Bass Angler Magazine

Bass University Heads to Edison, Tulsa, Gadsen and Columbus

Founded in 2009 by Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, The Bass University (BU) offers acclaimed bass fishing education programs in three formats: online, in the classroom, and on the water.  The Bass University builds programs that help anglers of all skill levels gain confidence in new tactics and techniques to catch big bass consistently.  -“Never Stop Learning”

Each Bass University event location features six top-level tournament bass anglers, who will present a total of 12 seminars over two days. Each seminar is approximately 45+ minutes and covers cutting-edge bass fishing tactics, techniques, and tackle.  Attendees can ask questions during the round-table discussion and rub elbows with the pros during breakout sessions.  Bass University seminars are two-day events, but individual days can be purchased when selecting ticket options.  Additionally, all students receive a T-shirt and a loaded gift bag full of valuable tackle and special sponsors offers. They also have a chance to win great prizes throughout the weekend.

Interested anglers can register online at TheBassUniversity.com/class-training to guarantee a spot in the class. Walk-in registrants are welcome if space allows, starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.  Special rates are available for students and youths 17 and younger.


Edison New Jersey

Located at 97 Sunfield Ave Edison NJ 08837. January 12th – January 13th from 8am-5pm.


Mike Iaconelli – Bassmaster Classic Champ, Anger of the Year & MLF Champ – Topics – Micro jigs and Fishing the Moment

John Crews – Bassmaster Elite Champion – Topics – Top Plastics of All Time & Consistent Bass Fishing Techniques

Cliff Crochet “Cajun Baby” – Bassmaster Champion and MLF Angler – Topics – Using Speed to Trigger Strikes & Skirted Swimmers

Seth Feider – Bassmasters Elite Champion – Topics – Fishing Millfoil 101 and Shallow Smallmouth Techniques

JT Kenney – MLF Host and FLW Champion – Topics – Fishing The Magnum Ned Head and Tidal Water Strategies

Ish Monroe – Bassmaster Champion and MLF Pro – Topics – Advanced Frog Fishing and Versatility of Creature Baits

Tulsa Oklahoma

Osage Casino Hotel – Located at 951 West 36th St N, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127. January 12th – January 13th from 8am-5pm.


 Edwin Evers – Bassmaster Classic Champion and MLF Pro – Topics – Customized Approach to Jig fishing and Understanding The Bait Spawn.

Mark Daniels, Jr. – Bassmaster Elite Champion and MLF Pro – Topics – Fine Tune Finesse Fishing and Shallow Cranking Secrets

James Elam – Bassmaster Elite Champion – Topics – Versatility and Preparation

Carl Jocumsen – Bassmaster Elite Pro – Topics – Giant Swimbaits and Boat Control

James “Worldwide” Watson – FLW Champion and MLF Pro – Topics – Spoon Jackin’ and Ploppin Life

Jeff Kreit – Bassmaster Champion and MLF Pro – Topics – Suspended Bass and Tournament Strategies


Gadsden Alabama

 The Venue at Coosa Landing – Located at 201 George Wallace Dr., Gadsden, Alabama 35901. January 19th – January 20th from 8am – 5pm.


Casey Ashley – Bassmaster Classic Champion and MLF Pro – Topics – Suspending Bass Tactics

Scott Canterbury – FLW Champion and Bassmaster Elite Pro – Topics – In Depth Buzzbaits and Guide to Dock Fishing

Matt Herren – Seven-time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier – Topics – Advanced Jig Fishing System and Balsa Baits

Bryan Thrift – Two-time FLW AOY Champion – Topics – Finesse Swimbaits and Fishing Brush

Gerald Swindle – two-time Bassmaster Angler of the Year and MLF Pro – Topics – Simple Flipping/Pitching and Understanding Grass Patterns

Jesse Wiggins – Bassmaster Champion and MLF Pro – Topics – Southern Shallow Cranking and Shakin’ Head System

 Columbus Ohio

Bricker Building Ohio Expo Center – Located at 717 E. 17th Ave Columbus, Ohio 43211. Friday, February 8th– Saturday February 9th from 8am – 5pm.


Jorden Lee – Two-time Bassmaster Classic Champion – Topics – How to Overcome a Bad Day of Fishing

Pete Gluszek – Bassmaster and FLW Champion – Topics – Tail Weighting Baits and Fishing on The Edge

JT Kenney – MLF Host and FLW Champion – Topics – Fishing Massive Bodies of Water

Mike McClellend – Bassmaster Elite Champion and MLF Pro – Topics – Bass Fishing Techniques, Topics TBA

Ish Monroe – Bassmaster Elite Champion and MLF pro – Topics – Bass Fishing Techniques, Topics TBA

6th Speaker to be announced.



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