Paddletales Tackle Presents: Bass Talk 2010

I heard about the Bass Talk Seminar Series last year from some local anglers who absolutely recommended it. I missed out last year, so I knew I had to attend this year.

I headed out at 5:40 a.m. on Saturday morning and made the drive up to Winchester, Ontario with a few local anglers. We arrived around 7:30 a.m. and it wasn’t long before the place was full. Bass Talk is an information session put on by professional tournament anglers that give you more advice than you can handle. I started off by listening, but by the end I filled almost 2 pages front and back with point form tips and tricks that these guys live by. It’s really amazing to have this knowledge available! I will list the topics:

  • Tournament lessons; the winning attitude, psychology aspect, fishing line, (sinker) weights, rules, ETC
  • Preparing for a new lake; map study, where to find useful maps, how to effectively use them, researching lakes,  ETC
  • Frogging (top water frogs); rod set up, use in different types of structure, casting, retrieving, hook set, patterns, ETC
  • Current fishing; how current effects fish and all underwater life, how to read current and the advantages, finding fish, ETC
  • Fishing speed; adapting to the fish, shallow/deep/clear water techniques, lure selection and use, ETC
  • Rod selection/fish location lake-specific; rod length, rod action, smallmouth and largemouth activity, where/when to find fish, foliage, ETC
I would like to point out a HUGE emphasis on ETC, because I honestly learned so much! What a great way to prepare for the tournament season, or just the fishing season in general. Not everyone that attended is a tournament angler, but the advice was very useful and LOCAL. A question & answer session followed, and that was great too. The guys let me snap a photo at the end:
From left to right;  Charles Sim, Mark Kulik, Dave Chong, Lenny Devos, Paul Shibata and in front Doug Brownridge.
I am sure you will recognize some of these names. Be sure to check out Bass Talk next year, you won’t regret it!
http://www.basstalk.ca

They also had some discounts going on with Paddletales Tackle (the host of the event) and I picked up these 2 items:

Can’t wait to have bass exploding over these!!! Top water fishing is so fun, I used to do a lot of it on the Napanee River when I lived there. Hopefully I will have the chance to do lots of it this year!

Thanks for reading!!

Ashley

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