When you travel as much as I do, having a partner (or partners) to share time with is a major plus — kind of like a support group on wheels.
Next time you're out scouting the lake and everything seems to be falling into place, keep in mind that change is just around the corner ... and with it may come opportunity.
The next time you consider becoming a touring bass pro, think twice.
Before the Elite Series, boat wraps were rarely seen on competitor boats. Few anglers had any use for them … or so they thought!
Classic Week is exhausting and incredibly demanding. Those that handle the pressure best are likely to excel during the competition.
Remember to keep an open mind. That, and having the right spinnerbait, will bring positive results.
When I began my career, spinnerbaits were considered tools for stained to muddy water conditions. Sure, there were exceptions. But that was pretty much the norm.
For less than what it would cost to hire a guide, you can receive one-on-one instruction from a who's who list of top level pros, all of whom will share their best techniques.
Like a lot of touring pros, I've had my share of ailments. Years of rough water boat rides have left me pretty banged up. I can deal with all that. It's what happened to me back in 2003 that scared me the most.