23
Feb
2012

Greg Hackney, Keith Alan preview the Bassmaster Classic; Custom Classic weather forecast

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Elite Series pro Greg Hackney and bass-industry insider Keith Alan preview the Bassmaster Classic, which launches Friday out of Shreveport, La. Also in this episode, bass-fishing meteorologist Tony Barlow offers a customized Classic weather forecast and hosts Greg Huff, Jason Holmer and Rich Lindgren lock their Fantasy Fishing rosters and release their picks.

Hackney, of  Gonzales, La., will be fishing his 10th Classic. He finished 25th in the 2011 Angler of the Year race. In the 2009 Classic on the Red River, he placed 20th. A 5th-place on Lake Hartwell was his best Classic showing. No other angler has fished more than three Classics on home-state waters.

Ultimate Fishing Experience founder and CEO Keith Alan is a former Bassmaster Elite Series weigh-in emcee. He now produces "Ultimate Fishing Experience," which airs Thursday nights on NBC Sports.

Tony Barlow, a former meteorologist and new-media advisor at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, SD, is founder of the website weathertheoutdoors.com.

"Fantasy Fishing Insider" is hosted by former North American Fisherman social media editor "Web Guy Greg" Huff, and co-hosted by Rich Lindgren of Rich's Bassin' Blog and Jason Holmer of Bass Utopia. Follow "Fantasy Fishing Insider" on Facebook and Twitter.

Join our Bass Utopia Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing group today for a chance to win an Abu Garcia Veritas flippin stick!

B.A.S.S. file photo. Used with permission.

22
Feb
2012

Brandon Palaniuk previews the Bassmaster Classic; Jay Kumar mines Bass Gold

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Elite Series sophomore Brandon Palaniuk previews the Bassmaster Classic, set to begin this Thursday on the Red River, launching out of Shreveport, Louisiana. Also, bass industry insider Jay Kumar drops in to talk about his new online bass-pattern service, Bass Gold, and how Jay analyzed its data to pick the three best picks to win the Classic. One will surprise you!

In his rookie season on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Palaniuk placed 4th in his first Bassmaster Classic and finished 37 in Angler of the Year points. The founder of Bass Gold.com, Kumar also blogs at BassParade.com. He founded BassFan.com, was a B.A.S.S. senior writer, and co-hosted the ESPN show "Loudmouth Bass" with Mark Zona.

Join our Bass Utopia Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing group today for a chance to win an Abu Garcia Veritas flippin stick!

B.A.S.S. file photo by Seigo Saito. Used with permission.

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16
Feb
2012

Edwin Evers previews Bassmaster Classic; also Brent Chapman, Bill Lowen, Alton Jones, David Walker *

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Edwin Evers

Elite Series pro Edwin Evers previews the 2012 Bassmaster Classic (Feb. 24-26, Shreveport, LA). Also on board are Elite Series pros Brent Chapman, Bill Lowen, Alton Jones and David Walker. We kick things off with a custom Classic weather report from bass-fishing meteorologist Tony Barlow of www.weathertheoutdoors.com.

"Fantasy Fishing Insider" is hosted by former North American Fisherman social media editor "Web Guy Greg" Huff, and co-hosted by Rich Lindgren of Rich's Bassin' Blog and Jason Holmer of Bass Utopia. Follow "Fantasy Fishing Insider" on Facebook and Twitter.

Join our Bass Utopia Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing group today for a chance to win an Abu Garcia Veritas flippin stick!

* Note: The initial post of this podcast was linked to the incorrect mp3 file. That has been corrected. We regret the error.

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16
Feb
2012

Boyd Duckett talks Major League Fishing; Lewisville and Okeechobee tournament reviews (update)

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Boyd Duckett

Major League Fishing co-founder Boyd Duckett talks with Greg about the Feb. 13 launch of MLF's first on-demand episode (http://majorleaguefishing.com/), and Greg, Rich and Jason review the episode. Spoiler alert -- they loved it. For-real spoiler alert -- they disclose who made the top-4 cut, so if you haven't watched the webcast yet, don't say we didn't warn you ... Also in this episode, the guys review the Lake Lewisville Bassmaster Central Open and the Okeechobee FLW Open.

"Fantasy Fishing Insider" is hosted by former North American Fisherman social media editor "Web Guy Greg" Huff, and co-hosted by Rich Lindgren of Rich's Bassin' Blog (http://bassinblog.richlindgren.com/) and Jason Holmer of Bass Utopia (http://www.bassutopia.com/).

Update note: The initial post was linked to the incorrect mp3 file. We regret the error.

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9
Feb
2012

Bassmaster Classic Preview; Lake Lewisville Central Open Preview

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Josh Douglas

In 2012's inaugural episode, host Greg Huff and co-hosts Rich Lindgren of Rich's Bassin' Blog and Jason Holmer of Bass Utopia -- the Minnesota Bass Blog Mafia -- preview the Bassmaster Classic (Feb. 24-26)  and the Bassmaster Central Open (Feb. 9-11) on Texas' Lake Lewisville. Guests include Bassmaster Elite Series pro Edwin Evers and rookie Bassmaster Central Open competitor Josh Douglas.

Next week: Bassmaster Classic previews with Evers and Elite Series sophomore Brandon Palaniuk; *Keith Alan; Custom Classic forecast with weatherman Tony Barlow; and Classic roster picks. (* = pending availability)

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7
Feb
2012

Evers, Palaniuk To Be First Guests in 2012 Season

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Edwin Evers

I interviewed Bassmaster Elite Series pros Edwin Evers and Brandon Palaniuk tonight for Episode #1 of the 2012 season of "Fantasy Fishing Insider," previewing the Bassmaster Classic. Stay tuned for the podcast and related blog posts.

I will be joined each week this season by Rich Lindgren of Rich's Bassin' Blog and Jason Holmer of Bass Utopia. Tune in each week for interviews with top bass pros and industry insiders and tips for picking your B.A.S.S. and FLW Fantasy Fishing rosters.

What bass pros would YOU like us to interview for this season's podcast? Email Greg at webguygreg@bassutopia.com.

3
Feb
2012

The 2012 Season Starts Next Week! (Also, name change explained)

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Web Guy Greg is no longer with North American Fishing Club, but the podcast lives on! To reflect recent changes, we are reverting back to our previous name, "Fantasy Fishing Insider." Co-hosts this year will include Rich Lindgren from Rich's Bassin' Blog and Jason Holmer from Bass Utopia. Email Greg at greghuff@mac.com to let us know who you'd like as guests this season. -- Regards, Greg