Classic Hopes Still Alive After Chesapeake

Posted by stephen on August 21, 2015

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(Photo: Chris Mitchell)

Going into the Chesapeake I knew it would be tough.  The fact that so much weight separated the winner from the twelfth place finisher is enough to tell you that this event was all about the “haves” and the “have nots”.  The top five or six anglers you could say were dialed in while the rest of us were scrambling.  I’ve been at this for twenty years and I can say that I am still learning to this day and will continue to for the rest of my career.  You can’t be satisfied in this sport – ever.

Ready for a Grind at the Chesapeake

Posted by stephen on August 12, 2015

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(Photo: James Overstreet)

Well, it’s time to put on the boxing gloves and go duke it out tomorrow.  To sum up my practice in one word, it was horrible.  The good thing is that it’s going to be the same for everybody and honestly I’m looking forward to the event.  These tough events where you are only getting a few bites a day are right in my wheelhouse.


ICast and St. Lawrence River Recap

Posted by stephen on August 9, 2015

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(LiveTarget Hollow Body Sunfish)

ICast 2015 was really interesting, I had a great time.  Congratulations to three of my sponsors for winning awards: LiveTarget, St. Croix, and Lew’s.  It's awesome to be affiliated with such great companies.  ICast is always a good time, it's a busy atmosphere with great people.  It's one of the only times you get to spend so much quality time face to face with sponsors instead on communicating through e-mail and phone calls.  I was able to shoot videos for Tackle Warehouse and other great retailers.  There are so many great new products launching that I cannot wait to start trying out.


Trying to Look on the Bright Side after BASSfest

Posted by stephen on June 10, 2015

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(Photo: James Overstreet)

There are about a hundred different ways to look at this past week’s BASSfest event on Kentucky Lake.  As far as getting points, I dropped slightly from 70th to 72nd, but on the positive side, the gap between me and the top 50 has lessened.  As far as my decision making, I see one decision that I probably would have changed if I could do it over.  Managing offshore schools of fish in a ledge fishing event is often what can make or break you.  At this event, my fish management probably ended up costing me in the end.

West Coast Elite Series Wrap Up

Posted by stephen on May 15, 2015

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(Photo: James Overstreet)

We just wrapped up our West Coast swing and I’m back home in Arkansas.  There were ups and downs throughout the trip, but overall it was a fun time on two amazing bodies of water.  The Delta didn’t go quite as I would have hoped, but at Havasu I was able to get a little redemption.