Take a Vet Fishing

Posted by stephen on September 5, 2016


Official practice in LaCrosse, Wisconsin has started and this is the final event of the regular Elite Series season.  I left early on Saturday morning after sticking around Friday to see my son’s golf tournament.  I’m proud of him, he’s in ninth grade this year and made his high school team.  The two of us had been doing a lot of golfing in between our event at the Potomac River and now.  


Way to go Beau

Posted by stephen on August 5, 2016


I couldn’t be more proud after finishing up our week in Mylan, Tennessee.  My son Beau and his partner McCoy won the Junior Bassmaster Championship yesterday on Carroll County Lake.  We arrived late last Friday after driving through a storm.  The boys were excited and bouncing off the walls when we got there, but they were ready to fish.  Last year they struggled at the tough fishery, so it’s that much more gratifying for them to get the win this go round.


Climbing Back into AOY Post Season Contention

Posted by stephen on July 6, 2016

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(Photo: James Overstreet)

We’re back in Hot Springs after a few weeks on the road that ended well at Cayuga.  The past few days I’ve been running around like a mad man trying to get everything back together while still enjoying some time with the family.  I hope everyone had a great 4th.  The wife and I met up with some couples we hang out with and played some golf which was a good time.  We also spent some time over the weekend dobbing and bobbing around on the lake near home.  Hot Springs becomes a mad house around the 4th so we try to stay away at the most crowded times.

Big Bass at the Bend

Posted by stephen on May 24, 2016

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The drive home from Toledo Bend was a whole lot better than Wheeler!  I had a pretty decent practice.  Day one I went South.  There were tons of Elite guys and locals all over the Southern end but I felt I had some areas I could catch a few.  I was able to catch a few here and there but nothing solid.  Day two I ran about twenty miles in the other direction which ended up a great move.  I got about 40 flipping bites which definitely had me on the right track.  Based on that I felt I could catch 17 – 18lb and if I got the big bite every day I could push that 20lb mark – that’s exactly what happened.

Norfork/Bull Shoals and Wheeler Lake Recap

Posted by stephen on May 6, 2016


It’s good to be home after two tough weeks of fishing.  Not only was it tough because of the results, but tournament fishing and practicing for two straight weeks is grueling.  Those that don’t think that bass fishing is a sport should come out and experience a full week of practice from dawn until dusk.  The travel can also be one of the most grueling parts.  It takes a lot of stamina to stay focused and fish well.