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.
Few things are more aggravating than having another bass boat of similar horsepower blow by you while you're running down the lake.
One of the things I've always been proud of is the longevity of the TV shows we have produced. Other than SportsCenter, my retired show the Fishin' Hole was the longest running show on ESPN.
Still have a few weeks to go before our business deal with ESPN is finalized, but I can report that things are going well and I think that my partners would agree that it's been a great experience.