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THE LATEST BASS FISHING NEWS
FLW announced yesterday that JL Marine Systems, manufacturer of Power-Pole shallow-water anchor systems, has signed a sponsorship extension for the 2016 season. This will be the sixth consecutive season that the two organizations have partnered. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Val Osinski, the owner of Gambler Lures and winner of the 2015 Costa FLW Series event on the lake, knows as much about the Big O as anyone and is an expert on finding and targeting bass in its various grasses. When we had the opportunity to ride along with him for a tour of the lake and to learn to identify some of the grasses, it was a no-brainer to accept.
What makes Greg Hackney so good? How can David Dudley be so consistent? How does Mark Rose keep sponsors happy for years? What does it really take to be a top-100 pro?
In that 2002 event, I was qualified to win a life-changing $900,000 counting incentives. To finish second and win $110,000 while catching nearly 10 pounds more weight than my nearest competitor was all the incentive I needed to seek how to deal with letdowns.
You might not always catch bass as well as Bryan Thrift, but in early December you sure can fish like him by throwing the same three baits he usually has tied on when he's out fishing in the winter.