Why not spend the cold, snowy months improving your knowledge of the sport?
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.
Team tournaments are a welcome change of pace.
I’ll tell you my story of traveling and fishing last week. Perhaps it’ll give you some encouragement when things don’t exactly go your way on your next fishing trip.
This week I want to address a serious subject. It’s the idea that success as a professional bass angler is somehow the result of luck or good fortune. That’s almost always nonsense.
It’s fall. That means the best fishing of the year is going to happen in the next few weeks.
Every Elite Series angler you talk to will tell you about the importance of having a backup plan. Usually they’re talking about a pattern on a tournament lake or an alternative way to catch fish.
This is a bittersweet day for me. It’ll be sweet because it’s my first Tuesday Night tournament of the season. It’s bitter because for the first time in those three decades my friend Ray Patts won’t be there.
When I arrived at Bull Shoals, I went trout fishing for a little while before official practice.
I’m in Columbus trying to get everything ready for the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series season. It starts in just a few days, you know.