. On that note, the 2011 Bassmaster Classic just wrapped up minutes ago and

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Tackle Update: Real Prey Introduces the 5" Shad

Massachusetts swimbait maker, Joe Rainville, owner of Real Prey Swimbaits, just announced the release of his much anticipated 5″ Shad. A 1 oz. bait designed to be fished anywhere from the east coast to the west coast and from Florida

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Staying Warm and Alive in the Frigid Dead of Winter

With the weather forecast finally showing signs of slight compassion, I was extremely eager to get out and take advantage of the rare mid thirty temps by exercising some dormant smallies. Luckily for me, I know just the place. Yesterday

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Plans for 2011 and Beyond

Now that the New Year has come and passed, I’m excited to say that the future is looking very bright! I’ve been busy putting together plans for the upcoming 2011 season which, in a nutshell, is preparation for 2012 and

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I’m Not a Ice Fisherman but I’m Still Catching ‘Em!

Most would assume that here in Minnesota die hard fisherman like myself resort to drilling holes holes in the ice to get our fix. If that’s your assumption I’m eager to inform you that you couldn’t be more wrong. First

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Reflecting Back on 2010

Another year flies by just like that. Unbelievable how quickly time can pass by. It seems like just yesterday I was setting goals for 2010 and now it’s only hours away from being 2011. I had a very busy 2010

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My Christmas List

With Santa hours away from climbing down chimneys and dropping off everyone’s wish list, I thought of a list of things that I would like to see under my tree come tomorrow morning. Of course there’s always the essentials like

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Bass University

Marriott O’Hare, Chicago, IL I remember about five years ago the Bass University, which at the time was put on by B.A.S.S. itself, had a scheduled stop here in the Twin Cities and I remember how badly I wanted to

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The Bass University

After a fantastic Thanksgiving out in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, now I’m back home and am looking forward to this weekend where I’ll be traveling down to the Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois to attend the Bass University, put on by

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Happy Turkey Day!

Well there’s no denying it now, winter is right around the corner and the fishing around here has turned ugly, in fact I was skunked for the first time in a few years just a day ago. Actually lets keep

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Tackle Update: TroKar Hooks

Source: Matt Gray, Basszone Lazer TroKar, the newest and sharpest fishhook on the market is cracking skulls, drawing blood, dominating the competition and battling it out… Introducing the awe-inspiring line of Lazer TroKar fishhooks… for those who aren’t just out

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The Relapse

Addiction – the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular thing, activity or substance. Relapse – a deterioration of one’s state after a temporary improvement; to return to a worse state. It’s been a whole four months now

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Finessing Autumn Smallies

As the brisk autumn air continues to bring cooler temps, here in the north country, we’re forced to get things ready and prepare for yet another frigid Minnesota winter. Luckily for guys like me, the smallmouth in the area are

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My Favorite Bass Fishing Magazines and Television Shows

After a much needed vacation back down to where Bri and I used to call home, Florida, we’re finally back home here in Minnesota. During travel I found myself with some added down time and found the best way to

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Greetings from the Sunshine State, the Bass Capital of the World!

As I write this blog update, I’m currently sitting in a hotel room on the Macdill Airforce Base, in Tampa, FL. Bri and I are attending a good friends wedding down here and this past week has been a blast.

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Denny’s Super 30 Shootout

Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN Two for two! Corey, Ryan and myself again manage to make the Denny’s Super 30 Shootout this year and a bit more convincing than the year prior. Last year was our first year fishing the Denny’s

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN Going into this event Corey and I found ourselves in a very good spot, we were sitting 8th overall in the points and today was the last event before the end of the year shootout. The

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Silverado Pro Tour

Horseshoe Chain, Cold Spring, MN This entry is a hard one for me to write about, so much that I felt I needed to wait until some of my feelings inside developed and digested before I wrote it out. I

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Smashing ‘Em!

The past couple weeks between tournaments, I’ve been out putting in work doing guide trips and testing new sponsor products. One of my favorite things to do when out doing this is to practice and sharpen my skills. There’s a

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Tackle Update: New Baits from Biovex

As an aficionado of well made, high end tackle, I pay attention to detail when I see new baits hit the market. I’m not always convinced of the baits that hit the mainstream, in fact there has got to be

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Cabela’s Kids Fishing Event

Today I got the honor of representing myself, Tru Tungsten and the rest of my sponsors by helping out at the Cabela’s Kids Fishing Event. At first I didn’t really know what to expect from this and actually had a

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN Pressure’s on! It’s time to make it or break it out on Lake Minnetonka this time of year. Going into this event we found ourselves sitting in good position in the team of the year points

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Silverado Pro Tour

Green Lake, Spicer, MN This was a tournament that proved to be a learning lesson from the very get go. I’ve had some past experience on Green and really thought I’d have an ace in the hole for this event

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A Weekend to Remember

This past weekend, Bri and I along with our good friends Matt and Luanne, went up to Bri’s family cabin for a fun and relaxing weekend on the water. As I said in my last post, Bri’s cabin is seriously

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My Favorite Place in the World

I went from counting down the weeks, to counting down the days and now we’re getting close to counting down the hours. Soon Bri and I, along with two of our good friends Matt and Luanne, will be heading up

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Silverado Pro Tour

Lake Minnewaska, Starbuck, MN I have been thinking about this event for a year now. Almost exactly a year ago on these exact waters, I had my worst bass fishing tournament of my life, nothing went good, seriously nothing. This

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Tournament Update – Denny’s Super 30 TOY Race

2010 Super 30 Minnetonka Team of the Year Standings Team of the Year – 2010 1-Jun 21-Jun 12-Jul Total 1 Brad Cline & Jason Berg 49 48 43 140 2 Ted & Dean Capra 47 38 50 135 3 Cody

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Tackle Update: G Loomis Introduces the NRX!

G Loomis, what’s there to say? They’ve built a much deserving title as the best rod makers on the market. They set the bar higher and higher with every new development they create. It’s truly legendary, in fact since I

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Big Bait Posse Minnesota Style

I love to fish and I also enjoy to write, it’s interesting because fishing is really all I like to write about. I guess I can assume that fishing inspires me to the point where I want to write it

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Tackle Update: Introducing Capra’s Outdoors Online

I am more than excited to announce that Minnesota’s leading tackle provider, Capra’s Outdoors, has jumped into the online tackle industry. Not just tackle but all your fishing and boating needs as well as hunting and archery. Capra’s Outdoors, “Your

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Back to the Basics

With over a month between tournaments I find myself with some time to really sit back and enjoy some summer fishing as well as take the time to learn some new tricks. I haven’t had this much time between tournaments

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Denny’s Super 30

Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN After a solid practice it was clear to see that Tonka was on fire. Corey and I in the 5 days leading up to this event managed to really find some good fish. 4 and 5

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Throwing Frogs with my Good Buddy Parker!

What an awesome change of pace, today I took the morning off of tournament practice to hit one of my favorite little lakes with my good buddy Parker! It may sound a bit odd to hear, in fact I never

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Silverado Pro Tour

Le Homme Dieu Chain, Alexandria, MN I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to get to Alexandria and kick off the first stop of the Silverado Tour. I felt I had a lot to prove to

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