You can take the sport to any level and it’s always growing and evolving if you want it to. My interest grew stronger after catching Australian Bass on lures, and soon I was convincing my mum to drop me at the lake with my small boat to enter an ABT (Australian Bass Tournaments) event as my competitive side came out in me. After winning my first ABT event I knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
My dream was to one day fish against the best Bass Anglers in the world in the USA and after 10 years of competing in Australia I headed to the States in my Quest to make the Bassmaster Elite Series! The road was not easy but after 4 years of sacrificing everything I was a Bassmaster Elite Angler, taking on the best in the world.
I had 2 years fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series and while having some solid top ten results it wasn’t enough. So this year (2017) I will be aiming to requalify for the Bassmaster Elite Series via the FLW Fishing Tour and Bassmaster Northern Opens. Follow my quest at www.carljocumsen.com or watch me fish LIVE via Facebook
ROD MACKENZIE “CODMAC
Australia’s BIG COD specialists. Rod’s been chasing Cod longer than anyone I know. His an angler who shares the knowledge and works with multiple companies to help deliver the products that will give you the edge when that big one comes along
Check out Rod’s sensational DVD – Cod Almighty, it’s is a must see DVD For anyone who likes fishing for Murray cod or just fishing in general for that matter here’s something you may find worth a look. The highly anticipated Cod Almighty DVD featuring the capture of numerous giant Murray cod are now available. Shot on the Murray River, it purveys what it is to spend time chasing the Murray’s greatest living treasure. Follow Rod at www.codmac.com.au
Matthew Langford did his time at the back of the boat then after a few years his stepped up to being a Boater with great success. He lives and breathes fishing. Now writing for the South Burnett Dams – BP and Boondooma. Matthew is flat out on Facebook as well as his Vblog. Follow Matthew on Facebook
Matthews favourite saying says it all…
If you didn’t learn something today you have just wasted an entire day.
If your not going to do something right the first time then don’t bother doing it at all.
Norbs – the Freshwater Whizz.
Not only does he know how to nail the big ones but his a very talented cameraman. His a mover and a shaker using a wide variety of products and techniques to nail monsters. Follow Dean at Norbs24 on Instagram
Feider fished team tournaments for years and worked jobs–construction, carpeting, apartment maintenance–that allowed him to take the time off to fish tournaments, before he tried the Bassmaster Elite Series.
“First year, I literally didn’t make a dollar,’’ Feider said. “This year I made a little bit. Next year I basically got my [costs covered already].’’
What changed things was the end of the second year as an Elite. He made a charge to second in the tournament on the Mississippi River out of LaCrosse, Wis. He was not familiar with that stretch of the Mississippi, but it was similar to what he fished upstream in Minnesota.
That finish qualified him for the Angler of the Year tournament on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota in September. He tore it up, averaging more than 25 pounds of smallmouth bass a day to win by more than 7 pounds.
“I’m a smallmouth guy, but I pride myself on versatility,’’ he said. “I am not great at [just] any one thing.’’
“You have to love it more than anything and being willing to do anything,’’ he said of the professional fishing life.
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Born and raised in Minnesota, I learned to fish by chasing smallmouth and largemouth on much of our coveted 10,000 lakes. After finding success competing at the state level and claiming wins on some of the biggest tournaments in the region, I set out to continue my journey by creating a name for myself at the national level. With much to learn, my beautiful wife Bri and I uprooted and moved to Southeast Tennessee, to soak up as much knowledge as possible and to continue my education of bass fishing across the country. I currently compete on the Bassmaster Open Trails as well as FLW Rayovac Series in an attempt to qualify for the tour levels.
Now back home in Minnesota and living on the banks of Lake Minnetonka, you can find me in between tournaments guiding clients to unforgettable days on the water. Whether we’re catching smallmouth on Mille Lacs or largemouth on Lake Minnetonka, I promise an elite experience full of hook sets, big bass and giant smiles.
I offer one on one fishing electronics training classes specializing in Lowrance, Navionics and Hydrowave technology. I offer both in-class and on-water training, as well as group seminars.
For more information, please check out my website, www.joshdouglasfishing.com.
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Driven by competition, thriving under pressure – a former NCAA Division 1 & 2 Pitcher, Bud Cipoletti now chases his dream of Professional Bass Fishing.
For more information, please check out my Facebook, www.facebook.com/budcipolettifishing/
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