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BiCO Pro Staff

Dan Southwick (D-South)

Dan Southwick Pro Staff“Too many jig designs have poor hooks and weedguards that are too soft. That’s why I fish BiCO Jigs— they have the perfect combination of both.”

To say that Dan Southwick is an accomplished fisherman would be an understatement. Dan has been landing trophy fish of multiple species for over forty-five years, including bass, northern pike, steelhead and many more. But of all varieties, his first love is the largemouth bass.

Dan’s favorite big bass baits are jigs, big rubber worms, and swimbaits. He landed his biggest largemouth to date, 9.2 pounds, on a jig back in 1992. Dan says that there wasn’t a particular go-to jig he liked back then, and it wasn’t until he discovered the Original BiCO Jig that he became truly impressed with a jig design. Dan always loved the PB&J color so we brought the pattern back and named it after him.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Dan’s fishing accomplishments, along with some impressive pictures, check out this interview he did with CT Fisherman.

Joe Burchill

BiCO Pro Staff Joe Burchill

“I’ve been fishing BiCO Jigs for over a decade now and haven’t found a better all around jig for fishing shallow cover. It’s unique design will make jig fishermen of all skill levels more efficient on the water.”

Joe has fished from Florida to Alabama to the Great Lakes, and all over New England. He fishes both the BASS and FLW circuits, and has had a considerable amount of local success. Most recently he qualified for and competed in the BASS National Championship in Texas this past November.


Chris Apolito

Chris Apolito

“The BiCO Jig is a special bait the guys that fish them know it. While it’s obviously the best skipping jig out there, it also really shines as a swim jig.”

Chris takes pride in being versatile when it comes to his technique, but throwing the jig is his favorite way to land bass. He became especially attached to the BiCO in 2007, and has been throwing it ever since.

In Massachusetts waters, Chris has caught more than twenty smallmouth over 5 lbs, and eight largemouth weighing in at over 8 lbs. To date, his personal best for a largemouth is 9 lbs 1 oz, and 6 lbs 9 oz for a smallmouth, both of which were caught in Massachusetts.


John Gonsalves 

“BiCO Jigs excel in areas where typical bass jigs would fail. The weedless factor allows for bait presentation where trophy bass hide and ambush. Its unique design is truly one of a kind.”

For years John had heard the buzz surrounding the BiCO’s effectiveness and local fame, and once he started fishing them he realized what he had been missing. He found rapid success with the bait, especially fished as a swim jig.

John is no stranger to big bass. In the past two years fishing in Massachusetts, he has caught ten largemouth over 7 pounds, one topping the scales at 9 lbs 5 oz. He also recently caught an 8 lbs 8 oz largemouth on a green pumpkin Original BiCO!


Jon Mederios

BiCO Pro Staff Jon Mederios

“I fish BiCO Jigs because they come through all types of cover better than any other jigs I’ve used. I hardly ever go fishing without one tied on.”

Jon has been fishing his whole life for multiple species, but mostly large and smallmouth bass. He especially like to fish competitively, and is a member of Avid Anglers.

Jon likes to fish in heavily weeded areas, the areas where BiCO Jigs excel. He started throwing the jigs when he met Bill in 2009 and has yet to find a jig that compares.