Mark Lassagne is a seasoned angler and respected figure in the sport fishing community. With decades of experience on the water, Mark has carved out a reputation as an educator and advocate for proper fishing techniques. As the editor and publisher of Bass Angler Magazine, he has brought his expertise to a wide audience, sharing tips, tricks, and in-depth knowledge of the sport.
Angling enthusiasts have much to look forward to at the ISE Sportsman’s Show in January 2024, as expert angler Mark Lassagne is slated to host seminars the first two days of the show, titled “Rig It Right.” With a reputation for meticulousness, Lassagne plans to delve into bait presentation, a critical skill that he believes many anglers lack proper training in. His years on the water have led him to the conclusion that incorrect bait rigging is a major factor in unsuccessful fishing excursions.
The “Rig It Right” seminars are designed to demystify the process of rigging and working various popular baits. Participants will benefit from Lassagne’s in-depth demonstrations on how to effectively rig a basic worm, construct a Shakey head, and prepare a Ned Rig. Additionally, Lassagne will showcase the proper use of a Keitech or small swimbaits, Drop shot, and the Wacky Senko. For those interested in the subtleties of jigs, he will explain the nuances between a spider and standard jig, as well as how to employ creature baits and Chatterbaits with a Zak O trailer.
But rigging is just the start. Lassagne’s seminars will also cover timing and scenarios for various techniques such as when to punch, pitch, or dropshot. He will highlight the best conditions for employing a Shakey head, Spinner bait, Crankbait, Jerk bait, and various topwater lures including poppers, Buzzbaits, and walking baits.
Another key focus of the seminars will be on the selection of lure colors and the significance of scent in fishing. Lassagne will emphasize the importance of water-soluble scents and how they can affect the success rate of catches.
Anglers of all levels are encouraged to attend these seminars to refine their techniques, understand the subtleties of bait rigging and presentation, and ultimately improve their catch rate. With Lassagne’s guidance, attendees are sure to leave with valuable insights that will enhance their fishing experience. Mark’s seminars will be Thursday Jan 18th at 3:30 pm and Friday Jan 19th at 1:30 pm on the bass tank. Stop by and check it out.