R & B Bass Circuit
Featured Articles
Who's Who? in Michiana
Greg Mangus:The Modest Approach to Michiana Lore analyzes the approach that has led to one of Michiana's greatest bass anglers.

Jonathan VanDam:
I am JVD.Q & A after his professional debut - a 3rd place finish on the BASS Southern Open battle on the St. John's River in Florida.

Louie Stout: As editor of Bassmaster Magazine and outdoors editor of the South Bend Tribune, Stout has seen and experienced it all. Learn what he has discovered about fishing and life in Louie Stout: A Deal in Hope.

Mickey Thomas: Edwardsburg, MI, angler plunged into the BASS Open circuit in 2007. Learn of his experiences in a 3-part series.
Professional Debut - Part 1
Professional Debut - Part 2
Professional Debut - Part 3
The Learning Center
Bass Fishing Techniques
Drop Shot:
Lake Erie's lengendary angler Steve Clapper and rising star Heath Wagner discuss their success in Drop Shot Hooks Angler.

Up the Rear:Tired of getting front-ended? Learn not how to cope, but how to win from the back from proven winners Ron Fabiszak & Rene Hensley in Winning from the Back. The two have won more loot from the back than most dream of from the front.

Frozen Water
Ice Fishing:There's a hot technique gaining momentum in the Northeast corner of Indiana. Get on the action and fill that freezer! Learn how in Noodles & Fish: The Perfect Recipe.

Broken Ice:R & B champion Mark Fennell fell through the ice recently and it nearly cost him his life. Read the harrowing story, Broken Ice.
So Much Water...
St. Joe River: Sometimes you don't have to look far. Kevin Fletcher & Doug Roher, two of the best RiverRats to ever fish an eddy, take time to share why they're so successful in A Bass Awakening.

Lake Michigan:
Andy Buss had the privilege of participating in the first annual Lake Michigan Big Bass Bash sponsored by Bass Pro Shops in late June with R & B member Steve Prange. We did well by placing second place. The big lake does not warrant intimidating reputation it has. Learn about our experiences in: Standing up to a Bully.
Boat Care
Boat Preparation:
Before you head out in spring, heed the advice of some experts in Avoiding Disaster. Starboard Choice Marine gives advice to avoid using their services this season.
R & B Bass Circuit:
2010 Points Championship:
Aaron Hochstedler (Greentown, IN) and Bobby Nelson (Fulton, IN) dominated the Points race in 2010 winning $200. Learn the philosophy that led to their success.

2011 Points Championship: Wire to Wire, Teddy  Bradley (South Bend, IN) and Mark Fennell (Lagrange, IN) led the Points from day one and earned an additional $200. Find out how.

2012 Points Championship: Back to Back Champions, Teddy Bradley (South Bend, IN) and Mark Fennell Lagrange, IN) do it again, pick up $400, and establish themselves as the premier team in Michiana.
Fishing Stories
A Perpetual Legacy. Competitive fishermen tend to forget what originally brought them to the water. Here is a story which explores the very reason we fish. This story molds perseverance, passion, and family camaraderie all into one. It reminds us all why we do what we do, and why so many of us fish.

A Winter with Bite: To say the least, the 2011-12 was a mild winter, and this opened the door for some fantastic fishing.
Day on the Lake:
We’re applying an R & B twist to the popular BASSmaster Magazine series.

Winter - Greg Mangus 12-3-11

Local legend Greg Mangus stepped up to the plate in the first Winter Series. Mangus needs no introduction. He is, flat out, one of the best anglers to ever come from Michiana and is recognized throughout the entire Midwest.

Spring - Teddy Bradley
Aspiring professional angler Teddy Bradley took on the first spring challenge. Despite perfect conditions for a spawning festival, the fish did not cooperate. Yet, he caught loads of fish.