I Made Pro Staff…

I need to tell a story…way back in the 70’s, I joined Bass Angler’s Sportsman Society (BASS)! I did so, with thoughts of going off and joining the tournament trail and become a professional bass fisherman. BUT, you know what, I fell in love with the woman of my dreams and we started a family.

I got to thinking that traveling across the country perfecting my skills of bass fishing wasn’t the best way to show my love of my family. So, I started a business and settled down to enjoy my family. I gave up all hope of ever pursuing my dream of fishing for a living. 12 years after our daughter was born, we had a son. He is now in med school and our daughter is a nurse. Our daughter gave us two beautiful grandchildren…Carson & Riley.

These guys are the GREATEST!

But anyways, life goes on, some good and some not so good!

This week I have been added as Pro Staff for two fine companies in the fishing industry! To say I am elated would be an understatement.

I am happy to announce that I am a new member of the Pro Staff of Xtreme Braid Fishing Line and also Ardent Reels. I look forward to working with these two companies and doing all that I can do to help in the promotion of their fine products! Thank you to those that have shown their confidence in me! I won’t let you down!

Since the completion of this article, I have been lucky enough to have been added to two additional Pro Staff Teams. They are Whip em Baits and Pro Line Lures. I have also been added to the Field Staff Team at  FatSack Outdoors.        I have just added a new sponsor and it is greatly appreciated! Thank you goes out to Dave from Cat Boat Tours. I am also a Team Member at Patriot-Outdoors.



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It was 45 degrees when I fired up The Bass Buggy and headed up the Dora Canal to catch some cold front BASS. I actually NEVER left the canal for the third day in a row. The bass have been hanging out in front of the numerous canals branching off of the Dora Canal. This is where I spent my day catching bass… and lots of them.

The only baits I used were the ZOOM trick worm in black and the ZOOM watermelon Fluke and they sure produced bass for me today.

I caught 20 bass today and this was a record. Previously, the most bass ever caught on my boat in one outing was 18 and this was with two fishermen on board. Today, I broke my personal record of 15 bass in one outing and just me fishing. AND of those 20, eleven of them were of legal size. Here are pictures from today’s bass… in no specific order.








Weapons of Bass Destruction…

Today’s fishing started with the cruise up the Dora Canal, to eventually arrive at this point near Banning Beach on Lake Eustis.


Since it was a cloudy kind of day, I decided to grab the rod already loaded with a ZOOM Trick Worm in black. About three casts and I had my first keeper. As the morning went on, I continued to catch bass. I tried other weapons, but always came back to the trick worm and it continued to catch a total of 8 bass today.

I tried different presentations, but all they wanted today was a slow bounce on the bottom. here are pictures of number six and seven for the day.



TODAY, the Trick Worm by ZOOM was a weapon of bass destruction… thank you to ZOOM!


Fishing with Big Dawg Fishing…

Tavares, Florida: I fish almost every day and can be reached at BigDawgFishing@yahoo.com. If you are in the area of Tavares or Eustis and want to try your luck on the Harris Chain of Lakes…EMAIL ME!  We can probably figure out a way you can fish with me.

I am not a charter captain or a professional bass fisherman, but I do catch my fair share of bass. AND I really don’t like to fish by myself all the time. You will need to bring your own equipment, etc. I do not have extra… wish I did!

Here are a couple Bass I’ve caught somewhere in the beautiful Harris Chain of Lakes…

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Dinger in green…

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