I've been fortunate enough to win a few tournaments since my son was born and even a couple since he's been old enough to know what Dad does for a living, but he's never gone around telling people that I was going to win ... until now.
It seems like every year lately — three to be exact — I find myself writing a column about how I’m up against it, fighting for a spot in next year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic.
Every summer big tournaments take place on the TVA lakes and every summer we have squabbles among every permutation of pros, recreational anglers and spectators.
While the Lucas brothers are physically far apart nowadays, Justin and his siblings remain close, partly because of their successes in bass fishing and golf.
Bass fishing in Central Park is not new to me. I’ve fished the ponds and lakes there several times over the years.
Edwin Evers takes another Wounded Warrior on the water during the latest stop on the OPTIMA Batteries Wounded In Action Healing Heroes tour.
Everything was going great. Bassmaster Elite Series rookies Matt and Jordan Lee were holding their own a third of the way through the season in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year (AOY) race. Heck, Jordan was even leading the Rookie of the Year race. Now, Jordan and Matt sit inside room #300 at the Lake Havasu City Quality Inn eating an In-N-Out burger and licking their wounds. They just finished 99th and 101st respectively.
The secret to Martens' success on Havasu was finding blackbirds.
Aaron Martens focused on areas with plenty of nesting blackbirds for his Lake Havasu victory.
My 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series season has already been a rollercoaster of emotions, but I’m thankful that I’ve had a double dose of upward momentum – most recently with my ninth-place finish at this past weekend’s event on the California Delta.