Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Minnesota Bass Fishing Wins Derby!!!

For the 2nd year in a row Jason Holmer of the blog Minnesota Bass Fishing has won the Bass Pundit Minnesocold Bass Bloggers Derby also taking Big Bass honors for the 2nd straight year with another 7lber. Jason's 5 fish creel went 28.32lbs which unbelievably is .60 of a pound less than his Derby record bag of last year.

2nd Place goes to Rich's Bassin Blog with an impressive 27.35lb bag.

3rd Place goes to JoshDouglas.com blog with 25.32lbs

This year 16 blogs had fish, which is 1 more entrant than last year and actually 2 more blogs than last year because my friend Pete who isn't a blogger, but was in the Derby last year.

This was my best Derby yet with 23.50lbs.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sport Culls


Sport got into some dandies... If Sport gets back to me, more fish may be added from that trip.

4.50lbs
4.50lbs
19.00"=4.20lbs
19.50"=4.60lbs
19.00=4.20lbs

Total= 5 fish for 22.00lbs

Holmer Extends Lead

Just when I thought this thing was a race. Two culls. Pic is the 4.94lbs

5.69lbs Smallie
4.94lbs Smallie

5.25lbs
5.25lbs
7.19lbs

Total= 5 for 28.32lbs

Bass Bloggin Fills Limit

Story of this one here...
3.75lbs Rush
6.94lbs Tonka
4.08lbs Koronis
3.63lbs Smallie Green
5.01 Medicine

Total=23.41lbs

Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm Culling Too!



4.85lbs Platte Lake white Sizmic Toad
5.05lbs Platte Lake pumpkin Zoom Horny Toad.
4.80lbs Platte Lake yellow/green Herb's Dilly Buzzbait
19.25"=4.40lbs Rabbit Lake Berkley Frenzy Popper
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie Mille Lacs char/white spinnerbait.

Total= 23.50lbs

Glenn Walker With Some Good Culls


5.00lbs
4.50lbs
4.25lbs

5.00lbs
4.00lbs

Total= 22.75lbs

New Blog with Impressive 4.


John Pozarski of Bass Bloggin has blogged about some good fish, this year. The pic is of a 6.94lber caught at the Vikings Bassmasters Invitational on Tonka.

6.94lbs Tonka
4.08lbs Koronis
3.63lbs Smallie Green
5.01 Medicine

Total=19.66lbs

Rich with Slight Cull

And now he is knocking on Minnesota Bass Fishing blog's door.
Rich blogging about most recent fishing.

19.75"=4.80lbs Chisago
6.75lbs Medicine???
5.84lbs Minnetonka
4.66lbs
20.50"=5.30lbs

Total= 27.35lbs

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rich with Huge Cull


Rich and his partner sacked a 29.26lb 6 fish bag. WOW!!! Unfortunately for him he only knows the weight of the big fish.

6.75lbs Medicine???
5.84lbs Minnetonka
19.25"=4.40lbs Minnetonka
4.66lbs
20.50"=5.30lbs

Total= 26.95lbs

Bassackwards Adds #2

Story Here...
4.19lbs Minnetonka
4.75lbs

Total= 8.94lbs

Art Simms Fills Limit

Art got the fish in the reeds at Big Marine Lake, story here.

18.00"=3.60lbs Big Marine
4.49lbs Horseshoe Chain
17.00"=3.00lbs Horseshoe Chain
17.00"=3.00lbs Rush Lake
3.11lbs

Total= 17.20lbs

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Finally a 5er for BP

This is the first 5lber for me in Derby competition. Got it shallow with a Zoom Horny Toad. Full Story Here.

5.05lbs Platte Lake pumpkin Zoom Horny Toad.
19.25"=4.40lbs Platte Lake yellow/green Herb's Dilly Buzzbait
4.80lbs Platte Lake yellow/green Herb's Dilly Buzzbait
19.25"=4.40lbs Rabbit Berkley Frenzy Popper
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie Mille Lacs char/white spinnerbait.

Total= 23.05lbs

Micropterus with a Cull

4.90lbs
5.50lbs
4.85lbs
4.50lbs
4.50lbs

Total- 24.25lbs

Bob of B3 with a Cull

5.50lbs Crystal Lake
4.31lbs - Coon Lake
4.31lbs- Lake Minnetonka
4.62lbs- Lake Jefferson
5.50lbs- Lake Marion

Total= 24.24lbs

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Another 4+


19.25"=4.40lbs Platte yellow/green Herb's Dilly Buzzbait
4.80lbs Platte Lake yellow/green Herb's Dilly Buzzbait
19.25"=4.40lbs Platte Lake watermelon red Zoom Horny Toad
19.25"=4.40lbs Rabbit Berkley Frenzy Popper
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie Mille Lacs char/white spinnerbait.

Total= 22.40lbs

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BP Can't Quite Hit 5



4.80lbs Platte Lake yellow/green Herb's Dilly Buzzbait
19.25"=4.40lbs Platte Lake watermelon red Zoom Horny Toad
4.00lbs Washburn blue/black Crawtube
19.25"=4.40lbs Rabbit Berkley Frenzy Popper
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie Mille Lacs char/white spinnerbait.

Total= 22.00lbs

The Lodge Is Up to 4

18.50"=3.90lbs
18.25"=3.75lbs
17.50"=3.30lbs

4.06lbs

Total= 15.01

Friday, September 17, 2010

Another New Blogger In the Derby

Glenn Walker who is slowly making a name for himself in the fishing industry is a blogger for the Minneapolis Star and Tribune newspaper.

5.00lbs
4.00lbs
3.81lbs
3.56lbs
3.50lbs

Total= 19.87lbs

No DQ's for the Derby

In case you don't know MN Bassin Blogger Rich Lindgren was DQed at the MN Federation Nation Tournament of Champions for tweeting during the tournament. Rich got a 5.84lb beauty in the tournament and a 19.25" in pre-fish.

5.84lbs Minnetonka
19.25"=4.40lbs Minnetonka

4.66lbs
19.00"=4.20lbs
20.50"=5.30lbs

Total= 24.40lbs

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Long But Kind of Skinny for BP

Got this fish today on a Zoom Horny Toad. It wasn't the thickest fish in the world but it wasn't super skinny either. It was definitely over 4lbs.

19.25"=4.40lbs Platte Lake watermelon red Zoom Horny Toad
4.00lbs Washburn blue/black Crawtube
19.25"=4.40lbs Rabbit Berkley Frenzy Popper
4.00lbs Platte
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie Mille Lacs char/white spinnerbait.

Total= 21.20lbs

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Win on the Shoe for Art Simms

Art's Tournament Report...

4.49lbs Horseshoe Chain
17.00"=3.00lbs Horseshoe Chain

17.00"=3.00lbs Rush Lake
3.11lbs

Total= 13.60lbs

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cyberfish is Heard From

MT has informed me he got a limits worth of Derby fish at the last GEM camp he worked. The only fish he could remember was the 19", which was his big bass for the week. I'll give him credit for 4x17"

19.00"=4.20lbs
17.00"=3.00lbs
17.00"=3.00lbs
17.00"=3.00lbs
17.00"=3.00lbs

Total= 16.20lbs

Sunday, August 29, 2010

BP with a slight Cull

I got this 4lber at my Baxter Bass Snatchers Club tournament on Washburn Lake in SE Cass County. The fish was in a fallen tree and was caught on a texas rigged junebug crawtube.

4.00lbs Washington
19.25"=4.40lbs Rabbit
4.00lbs Platte
18.50"=3.90lbs Smallie Mille Lacs
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie Mille Lacs

Total=20.70lbs

Friday, August 27, 2010

Josh Douglas Charges Up the Board.

I know Josh has been catching some real pigs this summer but he hasn't been reporting them, at least until now.

5.62lbs
5.44lbs
5.25lbs
4.81lbs

4.20lbs

Total= 25.32lbs

Art Simms with #2

Doesn't sound like Art has been doing much fishing this summer. He recently blogged that he got a 17" out of Rush Lake.

17.00"=3.00lbs Rush Lake
3.11lbs

Total= 6.11lbs

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Minnesocold Bass Blog Kicks Some Butt

Micropterus is the new blog from Blaine's Sam Anderson. Go to the blog and check the Hawgs.

5.50lbs
4.85lbs
4.50lbs
4.50lbs
4.25lbs

Total- 23.60lbs

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bob's True Bag

Bob Downey of Bob's Fishing Blog sent me an email giving me his true fish weights, which pushes him well past Rich into 2nd.

4.25lbs- Lake Minnetonka
4.31lbs - Coon Lake
4.31lbs- Lake Minnetonka
4.62lbs- Lake Jefferson
5.50lbs- Lake Marion

Total= 22.99lbs

New Derby Blogger: Bobby Bass of The Lodge Blog


This Dandy went 4lbs 1oz. Don't miss what is going down at The Lodge.

4.06lbs
Rich with a Minnetonka Momma caught on a Picasso Fantasy Football Jig.

18.25"=3.75lbs
4.66lbs
18.25"=3.75lbs
19.00"=4.20lbs
20.50"=5.30lbs

Total= 21.66lbs

Friday, August 6, 2010

Team Bassackwards On the Board

Apparently this is Carl's biggest bass ever. It was caught under a dock skipping a pumpkin 4 inch senko in about a foot of water.


4.75lbs

Bob with More Bass

Bob Dowling of Bob's Fishing Blog had a tournament on Waconia and stuck a couple of nice ones

4.25lbs
3.25lbs

4.25lbs
4.25lbs
3.25lbs

Total= 19.25lbs

A New Blog In the Derby


The blog is The Bass Chronicles formerly Team Patience blog.

Here's what I'm giving ya.

4.62lbs
3.73lbs
3.73lbs
3.73lbs
3.19lbs

Total= 19.00lbs

Rich Culls and Wins Tournament

This sack of fish won Rich and his partner the Celebration Church tournament on Lake Marion. The big bass which is in Rich's left hand went 4.66lbs which is a pretty good upgrade.

4.66lbs
18.25"=3.75lbs
19.00"=4.20lbs
20.50"=5.30lbs
3.25lbs

Total= 21.16lbs

Bass Fishing In The Midwest

From Rich Lindgren:
John Haynes of Bass Fishing in Midwest weighed a 4.12lb large & a 3lb fish in the Weekend Series out of Wabasha, don't think he blogged about it though.

Indeed he didn't blog about it, but they count

4.12
3.00

Total= 7.12lbs

Holmer with a small Cull

I believe it's the fish on the far left.

4.87lbs
5.25lbs
5.25lbs
4.87lbs
7.19lbs

Total= 5 for 27.43lbs

Thursday, July 22, 2010

BP Breaks 20 with 19"+

I got this 19.25" during pre-fish on Rabbit Lake, which puts me over 20lbs and my Derby weight of 2009. No details on the catch until after Saturday's tournament.

19.25"=4.40lbs
4.00lbs
18.50"=3.90lbs Smallie
18.25"=3.75lbs Smallie
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie

Total=20.45lbs

Art Simms On the Board

Art caught a 3.11lber at the Forest Lake Full Throttle Tournament where he finished in 4th Place. Details of the catch at Art Simms Bass Fishing blog.

3.11lbs

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rich Fills Limit


Rich has added 2 fish, which fills his limit. Culling Time!!!

18.25"=3.75lbs
3.22lbs

19.00"=4.20lbs
20.50"=5.30lbs
3.25lbs

Total= 19.72lbs

Bob with another Win

Bob Dowling of Bob's Fishing Blog won another club tournament on Lake Minnetonka. He reported weighing one fish over 4lbs, so I'll call it 4.25lbs.

4.25lbs
4.25lbs
3.25lbs
3.00lbs

Total= 14.75lbs

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Holmer Extends Lead!!!

This fish was described as a "freak" because it was so thick and had a small head.

5.25lbs
4.69lbs Smallie
5.25lbs
4.87lbs
7.19lbs

Total= 5 for 27.25lbs

Will Jason beat his amazing bag from last year?

Rich with #3

This 19" was caught in Lake Marion.

19.00"=4.20lbs
20.50"=5.30lbs
3.25lbs

Total= 12.75lbs

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Josh Douglas #4



18.75"=4.05lbs
4.10lbs
4.20lbs
4.20lbs

Total= 16.55lbs

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sport Fills Limit and Culls, moves into 2nd Place

Forgot what he wrote me about these fish, I think he got them out by Alex.

19.00"=4.20lbs
19.50"=4.60lbs

19.00=4.20lbs
18.50=3.90lbs
18.00=3.60lbs

Total= 5 fish for 20.50lbs

Josh Douglas on the Board with 3 Good Clones


These were caught and weighed at a Denny's Tournament on Tonka

4.10lbs
4.20lbs
4.20lbs

Total= 12.50lbs

Greg Huff adds #2

There is a video of this one being caught. Rich Lindgren vouches that it was at least 3.50lbs, so we are calling it 3 and a half.

3.50lbs
19.25"=4.40lbs

Total= 7.90lbs

Rich Puts up a 5

Rich's Bassin Blog
20.50"=5.30lbs

3.25lbs

Total= 8.55lbs

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hellabass on Board


Probably because of the new baby Rich Lindgren of Rich's Bassin Blog doesn't seem to be getting much fishing in, so far this season. But we are counting this fish he caught on bass opener from Pelican Lake. There was no measurement, but I am officially calling it 3.25lbs

3.25lbs

Bob on the Board

Bob Dowling of Bob's Fishing Blog won a Lakes Area Bassmasters tournament on Lake Minnetonka and these are fish he mentioned.

4lbs 4oz=4.25lbs
3+=3.25lbs
3lbs

4.25lbs
3.25lbs
3.00lbs


Total= 10.50lbs

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I'm calling it 4.

Last night I caught this summo bass at the Grumpy Old Man Hole. I didn't have a scale or tape, but measured against the rod it was over 18 and it had to be at least 4, so I'm calling it 4.

4.00lbs

18.50"=3.90lbs Smallie
18.00"=3.60lbs Smallie
18.25"=3.75lbs Smallie
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie

Total=19.65lbs

Holmer Fills Limit, Assumes Huge Lead

Jason Holmer of Minnesota Bass Fishing blog was due to lead once he had a limit and now he does
This one was 21 inches, but only went 4lbs 11ozs.

This one was 4-7,


4.69lbs Smallie
4.44lbs Smallie

5.25lbs
4.87lbs
7.19lbs

Total= 5 for 26.44lbs

Monday, June 14, 2010

Holmer Hawgs

Not enough to take the lead, but close.


5.25lbs
4.87lbs


7.19lbs

Total= 3 for 17.31lbs

Sport with a Couple More...

No details or pictures, just the sizes.

19.00=4.20lbs
18.00=3.60lbs


18.50=3.90lbs
18.00=3.60lbs

Total= 4 fish for 15.30lbs

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sport Emails in a Couple

Sport Smith of Sport Smith Fishing blog emailed me about a couple of fish.

18.50=3.90lbs
18.00=3.60lbs

Total= 2 fish for 7.50lbs

Friday, June 4, 2010

Somebody New

It looks like Greg Huff aka "Lazy Ike-The Singing Angler" of "Twin Cities Limits" by Treble Hook, Inc. podcast blog is throwing his hat in the ring with this 19.25" largie. Apparently he caught it from the back of Rich's Bassin Blog Lindgren's boat on Bass Opener.

Welcome to the Derby Greg!

19.25"=4.40lbs

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Matt Peters with a Hawg

Truth be told, last year it's very possible that Bass Pro/Fishing Guide Matt Peters of fishwithmatt.com would have won the BP Derby if he would have only given weights or lengths for some of the massive fish he caught last year. Also problematic with Matt is he is usually fishing with others and you don't know who caught what fish when there was some form of measurement to go by.

Anyway, I'm Facebook friends with Matt and he posted this picture there and actually gave a weight, so it counts. I have no doubt that Matt would be in the lead right now if he were to go out of his way to let me know the size of fish he has caught since Saturday.


6.20lbs

OOPS was discovered that Matt didn't catch this fish. Off the board it goes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BP's First Cull

Went to Mille Lacs tonight and got a 18.5" and 18" which both cull up


18.50"=3.90lbs Smallie
18.00"=3.60lbs Smallie

18.00"=3.60lbs Smallie
18.25"=3.75lbs Smallie
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie

Total=19.25lbs

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Holmer Throws Down!!!

We are one day into the season and Jason Holmer of Minnesota Bass Fishing Blog already bested the big bass (which was his) of last years Derby. This one went 7lbs 3ozs

Details of the catch here... He caught it from the same lake as last years big fish.

7.19lbs

BP Fills Limit thanks to Mille Lacs






Details of the catch here...

17.50"=3.30lbs Smallie
18.00"=3.60lbs Smallie
18.25"=3.75lbs Smallie
19.25"=4.40lbs Smallie

3lbs

Total=18.05lbs

First Derby Bass of the year for BP

It was only 16.50 but it was a thick fish full of spawn and it went 3lbs. Caught in about a foot of water in rice and reeds on a watermelon red Zoom Horny Toad.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Derby Has Now Started!!!

Good Luck and Good Fishing!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

2010 Derby Rules

1. The Bass Pundit Minnesocold Bass Blogger Derby 2010 runs from May 29th 2010 to November 15th 2010.

2. The Derby is open to all bloggers and Bass Pundit blog readers who fish bass in Minnesocold.

3. Bloggers will be known either by blog name or by moniker.

4. Bloggers are fishing to fill a 5 fish bag of their biggest fish caught over the coarse of the Derby .

5. Bloggers "weigh in" by:
A. Leaving a comment on this blog or Bass Pundit giving the details of either a fish, or multiple fish's weight or length.
B. Sending an email to basspundit@hotmail.com
C. Refering to a bass' weight or length on their blog (However there is no guarentee I will see the post so options A and B are preferred.

6. The Derby is on the honor system, your word is good. No need for the hassle of pictures. But having pics would be nice to show off.

7. Weights can be taken from official tournament scales or hand held scales.

8 . Lengths should be measured on an accurate ruler with the fish's mouth closed and tail pinched.

9. Length will be converted to weight and Ounces to hundredths of a pound. Conversion table

10. Largemouth and smallmouth bass caught only in Minnesocold will count this year.

11. Bloggers from states other than Minnesocold are welcome and will be allowed to participate provided the bass are caught in Minnesocold.

12. Bass Minimum length of 17 inches. Minimum weight 3lbs.

13. Weight will be figured to the hundredth of a pound.

These are all the rules I can think of for now. More rules may be added.