Brown Bagging for Mille Lacs Smallmouth

Trophy Mille Lacs Smallmouth - 19.5in

Despite being completely defeated on my last Mille Lacs outing, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity at catching a potential state record smallmouth. We fished just a couple hours on both Saturday June 30th, and Sunday July 1st. The weather on Saturday was very warm, some overcast and 5-10 mph wind. Since fishing wasn’t my […]

Metro Hawg Hunters: Lake Minnetonka

I recently competed in my clubs 2nd tournament of the year on the always challenging Lake Minnetonka.  I say “challenging”, not because the fishing is always tough, but because the lake changes every year.  What worked last year might not work the next. During my practice day I struggled trying to make old spots produce […]

Goose Lake Win!

Central MN Bass Club

The second Central MN Bass tournament of the year was Sunday June 24th on Goose Lake in Chisago County. My dad and I ended up winning the tournament with 18.79 pounds of bass. This was unexpected as our practice trip the week before only yielded 2 small keepers. In the end, this may have helped […]

Red Cedar Open: 2nd Place!

Steve Gronksi, Scott Bachowski: 2nd-Place - Lucky Lunker Red Cedar Open

My third tournament of the month was one I have been looking forward to since mid-winter! Lucky Lunker Red Cedar Open This tournament was scheduled for June 24th on Red Cedar Lake near Birchwood, Wisconsin.  I am very fond of this lake as I used to live a few minutes from the launch ramp and […]

Chetek Chain Tournament Report

Tonka Tackle

My second tournament this month was held on the Chetek Chain on June 23rd. My practice days were very successful leading up to tournament day.  I fished each evening during the week leading up to the tournament as there were no off limits established for this tournament and the fact that the launch is right […]

Holcombe Lake Tourney Report

Tonka Tackle

June was a busy month for me and my fishing partner with 3 tournaments on our schedule: Lake Holcombe, Chetek Chain, and the Red Cedar Chain Open. Lake Holcombe The post spawn “blues” caught up to us in early June.  I fished a tournament on Lake Holcombe on June 9th and to say the conditions […]

Dennys Wednesday Nighter Kickoff

Denny's Wednesday Night Minnetonka 6-6-12

The 2012 Denny’s Wednesday Night Bassin’ on Lake Minnetonka kicked off this past week.  I look forward to the Denny’s weeknight events as an opportunity to compete with some of the big Tonka names. Any time you can challenge yourself against high quality competition is an opportunity to improve as an angler. The format has […]

Bone Lake & Red Cedar Updates

Red Cedar - Upper Midwest Bass Circuit

I’m happy to report my 2012 tournament season has started off with 2 top ten results.  Fishing has ranged from good to excellent based on the weather conditions in Northwestern Wisconsin. The bass spawned earlier than usual with the early ice-out in mid-March and warm temperatures.   Read on to find out how we dealt with […]

Stickbaits For Post-Spawn Lunkers

6.0 Post Spawn Largemouth Stick Bait

Are you utilizing soft plastic stick baits during the post-spawn period? If not, you really should be.  As the big females move off their nests, they are in feeding mode after expending much of their energy building a bed and producing their newest batch of offspring. On this particular outing I had been fishing shallow, […]