HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Premium fishing rod grip manufacturer Winn Inc. has named five-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Russ Lane to its pro staff. “I am definitely excited to be working with Winn,” said Lane. “A lot of people know my reputation for getting maximum performance out of all of my equipment. And Winn grips bring advantages in performance and comfort that you just can’t get from other materials.”
Bill Lowen has fished the Bassmaster Elite Series for nine years, qualifying for the Bassmaster Classic seven times.
I’ve had several questions posted to Facebook asking me questions about the various aspects of being a professional angler. Let me say right up front that it’s the greatest job in the world. But make no mistake about what I’m saying. It’s a job.
The fall frenzy doesn’t go on all the time. It starts and stops depending upon the calendar and the weather.
Another one of our Facebook readers, Dustin Keys, wants to know what out-of-pocket baits I use, and why. By out-of-pocket I assume he means those lures that I buy myself, those that do not come from sponsors. In truth I don’t use a lot of them. I have top-shelf sponsors. Their baits seem to work in most situations I’m faced with in B.A.S.S. tournaments. There are exceptions, however.
We fish all winter up here unless the ice forms and keeps us from launching. It did that for much of last year. That was a bummer.
The Lake Norman Open turned about as well as anyone could have hoped. The winner, Andy Montgomery, created a Classic spot for Cliff Prince. Both are Elite Series anglers.
The Lake Norman code may have been cracked Friday, at least by the 12 finalists in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open sponsored by Allstate.
I’m up here prefishing on Cayuga Lake in picture perfect weather.
This will be my last column about the Delaware River. Before I put it to bed, however, I want to say thanks to the people who made that win possible.