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.
Not all of the best talent in the fishing world makes it to the top. Some of the best anglers are content to fish at the lower levels.
Nowadays, anglers at just about every level of the game have a web presence. I guess it's a validation of sorts, or perhaps a way to be recognized.
Remember catching your first fish? I do. Not like it was yesterday, but I do remember.
There's something to be said for old school media. And when it comes to entertainment, radio fishing shows deliver that something extra.
Whether you're a touring pro or a weekend warrior, having the right tool for the job is important. Here's a quick list of what's hot on the water.