After a wonderful Thanksgiving with Becky’s parents and some of her family, we came back to the house to enjoy a little rest and relaxation before I have to start traveling again. That’s a simple enough plan, something I can handle. I didn’t count on yesterday, however.
I’m home now getting ready for Thanksgiving and spending a week or so with the family. I love my job but a few days off isn’t a bad thing either, especially when you’ve had a busy year like I have.
We now know where the 2013 Bassmaster Classic will be held, Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees in Oklahoma. I have to say I’m excited. It’s a challenging lake that’ll test our skills and make us work, especially in February when the water and the air are cold.
When we talked about my learning to fish a frog, what we were really talking about was a learning curve.
I’ve had some time off the past two or three weeks. It’s given me time to relax my mind and my body. Now it’s time to pay the piper, big time. I’m on my way to Texas for a Toyota event.
If you’re going to learn a new technique, you have to fish it.
I would never have caught the fish I did on Oneida fishing a frog out of the package, even one as good as the Snag Proof Ish’s Phat Frog. First thing is to turn the hooks out.
Last week we talked in generalities about my frog success. This week we’ll look at how I developed my pattern and the lessons we can learn from it.
I just fished the best tournament I’ve had in a long time. It was one of those events where everything went my way. It’s not often you’ll hear me say that unless I had a win.
Last week I made an offhand reference to forgetting my long underwear and my maps. It’s hard to fish when you’re cold, and even harder when you don’t know where to go or what section of the lake to target.