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Reflections on the 2013 Season

Posted by stephen on October 31, 2013

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Thoughts on the season? I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t too satisfied with my performance this year, especially in the Bassmaster Elite Series. I had a bit of a hiccup early with the finish at Falcon and seemed to be playing catch up for good portion of the season to make up for it. I stuck with my game plans and had some good finishes, but for the most part, I could have done a whole lot better. 

So with that, I’m working on a new practice strategy for the 2014 season that I’m going to bring into play. And we’ll see about getting back on track with that.

Stephen-Browningtrophy.jpgBut hey, I’m on the way to the 2014 Bassmaster Classic thanks to the Bassmaster Central Open win on the Red River. That’s our Superbowl so that’s a big check in the positive category for the season. Even finished on a high note with the 2nd place finish on Ross Barnett to close out the season. So I’ll take that momentum into 2014.

As far as gearing up, I’m putting together my plans for my 2014 Triton Boat package. That’s my ace in the hole when it comes to reliability. On some of our stops on tour, having a 21.5 boat slicing through the rough stuff and getting me there in a hurry puts me ahead of the competition before I even wet my line.

Electronics continue to progress and I’m weighing the pros and cons for my 2014 package. Although they can be a powerful tool in my arsenal, electronics can only do so much to put fish in the well. With my strengths being in the shallows and target fishing, the electronic picture can only provide so much. As far as navigation and game plan strategy, the bells and whistles on the new models are top-notch. But no matter how clear the picture is below, you still have to figure out how to get them to bite.

So I'm looking forward to the coming season. But now? It’s time to unplug for a while and get my hunt on. Look for more coming soon as the season approaches and hope to see you on the water. - SB

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