The last two weeks have been about as stressful as any period I’ve experienced during my professional fishing career.
It’s important to get off to a good start in any tournament, but it’s extremely critical in one like the Dixie Duel here on Wheeler Lake. I came here in position to win a fourth consecutive Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of Year title.
On the Arkansas River, someone's going to figure it out, someone's going to make the most of it, and someone's going to win.
People ask me which is most important, big fish or a limit. Any big fish is important, but it’s better to have five.
Things are tightening up in the AOY race, and there are only two tournaments left to go. It's getting interesting!
The fishing's a little tough, but that's put into perspective by the devastation I saw throughout the South this week.
I just spent the morning talking with fourth and fifth grade boys enrolled in the “Boys on the Move” program at Alamo Elementary School near my home.
As a kid, it was a huge thrill for me to meet the guys that I'd read about in Bassmaster Magazine or saw on TV for the first time — guys that I would later compete against on the tournament trail.
I'm sitting here at Toledo Bend working on tackle as I dictate this, but I can't get my mind off being home.