Yesterday was a wonderful day for me and the rest of the anglers fishing the postseason. Each of us took a wounded veteran out on Lake Cameron for a fun-filled, bragging rights tournament called the Hope for the Warriors Tournament.
From Kevin Short, two-time Bassmaster Tournament winner: "The trophy is the best part of winning. The trophy will be around forever. My buddy Stevie came over to the house after my win and he didn't want to see the check, all he said was, 'Where's the hardware?'
How one air traffic controller deals with the pressure of going up against the pros at the 2010 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Lake Champlain.
I don't care where you're fishing; New Jersey, Ohio, Florida or California; at this time of the year you can find bass by looking thick, looking deep or looking in current. This week we'll talk thick. Next week we'll talk deep.
The 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series is in the books. I didn't have a very good event in Oklahoma. Finishing 56th out of 93 isn't my idea of a good time. And I didn't qualify for the postseason. That's not where I want to be, either. Still, all is not lost. I'm a solid qualifier for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. I'm proud of that.
2010 photo gallery of Lunker Club submissions in July and August.
Since Skeet Reese embarked on his mission to claim the Bassmaster Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year title that he relinquished to Kevin VanDam last year, all eyes have been on the California Pro.
Finally, we're home. I never thought I'd appreciate my own bed as much as I did that first night. I don't even remember falling asleep. All that happened, as far as I know, is that I fell backward into the bed and woke up the next morning in my own bedroom. It was wonderful.
The results from the final weigh-in at the 2010 Federation Nation Western Divisional.
Skeet Reese is working hard to hold on to his lead at the Southern Challenge.