28
Mar
2012

Bonus Table Rock preview with Larry Nixon & FLW’s Joe Opager

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With conditions changing rapidly and largemouth bass moving up to spawn earlier than expected, we checked in with tournament bass-fishing Legend Larry Nixon and FLW media specialist Joe Opager for the latest report on Table Rock Lake.

Based on the premature spawn, should you make some last-minute Fantasy Fishing roster changes? Tune in and find out ...

Former North American Fisherman social media editor "Web Guy Greg" Huff hosts "Fantasy Fishing Insider." Co-hosts are Rich Lindgren of Rich's Bassin' Blog and Jason Holmer of Bass Utopia. Follow "Fantasy Fishing Insider" on Facebook and Twitter.

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27
Mar
2012

Bryan Thrift previews FLW Table Rock Tournament

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Chevy pro Bryan Thrift previews the FLW Tour tournament on Table Rock Lake this week, and FFI host and co-host Greg Huff and Rich Lindgren release their Fantasy Fishing roster picks.

Thrift placed fourth on Table Rock in 2010 and notched a top-25 finish in 2009.

Former North American Fisherman social media editor "Web Guy Greg" Huff hosts "Fantasy Fishing Insider." Co-hosts are Rich Lindgren of Rich's Bassin' Blog and Jason Holmer of Bass Utopia. Follow "Fantasy Fishing Insider" on Facebook and Twitter.

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21
Mar
2012

Bonus podcast: Okeechobee weather forecast; more with David Walker & Zona

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Bass-fishing meteorologist Tony Barlow of weathertheoutdoors.com gives us a custom bass-fishing weather forecast for the Bassmaster Elite Series Power Pole Slam this week on Florida's Lake Okeechobee.

Also in this week's Bonus Podcast, we talk more with Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Walker about fishing Lake Okeechobee and the St. John's River, and re-cap Chris Lane's Bassmaster Classic win with Bassmaster TV co-host Mark Zona.

Former North American Fisherman social media editor "Web Guy Greg" Huff hosts "Fantasy Fishing Insider."Co-hosts are 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 $75 worth of bass-fishing tackle!

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21
Mar
2012

Update: Okeechobee tournament preview

Update: We fixed a glitch that resulted in about a minute of dead air in the middle of a previously posted audio file of this podcast. This update includes the missing audio for our iTunes subcribers.

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20
Mar
2012

Walker, Scroggins, Klein, Zona preview Bassmaster Okeechobee tournament

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Elite Series pros David Walker, Terry Scroggins and Gary Klein, and Bassmaster TV co-host Mark Zona, preview the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Florida's Lake Okeechobee.

Walker is on a nice run, having won his last event of 2011, finished 10th last week and 13th in the Classic. Scroggins, a Florida native, is always a pundit favorite in tournaments in the Sunshine State. A two-time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, Klein placed 4th on Okeechobee in a January, 2002, FLW Open.

Former North American Fisherman social media editor "Web Guy Greg" Huff hosts "Fantasy Fishing Insider."Co-hosts are 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 $75 worth of bass-fishing tackle!

Photo credit: 2012 B.A.S.S. photo of David Walker by Seigo Saito. Used with permission.

* Note: We have fixed an upload glitch that resulted in about a minute of dead air in the middle of a previously posted audio file of this podcast. We regret the error.

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14
Mar
2012

Scroggins, Zona, Klein preview St. John’s River tournament

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Bass pros Terry Scroggins and Gary Klein, and Bassmaster TV co-host Mark Zona, preview the Bassmaster Elite Series regular season opener on Florida's St. John's River.

2011 St. Johns River runner-up Scroggins, who lives about 500 yards from the river, is a pundit favorite in this week's tournament. Klein is a two-time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year.

"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 $75 worth of bass-fishing tackle!

Photo credit: 2011 B.A.S.S. photo by Gary Tramontina. Used with permission.

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7
Mar
2012

Kumar, Hackney, Palaniuk & Evers preview season; Keith Alan on wounded warriors, UFE TV

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Bonus episode! We preview the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule with Bass Gold's Jay Kumar and Elite Series pros Greg Hackney, Brandon Palaniuk and Edwin Evers. Additional discussion topics include the Alabama Rig, the Hydrowave and Major League Fishing.

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Also in this episode, we talk with Keith Alan about the wounded veterans featured on his TV show, "Ultimate Fishing Experience," how fishing can be great therapy for PTSD, and how anglers can volunteer to take local vets fishing.

The founder of BassGold.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.

Hackney, of  Gonzales, La., fished his 10th Classic in February, finishing 22nd. 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.

In his rookie season on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Palaniuk, of Rathdrum, Idaho, placed 4th in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, his first, and finished 37 in Angler of the Year points. He finished a disappointing 48th in this year's Classic.

Evers, of Talala, Okla., finished runner-up to Kevin VanDam in the 2011 Angler of the Year race. Competing in his 11th Classic last week, Evers finished 8th.

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.

"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 $75 worth of bass-fishing tackle!

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7
Mar
2012

FLW Okeechobee Open winner Randall Tharp previews March 8-11 Lake Hartwell major (update)

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Bass pro Randall Tharp previews this week's FLW Tour tournament on Gerogia's Lake Harwell, the first FLW major -- and FLW Fantasy Fishing competition -- of the season. Also this week, Greg and Rich pattern Hartwell and release their roster picks.

Tharp, the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup Runner-Up, won the FLW Open last week on Florida's Lake Okeechobee.

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

Compete against our hosts in FLW Fantasy Fishing in the Rich's Bassin' Blog league here. FLW charges $10 to compete. Compete against the FFI crew in B.A.S.S. competition here (free). Rosters lock for this week's Lake Hartwell tournament at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7.

FLW Photo by Shaye Baker: 2012 FLW Okeechobee Open winner Randall Tharp holds up part of his 23-pound, 2-ounce final-day stringer. Used with permission.

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