I’m a bass tournament fanatic. I love to fish them, but I also love to follow the nation’s two largest series: the FLW and Bassmaster Elite. I actually get geeked out and keep up a fantasy team… It’s silly I know, but hey—it gives me something to do.
Rods are the most important piece of fishing equipment we have, if you ask me. Rod building sparked my interest about five years ago when I needed a beach shark rod. I couldn’t find one that was heavy enough, long enough and had the reel seat low enough for me to reach. I now have the perfect rod, but it definitely isn’t something I can buy from the store.
A couple of my fishing buddies have been wearing an insulated zip coveralls for longer than I have been walking and talking. It was this week however that they weren’t giving me any grief about my Ice Armor suit. Literally soaked to the bone, it cut their day short, and I stayed comfy!
In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting to hear such a motivational conversation, but the Conservation Summit held during the Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham, AL. proved profoundly moving.
As I sit here having my coffee and watch the orange glow on the horizon slowly emerge over a frozen and very white landscape, my mind is still in awe of what transpired over the last three days in the bass fishing world.
Considering I've been on the road for two weeks, I clearly haven't been on the water enough,which sucks! Here I am, in the madness of boats being shuffled, man lifts, vacuuming and handcarts plowing through piles of boxes. Yes—it’s the last day of set up for the Classic.
When it comes to fishing however, I know that technology not only helps you catch more fish and be more efficient, but it can save your bacon.
If you've ever eaten fried, baked, broiled or grilled grunt fillets you most certainly asked for seconds. I know I have.Serve them side by side with mangrove snapper and a lot of folks will not be able to distinguish.
In any sport, there are certain weeks of the year where there is that proverbial “buzz in the air” (or via Social Media now) that people greatly look forward to. In the bass-fishing world, that week is upon us…the Bassmaster Classic is set to kick off this Friday, February 21.
I’m a gear guru, I won’t deny it! I love testing new products out and expanding my experience into new items that seem like they may reshape the industry. Rods and reels are no exception. In today’s rapidly advancing technological age, there are rods for every application and reels to suit. I like that!