Can you beat me?

I love to fish local tournaments.  There is not much better than meeting up with a group of guys and seeing who can catch more fish.  3 hours, 5 hours, 8 hours, even 12 hours sometimes at night.  On the Ohio River there is a group called the 100% Club.  All the $ that goes […]

The weight is over…

Bassmaster just put up a very informative story we did on Reins Tungsten weights.  Big weights will always have their place in my tackle box.  I am very fortunate to work with the company that makes the best one on the market too.  Go with someone that knows how to use big weights sometime and […]

A little crazy

So this time of year an outdoorsman has to get creative. The highly competitive Elite Series season is over. Hunting season is a good ways off. I fish a Bassmaster Northern Open in two weeks up on Lake Erie but more than a few days at home and I start to go a little crazy. […]

SMKW/Lake Douglas TN

The event this past weekend at Smoky Mountain Knife Works was a lot of fun.  We were able to promote the Lowen knives on Knives Live TV and spend time in the store.  Love that store. Fishing was fun on Douglas on Saturday.  Bob George from Buck Knives and I went fishing with the Giveaway […]

ICAST & Smoky Mountain Knives

ICAST was this past week. ICAST is short for the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades.  I was there working for IMA and Tight Lines. IMA introduced some new colors of the Square Bill crankbait and Tight Lines had some great new colors to show folks.  We always enjoy the opportunity to educate anglers on […]

Best Elite never to win…

This week my good friend Ken Duke with Bassmaster posted an article detailing his thoughts on who the best Elite Series angler never to win is. The article is posted here. The part about me is “Matt Herren and Bill Lowen are a little older yet, and neither has won a B.A.S.S. event. They both […]

Local tournaments

This week I’ve been fishing a lot around the house.  A friend of mine and I are working on stocking his pond, which is a lot of fun.  I fished a Tuesday night tournament on Brookville Lake and one tonight too.  It is always a blast to show up and fish with the local anglers, […]


I know this blog is supposed to be weekly on Wednesdays, and it has been weekly since we started keeping it back in September of last year….but I’m too excited to wait.  I MADE the CLASSIC!!!  You would think that since this is my 4th time to do so that it would become routine…it is […]

No pressure!

The Bassmaster Classic.  Ever heard of it?  It is kind of a big deal in bass fishing.  Just kind of.  Winning it would be incredible.  At this point in the season, though, I just think about making it…and think of little else. The Arkansas River really surprised me last week.  I had a great time, […]


We packed up and made the trip to Lake Fork for the Skeeter event last week.  Those are always fun.  From there we made the drive to Little Rock and have been practicing for the 7th Elite event.  I feel like I am back on the Ohio River with how this place looks and fishes. […]