Kayak Bass Fishing Seminar | Bienville Plantation

December 2-4, 2016, Gene “Flukemaster” Jensen teams up with Chad “Knot Right” Hoover for a weekend of stand-up…comedy? Fishing Instruction? Probably both, plus hands-on training, and on-water coaching at world-famous Bienville Plantation. Plan now to join these kayak bass fishing authorities to learn new tactics and hone your techniques, and then practice them on waters where world-class trophy bass prowl.

Thank you for your interest in our 1st Annual Kayak Bass Fishing Seminar at Bienville Plantation. Please email any questions to Chad at kayakbassfishing@gmail.com or call or text 757-348-2232. 

Register for Bienville Plantation Kayak Bass Fishing SeminarEvent cost is $1500.00 and includes all seminars, fishing privileges on Bienville Plantation’s trophy bass lakes and ponds, resort-class lodging, meals and complimentary products. Active Duty Military Receive a 5% Discount, email Chad for details.

ARRIVAL: Participants may arrive as early as the evening of December 1st with dinner and an open bar provided from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

DAY ONE – FRIDAY December 2nd – Fishing and Seminars.

  • A morning meeting and short overview will be provided prior to heading out for the day.
  • Lunch will be provided midday with two hours of fishing seminars and instructions provided by Gene and Chad.  
  • Evening Seminars and dinner from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

DAY TWO – Saturday December 3rd – More Fishing and Seminars

  • Breakfast. Short Meeting to cover agenda and head to the water.
  • Lunch will be provided midday with two more hours of fishing seminars and instructions provided by Gene and Chad.  
  • Evening Seminars and dinner from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

DAY THREE – Sunday December 4th – More Fishing and Professional Fishing Seminar

  • Breakfast. Short Meeting to cover agenda and head to the water.
  • Fishing on Sunday is optional along with a Seminar and Q&A with Chad and Gene specifically covering the professional side of fishing, marketing, social media, branding, sponsorship strategies and the systematic approach to developing an income stream as a professional in the outdoor industry.    
  • Evening departure of Bienville Plantation. Additional days may be added by coordinating directly with Bienville Plantation Staff.

Chad Hoover – Day 1 Topics

SWATT – Tactical Approach to Fishing – Part 1

  • Seasonal Progression
  • Weather
  • Astrological (Solunar) Data
  • Temperature
  • Trends

Electronics – Breaking Down the Variables

  • Knowing Your Unit
  • Comprehending the Data
  • Electronic Buoys
  • Best Resources for Improving Your Knowledge

Gene Jensen –  Day 1 Topics

Developing and Recognizing Patterns

  • Determine a Starting Point (And Time)
  • Right Place – Right Time
  • Eliminating Water
  • Circle Back – Fishing Schooling Fish

Understanding and Reading Maps – Pre-Trip Planning

  • Understanding Maps
  • Finding Funnels and Choke Points
  • Key Characteristics and Features
  • Structure
  • Planning a Route – Take it To the Water

Chad Hoover – Day 2 Topics

SWATT – Tactical Approach to Fishing – Part 2

  • Seasonal Progression
  • Weather
  • Astrological (Solunar) Data
  • Temperature
  • Trends

Electronics – Breaking Down the Variables – Part 2

  • Connecting the Dots – Literally
  • Virtual Scouting – Get on the Couch
  • Crumb Trails
  • The Aftermath

Gene Jensen –  Day 2 Topics

Developing and Recognizing Patterns

  • Sun Angle
  • Positioning Yourself
  • Look, Listen, Cast
  • Making Adjustments

Breaking Down Water

  • Cover and Structure
  • Top to Bottom
  • Putting it Together
  • Cast, Catch – Repeat?

Chad and Gene – Combined Q&A Topics

Advanced Strategies

LEAP FROG EFFECT

Solunar Strategies

Tackle Modification Strategies

Selecting the Right Hook, Line and Terminal Tackle

Rod and Reel Selection

Chad and Gene – Day 3 TOPICS – The Professional Side

Social Media and Marketing

  • Identifying and Building A Brand
  • Establishing Expectations
  • Breaking Down Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Pinterest and SnapChat
  • Know Your Audience
  • Don’t Be That Guy (Hashtagasaurus)

Sponsorships and Relationship Management

  • Developing Professional Relationships
  • Approaching Sponsors
  • Getting Paid to Fish
  • Cash Your First Check

This event will be limited to 40 participants that must bring their own kayaks, tackle and gear. Additional gear will be provided as part of the package. Kayak packages may be provided at an additional charge. Email kayakbassfishing@gmail.com for details.

BIG BASS BONUS – The biggest bass caught for the entire weekend and documented on a Hawg Trough with our event identifier will result in that angler’s stay being refunded or the opportunity for a return trip credit being issued for equal value.