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The Texas part of the Elites Series was not a good thing for me, Toledo Bend was the lake. Summertime angling on this historic lake deals with structure fishing. This is my favorite way to fish. You sure could not tell by my bottom of the barrel finish in this event. The benefit of the trip was making new friends and seeing old friends at the Skeeter Owners Tournament held at Lake Fork.
Anyway, we fished all day that day – nearly 12 hours of hard-core bass fishing. We caught fish too! Bass, bream and even a few crappie maybe. It's been a while now since that first trip and it's hard to remember the exact number or size of the fish. I do remember one thing though...
Ah, fishing! That most relaxing and pastoral of past-times. A hobby, a sport, and a recreation all wrapped up in one. Who could ever possibly lament such a thing? I could. I'll tell you why, too.
Ever since I began fishing, I have always kept my tackle organized and in a very easy to find manner. Today, as a tournament fisherman I have found that an organized tackle box is one of the most important things to help maximize your time and efficiency on the water.
Every angler has to make sacrifices. Whether it is economic or family, there is a sacrifice from each dedicated angler. Time away from home is the hardest part for me now. My seven year old daughter and six year old son get all my attention when I am home.
This is the second of a three part blog on Crossing the Canadian Border, here we discuss who can’t enter Canada.
Saltwater fishing shallow water flats is a part of the fishing game I don't know much about. I've seen the shallow water television shows where fisherman site fish for redfish, Tarpon going acrobatic 10 feet in the air, and screaming drags from sharks. I was excited to do this style of fishing; it got my blood and adrenaline flowing at an all time high.
I’ve been crossing the Canadian border three or four times annually for almost 25 years and I’ve learned, through the school of hard knocks, some tips you can use to keep a border agent from digging through your underwear this summer.
A few things about me: I decided to guide fulltime 10+ years ago and it was the scariest decision I've ever made as an individual.
One week before the Elite Series started…I did not know if I would compete…