I learned years ago not to get ahead of myself when preparing for tournaments.
Those of you who read this column regularly know that I’m big on education. It’s my firm belief that if you stop learning — at anything — you’ll slip backwards.
It’s Becky. You’re stuck with me this week. Mike’s been on the river from daylight to dark relearning everything he can about the river before the tournament in August.
The next event on the horizon is the Bassmaster Elite on the Delaware River. It matters to me. It matters a lot to me.
BASSfest went well. Because everyone got the same number of Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points, we all were really fishing to win.
The Open on Douglas Lake was a tough experience for me. But I think I’m a better fisherman today than I was before it started.
Most of you know by now that I’m a big believer in education. There’s no substitute for it. You have to learn to get better at anything.
The next three weeks are really looking up for me. I’m putting this column together while I’m sitting next to Becky in the RV with the two youngest kids in the back.
Last week’s tournament on Dardanelle was a good one for me, although I’m not exactly sure why.
I spent last week in Texas at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Fork. Things went a little better. Winning any tournament I’m fishing is always my goal, and I didn’t do that, but I did catch some fish and at least made a respectable showing.