I'm on my way to California after a very busy week. I made a number of appearances for Bass Pro Shops and have been doing interviews for various media outlets. Most of the other guys have been doing the same kinds of things- appearances for sponsors and media interviews. It's fair to say we've all been pretty busy.
As time goes along, this Bassmaster Classic win seems more and more extraordinary. This one is the real deal. They're all special, of course, but this one really means a lot to me.
Last week was really busy. I was in Florida doing training with Bass Pro Shops and Strike King, two of my sponsors. We were going over all the new products and offerings for the next year. That's an important obligation I have as a professional angler. I take it seriously.
In the second phase of our work in Orlando we filmed commercials for the upcoming Bass Pro Shops Spring Classics. I got up early on Tuesday and headed to the set. As soon as I got there, I had to review my lines and begin practicing.
I'm sorry that this is being posted late, but it's been a week like no other, at least no other I can remember. I'm filming commercials for Nitro Boats and for the Bass Pro Shops Spring Classics. Because of scheduling issues, we have to do four days' work in two and a half. I have to admit, though, in some ways it's a lot of fun.
I'm excited about the upcoming Classic. Lay Lake may be one of the better Classic venues we've had in recent years. It's a healthy fishery, and bigger fish bite in colder water. On top of all that, it offers something for everyone.
As many of you know, I try to take advantage of my downtime. To me, that's very important. I spend time with my family, enjoy the holidays and do a lot of hunting. The late duck season just ended up here. Both boys got ducks this year. How's that for a successful year in the outdoors with your kids?