The Elite Series season ended just over a week ago, but I've already had enough rest and relaxation!
I wound up ninth place in Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year points, and only the Top 8 are automatically entered into All-Star Week. However, I’m not sunk yet.
At every tournament, there are guys whose Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year dream dies. Unfortunately, I was one of those guys at the last tournament.
I think about it every minute I’m not on the water and some of the time that I am. I try to find distractions to keep it off of my mind, but it’s hard not thinking about it.
The AOY race is heating up, but it was great just to spend a relaxing day on the water with family and friends.
I'm still after my personal best at Falcon, but I haven't taken my eye off the prize. A bird's eye view of the Arkansas River should help.
I may have stumbled with my 88th-place finish at Lake Murray, but I didn't fall. I'm tied for second and plan to give it my very best in the last two events.
If you've been reading my column for a while, you know how much want the AOY trophy. Well, so far, so good. I'm still leading with three to go.
We’re at the midway point of the Elite season, and I’m currently leading the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race. That essentially puts a target on my back.