Classic 2014

We are here!! ┬áThree days of practice are in the books, and we have now checked into the Birmingham Sheraton getting ready for the big show. Practice was tough- I caught 7 keepers in 3 days, but with Amy and TJ here with me- it’s been great! We kept the motorhome out at the lake and left the boat there, because it is an hour and forty-five minute drive each way. I’ll probably make that drive in the pm and stay in the motorhome so I can sleep an extra hour in the morning. Having a great time and it is a great way yo start our new 2014...

Shreveport LA

Just drove 18 hours to Shreveport LA, to work at the BASS Classic for River 2 sea. As a competitor, this is a tough place to be, when you have made it 6 times, but it is the center of all bass fishing for the next week. I’m looking forward to working for some great sponsors and cheer on some of my friends. Should be a great show, and a busy...

Classic – 2nd and final day for me

I went prefishing, and besides the creek where all the leaders are, it’s brutally tough. Skeet,Denny, Hackney, and Byron are just some of the guys that never had a bite! I had 5 bites, like yesterday, but only boated 3 of them. I was in one creek where they were busting shad, and I couldn’t catch any. Finally, I ran down to my clear water creek and threw a wacky-rigged senko to one tree, and had 5 bites in that tree. Two nice two pounders came unbuttoned right at the boat, and I boated 3 small keepers. I probably could have stayed on that tree till weigh-in, and maybe caught enough to fish tomorrow, but I knew I needed something more if I was going to get back in contention. I tried everything I knew to try and just never figured them out. On the positive side, I’ve had a great time blogging to all of you and getting such great support. Having my family here was very special, and this was one of the most enjoyable trips that I’ve ever had. I will be at the ISE show in Phoenix next Sat and Sun, so if you go stop by and see me in the Hook-up booth, I’ll tell some more stories. I will probably blog the first Elite series at the Delta in March, so till then, go out get...