OK guys, by now you know the results from yesterday, the first day of competition. I had about as good a day as a guy can ask for in this business except that I didn't catch big enough bass.
Here's the deal: I'm really pumped up about this Classic. I can't say I've ever felt this way.
We've all been a little concerned about the fog. We're making long runs and delays can be costly as far as fishing time is concerned, not to mention the safety issues involved.
As Friday morning approaches, I can't help but think back to my own Classic appearance in 2008 on Lake Hartwell.
There are some things you just can't get enough of. Practice for a big tournament is one of them.
The Classic is a fishing tournament but it's much more than that. We (anglers) are committed almost every minute of every day.
In other news, I just took my boat to get wrapped. I'm getting it done here in Waco, Texas, for a couple of reasons. The most important is that the wrap on a boat is subjected to a pounding that a truck wrap isn't.
The baby panic is over. Last Wednesday morning, Vegas Michael Iaconelli was born. Becky and I couldn't be happier.
Gerald Swindle talks about the mental side of bass fishing.
I feel sorry for the first fish that bites my bait during practice Friday on the Delta. He's going to get an unexpected surprise when I set the hook.