Xpress Boats

BILL LOWEN CHOOSES XPRESS BOATS Hot Springs, AR. January 1, 2018 – It is with great xcitement to announce and welcome Mr. Bill Lowen to Xpress Boats Next Level: Elite Team. Known as one of the founding members and most consistent angler on the Bassmaster Elite tour, Bill has chosen to run The Original All-Welded […]

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. […]

Hooked on Fishing Giveaway

Let me start by saying it is very humbling to be a part of all of this.  I’m just a blue-collar guy that likes to fish and likes people. A new Lowen Buck knife went on sale this week and is available at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.  Since the 2010 knife sold out so quickly […]

Takin’ it EZ

After 3 checks in a row it stinks to not cash one at Toledo Bend.  I finished 64th so it didn’t crush my AOY positioning (36th) but it was a real grind.  If you fish a tournament series you know the importance of finishing 64th vs 94th though.  I dropped a little bit but it […]

Tight Lines

The Alabama Charge ended better than it started last week as I ended up 31st.  Pickwick Lake is just full of quality bass.  The water fluctuation really messed with my area the first day of the event but as it came back to normal the flipping bite really improved.  A Tight Lines UV Beaver is […]

Stop thief!

The Alabama Charge started today.  I hammered a ton of fish but they were smaller than I would like and sit in 63rd place.  The goal is to make the top 50 cut and try and steadily move up the leaderboard. I’m actually glad to just have enough gear to fish.  My rig was broken […]

Back Home

People ask me what I like to do outdoors when I’m not bass fishing or hunting something…I like to fish for walleye.  That is what we’ve been doing this week back in Indiana on Brookville Lake.  So far we’ve caught 8 keepers, which will feed the family and friends.  We’ve been fishing for them with […]

Florida fishing

The drive from Florida to the midwest is never fun but we were not quite prepared for the temperature drop.  We stopped in TN on the way home to visit the water park, which was a good transition. I made the top 50 cut in both Florida events, which is great.  I chose to fish […]

How the Sunshine Showdown went down

If you saw the Sunshine Showdown tournament results you know I am content.  Making the top 50 cut is always how you want to start the season.  Forking over a lot of money in deposits before the Elite Series season starts ($24k) is always a stressful affair.  A bad start to the season just makes […]

First Elite Series practice

The first Elite Series event of the season starts tomorrow.  I’ve located a good area with a lot of pre and post spawn bass about an hour run from the take-off.  One thing that I typically like to do in tournaments is get away from the crowds and fish up in the rivers.  If there […]