River tournaments are typically more area-oriented than pattern-oriented. Practice will be less about finding the right technique than it will be about finding the right area.
I think target weights create an unnecessary step for a tournament angler. You can spend a lot of time researching old tournament histories or talking to local anglers about that kind of stuff, and it can really get you into trouble.
The less time you have to prepare and fish, the more you need to prepare so you can make the most of your fishing time.
A lot of people don't realize just how much of professional bass fishing is mental. I'd say it's about 99 percent, but that might be low.
Winning the Classic has been the highlight of my career, but it didn't happen because a light bulb suddenly came on for me.
I know the last thing fishing fans want to hear is a lot of stuff about a pro's sponsors, but I hope you'll bear with me on this.
Last week I mentioned that the one overriding emotion I was feeling after winning the 2013 Bassmaster Classic was gratitude. Well, it's still true.
I want to pay a special debt of thanks to the pioneers in the sport of professional bass fishing.