Recently I had a chance to spend some time with a young man I met a few years ago at an ICAST show.
As the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series season comes to a close, I can't help but look back.
Tournament fishing always seems to come down to the final tournament, the final day or the final fish. For me it really comes down to this final tournament to make the Bassmaster Classic.
Randy Howell, Jeff Kriet, Hank Cherry and I had a chance to fish with some fans selected by Livingston Lures in their "Fish with a Pro" contest.
I don't think New York gets enough credit for how good the fisheries are there.
Sometimes it's nice to just go "catching." Finding a small lake or pond that has a lot of fish will allow you to worry less about finding fish and you can concentrate more on just catching them.
ICAST is one of the rare times when pro anglers get to meet face to face with sponsors, outdoor writers, reps, distributors and retailers all at the same time and place.
Rules are rules and we have to follow them, not to the best of our knowledge or ability, but to their very letter.
With only three events left the 2013 Elite Series season is entering the home stretch.
The truth about whatever products we are using is going to come out.