Hey guys, it's the Friday before Labor Day and all is quiet on the fishing front ... for the most part anyway. Next week we're going to turn our attention to the early fall transition, and the week after that we'll talk about which baits you should be throwing to catch those early transition bass.
It amazes me how anglers will spend hours taking care of their boats yet ignore their trailers.
As Bass Chief Operating Officer, Julie Roumbanis has a big impact on her husband's career. Julie runs the business as a labor of love, working together to support her husband Fred, while building their life around his talent.
Please remember that I am "computer dysfunctional" and when I wrote that first blog I expected 100 readers and about 10 or 12 responses. Well, all I can say is this: I asked you to "get on the bus with me" and now I realize I have to go back and get a much bigger bus.
In the dead-of-summer sun-scorching days, going against what you think you know and fishing extremely shallow in extreme heat pays off.
The federal government is considering a proposal to ban all lead in fishing tackle. Anglers and members of the fishing industry - your comments of opposition need to be heard to counter the threat.
At the Elite Series level this game is all mental. The thing that sets us apart is confidence; the ability to believe that what we're doing will put us on winning bass in the long run.
Hiroshi Shimotahira tells the story of how he caught a bass that was 71 centimeters (27.95 inches) - a miracle. It is the largest bass in Japan caught by artificial lure and is a dream come true. He still cannot believe this miracle happened to him.
It's been a tough season for the best of all-time, but if you can count on anything in bass fishing it's that Kevin VanDam will be back.