It’s the first of August. That means it’s time to do a little mid-season maintenance on your rig.
There’s a happening among professional anglers called tournament hangover. It’s what happens after the first cut when you wake up and realize that the tournament didn’t go your way. All the anticipation is over. Reality has arrived. You feel awful, tired, stiff and cranky.
Anglers eagerly assemble for the Day One launch of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 on Michigan's Detroit River.
OK, so I’m up in Detroit getting ready for the Open. It’s Sunday, and I’m telling Tracey I love her while I’m trying to fish. I hit a wave. The boat lurches. My phone jumps up in the air. I claw for it. There’s a small splash.
As most of you know, I fish a lot on the Great Lakes. There’s no doubt in my mind that they’re the best smallmouth fisheries on the planet.
Check out these photos from the second weigh-in at the 2012 Elite Series Green Bay Challenge.
The Elite Series boats are lined up and heading out on the big, open water on the first day of the Green Bay Challenge at Lake Michigan.
The Mystery Lake is no more. We’re on Green Bay, off of Lake Michigan, doing the best we can with the wind, reduced fishing waters and a tough bite. The wind was especially nasty on Monday.
Elite Series anglers are battling big bass on Day Two of the Mississippi River Rumble out of La Crosse, Wis.