More Focused Approach to the Elites

More Focused Approach to the Elites
More Focused Approach to the Elites

I posted on my Facebook page the other day that it’s good to feel like a pro angler again.


Here’s what I meant by that. We start our B.A.S.S. Elite Series season this week on the Sabine River. The water we will fish covers the southern Louisiana-Texas border. I feel like a pro angler because I’ve already been here practicing.

In fact, I’ve carved out time to go to the sites of our first four Elite Series events in order to pre-fish, which is what the majority of our field tries to do. If you want to get technical about it, I’ve actually only traveled to three sites. But our second event is on Guntersville Lake, and that’s where I live – so I guess you can say I’ve pre-fished that one, too.

Specifically, what’s making me feel like a pro angler again is that I'm putting more time into my competitive career. That means more study, more preparation and more traveling to tournament sites BEFORE the week of the actual event.


When you get to the Elite Series level, we can all catch them. Getting fish into the boat once we find them is usually not the problem. Every now and then when an angler’s confidence is shot, actually catching them can become a problem, but more often than not, we can all catch the bass we find.

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