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Season Catches

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Rods & Reels

Lake and shorline Fishing Locations; Clarity for Selected Lakes

Wisconsin Boat Launch and Off Shore Fishing

Sample Classroom training agenda

Classroom Lecture presentation example slides

Angler Achievement Designations [Under Development]

Bass Beginnings On the Water Creel Sheet

Bass length to Weight Chart

Fluorocarbon Leader Recommendation When Tying to Braided Line

Sharon's Recipes

Bass beginnings Seminars 2012 




            Pell Lake                              Schulte School                         Lake Beulah










Paraphrased From The Keys to the Kingdom:

"Wasn't it nice of God to make all the rivers and lakes with fish in them for us to catch" .

Reid's Bass Beginnings (Bass Beginnings) was started to promote the sport of bass fishing for beginners.  Reid has been a weekend bass fisherman in Southeastern Wisconsin since 1976 averaging about 30 days per year on the water. He has a degree in Biology and was an Environmental Manager for two large manufacturing firms for 30 years before his retirement in August 2008.   His love for the sport of bass fishing and his desire to help beginners get started is why he started Bass Beginnings.  If you would like to get started bass fishing or have started but are a little dismayed at all the gear and techniques, Bass Beginnings will help you catch fish just about every time you go fishing.   In a few hours of training on the water and/or in the classroom, Reid can give you the confidence that you are doing the right things to catch fish...confidence results in success and...more success results in more confidence!

Southeastern Wisconsin has many small bass lakes an hour or less drive from the Racine area .  So the opportunities are there ...all you need to know is how to take advantage of them.   Click on "Seasons Catches" for a summary of Reid's Creel results for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  I don't think that Kevin Van Dam, Larry Nixon or Spence Petros are too worried about Reid out fishing them but, as you can see by the creel summary, there are fish to be had and they are not far away.  

Click on "training" for information regarding "on the water training" or classes designed for elementary schools.  Click on "contact us" if you would like to call or e-mail Reid.  Click here for Seminars 2012.

Reid is a Wisconsin DNR Angler Education Instructor and has successfully completed the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Course.   For more information on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Angler Education Program click on .