What it really is, and the reason I’m so positive about it, is that it’s a celebration of bass fishing and the lifestyle we all love so much.
I don’t think a man could live long enough to experience all the things that can happen when you fish bass tournaments. I really don’t.
With our 10th anniversary coming up, I thought it might be a good time to share a story from the first Elite Series tournament on Lake Amistad. It fits well with Christmas, too, because I certainly received a present on the second day of that event. My mindset going into that tournament was a little different than what it had been. When I was invited to participate in the Elite Series, I knew it was a wonderful opportunity. I also knew there were decisions to make.
The thing I really want to talk about this week though is our First Annual High School and College Bass Seminar in Ohio.
Charlie Hartley supports the B.A.S.S. Nation 100 percent!
I want to say a little more about how the fishing in Ohio, and generally around our country, has improved since I started fishing back when I was a kid several decades ago.
As professional anglers we travel thousands of miles on highways each year and hundreds of hours on the water. As a result we’ve developed some things that we do on a regular basis that helps to keep us safe. I want to take this week to share a few of them with you.
Since the end of my season I’ve been fishing local circuits here in the Columbus, Ohio area. One of them is Hoover Reservoir. It’s small, covering just 2,800 acres, but it’s an example of two things that I’ve been watching happen over the years.
The fall topwater bite can be one of the most exciting experiences of your fishing life if you keep a few things in mind. Let’s begin by looking at the differences between the spring topwater bite and the fall topwater bite.
The Lake Norman Open turned about as well as anyone could have hoped. The winner, Andy Montgomery, created a Classic spot for Cliff Prince. Both are Elite Series anglers.