My one that got away happened during a 2007 Bassmaster Major at Oneida and Onondaga Lakes. It was the first round of the finals, so there were only 12 of us fishing the whole course. I had qualified fifth by throwing a 1/2-ounce football jig on Oneida Lake. After Oneida, we moved the whole tournament over to Onondaga Lake, which none of us had ever been to before.
One of the mantras that I live by is that preparation is more important than game day. Usually that means putting in your time on the water scouting before cutoffs and then buckling down during the actual practice days.
Official Sponsors of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Their eyes met, and smiles spread wide across both men's faces.
It's been about a week now since the Classic has been over. I have a few more thoughts about it that I'd like to share.
Sneak a peek behind the scenes on day three, at the 2011 Central Open #1, in Gapevine, Texas.
Go behind the scenes at the Central Open #1 on day three. The Open tournament #1 was held on Lake Lewisville, Texas.
This photo gallery features images from day three of the 2011 Central Open #1. The tournament was held on Lake Lewisville, Texas.
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Mark Tucker must have felt some sense of redemption.
The 2011 Wounded Warriors tournament was held during the Central Open #1. The Wounded Warriors program pairs B.A.S.S. pros with veterans who were wounded while serving our country.