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Master Development Program

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Professionally done presentations on lake specific techniques and tactics by top Renegade Bass members.

Participating teams are assigned coaches for the season to help with all areas of tournament fishing including pre-fishing planning and execution, tackle preparation and post-tournament analysis.

The Team Renegade Master Development program is open to teams registered for the series that did not qualify for the Classic in either of the past 2 years.
All amateur participants of the Pro-Am are welcome!


The Team Renegade Master Development program is open to teams registered for the series that are new to the series or did not qualify for the Classic in either of the past 2 years.

All registered anglers from the 2016 & 2017 150HP & Under Opens are welcome!
All registered amateur participants from the 2016 & 2017 Pro-Am are welcome!
Renegade Bass members, if you have an angler in mind that would benefit from the seminar please invite them out.

The seminars are completely FREE!


2017 MDP Seminars

Address: Ottawa Citizen Conference Room, 1101 Baxter Rd, Ottawa, ON K2C 3M4
Time: 7-10 pm doors open at 6:30 pm.

Saturday February 18 – Newboro
Stefan Wenek
Corey Gaffney
Saturday March 18 – Lake St.Francis and St.Lawrence River
Craig Lister
Paul Shibata
Steve Barnett
Stefan Wenek
Saturday April 8 –
Stefan Wenek
Craig Lister

“Matt Tooley and I joined renegade last year as rookies, so we can give a little insight to those who may be considering joining an idea of what it’s like. Before last year we had (still do) have little tournament experience outside of some smaller open tournaments around the kingston area. By trade we are back water junk fisherman so everything was brand new to us but we wanted to learn and get better. We had no idea what to expect once we signed up but from day one everyone was very helpful. We had absolutely no knowledge of the bodies of water we fished last year so we signed up for the master development program to learn everything we could. Each seminar was based around a body of water that was scheduled for that year and basically they bring in guys who have years of experience on that body of water and they tell you what to look for, how to pre-fish, what baits work for them, how to fish them etc. basically what they have learned in their years on that lake and hand it over. We were also given mentors Robert and Chris who we could go to with any question or problem we were having. We would call them during a pre fish or before the tournament and they would make sure we were on the right track, and if we weren’t they would tell us what we needed to be doing. Not once were we left to the wolves. I can honestly say I don’t know of a series that could be any better at making sure people develop into better fisherman, and with all the help thats offered through the seminars and MDP it actually does give guys an opportunity to be competative.” — Blake Orr, 2015 Rookie Team of the Year

“If you are considering fishing Renegade for the first time, or contemplating coming back – just do it! Your investment this year will be well worth it. With the new Renegade Master’s Development program you have the opportunity to learn specific strategies to tackle each of the bodies of water we fish this year. I can tell you from attending the first one you will learn a lot just from listening to some of the best in the game talk about how they approach different bodies of water and different situations. I also know that each team will be paired up with a “coach’ for the year to help further strengthen your skills. Together these new initiatives add to what you learn by competing with the guys on this series and will help you be more competitive. I know it is tough to commit to a series, especially when you may not have had “success” (cashed a cheque, won a tournament, etc) in the past, but if you view success as a longer term goal with incremental improvements along the way that build towards it, I think everyone with the desire will get a lot out of fishing this series.” — Bobby Jordan, 2014 MDP participant


2016 MDP Winners

Master Development Mentor of the Year Master Development Team of the Year
TBD Matt Clapp and Ben Clapp

2015 MDP Winners

Master Development Mentor of the Year Master Development Team of the Year
Robert Greenberg and Chris Lawson Blake Orr and Matt Tooley

2014 MDP Winners

Master Development Mentor of the Year Master Development Team of the Year
Pete Bartonek and Craig Sevink Roberto Straccini and Matt Wolfgram
 

2017 MDP Pairings

 
Participating Team
Coach/Mentor
TBD TBD