Topics: Columbus

Improve your skills this winter

Nov 10, 2014

Why not spend the cold, snowy months improving your knowledge of the sport?

With a little help from your friends

Oct 22, 2014

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.

Buddy tournaments rock

Jul 9, 2014

Team tournaments are a welcome change of pace.

Traveling and fishing around our country has its challenges

May 8, 2014

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.

Hard work makes for success

Feb 5, 2014

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.

Fall time is the best time

Sep 25, 2013

It’s fall. That means the best fishing of the year is going to happen in the next few weeks.

Backup plans

Jun 19, 2013

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.

A bittersweet day

May 22, 2013

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.

Bull Shoals: Brown trout and bass

Apr 17, 2013

When I arrived at Bull Shoals, I went trout fishing for a little while before official practice.

Getting ready for the 2013 Elite season

Mar 6, 2013

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.

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