One thing that I’ve done over the years that I think has helped me in tournaments is to fish in practice like a maniac.
The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Red River is over. I have to say that I feel a lot better about the rest of the season now that it’s behind me.
One of the four tournaments in a row I talked about last week is over. I wish I could say that things went according to plan, but they didn't. I ended up finishing 36 and not fishing today.
By the time you read this, I’ll be on the water at Bull Shoals looking for a livewell full of big bass to start the rest of my season. I couldn’t be more excited or more positive.
I’ve had some time off, and I needed it. Things started out well at the Classic. I didn’t win but I had my chances. That’s about as much as anyone can expect. But then things turned down quickly.
My Falcon event didn’t go as planned. Ha! That’s an understatement. I didn’t even make the Friday evening cut. I had the whole weekend off — not my idea of a good time.
As most of you know by now, I lost control of my boat and ended up on the bank during the Sabine River Challenge.
I’m not sure there’s another sport in existence that is as equipment dependent as professional bass fishing. Everything has to work or you’re at a serious disadvantage, and everything includes the newest forms of technology.
I’m glad that Cliff Pace won the 2013 Bassmaster Classic and I’ll tell you why.
Today went about as well as I could have expected. I knew this morning that the only way I had a chance with this thing was to bag 25 or 30 pounds.