13
Apr
2010

KVD Comeback? We ask Zona! “Blue Ridge Brawl” preview

ESPN2's Mark Zona joins Lazy Ike and Rich to preview the Bassmaster Elite Series “Blue Ridge Brawl,” set for April 15-18 on Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake, site of a KVD victory in 2009. More than 200 points behind Skeet Reese in Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year race, can King Kong KVD climb back to the top with a repeat performance on Smith Mountain Lake? The Bassmasters will be fishing the lake about 10 days earlier than they did last year. With water temps at about 60 degrees this week, the bass might be moving up shallow to spawn. Then again, maybe they won’t. Following a long, cold winter that atypically dumped snow all over the South, most spawns predicted to happen in professional bass tournaments this season did not materialize. Rich sticks with KVD and Skeet Reese, while Lazy Ike takes KVD and The Hack Attack, Greg Hackney. Yeah, yeah … those are the easy picks. Who else should you put on your roster? Tune in and find out! Next week, we'll air our interview with Zona about his "World's Greatest Fishing Show."

7
Apr
2010

KVD Comeback? Smith Mountain Lake “Blue Ridge Brawl” preview

Lazy Ike and Rich preview the Bassmaster Elite Series "Blue Ridge Brawl," set for April 15-18 on Virginia's Smith Mountain Lake, site of a KVD victory in 2009. More than 200 points behind Skeet Reese in Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year race, can King Kong KVD climb back to the top with a repeat performance on Smith Mountain Lake? The Bassmasters will be fishing the lake about 10 days earlier than they did last year. With water temps at about 60 degrees this week, the bass might be moving up shallow to spawn. Then again, maybe they won't. Following a long, cold winter that atypically dumped snow all over the South, most spawns predicted to happen in professional bass tournaments this season did not materialize. Rich sticks with KVD and Skeet Reese, while Lazy Ike takes KVD and The Hack Attack, Greg Hackney. Yeah, yeah ... those are the easy picks. Who else should you put on your roster? Tune in and find out! P.S. We are scheduled to interview ESPN's Mark Zona next week, so stayed tuned. We'll ask Z Man to assess our picks and share some insider knowledge.

1
Apr
2010

Bryan Thrift re-caps Lake Norman FLW Tour win

FLW Tour Lake Norman tournament champion Bryan Thrift re-caps his dominating win with hosts Lazy Ike and Rich Lindgren. Additionally, Ike and Rich discuss Rich's Vs. Network blog, "Translation Guide for the Yankee Bass Angler – Forage." (Read the blog here: http://www.versus.com/blogs/bassin-insider/translation-guide-for-the-yankee-bass-anglers-forage/). Rich explains: "I get a lot of questions from my fellow non-southern bass anglers about what they are supposed to do with all the info they get from their bass magazines; because the waters they fish don't sound much like the river-fed reservoirs of the south."