Jeremiah T. Bagwell


Use The Internet To Catch More Bass   The Bachelor's Affect on Bass Fishing
Keeping Senkos Simple   Dealing with the Off-Season Doldrums
The Demise of the Co-Angler   Defensive Bass Fishing?
Why So Many Bass Anglers Are Seeing Red   Taking The Plunge Into Tournament Fishing
It's a World Record Bass!   Bass Fishing's Never Ending Feud
The Million Dollar Question   The Best Bait for Big Bass
Bass Tournament Downsizing   Don’t Just Fish on the Front Porch
The Senko's Ugly Cousin   What Is An "Unwritten Rule"?
Bass Catching Lizards   Why do you need a helmet in a bass boat?
Cranking up Big Bass   Get the Most Out of Current
The Real Reason to Fish   Cold Water Jig Fishin'
Two for One   How Do I Get Sponsors?
Pay Attention and Catch More Bass   Siebert Outdoors Bloody Shad Swim Jig
Are You In Fish Fighting Shape?   Wiley X Static, Not Your Grandma’s Glasses
JT Bagwell


- JT

Birth Date

- March 13, 1976


- Rock Island, IL

Current City

- Geneseo, IL

Attended Western Illinois University


- Sons Lucas and Lance

Fishing Influences

- Arnold and Juanita King (Grandparents) – They used to take me fishing all of the time. My grandpa used to say “You know there are more than just Bass that swim in this lake” but that is all I ever wanted to fish for.

Years Fishing

- 30+

Biggest Strength (on the water)

- Pitching jigs and fishing Crankbaits

Biggest Weakness (on the water)

- Finesse Fishing

Fishing Accomplishments


  - Winner of the first Exelon's Fishing for a Cure (Charity Event)

  - 2 time ABA D46 Angler of the Year
  - 2 time ABA D46 Angler of the Year runner up
  - Several tournament wins
  - Several big bass awards
  - BFL regional qualifier
  - Multiple time ABA national championship qualifier

Off the Water Accomplishments

  - Pro Team member for several great companies
  - Numerous Articles Printed in National Fishing magazines

- Bagwell's Bass Tactics (fishing column) runs on multiple very high-traffic websites and is distributed on multiple newsletters.
  - Articles are used on websites in the United States, Russia, South Africa, Australia, the UK and several other countries.
  - Featured in numerous newspaper articles
  - In-studio guest for a regional talk radio show
  - In-store promotions for retail locations

Proudest Fishing Moment

- After winning the Exelon Fishing for a Cure charity tournament, donated 20% of earnings back to the charity.

Non-Fishing Activities

- Trains in Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the world famous Miletich Training Center – It is awesome being in the same gym where greats like Matt Hughes, Pat Miletich, Jeremy Horn and Jens Pulver used to train and where Tim Sylvia, Junior Hernandez, Drew McFedries, Rod Montoya and Robbie Lawlor still train.

More articles by J. T. Bagwell

It's How You Wiggle Your Worm   Chasing That Dream Career
How to Drop Shot for Bedding Bass   Sponsorship Workshop
Hand Made Tackle   Mizmo's Grande Tube
Pflueger President Baitcasting Reels   PowerPro Fishing Line
Using Science To Catch More Fish   No Girls Allowed?
Know Thy Enemy   The Secret is out!
A Bass Pro Christmas   Selecting the proper Spinnerbait
Spend Thanksgiving with the Pros   How Pros Handle Tough Tournament Conditions
The Twelve Days of Christmas   Hand Poured Baits, Every Pro's Best Kept Secret
Increase Your Catch with the Lipless Vibrator   Lucky Craft launches their own "Shock and Awe" Campaign