Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shopping For A Minn Kota?

If you are after a new Minn Kota product, this might help make your decision a lot easier. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

We Love Big Bass!

If you love big bass, then you got to check out this guy. Oliver Ngy has a cool blog that tracks his adventures of big bass hunting. By the looks of this photo, hunting has been very good!
Check out Oliver's blog, Big Bass Dreams.
Want to know how heavy this brute is? Then check out his blog. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Good Luck Steelheaders

I know, I know, this is a trout. But, the last Saturday in April is a Holy day. The opener of trout is a big deal for anglers in Ontario. Good luck to all!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Trigger X Slop Hopper

The rage over the last two years has been swimbaits. The Alabama rig has fuelled the fire the hottest. A great cross over bait has been the skinny dipper baits like Trigger X's Slop Hopper.  It's slimmer profile with a large boot or thumper tail sets them apart from conventional swimbaits.

The Slop Hopper is equally at home ripped over lilies and grass or rigged with a jighead. At 4.5 inches long and available in a wide assortment of colours, they're a great choice in open water or heavy cover.

Slim enough to squeak through thick cover.

Love the big tail. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Facebook Winners!

Custom CAMO Rapala baits contest

The Winners Are: Pete J. from Florida and Alton S. from Louisiana. Please email or message your full address and I will send the lures.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jason Christie Win Bull Shoals Elite With Record Comeback!

By Deb Johnson
Bass Press Release
BULL SHOALS, Ark. — Two days ago on the Ramada Quest stage, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Jason Christie bemoaned the crystal water and dead-calm conditions of Bull Shoals Lake.
Two wins in two weeks!
(Photos: BASS)
“Clear water and no wind scares the heck out of me,” said the Elite Series rookie from Park Hill, Okla., on that second day of competition. He dropped from fourth place into 14th. It was a serious fall in what had become the “ounces-count” Quest.
If Christie was scared, he was scared straight. On the third day, he managed to climb up into 11th place and qualify for Monday’s fourth and final round. He was 5 pounds, 6 ounces behind the leader.
Monday at the weigh-in, he showed what having the fire under you can do. He turned in a huge bag, the tournament’s largest: 18 pounds, 0 ounces. Christie landed squarely in the winner’s seat, with his first Elite Series trophy. It came with $100,000 and his second consecutive Bassmaster Classic qualification.
“Awesome,” said Christie about his secure return to the Classic. “I was hooked on it last time, and I’m ready to go again.”
Christie’s winning weight was 56 pounds, 8 ounces. His Day Four bag of five largemouth of 18-0 included two 4-pounders and a 5-0, the largest bass of the day.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Jason Christie Wins Bassmaster Elite Bull Shoals Tournament!

Rallying from all the way from 11th place to first, Jason's massive 18lb sack secured win. This is his second national tournament in two weeks.  More details coming!

2013 BASSMASTER Elite Bull Shoals Day 3: Scanlon on Top with Huge Leader Board Shuffle.

By Deb Johnson
BASS Press Release
Consistency is key for Casey.
(Photo: BASS)
BULL SHOALS, Ark. — Sunday was a different day for Casey Scanlon in more ways than one.
Scanlon of Lenexa, Kan., took over at the Ramada Quest on Sunday, the third of four competition days of the Bassmaster Elite Series event on Bull Shoals Lake.
A consistent Scanlon weighed 13-12 Sunday — not as good, but still in the ball park of his 14-13 of Day One and 15-5 of Day Two. He tallied 43 pounds, 14 ounces to become the new leader.
The surprise of the day wasn’t that Scanlon jumped into the hot seat — he was, after all, in second place after two days. The upset was that Greg Vinson of Wetumpka, Ala., the leader of both Day One and Day Two, fell to 23rd place after his fishing spot shut down. Vinson was knocked out of the game; only the Top 12 will advance to Monday’s championship round.
Scanlon’s threat became Terry Scroggins of San Mateo, Fla., 12 ounces behind the new leader. Scroggins — as consistent over the past three days as was Scanlon — put together 43-2 over three days to move from fourth place into the runner-up spot.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

2013 BASSMASTER Elite Bull Shoals Day 2: Vinson Still on Top.

By Deb Johnson
BASS Press Release
Greg kept catching them Saturday morning despite
the fog. (Photos: Bass)
BULL SHOALS, Ark. — After a biting-cold Saturday morning running his boat on Bull Shoals Lake, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Vinson could well have been running a line in his head from an old children’s verse: “Saturday’s child works hard for a living.”
Didn’t help that the fishing was hard too on Saturday, the second day of the Ramada Quest.
“I can’t tell you what a grind it was. The bite was really slow,” Vinson said on stage after he weighed in 13 pounds, 8 ounces.
He finished his work day with a two-day total of 30-5 and the Quest lead for the second consecutive day, but by only 3 ounces instead of the 1-pound lead he had Friday. The angler right behind him was Casey Scanlon of Lenexa, Kan., with 30-2.
How hard was Vinson’s day?
“To put it in perspective, at 12 o’clock I had four fish that might have weighed 6 pounds,” said Vinson, who’s from Wetumpka, Ala. “I had two keeper largemouth and two keeper spots. That was really working on my mind. At that point of the day, I was thinking about just making the Top 50.”
Vinson turned it around when he hit on a key adjustment — which he wasn’t about to share.
Working down the bank. Bass are pre-spawn and just
starting to move up shallow. 
“I caught a 4, a 3 and a 2 1/2 in the last couple of hours. And I caught them a little bit differently than the way I caught them yesterday. At that point I was excited about saving the day — but I was a little upset with myself for not making that adjustment sooner.”
The 4-pounder was “barely hooked,” and he had to play the fish with patience and precision.
“At the time I still had two spots in the livewell, and I knew what a difference that fish would make,” he said. “I was so nervous the whole time I fought that fish. I’ve never taken so long to land a fish, but I knew it was important to take it slow. It felt like 30 minutes, but was probably only a couple of minutes.”

Saturday, April 20, 2013

2013 BASSMASTER Elite Bull Shoals Day 1: Vinson Take Lead with 16-13

BASS Press Release
By Deb Johnson
BULL SHOALS, Ark. — The wind blew harder, the water level rose and its temperature dropped, but Greg Vinson figured out the changing Bull Shoals Lake fishing conditions to lead the Bassmaster Elite Series Ramada Quest by 1 pound over Skeet Reese, and by less than 2 pounds over 2013 Bassmaster Classic winner Cliff Pace.
Greg found the fish to take the lead in tight race.
(Photo: BASS)
Vinson weighed 16 pounds, 13 ounces Friday, the event’s first day after stormy weather delayed the planned start of Thursday. Reese turned in 15-13 and Pace had 15-2.
The post-frontal northern Arkansas bass stumped several pros — 16 of 100 didn’t weigh in a five-fish limit — but Vinson used the differences to the early-week practice period to his advantage.
“I knew conditions were going to change and things worked in my favor with the water level and weather,” said Vinson, who is from Wetumpka, Ala.
Vinson, protecting his advantage, was cryptic about the pattern he hit on, and how the lake’s clear water influenced what he did.
“I hope it’s a pattern that will continue to produce throughout the tournament,” was all he said. “We all are always trying to guess what the fish will do when conditions change.”

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring Storm Stops Bull Shoals Bassmaster Elite Tournament

By Luigi De Rose

Dave Mercer is freaked out when he see the storm on radar!
(Photo: BASS)
Early Thursday morning, the stiff wind was an indicator of an advancing storm. A spring thunder storm warming was issued forcing BASS Officials to postpone the first day of the Elite tournament on Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas. Instead of reducing the tournament to 3 days from the normal 4 day event, the entire tournament will be pushed back one full day. Friday will be Day 1 and Monday, not Sunday, will be the final day. Most anglers were glad to wait out the dangerous weather in hopes of fantastic catches for the rest of the tournament.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Like Your Way to Free Stuff

Link to our Facebook page and LIKE IT for a chance to win one of these
custom camo Rapala Plugs 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

AR Lures Crank S65

AR Lures is a neat company. Relatively new to North America, is has its roots in Japan and China. When most companies are perfecting injection molding and internal weight transferring systems, AR focused on wood. Each bait is sculpted from Bass wood, a favourite among carvers. Wood always had an appeal with bass fisherman. It provides a distinct wobble and natural action that is unmatched. The marvelous hand painting will stop you in your tracts. Depending on the bait, each model has its own unique series of colour patterns.

The Crank S 65
Listed as a silent wake bait, it has a chubby, potbelly profile. Its running depth is 0- 1.5 feet. depending on retrieve and line size.

2.6" (65mm)
1/2oz (16g)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Christie Wins 2013 Walmart Beaver Lake Tournament

FLW Press Release
The Christie Clan is all smiles.
(Photos: FLW)

Rayovac pro Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., brought a 20-pound, 4-ounce stringer to the scales Saturday – the third-largest stringer ever weighed in during FLW competition at Beaver Lake. Christie didn’t duplicate that effort Sunday, but it turns out he didn’t need to. After the final fish was weighed, Christie’s five-bass limit worth 14 pounds, 1 ounce gave him a total four-day weight of 61 pounds, 8 ounces as well as the championship trophy and $126,500 at the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Kellogg’s.
“I’ve got a little groove going right now,” said Christie, who earned his second career victory in FLW Tour competition. “If you had asked me after practice if I was going to do any good in this event, I would have said ‘no way.’ It always seems like you win tournaments when you least expect it, and I really did not expect this one.
Christie’s four-day total of 61 pounds, 8 ounces was the heaviest weight to ever win an event in FLW competition at Beaver Lake.
“My key bait this week was a Yum Yumbrella Flash Mob Jr.,” he said. “It’s a special rig. It’s more compact and has willow leaf blades on it. And, it’s tough. I used one rig and it lasted all three days. I never broke a wire or anything – it’s really the best one on the market.
Alabama rigs of all sizes were
the best bait for almost the entire field.
“When I get in the groove, I just seem to make good decisions,” Christie continued. “Today, I really struggled. I was expecting to catch them real well, and I didn’t. I found a stretch that I hadn’t fished all week, and something just told me to pull up there. When I did, I started catching them.
“My family is the reason that I do this,” Christie went on to say. “I go fishing so that I can support them. I enjoy it, and there is not a day that I go fishing that I take for granted. This will give me some momentum, and hopefully I can carry it over into qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup. The last few years FLW has held the Cup at deep, clear reservoirs. This year, we’re changing it up and I really want to go fish the muddy water down in Shreveport.”

Saturday, April 13, 2013

2013 Walmart FLW Beaver Lake Day 2: Coulter in Lead at Alabama Rig Fest!

Johnson leads co-anglers by 3 pounds
by Kyle Wood

FLW Press Release

ROGERS, Ark. – With this being the second day after a front, most people figured the bite would slip on Beaver. To degree that was the case with several of the top pros from day one failing to match their catches. But day two of the Walmart FLW Tour on Beaver Lake was highlighted with consistent catches, some big stringers and the Alabama rig.
Coming into this tournament a lot of the focus was on how big of a factor the A-rig would become. The general consensus was the rig could hold up early in the derby but would slowly dwindle throughout the event. Today was a case of several anglers making huge moves on the leaderboard including Brandon Coulter who has utilized nothing but the rig to move into the lead.
With 17 pounds, 3 ounces on day one, Coulter went back to work to haul in 14-12 today. The Tennessee resident kept the same three rods on his deck consisting of umbrella rigs and now holds a total weight of 31-15 and the lead by 1-12.
All smiles as Coulter takes lead on difficult day.
(Photo: FLW)
“I think the momentum I have really started at the beginning of the year for me,” said Coulter. “My son told me to just go out and catch 12 pounds on the second day of Okeechobee and just cash a check. That made me realize all I have been doing for the past few years is just trying to cash a check and not win. Since then I have been fishing much more relaxed, calm and comfortable – I put no pressure on myself.”
With a less than favorable track record on Beaver, Coulter opted to arm himself with three different umbrella rigs and target transition areas. So far the decision is paying off.
“I went to a lay-down this morning that I caught my second biggest bass on yesterday,” the Knoxville, Tenn., native said. “I figured I could start there and catch a limit quick like I did yesterday, but it was nothing but crickets this morning. I went back there later and caught a solid fish off it. On my next cast back at the lay-down I got hung up and one eats one of the free swimbaits and pulls it off the tree. On my very next cast after that I caught a 4-pounder. You can’t create stuff like that; sometimes things just go your way.”

Friday, April 12, 2013

2013 Walmart FLW Beaver Lake Day 1: Benton Take Lead with 18 Pounds

FLW Press Release
ROGERS, Ark. – Rookie pro Drew Benton of Panama City, Fla., brought a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce to the scales Thursday to lead day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Kellogg’s. Benton holds a 14-ounce lead over Brandon Coulter of Knoxville, Tenn., who caught five bass weighing 17-3 in a tournament of the world’s best bass-fishing pros competing in the four-day event with a top cash award of up to $125,000.
“I was pleasantly surprised with how my day went,” said Benton, who was the FLW Tour season opener champion at Lake Okeechobee. “I caught over 20 keepers today. I had some bites in the last day of practice that I had shook off and I didn’t really know how big they were. I went back to that area today and they were a little bigger than I had expected.
“I’m fishing in some stained water, doing what I’m used to doing,” Benton continued. “I’m running a long way up the river. I have seen some boats, but no one is fishing close to me.”
Benton said that all of his fish that he caught Thursday came on a Yum Yumbrella rig, but said he was fishing it differently than his competitors.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fisheries In Trouble: See Webcast Tonight at 7pm Et.

On Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00pm, The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association and the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Association will be hosting a webcast on the Algonquin Land Claim. 

To view the webcast, simply log onto www.algonquinlandclaim.ca.

It is important that anyone concerned with the land claim and the potential impact it may have on hunting, fishing, access to resources, camping, hunting, canoeing, hiking, etc., or want more information on the land selection process and the parcels of land that have been selected by the Algonquin, plan to watch.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Storm Twitch Stick Minnow Bait

Storm's Twitch Stick is a super cheap alternative to all the high-end jerkbaits. With all the triggering qualities that made Storm famous at a fraction of the price. 
Rainbow smelt


  • suspending  
  • Twitch Stick #8 is 3-1/4" and 5/16oz. and runs 2-4 feet
  • Twitch Stick #10 is 4" and 5/8oz, and runs 3 to 5 feet
  • VMC Black Nickel sharp trebles
  • aggressive action
  • thick walled 
  • numerous colour
  • reasonably priced
Its shallow lip keeps it the action erratic and shallow. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Win with Rapala Army and IBASSIN Facebook!

Rapala has given IBASSIN readers a chance to win two custom camo X-RAP baits.

Click to photo to jump to Facebook. 

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Algonquin Land Claim: Webcast on Thursday, April 17th at 7:00pm

By Luigi De Rose

Ontario is undergoing a monumental battle between Natives and non-native residents over a gigantic region of Eastern Ontario. Natives wish to reclaim a huge section of the province. The geographic magnitude is staggerings. If you fish, hunt, camp or are a land owner, this will spell doom for you. Please check out the webcast to be properly informed. 
Click here for map

On Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00pm, The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association and the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Association will be hosting a webcast on the Algonquin Land Claim. 

To view the webcast, simply log onto www.algonquinlandclaim.ca.

It is important that anyone concerned with the land claim and the potential impact it may have on hunting, fishing, access to resources, camping, hunting, canoeing, hiking, etc., or want more information on the land selection process and the parcels of land that have been selected by the Algonquin, plan to watch.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Win Coin with LUNKERHUNT


If you love fishing and Facebook here is your change to make some easy cash. LUNKERHUNT is having a photo contest with great prizes. Click the link above and follow the instructions.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


The BASS WORLD Lure Bible arrive today! Two hundred pages of lures.
This issue has photos and descriptions
every lure made in Japan for bass. 

Each page lists the entire product line up according
to style and company. This is the shallow diver crankbaits section. 

I love the ads. Jackall Japan has launched a new 9.8" Flick Shake worm
plus a few sinking prop baits. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Doug Hannon Dead at 66.

(Photo: BASS)
Doug Hannon, "The Bass Professor," died at his home in Tarpon Springs, Fla., on Friday, March 29, following complications from surgery. His wife Lynn, lost her battle to cancer in 2006. They had no children. Doug is survived by brother and sister. 

Doug was a writer, big bass specialist, TV host and inventor. Here is sample of few of his great inventions:

  • the Mule Wedge anchor
  • Ninga Prop: a mini four bladed trolling motor prop that works with MotorGuide motors
  • The Snake: A weedless, top-water snake
  • WaveSpin spinning reel 
  • MicroWave spinning rod guides
  • Hannon's Moon Clock
  • Lunar fishing table
Doug was a big bass master who worked the clear rivers, pods and lakes of central Florida. His largest bass was 17 pounds. 

Lunker Spotted Bass Just Misses World Record

Richmond, CA - March 21, 2013 - When Oakdale, Calif. resident Randy Pierson went to New Melones Lake, nestled at the base of the Sierra Foothills east of Stockton on March 1, he had no idea he was what he was about to experience.
Pierson, a regular on the northern California tournament scene, a full-time gun accessory sales executive and part-time high school soccer coach would hook and land a 10-pound, 1-ounce spotted bass; which would be certified as a New Melones Lake record. The fish weighed just three ounces short of Bryan Shashido's 2001 world record spotted bass taken at Pine Flat lake.
The fish was taken on River2Sea's popular and effective S-Waver 168, a jointed "s-action" swimbait in the Lite Trout color pattern.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Doug "The Bass Professor" Hannon Passes

Photo: Wave Spin Reel

Doug Hannon the bass fishing legend has passed. Very few details about his passing are currently available.  Doug, a Florida resident, hunted for big bass. He taught the world about the intricacies of big bass and their habits. Doug was an author, inventor, TV host, plus entered into the Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Angler in 2000 having caught over 800 10lb+ Largemouth bass. It is sad to see a lion pass.