2013 Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament Wheeler Lake - Decatur, AL, Sep 7 - 8, 2013

Flyin’ pigs

I have covered sports for a long time now, and while I may have some questionable thoughts about some professional athletes I’ve chased around this planet, little if no respect for cheaters/juicers, I have always had enormous respect for the GAME.

Any of the games I’ve covered.

And that respect, ingrained in me, will be extended to the Toyota Bonus Bucks Tournament and the anglers, all of THEM, competing in it.

Respect for the sport, respect for those who love the sport.

So I’m not going to muck around like some clown in this tournament.

I will have help fishing in it, really good help with fishing, in it, and I will fish for whatever the limit of fish that the rules call for, and then I’m going to do this,

as soon as I catch the basses that will ultimately beat Bowman, my boat driver will weigh them, take a photo of me maybe holding them, maybe not, and then, then I will put the basses back in the lake.

I will not carry a sack of fish up to be weighed; I will leave that up to the guys who traveled hundreds of miles and paid their money to compete.  To you dudes, I will not get in your way, not get between you and a check.

I don’t believe that to be good sportsmanship.

But I’m telling you, my fellow tournament anglers, this…out on the water I’m going to be doing a “Pick-3.”

As I’m fishing and I see you fishing as well, as long as it doesn’t bother you, I will float up next to your boat, and we will fish together…and talk.

An on the water interview while fishing.

So, heads up, if you are not Bowman, I may be stopping by for a cast and a chat.

If though, in fact you are Bowman, know this,

pork is in the air,

there are some devil popsicles,

this month is Sunday,

And I’m…

“…goin' out to catch a five pound bass.”

“Five Pound Bass”

Robert Earl Keen