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Hibdon’s School of Fishing announced

Like father, like son: Guido Hibdon (left) and Dion Hibdon share a smile in celebration of making their first top-10 cut together in a professional fishing tournament. (Photo by Rob Newell)

For the first time, over three generations of Hibdon bass fishing knowledge is available to the public. Hibdon Fishing 101 gives you access to their combined century of award winning fishing experience. The Hibdon’s professional and extensive knowledge is now available to the public through these private lectures.

Exclusive access to their methods, bait recommendations and expertise can give you an edge to increase your performance and success. The conclusion of this two-day course will leave you a more confident and knowledgeable fisherman.

Students at the Hibdon’s School of Fishing will find the private lectures and round table learning environment refreshing. Intimate class sizes will allow the Hibdon’s School of Fishing students opportunities to interact and ask questions of the Hibdons as they cover basic fishing fundamentals in addition to addressing advance fishing techniques.

The initial course covers breaking down a lake or tidal river, map study, patterning a lake, selecting rods, reels, and fishing line, lure selection, when to change lures, basic lure building, skirt making, fishing boat docks, fishing plastic worms, fishing aquatic vegetation, how to fish cold fronts, winning tournament techniques and sponsorship and business side of pro bass fishing. The Hibdon’s are also going to talk in-depth about techniques like Carolina rigging, drop-shotting, and Texas rigging.

The school will include a special round table where anglers can ask questions and learn more from Guido, Dion and Payden.

In addition to the wealth of information you will receive during this unique weekend, you will also be eligible to win a day of fishing with a Hibdon (winner will be randomly selected at the end of the course). You will get to experience the lessons in action and ask the questions you have always wanted answered.


Tuition for enrollment in Hibdon Fishing 101 is $500.00. A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required to secure placement in class. The entire deposit is applied to tuition and remaining balance must be paid in full by Oct. 12, 2012.

Registration is limited. You will be contacted following receipt of registration and deposit to finalize additional details and confirm registration information. Special group rates and discounts for children are available.

Class schedule

Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bring your family

Enjoy a mini getaway with the family. While you are learning the Hibdon’s fishing secrets, your family can have a great time Christmas shopping at the Osage Outlet mall located 30 minutes southeast of class location. There are also many unique shops found only in Lake of the Ozarks.

Location and lodging

The two-day class will be held at The Lake House Inn in Laurie, Mo., on Lake of the Ozarks. Other lodging is available including cabins on the lake, hotels, motels and resorts.

For more information on enrolling in the Hibdon’s School of Fishing visit