Fishing tournaments are unique beasts and unlike other sports, the margin of defeat isn’t always as clear as it seems. For my own benefit, I decided to go back down through some of my past tournament finishes.
My first real fishing kayak was a used 2007 Hobie Outback I purchased in 2017. It was a huge change from my Old Town Discovery 119 solo canoe. Clearly when I purchased that first Hobie I was upgrading from a solo canoe with zero fishing features. But what is an actual upgrade within fishing kayaks?
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!
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.
It was over 30 years ago when I went on my first camping trip to this remote lake deep in the Adirondack Park. I was far too young to remember that exact trip, or even the subsequent few trips we made. The first time I really remember, I must have been maybe 7 or 8 … Continue reading Four Days in the Adirondack Park
Is it better to be Lucky or Good when it comes to Tournament Angling. An in depth look at the financial aspect of a professional fisherman.