I found a spot in practice the other day and decided to take a chance on it. (I wish now I hadn't found it.) They were really in there and really biting. I thought I could find them today even with the cooling water temperatures
Tomorrow's the first day of competition. I'm ready to get started. I'm doing Mike & Mike in the Morning and then it'll be time go fishing. I'm ready to get this thing underway.
I've been busy the last couple of weeks. It's boat show season so I've been flying around the country making appearances and giving seminars. In between shows I've been trying to get my tackle organized for the Classic and this year's Elite Series.
The Red River has always been a "grind it out" kind of fishery for me. I don't expect to catch 30 a day here. I know some guys do but that's not been my experience. I look for five quality fish a day. If I get them I'm happy.
The Classic is only a few days away. I'm on my way to Scott Rook's and from there I'll head to the Red River with my new boat. This is an exciting time of the year for me. I love fishing the Classic, and I love getting a new boat.
I've been busy lately. I'm working on this from Chicago while I'm headed home. My new boat's waiting for me at my brother's place. I'll pick it up on my way home from the airport. Then I need to get it packed for the Classic and the first couple of Elite Series tournaments.
I just returned from the boat show at Richmond and was it ever an uplifting experience. The crowds were good and the interest in competitive fishing was high. I think that says something about our sport.
Last week we started doing our Christmas shopping. Christmas is a big deal at our house. We like to make it a family celebration with lots of emphasis on our relationships with each other and a recognition of how fortunate we are.
I'm putting this one together in the airport in California. The plane's broke. I've been sitting here for about seven hours. Have you ever noticed that planes break on the way home when you want to see your family?
Opening Day is now a memory. I had a good time out in the woods hunting but the day belonged to the deer. I saw several good bucks and have seen several more since then, but haven't had a good shot.