I went to Lake Erie a week ahead of time to practice for the final Bass Pro Shops Northern Open out of Sandusky Bay.
This was my second shot at a Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on the James River, and I suffered another knockdown.
I am hopelessly unprepared to fish a tournament. I started working on my tackle for the first time last night. What a mess.
Mark Hicks and daughter Valerie will blog their experiences fishing the Northern Open on Oneida Lake.
I drove to Lake Erie 10 days before the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open there. Visions of glistening bronze bass danced in my head.