In between all of this, Tommy Biffle was offering to help. And, while he was making his offers he was also telling me gruesome tales of fishing injuries he had seen over the years.
I’ll tell you my story of traveling and fishing last week. Perhaps it’ll give you some encouragement when things don’t exactly go your way on your next fishing trip.
This is going to be a fun week. The water’s up, it’s warm, the lake is full of grass and the bass are biting everywhere on Toledo Bend.
We have an Elite Series tournament coming up in June on Chickamauga Lake out of Dayton, Tennessee. I was down there looking around a couple of weeks ago and what I found absolutely took my breath away.
Every now and again I like to use this column to talk about one of the other anglers fishing the Elite Series. This week we’re going to take a look at Mike McClelland.
I’m a little disappointed in my performance at Table Rock. It’s one thing not to do well. It’s another to make silly mistakes and do things you know not to do. You can live with the former, but the latter is a killer.
This week’s Elite Series tournament is a little different from what we’ve been doing. For one thing, it’s away from Florida. Grass and pads don’t count for much on Table Rock.
The first two Elite events are in the bag. They were good ones, too.
Things went well for me on Lake Seminole. Not only did I catch bass, and make both cuts all the way through Sunday, but I also made good decisions under the pressure of a serious tournament.
Spring is my favorite time of the year. It’s not only the rebirth of nature after the winter but it’s also the time when bass fishing makes the most sense to me.