Rich Lindgren

Rich Lindgren's love for bass fishing is a balance between passion and obsession. He has been an angler all his life and has been tournament fishing for more then 15 years. He has eyes on qualifying for the Bassmasters Classic and wants to help others catch more bass.

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East Central Bass Fishing Reports

Posted by: Rich Lindgren Updated: July 16, 2009 - 11:04 AM
The better fish came from deeper weed edges on East Rush from about 8-12ft.  Soft plastics and 3/8oz Tru-Tungsten jigs in greens, blacks and browns were all good.  Look for inside turns and steeper drops along those weed edges for the bass.  The shallow bite was kind of slow, believed to be because of weeds dieing off and getting slimy.

On Knife lake, rocky banks, wood and docks all produced good quality fish.  The only thing that did not work well on Sunday was the pad bite, mostly small fish.  Once again 1/2 oz Black and Blue Tru-Tungsten jigs produced a lot of fish, chatterbait style lures also did well.

I ended up winning both tournaments with just under 15lbs each day.  For full reports, check out my Bassin' Blog!

Mississippi River Tournament Recap - Alma, WI

Posted by: Rich Lindgren Updated: July 2, 2009 - 9:28 AM

Sunday was my 2nd Bassmaster Weekend Series tourney of the year.  We took off from Alma Marina on the banks of the Mississippi River and we could fish Pools 3, 4, and 5 plus the St. Croix.   I got a favorable boat draw and co-angler partner, things were off to a great start and the fish bit my Yellow Magic Popper early and often.

 

The bite slowed on my initial spot, the rest of the day I pecked around wood and eel grass flipping both Game Hawgs and Baby Brush Hogs on a 3/16oz Tru-Tungsten weight and 3/0 Youvella OWG hook,.

 

At the end of the day, my 5 fish limit weighed 14.21lbs and was good for a solid 8th place finish out of 78 anglers.  Talking to other anglers, swim jigs and frogs also produced well around grass and pads.  My finish moved me up to 3rd in the points which I am pretty happy about so far.  All in all, this is a great series; think about joining in as a boater or non-boater for the next tournament at Prairie Deu Chien or LaCrosse.

 

More info, pictures&video at Rich’s Bassin’ Blog

Gopher Jr. Bassmasters Tackle Lake Waconia

Posted by: Rich Lindgren Updated: June 22, 2009 - 4:39 PM
The Gopher Jr. Bassmasters had their first event out on Lake Waconia on June 20th.  Lots of bass were caught and fun to be had by all participants.
Here are the results from the Jr Tournament - Find more pictures here.
 
Winners
Lucas Lindgren/Frank Whiteside  - 5 fish 5 Alive Big Bass 2.64 Total Weight 11.13 Ave Fish 2.23
 
2nd Place
Zach Martens/John Fairbanks - 5 fish 5 Alive (no big bass weighed) Total Weight 9.03 Ave Fish 1.81
 
3rd Place
Jordan Goehring/David Cindrich - 3 fish 3 Alive Big Bass Winner with 3.28 Total Weight 8.20 Ave Fish 2.73
 
4th Place
Matt Veech/John Atkins - 4 fish 4 Alive (no Big Bass weighed) Total Weight 6.79 Ave Fish 1.70
 
5th Place
Jake Kurtzweg/Marty Terveer - 2 fish 2 Alive (no Big Bass weighed) Total Weight 2.98 Ave Fish 1.49

To learn more about Gopher Jr. Bassmasters, check out their website.

Tournament #2 - Mississippi River - Red Wing, MN

Posted by: Rich Lindgren Updated: June 2, 2009 - 9:23 AM

This past Sunday seemed to be a tough outing for most of the 160 anglers in the Bassmaster Weekend Series tournament on the Mississippi River out of Red Wing, MN.  Usually these pools produce better weights then it showed on Sunday.

 

I went in with expectations of putting together a solid limit and getting some good points for year to date standing based on my less then stellar practice.  In the back of my mind, I thought if I fished hard and did not lose any fish, I could possibly cash a check.

 

All in all, things went well, did not lose any good fish and got one big bite.  At the end of the day, I had a mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth that weighed 12.03lbs and was good enough for 12th place and a decent check.  See full standings here.

 

My key baits were a 3/8oz Tru-Tungsten Jig in a brown/purple color with a Green Pumpkin Rage Chunk trailer, plus I got two good bites, one on a Crazy Legs Chigger Craw and the big fish came on a Chatterbait.

 
Tru-Tungsten Jig was my work horse&chatterbait score my kicker fish!

If you want to learn more about fishing the Weekend Series tournaments as a boater or non-boater, check out www.ABAProAm.com.  I will be fishing the rest of these events and looking forward to it!

 

See more details on my catches at Rich’s Bassin’ Blog.

Tournament #2 - Mississippi River - Red Wing, MN

Posted by: Rich Lindgren Updated: June 2, 2009 - 9:23 AM

This past Sunday seemed to be a tough outing for most of the 160 anglers in the Bassmaster Weekend Series tournament on the Mississippi River out of Red Wing, MN.  Usually these pools produce better weights then it showed on Sunday.

 

I went in with expectations of putting together a solid limit and getting some good points for year to date standing based on my less then stellar practice.  In the back of my mind, I thought if I fished hard and did not lose any fish, I could possibly cash a check.

 

All in all, things went well, did not lose any good fish and got one big bite.  At the end of the day, I had a mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth that weighed 12.03lbs and was good enough for 12th place and a decent check.  See full standings here.

 

My key baits were a 3/8oz Tru-Tungsten Jig in a brown/purple color with a Green Pumpkin Rage Chunk trailer, plus I got two good bites, one on a Crazy Legs Chigger Craw and the big fish came on a Chatterbait.

 
Tru-Tungsten Jig was my work horse&chatterbait score my kicker fish!

If you want to learn more about fishing the Weekend Series tournaments as a boater or non-boater, check out www.ABAProAm.com.  I will be fishing the rest of these events and looking forward to it!

 

See more details on my catches at Rich’s Bassin’ Blog.

      

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