Bill Decoteau Gives You All the Reasons Why Not to Miss The Framingham, MA Event
Decoteau: November 2010
Column: Best Bass’n
“Bass University offers Bass Learning Frenzy”
By Billy "Hawkeye" Decoteau
“Today’s inquisitive bass anglers strive for the highest level of technical bass information possible!” says The Bass University’s Peter Gluszek. Adding with a smile, "We believe anglers attending our 2010-2011 five scheduled program locations will be overwhelmed with our new classroom activities!"
Students, who attended the first series of seminars last year, were not disappointed at all! Gluszek and Mike Iaconelli (Co-Founders of TBU) managed to pull off the most extraordinary two-day instructional bass seminar programs period! Elaborating further the New Jersey based Pro Anglers continued, “The response we received from attending students was absolutely 100% positive! That in and of itself is unheard of, especially when dealing with a wide range of student demographics.” (Log unto www.TheBassUniversity.com to read some of the student’s responses.)
Unless you actually attend one of The Bass University seminars, it is impossible to comprehend the amount of angling information tied with student interaction taking place within each individual University Instructor’s presentation! Scanning classrooms filled to capacity, eager Bass University students log specific detailed techniques within their notebooks, run tape recorders, while others ask individual instructors to repeat specific step-by-step techniques.
Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek seek out members of their peers who not only carry the tours highest accolades, but those professional anglers who are capable, willing and able to share their successful tactics and strategy within a classroom. “Our Bass University classrooms are comprised of a wide range of individual student knowledge. So it is imperative that we hand-pick each of our Professional Bass Angler Instructors, based upon a variety of factors,” suggest Gluszek.
Just what are some of these important Bass University factors? Pete Gluszek responds, “Take New England for example, smallmouths thrive within this region! Many of the lakes are glacier lakes offering crystal clear water, while huge bodies of water such as Lake Champlain, Lake George, Sebago Lake, and Lake Winnipesaukee to mention a few, all have similar angling opportunities. Offering deep-water tactics, such as Carolina rigs, Football jigs coupled with sonar techniques, to shallow water cranking or flipping a wide variety of vegetation, New England anglers have the unique choice to target either smallmouths or largemouth’s.”
With these regional factors and conditions, Gluszek and Iaconelli began their New England search for Pro Angler Instructors who were extremely familiar with techniques, tactics and presentations, required to be successful on New England waters. Iaconelli adds, “Having an extensive knowledge for patterning seasonal transitional bass movements within the entire Northeast region, while sharing their winning strategies and techniques to our Bass University students was imperative to our search for the best possible instructors!”
Not every Professional Bass Angler has the ability to actually teach, demonstrate and explain in detail techniques so that their students understand it. Utilizing teaching aids such as power point presentations, allowing students to take notes on key points, as well as on-the-water pictures for clarity, classroom structured handouts, and even videos are just some of the teaching tools The Bass University requires instructors to incorporate into their classroom presentations.
Bass University Co-Founded Pete Gluszek, was quick to add, “Mike’s power angling phrase is “NEVER GIVE UP”, add that to our Bass University motto of “NEVER STOP LEARNING”, and together Mike, myself, along with our Bass University Staff, took a hard look into reviewing each of our previous years individual seminar locations. Critiquing our formats with the understanding to satisfy the needs of our students, while upgrading their angling ability we developed a ‘Hands-On Workshop’ which will be utilized at each of our five seminar locations.”
Continuing Gluszek says The Bass University seminar programs will utilize a hands-on workshop format, by splitting the classroom up into smaller groups and rotating every 15-20 minutes. Each ‘Hands-On’ station will feature one of the seminar locations Professional Angler Instructors. Pete Gluszek says, “After the completion of each Instructors seminars last year, and at everyone of our four locations, the instructor no sooner took two steps from the podium and he was surrounded by students casting questions from every direction.” Mike Iaconelli adds, “Immediately we knew we needed to address the needs of our students, by making certain every student walked away from our Bass University seminars with their personal questions answered!”
Gluszek and Iaconelli enlighten me as to their classroom format and all the extras attending students would be receiving. It was indeed obvious The Bass University staff had left no stones unturned in their quest to bring America’s Bass Anglers the most comprehensive detailed, organized seminar programs possible! Here are just some of what attending bass students will receive;
• Complete Course Outline for easy reference to Topics
• FREE Tackle Gift Package
• FREE One-Year subscription to Bassin Magazine
• FREE ‘The Bass University’ T-Shirt
• 2 Days of Intensive ‘Bass Classroom’ Instructions and Education
• Hands On Workshop Instruction with each ‘University Instructor’
“Mike and I have recruited the most consistent and respected Professional Bass Anglers available, arranging for their appearances at ‘The Bass University’ locations where they have been most successful,” suggest Gluszek. (www.PeteGluszek.com)
The following is a list of Instructors and their Topics scheduled for ‘The Bass University’ 2-Day seminar program January 15th & 16th at the Framingham, Massachusetts’s location;
• Dave Wolak: Reading Vegetation and Grass Techniques for Largemouth Bass
• Shaw Grigsby: Sight Fishing Techniques and Top water Tactics
• John Crews: Shallow Water to Deep Water Cranking Techniques
• Gerald Swindle: When to utilize Jerkbaits and Lipless Cranking
• Mike Iaconelli: Scoring with Football Jigs and Catching Bass on New Water
• Pete Gluszek: Seasonal Smallmouth Locations and Spinnerbait Secrets
Registration is a breeze, advises Gluszek. “Interested individuals may call 1.856.521.0046, visit our web site at www.TheBassUniversity.com or drop us an email at BassUniversity@gmail.com.”
Taking their ‘The Bass University’ program to another level, Gluszek and Iaconelli are offering large discounts once again to members of The Bass Federation (TBF/FLW), The Federation Nation (B.AS.S.), while Youth Anglers 16 years old and younger also receive large discounts.
“One other item that will certainly add to the program is what we call “Pizza with the Pro’s”. All attending youth students will have the opportunity to eat pizza with their Pro Instructors, have their pictures taken, ask any questions and just chill-out,” says Mike “Ike” Iaconelli. Glusezk adds, “Sorry no adults allowed, this is strictly for the kids! However, we will be drawing names for adults to have ’Dinner with the Pro’s’ at each location as well.
If sitting in the classroom for eight hours with America’s Top Professional Bass Anglers, looking them in the eye and learning their winning techniques, while asking any question you want…and getting an answer, puts you on a Bass Learning Frenzy, my advice is call today and reserve your seat ASAP!!! Seats are limited and this is one time you don’t want to be skipping class!!! (1.856.521.0046 , web site at www.TheBassUniversity.com)