This week we're going to talk about some of the new Quantum PT rods and reels. We'll start with the reels and then progress to the rods. I honestly think these are some of the neatest products out this year.
I mentioned before that my book Bass Strategies was being revised. Thanks to a lot of hard work by Bassmaster Magazine senior writer Louie Stout, it's now complete and on the market.
This week has been a dream come true for me and my family. To win a sixth Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title in the same year I won a Bassmaster Classic is unbelievable. I really can't say much more than that about it.
Lake Jordan is history. I'm fairly pleased - not ecstatic but pleased. I accomplished the minimum of what I had to do. On Saturday morning, I was pretty far out, but as of this morning, I'm only seven points behind. That's doable, especially considering we're headed to the river for the next two days.
I just finished practicing for the first postseason tournament on Lake Jordan. I'm telling you it's hot and tough down here. This is a very different lake as compared to last year.
ICAST is over. Most of the new products are out. The secrecy is over. I assure you they're the real deal. They're all products that'll make your fishing more enjoyable and help you catch more fish regardless of whether you're fishing your home lake or off on the trip of a lifetime.
The Coke Zero 400 last weekend was an awesome experience. The longer I live, the more I appreciate the way we live in the USA. It's something we should all think about, all the time.
We spent most of last week talking about the ups and downs of professional bass fishing. In my mind that's important. Fans need to understand that fishing is knowledge-based but it isn't done with scientific precision. Some things are out of your control. You have to learn to deal with them.
The regular season is over. I'm sitting in fourth place in the top 12 for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title. I'm OK with that. Of course, I'd rather be higher, but overall I can't complain.
This week was a good one for me. I not only got another Elite Series win, I pulled up into the top 12 in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race. I've never made a secret of the fact that my goal is to fish the postseason.