This is a true week for rest and relaxation. I’ve made it to the Classic. Basically, my fishing season is over. I’ll spend some time on the water and with sponsors but for the next few days at least it’ll be family, friends, football and fishing the mats on Guntersville.
What a week! I qualified for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on my home lake. That’s a big deal. I sure didn’t want to sit that one out if I could help it.
I’m doing something this afternoon you won’t see me doing very often. I’m fishing way offshore, and I do mean way offshore.
This last tournament on the St. Lawrence River was about as frustrating an experience as I can remember. I was on fish. They were in my area. They did not end up in my boat. I did not make a cut.
Last week I said we’d talk a little about smallmouth bass from a Florida angler’s perspective. I’m on the St. Lawrence River right now hunting them. Here’s how I’m going about doing that.
I know it’s still technically summer but around the Lane house it’s starting to feel like fall. As I put this column together, I’m getting the kids ready for football practice and cheerleading practice.
This year’s Future Pros Fishing Camp is over. It was a huge success. The weather held off for us, and we had a pretty good bite. That’s about as much as anyone can ask for.
ICAST is over. I have to say it was one of the better ones. The crowds looked to be good and, from what I could see, the buyers were buying.
It’s July. It’s time to celebrate Independence Day to its fullest.