The Bass University Announces New On-Water Training Program


The Bass University has expanded its innovative educational program to now offer On-Water Training trips in addition to TBU’s live classroom-style bass fishing instruction events. The On-Water Training program features in-depth bass fishing training trips that are taught by a growing list of TBU’s instructors on many lakes and rivers across the country.

“The Bass University’s On-Water Training program is the next step in bass fishing education” said Pete Gluszek, Co-Founder with Mike Iaconelli of The Bass University. “This program takes our students out of the classroom and onto the water in real-time fishing situations. From seasonal patterns, to boat positioning, to triggering strikes, On Water Training is the most effective way to gain hands on bass fishing education.”

Each training day is customized to fit each angler’s needs. Beginner to advanced, TBU’s instructors will work with each angler prior to the trip to develop a program that is designed to move their fishing knowledge and skill-set to the next level. Once a program is developed, TBU’s instructors will take the students on the water to teach and share their personal experiences and knowledge from years of experience as a top professional angler. On-Water Training is the best and fastest way to develop good angling skills that last a lifetime!

“If you are interested in learning how to become a better bass fisherman, hear all the inside secrets and know-how, what lures you need to use to catch a lot of fish, then The Bass University is where you need to be” said George Cochran, Two-time Bassmaster Classic Champion and Forrest Wood Cup Champion.

On-Water Training Instructors:

  • Pete “The Dean” Gluszek: Upper Chesapeake River, Delaware River*
  • Mark Menendez: Kentucky Lake, Barkley Lake, and the rivers below the dams*
  • George Cochran: Lake Hamilton, Lake Ouachita, Arkansas River and local rivers within 200 miles of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Also available is a training trip for 2-3 days with George on Lake Champlain! (Limited space available)*
  • Dave Mansue: Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend*

*Arrangements can be made to conduct training trips on various bodies of water throughout the country*

Lessons Include: Proper Casting Techniques – Rigging – Identifying Fish Holding Targets – Seasonal Movements – Boat Positioning – Rough Water Boat Operation – Sonar/GPS/Side Imaging – Smallmouth vs Largemouth Patterns – Grass Fishing – Current Strategies – Breaking Down A New Body Of Water – Advanced Tournament Strategy – Trophy Bass Targeting ¬¬–And Much More!

Various Techniques Including: Cranking – Flipping – Pitching – Topwater – Power Fishing- Finesse – Drop Shot – Carolina Rig – Much More!

The Bass University’s instructors will contact their students prior to the trip to develop a custom training strategy! The instructors will focus on the lessons and techniques that will drastically improve their student’s fishing skills and knowledge! Following each training day, a practice program will be developed for each student to work on and continue to develop as an angler. Each student will have access to their instructor following the trip to ask questions as they continue their training.

Here is your chance to fish and be trained by veteran professional anglers!

The Bass University’s sponsors include: Tackle Warehouse,, Fishidy, Bass Cat Boats, Berkley, ASA/Eastern Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Abu Garcia, B.A.S.S., Molix, Power-Pole, HydroWave, Rapala, Visual Effects, and BassGold.

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