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Blog Profile / Rich's Bassin' Blog

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Archived Since:April 27, 2010

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Minnesota Bass Fishing in March

What a wonderful lack of winter and early spring we have had. Could not have been more welcome considering I had to stare at the BassCat that I bought in November all winter long. This past Sunday I got out to the Mississippi River for some bass fishing. Super happy that in less then an hour from my home in Lakeville,...

March Madness

Since my office bracket had Missouri over Florida State, I am not talking about the NCAA basketball tournament. The madness that is going on for me, is frantically preparing my boat for the early open water this year, listing more stuff in my

Basketball smasketball....

Sure this is an exciting week because of March Madness, but what has me all geeked out right now is the warm weather in Minnesota, on the bring of open water bass fishing in March and the Bassmaster Elite Series starting tomorrow on the St. John's River. So here are my picks, listen to the podcast to get the 411 and...

2012 Bass Closer & More

I did get out fishing for a few hours on the Minnesota Bass Closer, it was hard to leave the laptop and all the Bassmater Classic coverage, but I decided catching was better then watching. Air temperatures were tolerable, but the wind was ridiculous. I did catch 7 smallmouth pretty darn quick on a homemade smallie beaver ...

2012 Bassmaster Classic Final Day - Red River

If you were glued to your laptop. tablet or phone all day you probably had a pretty good idea that this was going to be a two horse race at the final weigh-in. BASS does a good job of getting you a feel of what is going on and who the...Show More Summary

2012 Bassmaster Classic Day 1 - Red River

Interestingly enough the top of day one's leaderboard is not held down by the biggest stars in bass fishing. The top spot is held down by a home grown Cajun by the name of Keith Poche with a stout 17lbs 13oz, but his lead is ultra slim as Alabama's Greg Vinson is only a single ounce behind. Quite possibly the bigger issue for...

Ready for the 2012 Classic?

While a February Bassmaster Classic almost assures it will never be in my back yard, I do admit it if fun to look forward to this time of year. Today was the last official day of practice for the 49 anglers, tomorrow is media day and the tournament action starts Friday morning Hopefully we do not have the fog delays ...

Learning to setup your electronics

Whether we are talking GPS, sonar, depth finders, fish finders or whatever you want to call them, this is a great time of year to learn a few things on how to set them up and get the most out of your electronics. Let's face it, today's modern GPS units have come ...

Early Returns on Major League Fishing

I finally finished up watching first webisode of Major League fishing. I signed up for the the $18 Bass Pass which either gets me all the events or you can pay $3 per event. The first episode at the Challenge Cup at Lake Amistad was 114 minutes long, so for $3 you are going to get 8-10 hours of web coverage,...

Weekend of open water bass fishing

After a very busy winter, I was able to sneak away from the house to chase some open water bass with some good bassin' buds. A place that I have fished a few times before in the winter, but a first for several of the others. The fishing...Show More Summary

Finally a few smallmouth

Been a slow winter bass fishing for me this winter, the weather has been great, but time commitments have made it near impossible as of late. I had not caught a Minnesota bass since November! On the bright side, I did make a November trip to Lake of the Ozarks,...

Back From Playa

It was a much needed break, relaxing with the wife and another couple at the beautiful Grand Mayan resort just North of Playa del Carmen in Mexico. So that and the holidays is the reason for the lack of activity hear on the blog. I did get out fishing for half of a morning, nothing special,...

Quick Falcon Lake Trip

This past weekend I finally got down to see my Dad and fish with him on Lake Falcon. A bit of a whirlwind trip and only two days of hard fishing. The weather was about 15-20 degrees cooler then normal for Zapata, TX this time of year. Show More Summary

Making Lemonade

About 11 months ago, I had a whole pile of lemons and now I about to have glass of super sweet lemonade this weekend. Early in January, you may have read this blog post about I how I justified to myself that it wasn't so bad hat a dream trip to fish...

Got new boat out one last time

Last Sunday I got out for about 4 hours and we caught a few good smallmouth, it was more about getting the new boat out once in Minnesota before it was too late. Now I get to stare at it every day for the rest of the winter, sigh

My New Cat - Long and fun weekend

Finally recovering from a long and fun weekend. Fishing buddy Paul Coffey and I left Friday after work and drove down to Warsaw, MO to pick up a boat that I purchased from Pro's Choice Marine. We did stop and visit the Bass Pro Shops in Altoona, IA, nice that they are open until 10pm. Got into town for a quick...

Boat Week

Ever since my old boat died at end of August, I have been casually shopping for a boat, about a month ago, I found a deal that I felt that I shouldn't pass up and now this weekend I am going to Missouri to go pick it up. Pictured below will be my boat for next year, its a BassCat Pantera...

What's up with the Jika Rig?

Not too much before being knocked off my pedestal seat by the Alabama Rig this week, I started seeing rumblings on Twitter and forums about the Jika Rig. It seems every couple years, there are new rigs, techniques, gear and technologies to keep up with in bass fishing. ...

Alabama Rig - Next Big Thing or Pushing the Limits?

As I write this blog, Paul Elias is on the verge of blowing away the field on something called the Alabama Rig and after day 2, the angler in 2nd place, Robert Behrle, is also throwing the same rig. I had never seen anything like it in bass fishing before watching a live on the water video today from FLW. Show More Summary

Tackle Junkie Support Group on Twitter #LBA

Are you a compulsive fishing gear shopaholic? Bait Monkey on your back like a bad smoking habit? Have to have all the newest lures, reels, rods, etc? Take me for instance, I recently vowed not to buy any more gear to save money for a new bass boat to replace the

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