For all you guys that work with sponsors, or are starting to try and get sponsors, or wonder how that whole game is played. This presentation from last weekends NPAA Conference in Minnesota by Yamaha pro Jim Bell (Professional walleye angler) is one of the best I've seen on the subject. Do yourself a favor and watch this video. Jim pulls no punches in letting you know exactly what is expected, and what you can expect, when entering the sponsorship arena.
Works like a mini-Hoover, vacuuming up bass from banks passed up by most anglers. At one point last season, I caught nearly 900 bass in just over 60 days, 85 percent of which came on the Ned Rig. It's not for everybody, but it does work.
My niece and I got out on the lake for the second time this weekend. Had a great time and caught a lot of fish. This time we brought the video camera along. Hopefully you were able to take a kid out fishing this summer. They grow up fast, but the memories will last a lifetime.
A couple friends of mine, Michelle Cain (IDNR) and Ron Streeter (bass and catfish tourney angler), appear in this IDNR video episode of, "CookIN' Gone Wild: Field to Table," focusing on the Indiana urban fishing program, where they stock local ponds in major urban areas with either trout or catfish to bring good fishing closer to the people.
If you've been out to Brookville Res. this past month, then you've seen IDNR personnel running around near the dam. Here's what they've been doing, courtesy of Tyler Delauder, Assistant Fisheries Biologist at Indiana Department of Natural Resources.