These problems pale next to the pressure the pros cope with. When they have a bad tournament, they have to answer to their sponsors.
I ventured to the Bassmaster James River Northern Open hoping for redemption.
I should know by now that you double whatever time you believe it should take to run back to the weigh-in when fishing inland seas like Champlain and the Great Lakes.
One of my goals this year was to fish often before every Bassmaster Northern Open tournament to hone my skills and give myself a fighting chance. That didn’t happen.
On Nov. 9, 2013, my daughter, Valerie, married bass angler Andrew Upshaw on an island in Toledo Bend Reservoir. It was a wedding with a bass fishing theme.
I went to Lake Erie a week ahead of time to practice for the final Bass Pro Shops Northern Open out of Sandusky Bay.
It’s Sunday afternoon prior to the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open at Lake Erie’s western basin. Why am I not out searching for Erie’s giant smallmouth bass? Wind.
I was so bummed after the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open at Oneida Lake that I had to wait a few days before attempting to write this.
I’m writing this blog from a McDonald’s in Brewerton, New York. The Golden Arches are only a few minutes drive from Oneida Shores Park where the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open will begin in a few days.
During my previous James River tournaments, I never had a good day, not even in practice. This time around I did have some good practice days.