When the wind or current is up and you’re spending more time trying to control your boat than you are fishing, consider using a drift sock.
Let’s talk about the tournament. Oneida was good to me. I missed the cut by 2 ounces. More importantly, after some self-analysis — much of it through this column — I’m making better decisions.
Five more anglers have earned 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series entries.
I’m still in New York. The fish are moving quickly into their fall patterns, and I’m thinking Oneida will be an interesting tournament.
I’m up on Lake Champlain in New York chasing smallmouth. It’s a great time of the year to do that.
I have to tell you that I got my nerve up and fished my beloved Tuesday Night Tournament last week. I didn’t get in too much trouble for doing that, either. And I won!
I’ve been thinking about things over the last few days and I have to tell you I’m kind of proud of myself.
My first catch in practice was in the exact same spot where I caught my first Lake Erie smallmouth as a kid.
This week we’ll talk about practice time and some of the factors we should consider when we’re planning for a tournament.
There was a time when I had the attitude that fishing was about catching fish, and that black bass were the only real adversary worth pursuing.