At the start of the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series, I, like all the other 99 anglers, set a goal of making the Bassmaster Classic. I figured that if I could do that the Rookie of the Year title would be a good possibility, too.
How many hours have you spent practicing the craft of bass fishing? I asked myself that question to see where I was on Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000-hour scale.
I am up here in New York fishing the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open on Cayuga Lake to get my mind right for fishing the final Elite Series event on Oneida.
College basketball has March Madness; college bass fishing has the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship. And it starts today in Little Rock, Ark. This is the moment that 110 college anglers have been working toward all year.
This time last year I had just qualified for the Elite series and went to ICAST. So much has changed in a year.
I always try to stay positive and have the same amount of confidence after a good tournament or bad tournament.
This week's Green Bay Challenge will definitely test my ability to formulate a game plan on a fishery that I know very little about with a bass fishing technique that I rarely use.
I love fishing tournaments, and I really get fired up when I get a chance to compete in a unique tournament format.
Toledo Bend Reservoir is a great fishery; and in my opinion, the Elite Series Toledo Bend Battle will probably be one of the best tournaments of the year.