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BASS Elite Series #1 - Sabine River, TX
Contributed by KDove - This blog has been viewed 48 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: April 15, 2015
My off season as a professional angler is anything but ‘off’! What a busy time of cultivating relationships for the future and, most importantly, putting current relationships to work. This past offseason I had a change in my title sponsor… that is stressful. Now I am in the new place and one that feels great! I couldn’t be more proud working with Dixie Electric for the 2015 season and hopefully for years to come. Other changes in the offseason was a shift to working exclusively with BoatUS… gosh, honestly I love this organization. BoatUS is loyal to boaters all...... Read More


Contributed by KDove - This blog has been viewed 33 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: April 15, 2015
My off season as a professional angler is anything but 'off'! What a busy time of cultivating relationships for the future and, most importantly, putting current relationships to work. This past offseason I had a change in my title sponsor… that is stressful. Now I am in the new place and one that feels great! I couldn't be more proud working with Dixie Electric for the 2015 season and hopefully for years to come. Other changes in the offseason was a shift to working exclusively with BoatUS… gosh, honestly I love this organization. BoatUS is loyal to boaters all over the globe and they tr...... Read More

Boating and Fishing Gadgets and Gizmos
Contributed by SChaconas - This blog has been viewed 1376 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: December 17, 2014
There are always new and even improved products coming to the boating and fishing market! These gadgets and gizmos can make life easier or protect your investment. In either case, here are a few you might take a longer look at! You’ll probably say, “Why didn’t I think of that!”
Back Off Bag... Read More

BASS Elite Series #8 - Cayuga Lake, NY
Contributed by KDove - This blog has been viewed 788 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: November 10, 2014
The week off that Elite Series anglers had between Delaware River, PA. & Cayuga Lake, NY was typically spent fishing somewhere in the Northeast. For me it was 1000 Islands… one of my favorite bass fishing waters in all the United States. As I mentioned in my previous blog I was able to take a sponsor of mine, Dixie Electric, fishing for a few days at 1000 Islands and boy did we have a blast! Big brown smallies were had by all and it was a pleasure to be able to share the great fishing of the Northeast with some good West Texas friends. Going into my last Elite Series event of the ...... Read More

Bass Elite Series #7 - Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Contributed by KDove - This blog has been viewed 473 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: September 25, 2014
Well we had a long break in the Elite Series AOY (Angler of the Year) events since my debacle at Lake Dardanelle. In the meantime I had a BASS Open event at Lake Douglas, TN in late May where I cashed a check to regain some momentum. In early June I participated in BassFest at Lake Chickamauga, TN which was a mediocre performance as I finished in the middle of the field. And most recently I attended a BASS Open at Lake Champlain where I just missed cashing a check. With two Elite AOY events remaining at the Delaware River and Lake Cayuga I am sitting in 85th place. Mathematically I am still ali...... Read More

BASS Elite Series #5 - Lake Dardanelle, AR
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Posted: August 21, 2014
Just after I finished up the event on Toledo and prior to the start of the next BASS Elite Series #5 at Lake Dardanelle, AR, I drove to Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, TN. I was able to spend a few days on the lake scouting for BassFest that was to take place in June. I had a busy week thoug,h catching up on emails and also taping another episode of Bass Edge Radio (bassedge.com), a bi-monthly podcast on iTunes that I co-host. I was ready for some certain shallow water fishing coming up at Dardanelle and of course looking to get back on track after a disappointing week at Toledo (read previous blog...... Read More

Fantasy Football, Lake Ontario and Great Hair
Contributed by MZona - This blog has been viewed 472 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: August 11, 2014
Late summer signals the home stretch of the Bassmaster Elite Series season, plus a whole lotta Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show episodes that need to be filmed, and perhaps most importantly, me picking my fantasy football league roster.
Not to mention we’re fresh off the ICAST Show, which is the fishing tackle industry’s annual ‘show and tell’ trade show where all the cool new products are revealed.

Seeing lures I’ve been working on to develop with Strike King for months, or rod actions I’ve discussed for weeks with Shimano, all finally come to fruitio...... Read More

Sun Protection
Contributed by SChaconas - This blog has been viewed 646 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: August 05, 2014
When I started guiding in the late 80s, a tee shirt and shorts were appropriate attire. Sunglasses were a fashion statement. And we didn't wear sunscreen; we lathered up with sun tan oil! A sunburn was a sign of a healthy lifestyle. While my skin tone never really resulted in the bad peel and burn of overdoing sun exposure, I began to take note. I even began to get an annual check up with a dermatologist! I have opted for maximum eye protection as well with Maui Jim polarized sunglasses with superior UV protection for my eyes.
Most of the clothing in the early part of 2000 was beginning to co...... Read More

BASS Elite Series #4 - Toldeo Bend, LA
Contributed by KDove - This blog has been viewed 837 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: July 23, 2014
Concluding the Table Rock event I stopped by Lake Dardanelle to look the place over. We were going there for stop #5 on the Elite Series. It’s funny, often we don’t fish much during some pre-practice periods when we visit a lake we’ve never been too. I drove the whole lake in about 2 days and then did a little fishing on day 3. It reminded me a lot of where I grew up in Northern Virginia on the Potomac River. The Potomac is a shallow water fishery and Dardanelle is just the same. Arriving home to Del Rio later that week I was on Lake Amistad guiding almost every day until I wa...... Read More

I’m Not Allowed to Drive The Big Red Tow Boat
Contributed by MZona - This blog has been viewed 1123 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: June 20, 2014
Not only was I not … not … voted the 2013 Tower of the Year, heck, I’m not even allowed to drive this giant red TowBoatUS boat.
But at BASSFest on Lake Chickamauga last week, I met the people who are, and they rock louder than Nikki Sixx.
Mark Zona in front of Twower of the Year towboat... Read More

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