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.

 


From the Alabama River to the West Coast

Posted by stephen on April 27, 2015

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We’re here in Sacramento, California practicing for the Sacramento River event after a couple pit stops along the way.  We’ll start off by recapping the Alabama River event and then get into the past week on the road and at the St. Croix Rods Writer’s Conference over on Lake Powell.

 


Guntersville Recap and Alabama River Practice

Posted by stephen on April 14, 2015

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(Photo: James Overstreet)

Guntersville is full of big ones and in practice I felt there was no reason I couldn’t sack twenty pounds a day.  Unfortunately, twenty pound bags were swimming around me and not swimming around in my livewells in this one.  I don’t think I’ve ever been around so many and not been able to catch them before and I’m still baffled as to why.