Tournament day was finally here and I couldn’t wait to put that first fish on the board! Launch time came and I took off towards my first waypoint.
I chose to start my trip off on Lake Gentry. The idea was simple, stay off the big lakes. I preferred smaller lakes anyway, and felt they would be less pressured.
If you’re a duck hunting purist, and feel that setting up a spread of decoys and skillfully calling in a flock of mallards to your spread is a sacred art form that is paramount above all else then you should probably turn back now because what follows is none of that!
It was my 8th cast of Sunday morning, not even three minutes after lines in and she smoked the chatterbait. Not a giant, but a 15.75-inch smallmouth on the board that early was a good sign and I was pumped. A feeling that would quickly fade as the day went on. Maybe I should back … Continue reading Day Two Struggles in Maine
I realized that many anglers…. correction, MOST anglers don’t know how to practice!
I was pretty irked. If i just said no, they probably would have kept on walking. This got me thinking, am I too honest to be a fisherman?
Budgets! We all have them (or should have them) and following them can be an issue at times. Some tournament anglers are sponsored, but even they still have a budget they have to follow. It doesn’t matter if your budget for the season is in the tens of thousands or in the hundreds, we all … Continue reading The Dreaded Fishing Budget
Where and what should I fish in 2020? How should I decide what events to do and how do I best allocate my resources? Your situation will be different than mine, so you may be forced to make different decisions and sacrifices.
Now I’m not here to tell you what the hot baits are right now, I’m not going to tell you what new products are hitting the market that every angler must have, and I’m not going to tell you what you should buy. This article isn’t even for someone who fishes. This is a guide on HOW to shop for the serious angler.
Round lake was shaping up to be an interesting event. It is a very small lake, only 330 acres. This year it looked like we would have close to 20 anglers so we were going to be packed into that little lake like sardines.