While I consider myself fortunate to have been involved in tournament fishing at a young age, opportunities for today’s teens are far better and growing every day. There weren’t as many places for anglers to compete when I was that age. I joined a bass club at age 16 and most of the club members were much older. Even so, I learned a lot from them in meetings and club events. But throughout my early career, I had to compete against older and more experienced anglers and would have loved the chance to fish with and against guys my own age.
I’ve had several questions posted to Facebook asking me questions about the various aspects of being a professional angler. Let me say right up front that it’s the greatest job in the world. But make no mistake about what I’m saying. It’s a job.
More than half of the Elite field will likely be composed of anglers who weren’t there when the deal kicked off in 2006.
We haven’t heard too much lately about the fall turnover. This week I’m going to try to change that.
Riley Laymon had a dream to launch a high school bass fishing program in North Carolina.
Take a few moments to think about what veterans' service means to us and say a prayer for them after we tell them thanks and shake their hand.
All secrets must be let out of the bag eventually, but delaying the announcement is something Shane Lehew and his father Troy could control. Paul Elias made the Alabama Rig famous when he won on Lake Guntersville in October of 2011. Not long after that event, the Lehews cleaned up tournaments on Lake Norman throwing the Alabama Rig. But not just any A-Rig.
It’s jerkbait season, and many tournaments are taking less weight to win than they have in previous months. To win, you often need a kicker fish.
Why not spend the cold, snowy months improving your knowledge of the sport?
This week we’re going to talk about how to approach new waters. Everyone is faced with this challenge no matter if you’re a serious tournament angler or a casual recreational angler. It’s a part of the sport.