Well, we were home just long enough to unpack, do the laundry then repack. Now it's time to hit the road again. Preparation this time is a little bit more in-depth.
There is always disappointment when you're leading a tournament and then don't win, but especially when you lead the whole thing and fall to third. I want to win every event that I fish, but losing in a situation like this is tough.
It felt fantastic to start the season off with a Top 10 finish on the Harris Chain. This is in stark contrast with last season when I went through the whole campaign without making a single final-day cut.
One of the mantras that I live by is that preparation is more important than game day. Usually that means putting in your time on the water scouting before cutoffs and then buckling down during the actual practice days.
I don't know how else to say it, but I know someone who does: "Some people wear Superman pajamas, but Superman wears KVD pajamas."
In other news, I just took my boat to get wrapped. I'm getting it done here in Waco, Texas, for a couple of reasons. The most important is that the wrap on a boat is subjected to a pounding that a truck wrap isn't.
Like the title says, there has been quite a bit of snow here in central Texas. I never thought I'd use the phrases "snowed in" and "central Texas" in the same sentence.
As I mentioned in my last posting, Little Alton and I spent some time at Lake Amistad a couple weeks ago to prefish for his Bass Champs tournament there.
I've been down here in Florida for a couple of days prefishing on the Harris Chain with my buddy Tom Frederick. We're really having a wonderful time catching up and catching a few fish.
Well, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a happy New Year's celebration, and I wish you all the best for this year. I had a wonderful time with family and friends, and now I'm down at Lake Amistad for a three-fold trip.