Entries by John Baranik


Greatness- the quality of being great, eminence, distinction, the concept of a state of superiority affecting a person or object, acquisition of status by the people who have contributed to an organization. All of the above are easily found official definitions of the word. Greatness comes in all shapes, sizes and forms, usually in short […]

What Is Bassmatrix?

Over 20 years ago when I began bass fishing and had aspirations of becoming a professional tournament fisherman, I started collecting every bass fishing  publication I could get my hands on. Many of the pros at the time talked about how they had binders of material they had saved of tournaments they had fished including […]

On Our Way To Weigh In

On our way to day 2 weigh in for the Upper Chesapeake Bay Elite tournament and it appears our friend and guest Carl Jocumsen crushed them today. Unofficial tally has him in 1st place with about 18 lbs today, which would be the heaviest bag of the tournament. We will get some pictures to post […]

Pre Tournament Dinner

Shared a wonderful pre tournament dinner this evening with BASS Pro Carl Jocumsen and his girlfriend Kayla Palaniuk, cousin of BASS Pro Brandon Palaniuk. Cooked Filet on the Grill, with delicious sides. Enjoyed some light fun conversations including some hilarious boat ramp horror stories, as well as a few tournament stories.  A fun evening ended […]

Go Back To Your Roots

Remember when fishing was simple? One pole, a small tackle box, a pond small enough to throw a rock across? It’s where almost all of us got our start, over the years we improve and hone our skills, we read about the latest baits, then it’s 2 rods, a bigger tackle system, a small boat, […]