It’s been a wild week so far. We’re in Virginia getting ready for the Open. All it’s done for the past two or three days around here is rain.
We read and hear a lot about the future of our sport. This week I’ll give you my thoughts on the subject.
I’m writing this one on Friday because I’m going to take the weekend off and spend Memorial Day with my family reflecting on the good life we have and what it means to me, to my family and to all of us. While we’re doing that, we’re going to spend some time honoring those who are no longer here, and those who made it all possible.
Before I say anything about fishing, Becky and I want to extend our prayers and condolences to the people in Oklahoma who were hit by the tornado. We know first-hand what the power of Mother Nature can do.
There’s another part to fishing like a maniac that needs to be discussed. That’s making last minute adjustments.
One thing that I’ve done over the years that I think has helped me in tournaments is to fish in practice like a maniac.
The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Red River is over. I have to say that I feel a lot better about the rest of the season now that it’s behind me.
One of the four tournaments in a row I talked about last week is over. I wish I could say that things went according to plan, but they didn't. I ended up finishing 36 and not fishing today.
By the time you read this, I’ll be on the water at Bull Shoals looking for a livewell full of big bass to start the rest of my season. I couldn’t be more excited or more positive.
I’ve had some time off, and I needed it. Things started out well at the Classic. I didn’t win but I had my chances. That’s about as much as anyone can expect. But then things turned down quickly.