Wednesday, January 27, 2016

                      "MEAN GREEN"
                     Northern pike 16x20 oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

      NEW ARTICULATED SALAMANDER                       PROTOTYPE FOR 2016

The tail goes up a little, down a little, and side to side a lot. Can't wait to test it when the pond thaws out. For now, it is confined to the "test tank".

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


  Had some time to mess around with test paint schemes today...spotted salamander, leopard frog, and bass fry. What else are you going to do when the ponds are frozen over? So ready for spring!

Friday, January 1, 2016

        How to enter TOP SNIPER Contest

  You may submit  a short paragraph or two on why you would like to compete in this contest. A photo of yourself with a fish you caught in the past would be welcomed.
 Simply send an email to me at

Applicants may submit now until March 24, 2016 for the contest. Any applications received and accepted after this date will understand that other competitors may have already started the competition.

 There is absolutely no cost or charge involved in this contest.

 Applicants will be chosen by me and sent a confirmation email.

 If you are chosen, any photos or videos you submit may be used on this site.

                       Contest Details
1a. Only those chosen by myself as an official lure assessor will be eligible for contest.

 b. The contest runs from March31 to October 31, 2016. A competitor that sends me 5 photos or 1 video within this session will be awarded a $10.00 pre-paid visa card (see photo/video requirements below)
 c. The competitor that sends the most photos of fish caught with the TWS bullet during this session will be awarded a $25.00 pre-paid visa card.

 d. At the conclusion of the contest,(October 31st, 2016), Of the eligible competitors, an award of TOP SNIPER will be chosen by myself as the fisherman who has demonstrated the most skill and success with fishing the TWS Bullet. The TOP SNIPER of 2016 will enjoy prestige on this site and be awarded a $250.00 pre-paid visa card.

 e. There will be an award of a $50.00 pre-paid visa card for biggest bass.

Photo/Video submission requirements:

 An eligible photo submission must meet these criteria.

 1.  Photo must be clear and usable.
 2. Photo must show legally caught gamefish with TWS Bullet. example:
 3. A clear photo with fisherman, gamefish, and TWS Bullet all together would be ideal.
 4. In order to be considered a valid photo submission, I must receive photo during the confines of the contest dates. 
 5. Topwater reserves the right to use any photos submitted by a competitor. 
An eligible video must meet these criteria.

1. Video must be clear and usable.
2. Video should show the actual top water strike and/or landing of the legally caught gamefish with the TWS Bullet.
3. A video of only the top water strike may be accepted. It will be accepted or not on my discretion.
4. Topwater reserves the right to use any videos submitted by a competitor.

Lure prototype giveaway and contest!
I am looking for ten fisherman to be lure testers for Topwater Sniper. The contest will begin March 31st and end on October 31st 2016.
If you are chosen to be an official Topwater Sniper lure assesor, you will receive 2 prototype TWS "bullet" surface lures free of charge. As an official assesor you will be challenged to fish this lure and determine through your skills as a fisherman it's strengths, weaknesses, and effective methods related to catching fish.
There will be competition and prizes involved in this contest with the ultimate prize going to the 2016 TOP SNIPER. This gifted fisherman will be awarded this title from among the 20 lure testers because they have exhibited the most proficiency with the TWS Bullet.
Do you have what it takes?

In the very short time I have used this lure, it has produced extraordinary results. I would like to see what else it can do around the country!

Very soon I will be choosing candidates from information sent to my email by anyone who is up to the challenge.