Last time I said we’d talk this week about how Lake Champlain fishes. When I thought about it, though, I realized that it fishes pretty much like everywhere else except that it splits the smallmouth and largemouth populations.
Lake Champlain is the place where I won my first professional grade bass tournament back in 1999.
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.