It’s not often that I get “vacation time” during the Elite Series season, but the schedule worked out well this year.
It’s good to be home for a few days after an enjoyable kick-off to the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series season in Florida.
It's easy to wish conditions were different, but far more productive to fish the conditions you're actually facing.
I didn’t get off to a great start on Day One (43rd place with 12 pounds, 12 ounces), but I’m hardly out of it. I’m around enough big fish to still make a run at this.
After a year of major highs (my 2011 Bassmaster Classic win followed by another Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of Year title), reality has set in. We’re starting a new season and it’s time to get back to work.
I’m disappointed that I couldn’t make it three Classic wins in a row, but that doesn’t diminish how I feel about the great tournament we had last week in Shreveport.
Kevin VanDam is hoping to win his third consecutive Bassmaster Classic. But making history will require a strong Day One on the Red River — something that eluded him here three years ago.
Let the fun begin at another Bassmaster Classic! You have no idea how excited I am. It’s been a long winter in Michigan and I’m ready to get back on the water.
My career has rewarded me with some beautiful trophies over the years, but a very special item arrived the other day. An electric guitar.
About the time my blog gets posted on Bassmaster.com, my family and I will be driving to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI.