Tuesday, March 22, 2016

     QUALIFIED SUBMISSION PICTURES                                         EXPLAINED

Not qualified. Lure not visible.

Qualified. fish, lure and fisherman clearly shown.

Qualified. Fish and lure clearly shown.

In the spirit of true competition, rather than arbitrarily choosing the Top Sniper for 2016 at the end of the contest, I am implementing a scoring system. The Top Sniper award will be given to the contestant with the highest score at the conclusion of the contest.

# = weight in pounds

BASS (largemouth, smallmouth, white, yellow, and striped)

1#-3#---1 point
4#-6#---8 points
7#-10#---18 points
11#+  ---30 points

PIKE (northern pike, muskellunge, tiger muskie, chain pickerel, grass pickerel)

1#-5#--3 points
6#-10#---8 points
11#-19#---18 points
20#+---40 points

-all fish weights will be approximated from the corresponding photo submitted, unless an exact weight has been recorded and submitted by the contestant.

-competitor points will be tabulated on the first day of each month and displayed in graph form on the website.

Friday, March 18, 2016

              SUMMARY OF CONTEST
I have had a few contestants ask for a summary of the contest...

First the story, then the particulars of the contest.
Last sept. 29th, I fished my homemade top water lure for the first time. In short, it outperformed every other store bought top water lure in my tacklebox. I fished it all of October and caught bass and pike where I have never caught them before. It was remarkable. I am a bread route salesman and work 60 hours a week. I have a wife and 4 daughters, so I don't get to fish as much as some people. I wanted to test this lure with other fisherman to see if they had similar results, so I decided to start a contest. I am hoping my lures will prove effective so that I may sell them in the future.
The contest:
I have 10 competitors from IN,OH,MI and TX. As a competitor, you will receive 2 free lures (shipped out March 30th). The way to do well in the contest is to send pics of legal size fish you have caught with my lure. The pic must at least show the fish with the lure in it's mouth, however, a pic with the lure,the fish, and the fisherman all together would be best. The contest goes all season long...until October 31st, 2016.

There are 2 grand prizes of a $250.00 pre-paid visa card awarded to the "top Sniper"(1 prize for the northern region and 1 prize for the southern region). This title will be given to the competitor that shows the greatest proficiency and success with the lure.
There is one $50.00 pre-paid visa card awarded to the contestant that catches the biggest bass.
There is one $50.00 pre-paid visa card awarded to the contestant that catches the biggest pike/muskie.
A $10.00 gift card is awarded to any contestant that sends me 5 fish pics as described above (one time award).
A $25.00 gift card will be awarded to the contestant that sends me the most fish pics as described above.
I hope you can see that there is nothing to lose and much to gain from this contest. There is only a maximum of ten competitors, so everyone has a good chance to win!
I will attach a photo of a bass I caught with this lure so you may see what I mean when I describe an acceptable photo for the contest. By the way, this is an unpainted lure in the pic, competitor lures will be hand painted by me in a frog and bluegill pattern.
If you are interested in participating in the contest, shoot me an email at www.topwatersniper@gmail.com

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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These bass were caught in 1 hour on a lake in northern Indiana in late October 2015 on my homemade lure.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

                   CONTEST UPDATE!
David Lobbestael of  MI and Logan Nuhn of  OH have been selected to join the TOP SNIPER contest due to start in less than a month.
I am excited to have these two experienced fisherman join the other competitors!

Competitor profiles will be posted whenever possible...we are down to just a few slots remaining for the maximum number of 10 competitors.

If you want free test lures and would like to compete for prizes, do like Logan and David did and shoot me an email at www.topwatersniper@gmail .com

Logan Nuhn's pic of a nice bass he caught!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

                       LOCK & LOAD...

          Top water season starting soon!