I'm pulling my tackle together for the first Bassmaster Southern Open of 2011 at the Kissimmee Chain in Florida. Since I'm fishing this one as a nonboater, I need to pare my gear down to what I can carry in one trip to my partner's boat.
The field of competitors for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series has been set. The 101 most talented anglers in bass fishing will be competing for the coveted 2011 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.
My busy schedule begins now and will take me right into February's Bassmaster Classic.
2011 Southern Open #1 on Kissimmee Chain Of Lakes information
The 2011 Bassmaster Classic will showcase the world's best bass anglers, and draw attention to the revitalize the "Vanishing Paradise."
The holidays are over. It's 2011 and time to start thinking about the future.
My partner, Pete Gluszek, and I are holding The Bass University this weekend in Shreveport, La. We're going to be honored with an appearance by Jerry McKinnis on Saturday.
Well, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a happy New Year's celebration, and I wish you all the best for this year. I had a wonderful time with family and friends, and now I'm down at Lake Amistad for a three-fold trip.
My challenge for you in the coming year is to make a fishy (literally) resolution for the ensuing 365 days. I want you to make a promise that you will set aside some extra time to learn something new that will improve your bass fishing success.
I've been in Columbus enjoying Christmas with Tracey and friends. It's been a great experience. We don't spend as much time together as I would like, so this year has been special.