Dear, Charles Stuart
I read your article on "so
you want to go pro". And I am still very drivin to go as
far as I can to be a professional angler. I do not own a boat
so I would be a back seat fisherman, and also mean's I have
much to learn about navigating a boat to productive water, and
reading the finder and so on. I try to study as much as possible
here on the internet and in the bassmaster magazine. It has
great hint's but none of them possible if I do not use them
on the water. I have really come a long way in my skills, but
I have so much more to learn. But I do have the drive and desire
to compete, and at the same time try to have fun. I fish everyday
and learn every day, I am catching much larger bass than I ever
have mostly with spinner's and crankbaits, the biggest on the
o'l jig&pig. But I am having a hard time with the plastic
baits. It's not that I am not catching fish, it is the fact
that I am having a hard time feeling the terrain that I am fishing.
I have a pretty decent rod that I use for my worm fishing. I
use the Bionic Blade and a pretty nice baitcaster. I know that
using the plastic correctly can give rewarding results. I have
read that you need to concentrate on the line and the feeling,
but something is missing!? Another question about entering some
tounaments. I have a chance to enter the Bassmaster Eastern
tournament as a non boater. And to be honest I haven't even
fished a tournament ever but I though that would be a good thing
for me to be in that enviroment from the get go. They are 4,
1 day tournaments 3 in maryland and 1 in virginia. I know most
people start at the local level and work there way up but is
that really nessisary??
Is there any way to contact people that are traveling to tournament
and car pool with them, have you heard of anyone doing that?
I do not have ton's of money I'm sure you know that. But I good
day of fishing to me is worth a billion dollars. I am going
to pursue this to the best of my ability. I know in my heart
that I have what it takes!! If you could give me any information
(contacts) that would help me to get started I would appreciate
Thank you for your time
Kasey R. Montgomery
name is Adam Dixon. I am in the 6th grade at River Side Middle School
and I am doing a science fair project on breaking strength on fishing
lines. My question is what effect temperature has on the breaking
strength of fishing lines, specifically temperatures that range
from freezing to about 100 degrees. I will be testing lines from
4lbs up to 15lbs under these conditions. Any thoughts would be helpful.
Thanks for your help
I read your article on becoming a pro fisherman .. I have fished
for years and I know I really have never "fished." I
learn new stuff every time I go out. I do however have an uncany
nack for catching big fish . I live in western washington, and
would like to know where I could get started fishing in tourny's...
if you know any sites to help I would appreciate it.. Im only
25 and have no family to make a life of fishing difficult. Let
me now if you can ....
day sir. I just finished reading your article on halibut fishing
techniques, and found it very informative. My wife and I are avid
salmon fisherman off of Victoria and are just starting to do some
halibut fishing. I have a question in regards to the line we should
be using on our reels. Is the Tuff Line 80lb test white dacron line
good or should we be using a heavier monofilament line? The reason
I ask is because I would think that the white line would be visible
to the halibut, or is this not a concern.
of all I would like to thank you for your informative website. I
have been fishing for years but all I have fished with is live baits.
I am just now getting into fishing with artificials. I would love
to eventually learn the sport well and become pro. I have no boat
nor can I afford one at the moment. What would be the best way to
learn the sport in your opinion with no boat? I am also overwhelmed
at the amount of lures there are to fish with and only have a vage
understanding of how to fish with any of them.. What suggestions
do you have for what lures to learn first and how to learn the sport
with no boat? Also what is a minimum time span for learning the
sport well enough to begin to win some money tournaments?
I have recently moved down to Table Rock Lake (in Missouri) and
decided that I would like to start fishing some of the tournaments
here. I have been fishing most of my life (age 37) and have actually
been pretty good at catching quality fish if I do say so myself.
I am pretty lucky because I have the time to be on the water all
most everyday. Which is a big help in achiving my goal. The reason
I wrote you is that I am looking for some different technique on
finesse fishing drop shot rigs and on carolina rigs. I am trying
to add more diversity to my tactics in hopes to become an even better
angler. I am trying to take what works for others and what works
for me and combine that knowledge to hopefully have a better understanding
on how to produce heavy stringers year round. Well thank you for
this opportunity to write you and any and all information will be
Keep On Flippin Thank You
Once I've won a couple of tournaments
and top ten in several others, what steps do I take to find a
What will I need to do to keep this sponsor besides fishing consistently
in tournaments? What will my responsibilities be to this sponsor
outside of advertisment?
When bass fishing I use many
different lures but do not know what type of bait they actually
represent. For instance, do plastic worms represent earth worms
or snakes, what do grubs, tubes represent. What is a good place
to find out this information.
Ok is there any pro catfishermen
out there that can tell me how to go pro or anything at all ...??
do I start? to become pro fisherman?
David and Andrea Radtke
Hi!! I read your article on bassonhook.com and was very intrigued
by it. I am a part time talent agent /manager for various athletes
and celebrities and I have a friend who is a very successful bass
fisherman in the central Florida area. He has won numerous tournaments
in the past 10 years and has a 'name' for himself locally. He wants
to turn pro and fish in tournaments for a living but doesn't have
the revenue to get launched at that magnitude. Obviously, sponsorship
would be the key if he could get noticed at that level. I have agreed
to work with him 'pro-bono' to assist in his career launch since
I have alot of corporate experience and he has all the fishing experience.
I have asked him to put together a resume and let me edit it for
him and clean it up to present to marketing personnel at the companies
he uses for fishing. What other things could I assist him with and
is there anything else he could be doing to get 'noticed' at a respectful
level to kick this into high gear. This kid is really good and dedicated.
I look forward to hearing from you!! Thanks in advance!!