James Gang Fishing sponsoring UW STOUT!
We are very proud to have the new UW Stout bass fishing team represent us for the 2018 season!! This year's team was very competitive, making it all the way to the Bassmaster College National Championship!! We are looking forward to meeting these kids and are excited to introduce their tackle boxes to our lures.
FALL FLAMBEAU CLASSIC UPDATE
I have finally gotten the chance to learn the layout of the Dairyland Reservoir for the October 14th tournament. I have been searching for big mama, but with this warm water hanging around, all I am coming across is the juvenile bass. Water temps are still around 74 degrees today. We need a nice drop to get the fall gorging of minnows in full effect. Hopefully the seasonal weather in the next 4 weeks will make this lake prime for the tournament. I chose this lake to challenge myself with no prior experience on it, also because of the huge trophy smallmouth bass this lake is known for. In four short trips of 3+ hour days, I have managed about 18 smallmouth bass ranging from 6-14" with a top weight of about 1.5 lbs. The bass in this lake are aggressive in weather fronts and very moody on high pressure days. They will bite in cold fronts but you must be very patient. So right now I am not a contender at all. The whole lake looks beautiful for cover, therefore we will have to cover a lot of water on game day to locate some healthy schools of fish. We are near full capacity for boats, so get your RSVP in on this site under the events menu. We will contact the invitees at the end of the month and confirm entries, as well as collect the fees. Here are some pictures of bass that I have landed recently that will not win me any trophies:
JamesGang Flutter Spin
James Gang Bass Jerker
Home made deer hair jig
Pro staffer Kevin Rogalski hasn't done much better than me pre-fishing the Dairyland, either. But I guess he did bring home dinner:
2017 BASSMASTER AOY CHAMPIONSHIP
A special congrats to the 2017 Bassmaster Angler Of the Year, Brandon Palaniuk! Brandon is a great guy, a very hard worker, and likes to fish in areas others aren't willing to check out, and seems to find a way to locate winning fish without the same patterns used by others. He is very talented, and became an Elite at a very young age. Brandon has won it all in the Bassmaster Federation Nation, came close to winning the Bassmaster Classic at times, won three Bassmaster Elite events, and now won the toughest trophy of all professional sports. Consistency over a season in the Bassmaster Elites is so tough, but he made great decisions all year and trusted his gut feelings with everything on the line. With 6 minutes left before weigh in Friday on Mille Lacs, his season was blown, until he dropped his drop shot one last time and hooked a SIX POUND smallmouth! BMP Fishing is amazing. Check out all of his films this year of him competing on the trail to victory on his website. Great job, Brandon, enjoy your championship and celebrate this entire off-season. You deserve it!
AND A SPECIAL YEE HAW TO PRO STAFFER JAZ DUNCAN FOR QUALIFYING INTO THE FLW BFL REGIONALS IN KENTUCKY!!
Never run over your cellphone.
Jesse James is an avid fisherman that loves smallmouth bass fishing, loves spending time with his family, with other family-orientated people, and loves seeing children fish. A huge fan of BASSMASTER Elite Mike Iaconelli, like Mike, he is known to be a little strange, and obnoxious, but only to have fun and make people laugh.