First of all, I want to congratulate Brandon Palaniuk on winning the Elite Series event there on Bull Shoals. He had the guts to fish deep when the rest of us fished shallow, and that was the difference.
Elite Series champion Alton Jones may have just dominated in the St. Johns River Showdown but there's something missing this week at Lake Okeechobee.
On Saturday, our dog Grace gave birth to 13 puppies.
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.
For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you'll recall that during each offseason, I'm after a personal best. Well, the time has come. I beat it! However, the record I broke wasn't my personal heaviest bass.
Alton Jones discusses the outstanding year he had in 2008, especially his win at the Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of Classic Champion Alton Jones and WBT Champion Judy Wong as they tour the U.S. Capitol and visit President George W. Bush in the Oval Office.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers preparing to launch on Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Battle on the Border on Lake Amistad, near Del Rio, Texas. Day One competition was later cancelled due to the threat of high winds.