Expectation versus reality

One of the more popular trends on social media is the idea of expectation versus reality. That’s exactly what I wanted Kyle Welcher to show me heading into his first Bassmaster Classic. On the left you’ll see Welcher holding a big hair jig – a bait that he initially expected to throw at Lake Ray Roberts. However, on the right is his trusty popping frog which is what Welcher will throw in reality.

“I initially figured it would be an offshore tournament,” Welcher said. “Once the water came up, I knew it would keep some of the fish up shallow.”

If you have followed the Alabama native’s career to this point, you know that he is thrilled to be able to power fish in shallow water here on Ray Roberts.