Friday, July 1, 2011


Sorry for not blogging much this week. Finishing up work, practicing for an up-coming tournament on Sunday at Lake Scugog and planning for ICAST has been taking up a lot of time.

What to expect this summer? will be changing gears this summer. The Bassmaster Elite tour is now complete and FLW has taken a summer break, but we have not. The focus will be on the northern tournaments. Several friends of ibassin will be competing and we want to provide really focused, in-depth tournament details. Unlike the top tour level tournaments where information is shared very liberally, these semi-pro angler are a bit more tight lipped. Usually, the fishing patterns are quite similar year after year and with respect to the winning anglers who have taken years to hone their skills, it would be tournament suicide to reveal everything to us. So, I will try to provide good tournament cover from several tournament trails within Ontario, Canada and a few larger American tournaments along the entire summer.

This is the world's biggest fishing show. ICAST is where all the companies reveal what will be hot and new in 2012. Yeah, hard to believe we are thinking of next season. For many Canadians, bass fishing just started. I haven't even got to really try the cool lures I got from last year's ICAST. I will be taking a lot of photos, some video and trying to get it to you. Some blogs will be pure promotion of product while other posts will be more how-to. ICAST is about selling and we have to play that game a bit. It starts in 10 days and will be a blast. Judging from the volume of emails from vendors, there will be cool stuff there.

Expect to find a bit more oddball stuff here. I love the unique, especially if it Japanese. Last year there was so many cool things but it can get overwhelming. Keep tuning in because you'll see stuff here the more mainstream websites will miss.

I will also focus many posts just on fishing. A day on the water with me and friends. These should be more photo essays. The point is that fishing is why we love the outdoors and I'll be trying to escape the office and hit the water a lot. I got off the water yesterday at 8:10pm and this tournament might be a strange one. I am not fishing a whole circuit, so points mean nothing to me. It will be a hunt for big fish. Wish me luck!

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