19. When you were competing in tournaments, did you have any superstitions?
Not at all, but one of my friends, Paul Elias, is incredibly superstitious. The number 13 freaks him out. On the night before the final day of the 1982 Bassmaster Classic, Paul was in second place, and I wrote the number 13 under the bill of his fishing cap. He went out the next day and won the tournament. I showed him what I had done after it was all over, and he told me if he had lost he would have hunted me down and killed me. (Laughs)