It occurred to me that during the four or five months that I have written this blog I have said very few things about the Elite Series anglers or the people around it.
Some of my best deer hunting trips end without me coming home with a big buck. This was one of those. I spent a week in Kansas duck and deer hunting with friends. My brother-in-law, Russ Campbell, drove out with me, and while neither of us shot a buck, we certainly saw some dandies.
Long-time pro anglers Guy Eaker and Ken Cook, along with respected journalist Dave Precht, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame this coming February when they are officially inducted.
Environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in U.S. District Court, hoping there will a ban on lead in fishing tackle and ammunition.
Bass Member Bryan Jones fishes Falcon Lake and Amistad in Texas
Jonathon VanDam to become the new Kalamazoo Kid. JVD will join the Elite Series for the 2011 season.
All in all, it will be an exciting week, and I'm really looking forward to it. On another note, Kristen, my middle child and oldest daughter, turns 16 in a few weeks.
I'm on the Louisiana Delta getting ready for the Classic. Is this place ever different! I feel like I've never been here before even though this is where I won the Classic back in 2003. The storms and the response to them have really changed things.
There wasn't a fish over 3 pounds, but rest assured the return to this lake to catch 'em made me feel good inside. Once again, it taught me the importance of trusting my intuition.
Being the spouse of a Bassmaster Elite Series pro takes special dedication and a special kind of person. On November 19 and 20, nine Elite Series wives plus three family members and friends showed their makeup when they ran in the Ragnar Race Series' 201 mile relay race from Port Richey to Daytona Beach, Fla.