The thrill of catching a giant bass is something that anglers will never forget. I remember my 9-pound, 12-ounce giant just like it was yesterday.
College bass fishing is in full swing over the next few months.
When I first saw the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule last fall, I was shocked to see that we were going to Douglas Lake. I was really excited that I would be able to compete on a lake that I have fished for over 10 years.
The Douglas Lake Challenge is the event I circled on the schedule when I signed up for the Bassmaster Elite Series. Norris Lake is my home lake but Douglas is a close second.
Fishing in the Bassmaster Elite Series, you have to catch them good every single day to finish in the top. These guys are beyond good, and you cannot stumble.
Power fishing with baitcasting tackle and heavy line dominated the first two Elite tournaments but finesse fishing will play big at Bull Shoals.
A new family just moved in across the street from me, and I found out a few days ago when talking to the Dad that his 8-year-old son wants to be a professional fisherman someday.
I had a blast in Florida these past couple of weeks; the Elite Series was all that I had hoped for.
My first Elite Series tournament – the 2012 Elite Series St. Johns River Showdown – was a lot of fun. It was a huge learning experience, and finishing 21st was a good start to the season.
At long last, my first Elite Series event has arrived. This week I had the privilege of having an outdoor writer with me on one day of practice on the St. Johns River.