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BassMaster University
(Tulsa, OK) March 1 & 2, 2003
Greg Myers

I was privileged enough to attend the BassMaster University in Tulsa on March 1st and 2nd, 2003. The schooling was packed full of information and was an enjoyable 2 days of classes.

The 1st day's speakers were Zell Rowland, Ken Cook and Joe Thomas. Subjects covered were spinnerbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, crankbaits, top water, worm fishing and advanced worm fishing. Zell Rowland went over topwater fishing and how to modify topwater lures. Ken Cook covered spinnerbaits and crankbaits on how to modify them to get the most productive lure for the type of fishing that was needed to catch bass at that time of year. Joe Thomas went over soft plastic baits and how to fish them along with advanced worm fishing tips and techniques.

The second day's speakers were Denny Brauer, Guido Hibdon and Don Iovino. Denny Brauer covered jig fishing and how to fish when the fish were inactive and tight to cover. Denny also covered how to fish a jig in all types of cover including vegetation and laydowns and boat control. Guido Hibdon covered fishing with the Guido Bug and the G-4 along with using the right equipment for certain types of lures. Guido also covered sight fishing for Bass and using jigs when fishing. Don Iovino covered finesse fishing in depth and how to use sonar and GPS in fishing for Bass.

There were videos, lures, books, etc. for sale at the University. I purchased several video tapes and books along with some lures that I had not been able to find in the Tulsa area.

Would I recommend attending the BassMaster University? I would whole heartedly recommend these classes to anyone that is interested in becoming a better Bass angler.