Do You Really Want to Be a Tournament Bass Fisherman? (Part 1 of 4)

April 29th. 2017

 

Do You Really Want to Be a Tournament Bass Fisherman? (Part 1 of 4)

 

By Randy (Randman011) Yancey

 

 

It’s early, for me and most folks anyway, 5am on a Saturday morning! As I sit here at my dining room table, I’m feeling guilty. I’m also felling disappointed, blah and a little ‘down in the mouth’!

Yes, guilty!

 

You see, I’m a ‘life-long’ bass fisherman, who in the past 3-4 years, has been consumed with my love of the wonderful sport of fishing, especially bass fishing! By consumed, I mean, lately especially, as I’ve gotten older, I not only ‘do it’ but I live it, think about it, study it, speak it, watch it, and even dream about it!

 

I know, it sounds ridiculous, even to me as I write it!

 

Yet, as I sit here, having my first (and usually my last) cup of coffee of the day, I know for example that somewhere around 40 miles from my front door, between 20 and 25 of my ‘fishing’ buddies are just now taking off in their bass boats, rain gear already in use, for our bass club’s fourth official ‘points’ tournament (our club ‘skips’ January) of the 2017 season.

 

Our club, of which I’m one of the ‘newest’ members, this being my first year, is one of the oldest, and longest lived clubs here in southwest Missouri. Tri County Bass Club, of St. Roberts, Missouri (near Fort Leonard Wood) according to its Facebook page anyway, was founded in 1989.

 

Because of the club’s location near FLW, is made up of mostly D.O.D employees/contractors and/or US Army soldiers (Thank you for your service, by the way!) these guys are the best! It’s no wonder to me why the club has such ‘longevity’. These guys are task oriented, ‘get it done’ type people, the ‘best’ of the best, so to speak!

 

“Now, as far as explaining my feeling ‘guilty’, I should explain a little bit about myself. I’m in my early 60’s, recently ‘semi-retired’ after a 40+ year career in sales, sales management and business ownership, mostly here in the midwestern United States. After having some health problems, stemming mostly from both not handling ‘stress’ well, and spending 20 years as a ‘workaholic’, I decided that I was going to work less and spend more time doing and spending time on or with whose activities or people I most enjoyed or loved!

That probably is one of the main reasons I’m alive to write this story. When I had ‘open heart’ surgery at the young age of 43, I totally had to change some things about how I viewed life. Life, meaning money, things, people and ‘how I spent my time’, etc. That was in 1997! I made a commitment to myself, and unknown to them, my family. That commitment was that I was going to spend more time doing those activities or spending time with those people, whom meant the most to me. And less time working and chasing those things like money, bigger homes, and ‘things’ in general. It was what saved me.

 

Herein lies the root of my guilt!”

 

Back to bass fishing.

 

The reason I sit here feeling guilty is quite simple really. Since Monday, I have spent countless hours, and several twenty dollar bills getting ready for this Saturday’s bass club tournament. Including a ‘not so successful’ (1 post-spawn scrawny 15” keeper and 7 non-keepers) pre-fishing trip to Stockton Lake on Tuesday, I easily spent 30-40 hours focusing on the upcoming bass tournament. Including adding ‘new’ fluorocarbon line to 3 or 4 of my 11 or 12 fishing rigs, watching constant bass fishing videos and TV shows and re-tying almost ‘all’ of my fishing rigs, some more than ‘once’. Buying tie down straps for my most recent ‘project’ bass boat, $40-$50 worth of jig heads, single spins, soft plastic, and so forth. Can you relate?

 

{Continued next post, Part 2}

 

 

Fall Bass Fishing with a Crankbait – More $15 Baitcaster Action



This fall morning I am out bass fishing with a square bill crankbait. Once again I am fishing this on my $15 Baitcast reel. After casting around for a little while and not catching anything but leaves and trash in the water, I finally hook into a decent largemouth bass. This is maybe the third bass I have caught on a squarebill crankbait. Not to mention it’s another bass for the $15 baitcaster which seems to be holding up well. It was a good day despite catching so much line in the water. I was happy to end up getting my crankbait back this fine fall morning.

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German Shepherd Dog – Dog Breeds

Group: Herding

Weight: 75-95 lbs

Height: male: 24-26, female: 22-24 inches

Overview

The German Shepherd was first bred in the 19th century by Max Von Stephanitz. He is considered to be the father of the German Shepherd. This breed is accredited for their flexibility as companions and for their devotion to work. These dogs are the first dogs to have been used as guide dogs for the blind. Currently, the German Shepherd is one of the most favored and popular breeds in the world.

Temperament

The German Shepherd has a unique personality, and they are very self-assured and strong in their actions. They are naturally without fear, but they are also very devoted and protective dogs. The German Shepherd always wants to please its owners, and will fight to the death to protect them. This breed can at times be distant, especially with strangers. The will usually take some time to get to know new people before they let their guard down. This dog is extremely watchful – and will never miss anything that goes on around them.

Care

The German Shepherd sheds little hair, but on a constant basis. This is breed is however a seasonal heavy shedder. In order to keep hair in the house at bay, these dogs should be brushed on a daily basis. The German Shepherd is not a dog that should be bathed too often. They should be bathed once or twice during the year to avoid the depletion of the oils on their skin.

Training

German Shepherds are one of the most intelligent dog breeds, and also very easy to train. Training of these dogs should begin when they are still very young, and their trainers should be patient and consistent in their training. Seeing that these dogs are so intelligent, it's vital to train them in a firm manner from the start. If these dogs are treated in an unkind manner, they will become obstinate and willful. These dogs can be housetrained very easily, especially when they have been crate trained. Because of their intelligence, these dogs will enjoy a metal challenge and can be trained to do almost anything. This breed will always be protective of its family, but wary of strangers.

Health problems

German Shepherd Dogs are likely to suffer from hip dysplasia. This problem is predominately the consequence of random breeding programs. Before buying a German Shepherd Dog puppy, be sure that both parents have their hips certified OFA good at the very least. This breed is also given to blood disorders, digestive problems and persistent eczema.



Source by John M Williams

Aetertek AT-919C model dog training collar set up video



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Best of Atlanta in Only a Weekend

If you only have a few days – like a weekend – only in Atlanta there are some must see places. Atlanta is a city than can take years to explore, but most do not have that much time and will want to see the best of the city. Some of the highlights of Atlanta are the Aquarium, Stone Mountain, and any sporting event. One thing to keep in mind when planning your trip to Atlanta is that you'll probably need to bring or rent a car. The public transportation in the sprawling city is not what it should be so you'll have to drive everywhere you go.

When the aquarium opened a few years ago it sold out day after day for months in advance. It is still a highlight of any trip to the city and joins crowds by the thousands each day. Try to go as early as possible on the weekends so that you can avoid some of the crowds. You'll love the giant tanks and if you have kids you must take them. After exploring the Georgia Aquarium walk over to the World of Coke Museum where you can learn about Coca-Cola, see fun exhibits, and get to taste Coke products from all over the world.

Just outside the perimeter of Atlanta is Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Park. This large rock mountain provides excellent views of the city and the Atlanta metro area. You can hike to the top or take a cable car for an exhilarating ride to the top. The park puts on a fun laser show at night during the summer that is a pleasure to experience. You can also visit museums, swim and boat, and camp at the park.

Atlanta has many great sports teams including the Braves, the Falcons, and the Hawks, as well as an up-and-coming ice hockey team. Make sure to get tickets to a game. Even if you are not a sports fan the rush and excitement of a game are worth it.

Atlanta has many things to do and see and these are just a few of the highlights. From museums to sporting events there's something for everyone. We hope that you'll spend more than just a weekend in Atlanta but if that's all the time you have these are the best things to do and see.



Source by Gary Thompson

Play Better Golf Part 2, Fairway and Approach | Progressive Hypnosis



Play Confident Golf – it’s mental game too. Improve your golf game by gaining confidence with the power of hypnosis. Beat the yips and be more confident with …

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Urban Smallmouth Bass & How NOT To Organize Your Car — VLOG



Yea, yea, I hear you…the vlogs are pretty Neistat-y. But I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Let your idols and role models influence your work and build upon that with your own personal style.. Anyway all that aside, here’s a quick little vlog for you guys. I didn’t really plan on making a video from this day but I had some solid clips compiled and decided why not! If you’re interested as to how these fish were biting and how I caught them I’ll leave the saucy dets below. Thanks for watching! Keep fishing, never stop.
–YOungPlugg

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Song: Possible — Artist: Montell2099
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Equipment:
Rod: Cousin’s Tackle Raze 6′ 9″ Med —
Reel: Aldebaran 50 6.2:1
Line: 12# Seaguar Invizx
Lure: Megabass Vision 110/Perch

Major details:
-Strong current
-Fish were sitting in the eddies (slack water)
-Fish were not eating jerkbait whole, only swiping
-Est. water temp was 57-60
-Bite seemed to pick up as the sun went down
-Water clarity was 1ft or less visibility
-Average depth was 1-2ft (very shallow)

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Pug Fun and Games

Owning a Pug is a lot like having a perennial 8-year-old kid. It's no surprise then, that to train and care for a Pug calls for a lot of games. When it comes to games with your Pug, please resist the urge to resort to the clichÊ game of "fetch." Most Pugs just are not inclining to fetching a ball, stick or Frisbee. Besides, some pugs suffer from health problems like "reverse sneezing" or canine hip dysplasia.

Check with your vet to be sure. If your Pug is deemed sturdy enough, "fetch" away. Just do not expect the game to last too long. Thankfully, there are other ways to create more fun with your Pug with games like:

  • Hide-and-seek – not exclusive to human players, you can play this by "hiding" in another room, in a closet, behind a couch or curtains, and then calling your Pug. Be sure to lay praise on your pug when he finds you, and act really excited. They can not get enough of this sort of thing.
  • Treat Shuffle – Try this and test your Pug's memory or keen sense of smell. Take three cups and a doggie treat, showing which cup you put the treat under to your pug. Shuffle the three cups a bit, to confuse the Pug. Let him then forget the cup with the treat and let him eat it.
  • Freeze and Go Wild – This is a twist on "Statue Dance." You simply play some music, while dancing around your dog. Get him excited, then abruptly stop the music and freeze. Try to encourage your Pug to sit until you play the music again. Soon your Pug should sit when the music stops, and take the cue to be excited when the music resumes.

Have fun!



Source by Jennifer Maxwell Wezensky

Golf Instruction – How to Create Monster Lag Like Pros – Carling Coffing



– How to Create Lag in Golf Swing Power Lag and Flat Wrist Pro – The Ultimate Training Aid Carling Coffing Winner of Big Break …

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How to Fish Finesse Lures – Top 6 Baits for Tough Bass Fishing



Bass fishing with Finesse Lures is one of our favorite ways to fish when the bite is tough. Many factors can cause the bass to become hard to catch with standard techniques. Post front conditions, prespawn cold fronts, and any major weather change. This is how to fish our six favorite finesse baits.
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Finesse Jig
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Small Chatterbait
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Bella (Bernese Mountain Dog) Boot Camp Dog Training Video



Bella (Bernese Mountain Dog) graduated from the dog training boot camp at Neuman K-9 Academy. This program included obedience commands to sit, stay, …

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German Shepherd Dog – Dog Breeds

Group: Herding

Weight: 75-95 lbs

Height: male: 24-26, female: 22-24 inches

Overview

The German Shepherd was first bred in the 19th century by Max Von Stephanitz. He is considered to be the father of the German Shepherd. This breed is accredited for their flexibility as companions and for their devotion to work. These dogs are the first dogs to have been used as guide dogs for the blind. Currently, the German Shepherd is one of the most favored and popular breeds in the world.

Temperament

The German Shepherd has a unique personality, and they are very self-assured and strong in their actions. They are naturally without fear, but they are also very devoted and protective dogs. The German Shepherd always wants to please its owners, and will fight to the death to protect them. This breed can at times be distant, especially with strangers. The will usually take some time to get to know new people before they let their guard down. This dog is extremely watchful – and will never miss anything that goes on around them.

Care

The German Shepherd sheds little hair, but on a constant basis. This is breed is however a seasonal heavy shedder. In order to keep hair in the house at bay, these dogs should be brushed on a daily basis. The German Shepherd is not a dog that should be bathed too often. They should be bathed once or twice during the year to avoid the depletion of the oils on their skin.

Training

German Shepherds are one of the most intelligent dog breeds, and also very easy to train. Training of these dogs should begin when they are still very young, and their trainers should be patient and consistent in their training. Seeing that these dogs are so intelligent, it's vital to train them in a firm manner from the start. If these dogs are treated in an unkind manner, they will become obstinate and willful. These dogs can be housetrained very easily, especially when they have been crate trained. Because of their intelligence, these dogs will enjoy a metal challenge and can be trained to do almost anything. This breed will always be protective of its family, but wary of strangers.

Health problems

German Shepherd Dogs are likely to suffer from hip dysplasia. This problem is predominately the consequence of random breeding programs. Before buying a German Shepherd Dog puppy, be sure that both parents have their hips certified OFA good at the very least. This breed is also given to blood disorders, digestive problems and persistent eczema.



Source by John M Williams

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Fun Activities to Do in Comerica Park

Visitors arriving to Detroit during summer have the opportunity to enjoy the Tiger game (baseball) held at the Comerica Park. This ball park is an open air facility in downtown Detroit and is home for the Detroit Tigers belonging to the Major League Baseball of the American League. The historic Tiger Stadium was replaced with the Comerica Park in 2000.

The renaming of the park follows acquisition of naming rights by Comerica Bank which was headquartered in Detroit when the park opened. Comerica Bank has however moved its headquarters to Dallas though a large presence is still retained in Detroit.

Baseball enthusiasts will notice that the Comerica Park is a pitcher friendly facility opposed to the hitter friendly facility that the erstwhile Tiger Park was. Consequent to some strong criticism, the park underwent some dimensional corrections in recent times.

In current times, the stadium has a capacity of 41,070 and includes several baseball themed features like “Monument Park” (akin to the Yankee Stadium).

Apart from the baseball game itself, the stadium also offers other entertainment opportunities like merry-go-round and Ferris wheel etc. While buying tickets for the stadium, look for the terrace seats on level 1 so that you can also enjoy some shade and protect yourself from the summer sun. The rain gods also make an occasional visit to Detroit during summer. Finding parking at the stadium is convenient and even getting to the stadium is never a challenge.

Summer brings plenty of visitors to Detroit and therefore, booking your hotel rooms well ahead of your planned trip would be a great idea. You can scour the internet for a wide range of lodging options from bed and breakfasts to upscale or mid-scale hotels.



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Dog Training | Pablo’s impulse control | Solid K9 Training Dog Training



Jordan working with Pablo on impulse control. This can be very difficult for many dogs to do. We do drills like this to further proof place, as well. Having a solid …

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German Shepherd Dog – Dog Breeds

Group: Herding

Weight: 75-95 lbs

Height: male: 24-26, female: 22-24 inches

Overview

The German Shepherd was first bred in the 19th century by Max Von Stephanitz. He is considered to be the father of the German Shepherd. This breed is accredited for their flexibility as companions and for their devotion to work. These dogs are the first dogs to have been used as guide dogs for the blind. Currently, the German Shepherd is one of the most favored and popular breeds in the world.

Temperament

The German Shepherd has a unique personality, and they are very self-assured and strong in their actions. They are naturally without fear, but they are also very devoted and protective dogs. The German Shepherd always wants to please its owners, and will fight to the death to protect them. This breed can at times be distant, especially with strangers. The will usually take some time to get to know new people before they let their guard down. This dog is extremely watchful – and will never miss anything that goes on around them.

Care

The German Shepherd sheds little hair, but on a constant basis. This is breed is however a seasonal heavy shedder. In order to keep hair in the house at bay, these dogs should be brushed on a daily basis. The German Shepherd is not a dog that should be bathed too often. They should be bathed once or twice during the year to avoid the depletion of the oils on their skin.

Training

German Shepherds are one of the most intelligent dog breeds, and also very easy to train. Training of these dogs should begin when they are still very young, and their trainers should be patient and consistent in their training. Seeing that these dogs are so intelligent, it's vital to train them in a firm manner from the start. If these dogs are treated in an unkind manner, they will become obstinate and willful. These dogs can be housetrained very easily, especially when they have been crate trained. Because of their intelligence, these dogs will enjoy a metal challenge and can be trained to do almost anything. This breed will always be protective of its family, but wary of strangers.

Health problems

German Shepherd Dogs are likely to suffer from hip dysplasia. This problem is predominately the consequence of random breeding programs. Before buying a German Shepherd Dog puppy, be sure that both parents have their hips certified OFA good at the very least. This breed is also given to blood disorders, digestive problems and persistent eczema.



Source by John M Williams