The season's over, and going into that last tournament already knowing that I wasn't going to make the Classic changed my perspective.
Kentucky Lake was a dismal event for me. Some representatives from Bethel University were at the weigh-in with their new athletic recruits. The cool thing about it is that they are receiving scholarships to join the fishing team!
Today is packing day, and over the last several days I've had to consolidate my gear into the Sequoia. As I mentioned before, the motor home is in the shop for major repairs, so it's our only option.
I forgot to tell you all about the Mark's Outdoors event in Birmingham a while back. It was a huge success. The coolest thing about it was what's called the "tackle toss."
After prefishing here for several days, this is shaping up to be the hardest tournament of the year. So far, I think it is.
This season I've put a lot of effort into my practice and my preparation, but so far it hasn't turned out like I wanted it to. For the Clark's Hill event, I'm going to fish by the seat of my pants.
Pickwick has been lots of fun this past week and weekend. It was fishing very strong.
The Jones clan spent the entirety of last week at Kentucky Lake. I got to do quite a bit of prefishing.
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.
We're in Virginia, but not quite to Smith Mountain Lake yet. I like to get to tournaments a day or two early. I don't like starting practice while I'm exhausted from the drive unless I have to.