Having the first weekend off in the 2012 Elite season isn’t my idea of a good time. Nevertheless, it’s
Over the years, a lot of people have asked me about turning pro from
I studied maps and did lots of prefishing so I was able to learn to fish big, Southern reservoirs and natural lakes quickly.
Maybe, maybe not. But I’ll tell you that we fish shallow lakes and many of our venues have been stocked with the
Another explanation — and the one I think makes the most sense — is that some of us fish too fast down here and maybe we don’t change tactics fast enough. There’s slow and then there’s
That’s where I struggle. You go along and fish
What’s tough about all that from a professional angler’s point of view is to keep it from getting in your head. You have to believe you’re going to win every tournament you enter. If you don’t you’ll never win anything no matter where you’re fishing. At the same time, though, it’s pretty tough to stay positive when you know you’ve had trouble in one place for several years.
I’m not the only one facing that dilemma. There are several anglers who struggle in this state. It’s crazy, isn’t it? We all know how to fish, and we all know how to learn and how to get better. But we don’t. Why not?
Anyway, that’s where I’m at after a tough event on the
I’ll see everybody on the Big O.