|Here We Go!
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|Here We Go! The 2014 Tourney Season is underway and my blogs begin. I hope you enjoy reading them throughout the season and I thank you all for your support
I will be fishing 13 major events in 2014 - (9) BASS Elite Series, (3) BASS Northern Opens, and (1) BASS Central Open. I am also fishing 2 Major League Fishing Television events that will air on the Outdoor Channel in Q1 and Q2 of 2015.
Feb. 6 - Feb. 8, Lake Amistad - B.A.S.S. Central Open #1
These last several years I have avoided fishing bigger tournaments on my home water of Lake Amistad due to the demand of my guide service ami...... Read More
|New Years Resolutions
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|Once again the calendar turns to January and we enter a New Year… 2014 is now upon us.
As I was enjoying the Holiday season I realized I need to make a change for 2014… Yep, that’s right a resolution for the New Year. I am hoping it will make for some improved performance in 2014 and ultimately make my year even more fun and rewarding. It’s a pretty simple resolution but generally very hard to keep… well, I guess most resolutions are.
My 2014 resolution is “Do my own thing”. I need to fight my own battles in 2014. Dock Talk is very addicting ...... Read More
|BASS Northern Open #3 - Lake Erie, Sandusky OH
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|A week or so off between the Lake St. Clair Elite event and my last tourney of the year at the Lake Erie Bassmaster Northern Open was a good thing. My wife and I again spent that week in Pittsburgh at my in-laws… almost as good as home in TX or VA. I was able to get some things accomplished on the business side of the industry and regroup. I did have some sense of good mojo going into this event as I finished my last day at St. Clair on a high note.I was ready to get back after those brown monsters!
Sept. 12 - Sept. 15, BASS Northern Open #3 - Lake Erie, Sandusky OH
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|Lake St. Clair - B.A.S.S. Elite Series Event #8
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|After some disappointment at the St. Lawrence my wife Rhonda and I had a week break between events… we spent that time at my in-laws in Pittsburgh, PA. It is very nice to have a place like that to wind down from the event and get some work accomplished prior to the next one. Besides, my mother in-law is a great cook and I really feel relaxed when I am with my wife’s family. It’s almost as good as going home to Texas or being with my family in Virginia. The Saturday 2 days before the Detroit Elite event was to begin we made the short 5 hour drive to Detroit. I am rested and lo...... Read More|
|Aug. 8â€“ Aug. 11, BASS Elite Series Event #7
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|My wife Rhonda and I drove straight north for about 2 hours to get to the St. Lawrence River from Lake Oneida. I really like back-to-back tourneys especially when they tend to fish very similar. I get in tune much quicker in that 2nd event and in the Elite Series we have a limited practice period so that certainly helps.
Aug. 8– Aug. 11 St. Lawrence River - B.A.S.S. Elite Series Event #7
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|Aug. 1-3, BASS Northern Open Event #2
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|After a few weeks in Texas it was great to get back out on the tournament road again. Most think us Pro-Anglers get to sit around the house while we aren’t fishing events but that is so far from the truth! During the 4 weeks I had ‘off’; I directed a 5 day youth fishing camp, flew to NY and pre-practiced 4 days for the St. Lawrence Elite Event coming in Aug, worked 4 days in Las Vegas for ‘Toray’ fishing line at ICAST and then got home just in time to do a few guide trips and get some office work done before departing for this last 4 tourney swing trip of the yea. ...... Read More|
|June 20-23, Bassmaster Elite Series #6
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|After the long drive to WI we got settled into our motel and I felt tired yet refreshed… you have lots of time to think during a 2 day drive. I was unable to do much research for this Elite event due to my tight schedule this spring but was feeling like this would fish to many of my strengths after hearing some talk of last year’s event and watching the Bassmaster’s TV show. Seeing all that grass made me believe I could fish as I did the Potomac River when I lived in Virginia. I was up early day 1 of practice and fired up to hit the reset button after last week’s James ...... Read More|
|James River - B.A.S.S. Northern Open Event #1
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|Well I had a great time being home after that long stint on the road but I was also looking forward to starting the northern swing of my events this year. So in mid June it was on the road again from Texas to the James River of which I had fished Northern Open events for the past 2 seasons. My record on the James is much less than desirable but I had felt I gained enough knowledge to have a solid performance… after all I had just missed a check there in 2012, the year I re-qualified to fish the Elite Series through the Northern Opens.
June 13 – June 15 James River - B.A.S.S. No...... Read More
|May 16-18, BASS Southern Open Event #3
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|I moved on quickly from some disappointment at the event last week on the Alabama River. I took an easy day Sunday to regroup and just check out this new place. I had never been to Lake Logan Martin before this event and so I was looking forward to exploring a new body of water. The one thing that I really like to fish in Alabama is the Willow Grass! It is so fun to fish the many techniques in that vegetation. This was the last event in the Southern Open series and I was ready to end on a good note!
May 16 - May 18, Lake Logan Martin - B.A.S.S. Southern Open Event #3
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|Alabama River - B.A.S.S. Elite Series #5
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|The conclusion of the West Point Event was the mark of the halfway point of the BASS Elite Events. I had cashed 2 events, bombed one event and just missed a check in another. Not a fantastic start but pretty consistent. I looked forward to the Alabama River because I was excited to catch some of those big Coosa Spots! I had visited the Alabama River once before that same year I went to West Point… yes, 8 years ago. No pre-practice but continuing to ride some momentum from cashing in the last event… I was ready to rock!
May 9 – May 12 Alabama River - B.A.S.S. Elite Series #...... Read More