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Bass U. Report

The Bass University, the leading source of educational materials for bass anglers, is launching a new series of live, online video training sessions using Zoom technology with top pro anglers.

Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek crafted the Bass University teaching model which incorporates top professional anglers who educate students on seasonal patterns, techniques, lure modifications and more using state-of-the-art presentation technology. The Bass University’s comprehensive teaching model was developed through decades of hard-learned lessons competing on the sports biggest stages.

This year’s sessions begin on February 16, 19 and 20. March dates will be announced soon. Each event consists of six (6) classes per day.

Dave Mull with Smallmouth bassBy Dave Mull




This January I resolved to accomplish a couple of things in the New Year. Both of them involve a smallmouth bass that weighed more than 7 1/2 pounds, caught by my longtime pal Louie Stout while he fished with another old friend on an unnamed lake in the northern mitten of Michigan.

Louie with personal best smallmouth

By Mark Zona (As told to Al McGuckin)

Mark Zona and Zackers

To say I’m a little pumped for the 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series season to start would be like saying I was sort of into hair bands back in the early 90s.

Look, I’m going to give you three thoughts I’ve been wrestling in recent days. Some of them actually came from a dream while I slept, and others are purely as factual as Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” album being their highest-selling record ever.

Thought #1 – Just like we’ve been doing for like 53 years now, we have a tendency to study the upcoming schedule and think about how it’ll play out. And let me tell you, friends – this one is going to play out really, really, shallow. I’ll go out on a limb here and say we haven’t seen an Elite Series schedule this rich with derbies that could be won in less than 10-feet of water in a decade. And anytime we’re able to have a contest where dudes are scratchin mud to catch five fat ones each day it is absolutely “fan-o-licious” for our loyal Bassmaster Live viewers.