Elite Series pro Charlie Hartley runs into former Classic champ Takahiro Omori on Lake Erie.
By now we’re all back from Detroit. I have to say that it was one of the more exciting, and most interesting, events in recent memory.
Tomorrow we’ll be starting the last Elite Series tournament of the 2013 season. I wish we had several more coming up. It would be OK with me if B.A.S.S. doubled the number of Elites.
Last Thursday, August 8, was my birthday. I spent the day fishing the first day of competition on the St. Lawrence River.
The St. Lawrence River is a tournament that’s all about electronics and what they do for bass anglers. There’s an island everywhere up here. In fact, there are so many of them that picking one out to fish is a real challenge.
Most of us think about New York City when someone mentions New York. That’s the natural thing to do. But that’s not all there is to this wonderful state. Much of it is rural and isolated, a paradise for hunters and anglers.
We all take kids fishing from time to time. It’s special, but not unusual. Some of the kids are just out fishing for the day but others are really into the sport. You can tell the difference almost as soon as they get in the boat. And so it was with Sully Jeter.
I was fishing this past weekend on Lake St. Clair getting ready for our last Elite Series event of the season when something happened that I’ll never forget.
Every year at this time I review what the rest of the season will look like - this year it’s all about smallmouth bass.
Tracey and I are up in Waddington, N.Y., on a short vacation. I’m also using the time to get a quick look at the St. Lawrence River before it goes off-limits.