Stormy Waters!

 For years, bass fishermen have heard the phrase, “The wind is your friend.” Well, this is not always true, and today I’ll explain why. Mother Nature can be very unpredictable, and she has an unforgivable temper. Some days...

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Appreciate Those That Came Before

Every sport has legends, men or women who set a high standard for the level of play in their respective sports. In baseball you have Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Pete Rose, Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter. In football you have Jim Brown, Dick Butkus, Roger...

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Why Has Bass Fishing Gotten So Hard

 I have been bass fishing since I was 10 years old. I basically taught myself how to fish while growing up on our ranch in East Texas. I watched fishing shows on TV like “John Fox Outdoors,” “Fishing with Virgil Ward” and...

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On The Road Again

Oh, the joy of fishing tournaments! They say half the fun of any trip is getting there. Well not for me!!! Every hobby or job has at least one thing that you probably don’t like to do…like yard work, where you have to clean out the flower...

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A Tough Tournament

Have you heard those anglers that say, “I catch fish every time I go.” Well, that just confirms that bass fishermen really do lie! Because I can tell you from my experience, we don’t always catch fish every time we go. A prime...

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Who is Preparing Today’s Young Anglers?

Back in the early days of B.A.S.S. tournaments, professional anglers had to rely on skills, practice, and instincts to win an event.  Boy how times have changed!!!! Today’s anglers have so much more information at the touch of a button. The...

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Bass Fishing Ban Coming

Well, we knew this day was coming, but I did not expect it to be in my lifetime. Bass fishing is being attacked, and some states are looking  to ban it by 2025. It really angers me to know that a form of our heritage is being taken away by a...

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Sometimes You Have to Back Up and Punt

 In a football game, you have four downs to make a first down. If you fail at getting a first down after three attempts, you have three choices: go for it, kick a field goal if it’s within your kicker’s range, or punt. Now most...

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Forward-Facing Sonar….Is It Ethical?

Since the first-time man ever wet a hook, he has always looked for an advantage, a way to figure out the best way to catch fish. Bass anglers especially have been obsessed with trying to find and locate bass in all kinds of water clarity. But today,...

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I Remember When

I remember as a kid how we played outside until the streetlights came on. We all cried when our moms called our names to come inside. It was a time when you ran or rode your bike behind the mosquito fog truck, breathing in all sorts of chemicals!...

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Some Greatest Bass Lures of All-Time

When it comes to bass fishing, having the right lure is of the utmost importance. What you throw is often dictated by the time of year. Let me make one thing clear…there are no magical lures like the Banjo Minnow or the Helicopter lure that...

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Part 2…Things Anglers Should or Should Never Do

 Let’s continue our conversation from last week on what anglers should and should not do. Some of these topics we’re talking about are things the younger generation of anglers coming up have not been taught. As great as high school...

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Things Anglers Should or Should Never Do

All our lives we have heard of things we should “never do,” things like never play with matches, never kiss a girl on the first date, never ride in the back of a pickup truck, never run with a knife, never run at the pool… and the...

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Pro Anglers Representing Louisiana

Over the years, Louisiana has put out some great high school football players who have gone on to professional football. Terry Bradshaw, Bert Jones, Stan Humphries, Joe Delaney, Mark Duper and Bobby Hebert, to name a few. These guys left their mark on...

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Are Pro Bass Fishermen Athletes?

  Are pro bass fishermen athletes? This is the same question that’s been asked about another sport. Are NASCAR drivers athletes? Well from my perspective, the answer is a resounding “YES,” but there are those who will try...

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The Best Drug Ever

 “Just say no!” This has been the slogan to fight the drug war going on in this country since former First Lady Nancy Reagan introduced it in 1982.  Her work was extensive and diligent to fighting the war on drugs. This fight...

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Advertising And Today’s Angler

There are old sayings, “If you look good, you’ll play good” or “You only play as good as you look.” These sayings have been heard in the sports and business world for decades. To be a great salesman or a great player,...

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The Forgotten Impact of FLW

   If there’s one thing that’s becoming apparent, it’s the impact the FLW (Forest L. Wood, founder of Ranger Boats) organization had on the bass fishing landscape. Today we’ll look at what made FLW so special and...

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Are Bass Anglers Lucky or Good?

How much luck is involved in winning a bass tournament? Is it really skill or is it just pure luck when it comes to bass fishing? To the common person or those who just don’t understand bass fishing, a combination of both goes a long way to...

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Angler’s Perspective

Welcome to the “Angler’s Perspective." Each week, I’ll share with you some tips, tactics and interviews from the greatest anglers in the world. My goal, is to make you a better and more informed angler. You’ll hear...

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