Every so often someone asks me why I fish or why I chose professional bass fishing as a career. The answer is simple on one level but a little complicated on another. I'll try to explain.
This is a week from Hades. I have to put everything together for this year’s fishing, and believe me when I tell you that’s no easy task. I’m a big boy so I don’t expect too many people to feel sorry for me. It’s like my friend (a carpenter) said the other day. “Playing with fishin’ lures isn’t work, Mike. What I do is work.”
The holidays are over. Everything went well for us. I hope you can say the same. They were busy up here, though. All four of the kids were here at the house for Christmas morning. That’s the first time for our family and I have to say it was great. We opened presents, sat around and just generally enjoyed ourselves for a few days.
Fishing’s responsible for everything I am and everything I have.
OK, here’s something you might not know about me. I’m a hip hop rapper with a couple of recorded songs.
This week, in the final part of Classic Prep, we’re going to talk about training.
Last week we touched on changes, or the lack of them, in fisheries. I promised to talk a little about why that matters.
Over the next three weeks I’m going to tell you how I’m going to prepare for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
OK, last week we talked about looking for change. This week we’ll talk about ways to find it.
The more I fish the more I realize what I’m really looking for is change. That helps me find fish every time I’m on the water. It’s the basis of everything I do. Bass always relate to differences. That means we should too.