I’ll tell you what, folks, I got a wakeup call last week in Arkansas.
On this week's episode of The Livewell, Tommy Sanders checks in with Brandon Card, current leader in the 2013 Toyota Angler of the Year race.
By the time you read this, I’ll be on the water at Bull Shoals looking for a livewell full of big bass to start the rest of my season. I couldn’t be more excited or more positive.
The less time you have to prepare and fish, the more you need to prepare so you can make the most of your fishing time.
The past couple of weeks in Texas were a blast. I really enjoyed both Bassmaster Elite Series events down there. Falcon was fun because it was a slugfest, and I love catching giants. Sabine was fun because every keeper there was like gold.
We can already start to make some educated guesses about who's in the hunt for AOY and who needs to get things in gear before this year gets away from them.
He's a former Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year, a triple qualifier for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, an Opens champ and an Elite champ, but that doesn't give him any edge against our 20 questions.
If I could get rid of my first day results, I’d be having a pretty good year. But I can’t and I’m not.
The 2013 Elite Series campaign is nearly underway, and all 100 anglers remain tied ... for now. There’s no first place, no last place, and perhaps most significantly, no second place.
One way to look at the AOY race is to think of it as a winnowing process. Each of the eight tournaments basically eliminates part of the field from contention.
To the 100 Elite anglers out on the Sabine today, know this ... AOY begins, TODAY!