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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

BASS Elite Series #4 - Toldeo Bend, LA
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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

BASS Elite Series #3 - Table Rock Lake, MO
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Posted: June 10, 2014
I spent the week off between St. Johns River and Table Rock at a great friend’s house on Toledo Bend. I was able to do a little practicing and get some things in the office accomplished and most importantly, relax and have a great time with friends. The bass at Toledo were just coming to the beds strong and I figured the fish at Table Rock were going to be in pre-spawn pattern. The cold weather conditions most of the country was experiencing were hanging on into these early spring months. I was excited to fish a highland reservoir that has some similarities to my home Lake Amistad. Table...... Read More

BASS Elite Series #2 - St. Johns River, FL
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Posted: May 12, 2014
Off to a great start… I enter the third event of 2014 cashing 2 checks in the first 2 events! It had been 10 years since I fished the St. Johns River in Forida. and I was going to keep to my game plan of fishing a smaller specific area of a tournament venue to keep my practice simple. I was ready to make it 3 checks in a row! It is worth noting that Florida fishing in the spring time has been a major nemesis of mine throughout my entire career. I have cashed a few checks and had good events in Florida during the fall season… but this year I was determined to do the same in the spr...... Read More

BASS Elite Series #1 - Lake Seminole, Bainbridge GA
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Posted: April 28, 2014

The second tournament of my season, but first Elite Event, has a lot of meaning for me as this is the lake I fished my first ‘big’ event on, a BFL Regional back in 1999. It had been since then that I had visited Lake Seminole, but honestly not a whole lot had changed. I feel at home fishing grass lakes since I grew up fishing grass on the Potomac River and grass is typically present at Lake Amistad where I guide. I was pumped to get the Elite season underway!

March 13-16, Lake Seminole, Bainbridge, GA – BASS Elite Series #1

Practice:
Kurt Dove fishing the grass... Read More

Here We Go!
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Posted: February 25, 2014
Here We Go! The 2014 Tourney Season is underway and my blogs begin. I hope you enjoy reading them throughout the season and I thank you all for your support
I will be fishing 13 major events in 2014 - (9) BASS Elite Series, (3) BASS Northern Opens, and (1) BASS Central Open. I am also fishing 2 Major League Fishing Television events that will air on the Outdoor Channel in Q1 and Q2 of 2015.

Feb. 6 - Feb. 8, Lake Amistad - B.A.S.S. Central Open #1

These last several years I have avoided fishing bigger tournaments on my home water of Lake Amistad due to the demand of my guide service ami...... Read More

New Years Resolutions
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Posted: December 26, 2013
Once again the calendar turns to January and we enter a New Year… 2014 is now upon us.
As I was enjoying the Holiday season I realized I need to make a change for 2014… Yep, that’s right a resolution for the New Year. I am hoping it will make for some improved performance in 2014 and ultimately make my year even more fun and rewarding. It’s a pretty simple resolution but generally very hard to keep… well, I guess most resolutions are.

My 2014 resolution is “Do my own thing”. I need to fight my own battles in 2014. Dock Talk is very addicting ...... Read More

BASS Northern Open #3 - Lake Erie, Sandusky OH
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Posted: October 07, 2013
A week or so off between the Lake St. Clair Elite event and my last tourney of the year at the Lake Erie Bassmaster Northern Open was a good thing. My wife and I again spent that week in Pittsburgh at my in-laws… almost as good as home in TX or VA. I was able to get some things accomplished on the business side of the industry and regroup. I did have some sense of good mojo going into this event as I finished my last day at St. Clair on a high note.I was ready to get back after those brown monsters!
Sept. 12 - Sept. 15, BASS Northern Open #3 - Lake Erie, Sandusky OH
BoatUS ANGLER Pro Staff member Kurt Dove fishing Lake Erie... Read More

Lake St. Clair - B.A.S.S. Elite Series Event #8
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Posted: September 06, 2013
After some disappointment at the St. Lawrence my wife Rhonda and I had a week break between events… we spent that time at my in-laws in Pittsburgh, PA. It is very nice to have a place like that to wind down from the event and get some work accomplished prior to the next one. Besides, my mother in-law is a great cook and I really feel relaxed when I am with my wife’s family. It’s almost as good as going home to Texas or being with my family in Virginia. The Saturday 2 days before the Detroit Elite event was to begin we made the short 5 hour drive to Detroit. I am rested and lo...... Read More

Aug. 8– Aug. 11, BASS Elite Series Event #7
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Posted: August 26, 2013
My wife Rhonda and I drove straight north for about 2 hours to get to the St. Lawrence River from Lake Oneida. I really like back-to-back tourneys especially when they tend to fish very similar. I get in tune much quicker in that 2nd event and in the Elite Series we have a limited practice period so that certainly helps.
Aug. 8– Aug. 11 St. Lawrence River - B.A.S.S. Elite Series Event #7
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