Back in the day when I had to run the business five days a week I’d take advantage of the break between the Christmas and New Year holiday to go someplace warm(er) and fish. It was one of those things I looked forward to all year.
This is the year I’m going to dedicate to discipline and preparation. In an abundance of caution, however, I’m not going to call it a New Year’s Resolution.
The Bassmasters TV programs can help you plan your next big fishing trip.
The other day I was thinking about years past and something that happened to me when I was just a young buck.
This week was a little different. Terry Segraves and I went flats fishing for redfish and speckled trout on Mosquito Lagoon in Florida. I was surprised by what I learned. It was more like bass fishing than I thought, but it was also different.
From time to time I try to highlight some of the great places I’ve had the privilege of visiting during my fishing career. One of those places is the Kissimmee River in south-central Florida. It’s about as close to paradise as a man can get.
Late last week I spent a couple of days on Lake Erie with my friend, Hawg Head. We had our annual deep water bladebait contest.
The story I want to tell today happened on Clear Lake when we were there for the first time. I knew very little about the lake except that it had a good population of decent sized largemouth. At first I thought my practice was going fairly well.
This week, and the next, we’ll talk a little about how two of the better known anglers in the Elite Series have helped me lately.
Let me start this week’s column out by expressing my sorrow at what’s happened along our East Coast.