This time last year I had just qualified for the Elite series and went to ICAST. So much has changed in a year.
I always try to stay positive and have the same amount of confidence after a good tournament or bad tournament.
This week's Green Bay Challenge will definitely test my ability to formulate a game plan on a fishery that I know very little about with a bass fishing technique that I rarely use.
I love fishing tournaments, and I really get fired up when I get a chance to compete in a unique tournament format.
Toledo Bend Reservoir is a great fishery; and in my opinion, the Elite Series Toledo Bend Battle will probably be one of the best tournaments of the year.
The thrill of catching a giant bass is something that anglers will never forget. I remember my 9-pound, 12-ounce giant just like it was yesterday.
College bass fishing is in full swing over the next few months.
When I first saw the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule last fall, I was shocked to see that we were going to Douglas Lake. I was really excited that I would be able to compete on a lake that I have fished for over 10 years.
The Douglas Lake Challenge is the event I circled on the schedule when I signed up for the Bassmaster Elite Series. Norris Lake is my home lake but Douglas is a close second.
Fishing in the Bassmaster Elite Series, you have to catch them good every single day to finish in the top. These guys are beyond good, and you cannot stumble.