It's the people inside the outside that makes the outdoors great, and I want to thank them publicly for the gift they have given me, this year of writing about the outdoors.
Boyd Duckett left the Bassmaster Classic stage last February 25 as the newly-crowned world champion, he stepped into a world that even today, a full year later, leaves him both dazed and amazed.
I was sitting on a couch once with a werewolf when she asked me, "Do you get out much." Actually, to be honest, she was sitting on the couch, I was sitting on a ¾-inch RCA TV tape deck with my finger on the record button.
2008 Bassmaster Classic forecast calls for mild temperatures and, yes, rain
Top Elite Series Pros hit Atlanta Bass Pro Shops days before big event
As a practical matter, new reservoir construction is at a standstill. The hot bass fishing that most impoundments experience in their first decade is now a memory.
To watch the average bass tournament, the outcome is so often decided on who finds the best stretch of bank. But what happens when the shallow bite isn't there? Where do you go when the fish have closed the bank?
It's no secret. Every Bassmaster Classic qualifier has a "go-to" bait, and I'm no exception. A go-to bait is the one we throw when the going gets tough something we know will catch bass. This year's Classic on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina will likely have some cold water, and the bass will probably be deep.