I had a really interesting experience on Friday at the Smith Mountain Lake tournament. I was fishing a dock when I happened to notice a 5-pound bass swim right past my boat.
As I walk up to Bradley Roy he is standing in line, the best angler in the world line, standing waiting to have his fish weighed in, standing to take his place, with the best in the world.
Today Little Alton turned 18. This is a milestone for him, Jimmye Sue and me. We're coming to grips with that fact that our kids are growing up, and Little A will be laving soon to go to college this next year.
This week we'll talk about three things you can do that'll help you catch more bass. For the time being we're going to ignore specific techniques and detailed instructions on how to fish a particular lure. Instead, we'll concentrate on an educational plan.
The earliest memories I have of smallmouth bass fishing are of the times I followed my father, wading up the creeks and streams of central Kentucky. We didn't have or need a boat.
My Uncle Sibby was once a major league baseball player for the Boston Braves and then of Milwaukee. On the stairs to his cellar where the stair posts where all used baseball bats. Each bat brought a story.
Of course, trends come and go in all things, even with fishing rods.But really, as for bass rods, the long and short of it is even in this forest of fish catchers, each rod design can have its place when it comes to a specific way of catching fish.
It's a great day to be a bass pro!Days like this make me wonder if this is really a business.Business is supposed to be work, not fun.
In recent weeks, I've described several of the finesse fishing techniques I regularly use in competition, but what I haven't mentioned are the rods I use.
Failure is my fire. When I look in the mirror, it is the failures that I see. The misses. The called strikes, the dropped end zone pass. One foot in bounds ... one out.